9 or 11 days
Rothenburg, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg, with extension to Rhineland
An age-old folkloric heritage is alive and well in the villages, towns and big cities of Central Europe. At the Glockenspiel in Munich, in the spectacular Alpine mountains of Lucerne, at the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein - the images and the atmosphere conjure up countless regional stories and fables that have made their way into our own literary tradition.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Frankfurt • Rothenburg

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Transfer to Rothenburg
  • Day 3: Rothenburg • Munich

    Take a tour of Rothenburg

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 4: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

  • Day 5: Munich

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Salzburg and the Salt Mines

    Salzburg and the Salt Mines

    Start your full-day excursion in the picturesque village of Berchtesgaden, where you’ll take an exciting underground tour via train, boat and wooden slides through the 450-year-old salt mines. Continue on to Salzburg for a guided tour of the city of Mozart.

  • Day 6: Munich • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Arrive in Lucerne

  • Day 7: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    •  Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

  • Day 8: Lucerne • Black Forest • Heidelberg

    Explore Freiburg on your own

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle and wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Arrive in Heidelberg

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Heidelberg • Rhineland

    Take a cruise on the Rhine river

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town

    Arrive in the Rhineland

  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Visit the Museum of German History

    Visit the Beethoven House

    Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Frankfurt • Rothenburg

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Transfer to Rothenburg
  • Day 3: Rothenburg • Munich

    Take a tour of Rothenburg

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 4: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

  • Day 5: Munich

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Salzburg and the Salt Mines

    Salzburg and the Salt Mines

    Start your full-day excursion in the picturesque village of Berchtesgaden, where you’ll take an exciting underground tour via train, boat and wooden slides through the 450-year-old salt mines. Continue on to Salzburg for a guided tour of the city of Mozart.

  • Day 6: Munich • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Arrive in Lucerne

  • Day 7: Lucerne

    Take a tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    •  Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument)
    • Kapellbrücke
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favorite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

  • Day 8: Lucerne • Black Forest • Heidelberg

    Explore Freiburg on your own

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle and wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Arrive in Heidelberg

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Heidelberg • Rhineland

    Take a cruise on the Rhine river

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town

    Arrive in the Rhineland

  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Visit the Museum of German History

    Visit the Beethoven House

    Visit Cologne Cathedral
  • Day 11: Depart for home

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