Day 01, Saturday: U.S. - Frankfurt
Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany. Dinner will be served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on day 02.
Day 02, Sunday: Arrive Frankfurt
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. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City.
Day 03, Monday: 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. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen.
Day 04, Tuesday: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - 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 boasts 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch.
Day 05, Wednesday: Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck
We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the midday 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 visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Accommodation at the hotel Grauer Bär.
Day 06, Thursday: Innsbruck - Munich
In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (instead of Innsbruck, not included). In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Center.
Day 07, Friday: 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. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Center.
Day 08, Saturday: Munich - Zurich
Breakfast at the hotel. Around noon transfer to the train station. Travel by train from Munich to Zurich. Upon arrival in Zurich transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich.
Day 09, Sunday: Zurich
The morning is free to spend at your leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the meeting point to explore Zurich during a regular City Tour. Learn more about Zurich's past and present through the city's buildings, histories and anecdotes. Take in the fabulous view of the alps and Lake Zurich from the Hohenstrasse. Travel by cogwheel train (Dolderbahn) to the residential district of Zurichberg, with it's mansions and parks. Return to your hotel at your own expense. Accomodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich.
Day 10, Monday: Zurich - Bernese Oberland - Interlaken
Transfer to Sihlquai, where you start your excursion to Interlaken. The town is beautifully located between two lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz), also known as a shopping paradise - enjoy a wide selection, ranging from regional products to fine jewelry and watches. Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Interlaken.
Day 11, Tuesday: Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Zurich
In the morning enjoy a guided tour to Jungfraujoch - TOP OF EUROPE. Take in the magnificent views of the mountains in the Jungfrau region; the impressive north face of Eiger mountain seems almost close enough to touch. At the top of Jungfraujoch, enjoy a fascinating Alpine world of ice, snow and rocks. After this unforgettable winter experience, we descend to the resort town of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where you will board a bus that will take you back to Zurich. Return to your hotel at your own expense. Accommodation in Hotel Swissôtel Zürich.
Day 12, Wednesday: Zurich
After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your return flight home.