12 Days Frankfurt to Vienna to Munich
Southern Germany offers magical landscapes with lush rolling hills, medieval towns and picturesque castles such as Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. The combination with Austria shows you impressive mountains, magnificent lakes and historical cities, which leading to an unforgettable travel experience.
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Romantic Germany & Impressive Austria Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel.
Hotel Name: Mövenpick City Center. (D)
DAY 2 FRANKFURT / HEIDELBERG / BLACK FOREST: In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like, have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel.
Hotel Name: Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen. (B)
DAY 3 BLACK FOREST / LAKE TITI / LINDAU / FÜSSEN: After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany.
Hotel Name: Hotel Hirsch. (B)
DAY 4 NEUSCHWANSTEIN / WIESKIRCHE / OBERAMMERGAU / ETTAL / GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the afternoon we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Taste the delicious cheese on a visit to the local cheese factory. Today’s final destination is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s winter sports capital and site of the 1936 winter Olympics.
Hotel Name: Rheinischer Hof. (B)
DAY 5 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN / INNSBRUCK / MUNICH: In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich.
Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre. (B)
DAY 6 MUNICH: After breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.
Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre. (B/D)
DAY 7 MUNICH / PASSAU / LINZ: In the morning we travel to Passau. This city, on the border between Germany and Austria, has a very privileged location on the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. In the afternoon we cross the Austrian border to the city of Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube river.
Hotel Name: Arcotel Nike. (B)
DAY 8 LINZ / DÜRNSTEIN / MELK / VIENNA: After breakfast we enjoy a short stop at the village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. The charming town of Dürnstein offers the unique combination of a breathtaking scenery and traditional architecture. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. We continue to Melk for a short visit to the famous Abbey. Finally we arrive the magnificent capital of Austria.
Hotel Name: Hotel Arcotel Wimberger. (B)
DAY 9 VIENNA: Sightseeing tour of Vienna. We admire the Opera, Hofburg Palace, Heroes Gate, Parliament, the Council and the other attractions. Afternoon free to explore Vienna at your leisure. At night attend a gala dinner accompanied by live classical music (optional, not included).
Hotel Name: Hotel Arcotel Wimberger. (B)
DAY 10 VIENNA / LAKE DISTRICT / SALZBURG: In the morning we continue to the Lake District and ascend Mount Zwölferhorn by cable car to enjoy wonderful views over the Lake Wolfgang. Continue to the city of Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Sightseeing tour with examples of breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. Our visit also includes the world famous Mirabell Gardens and we see the house where Mozart grew up.
Hotel Name: Hotel NH Salzburg City. (B)
DAY 11 SALZBERG / BERCHTESGADEN / CHIEMSEE / MUNICH: After breakfast we travel along the Königsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains, along romantic farmhouses to Obersalzberg. Special buses and an elevator will bring us to the Eagle´s Nest. From there we continue to Lake Chiemsee, the “Bavarian Sea” for a short stop. Onwards to Munich.
Hotel Name: Eden Hotel Wolff or Mövenpick Munich Airport. (B)
DAY 12 MUNICH / USA: After breakfast, transfer to Munich airport for return flight to US. (B)
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- Private airport transfers in Frankfurt on Day 1 and Munich Day 12
- Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
- 11 breakfasts; 2 dinners
- English speaking tour guide throughout
- Travel by private, luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
- Black Forest Cake tasting
- Visit local cheese factory
- “Snow Ball” tasting in Rothenburg
- Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
- Portfolio of travel documents
English speaking tour guide:
Travelers will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide during the entire travel program (or a driver-guide, for groups up to 7 participants). All our guides have extensive experience and are specially trained for each travel program.
Transfer from Frankfurt airport to your hotel:
Transportation upon arrival is only included on the first day of the tour and is available at any time on that day. Passengers arriving before the first day of the tour can request a special transfer. However, the cost of this transfer is not included in the price of the travel program.
Transportation on our tours is conducted by car, minivan or tour bus, depending on the number of passengers.
Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request.Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.