Day 01, Thursday: 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, Friday: Arrive Frankfurt
Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore independently at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, with a fascinating contrast between the modern and historic parts of the city. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City.
Day 03, Saturday: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Baden-Baden
In the morning you travel to Heidelberg to visit the famous castle, followed by a tour of the 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. Then continue to Baden-Baden, the former summer residence of the European nobility and worldwide known for its thermal baths. Another attraction is the casino, at the foot of the black forest. Accommodation at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden Baden.
Day 04, Sunday: Baden-Baden - High Route through the Black Forest - Vogtsbauernhof - Freiburg
Travel to Freudenstadt via the high route through the Black Forest, one of the most scenic tourist routes in Germany. This route offers spectacular views of the Rhine valley and the Vosges Mountains in the background. The drive includes stunning landscapes such as Mummel Lake. Visit the fascinating “Vogtsbauernho” open-air museum, for an overview of the history and culture of the Black Forest. The authentic displays give a wonderful impression of the traditional architecture and economy of Black Forest region. Then continue the tour to lovely Freiburg and accommodation at the Hotel Stadt Freiburg.
Day 05, Monday: Freiburg - Breitnau
In the morning visit of Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. In the afternoon continue to the heart of the Black Forest, where we will have an authentic experience this night: 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 06, Tuesday: Breitnau - Lake Titi - Frankfurt
After breakfast our first stop is the cuckoo clock visitor center to learn more about these traditional clocks. Next we visit a traditional small farm where you may sample delicious local cheeses and see what life is like in the Black Forest. Around noon we arrive at Lake Titi and then continue to Frankfurt airport, where you will make your way to the Hotel Hilton Frankfurt Hotel.
Day 07, Wednesday: Frankfurt - U.S.
After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your return flight home. Post night hotel is at the Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel, which offers shuttle service to and from for a small fee. A city center hotel can be arranged, however, the city center hotel does not offer the same low cost shuttle service to the airport and a taxi would be required. Alternate hotels may incur supplements.