Private Germany tour of Castle Road & Romantic Road - Firebird Tours ®
Rothenburg, Germany
Wurzburg, Germany
Munich, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany

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Trip Overview

Wish to see genuine cobblestone Germany? Explore the old towns and half-timbered houses of the Romantic Road towns like Dinkelsbühl, enjoy the picture-perfect cities of Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg with local guides, tour best castles, including the Neuschwanstein, Residence Palace, the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, and Schloss Rentweinsdorf. Stay at hand-picked hotels, and build your Germany itinerary around your likes.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.87 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    7 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    1 train ride
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 guided city tours
    3 day trips: to Romantic Road Tour & Neuschwanstein,
    to Wurzburg, to Franconia Castle Road
  • MEALS
  • 7 breakfasts
    1 wine tasting

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Munich

Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival, you meet your driver at the arrivals hall and head for your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Munich on your own.

➤  Firebird recommends: Visit  Hofbräuhaus Beer Hall - world's most famous tavern, which dates back to 16th century​.

No meals included.

Day 2
Munich City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Munich's beautiful old town to get an insight into the city's turbulent 850-year history.

With its exuberant atmosphere and vitality, Munich is one of Europe's great cultural centers. Enjoy your city tour around Marien Square, Church of Our Lady and Residenz Palace. In the ancient part of the town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates, and the colorful open-air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. You also pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

➤  Firebird recommends: Pay a visit to Olympiapark: Munich’s 1972 Olympic Park, where you can ride a zip-line over the iconic stadium, and participate in other sports activities.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Romantic Road Tour from Neuschwanstein to Rothenburg

Following breakfast and check-out, meet your guide-driver to experience a truly royal tour of the majestic Neuschwanstein Castle which inspired Walt Disney!

Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". Each summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were initially intended for a single inhabitant. During the guided group tour of the castle, you learn about the eccentric Fairy Tale King Ludwig II, a builder of this imposing landmark, his complicated life in Bavaria at the start of the Second Reich and his life-long friendship with the composer Richard Wagner.

Following the tour, you travel north to arrive in Dinkelsbühl - a timbered town on the Romantic Road. Witness the unspoiled townscape dating back over 400 years, with its mighty churches and patrician houses.

After Dinkelsbühl you are taken to Rothenburg for the overnight.

  • Alternatively, you may choose accommodation in a Castle hotel outside the city. Refer to your destination specialist for more details.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Rothenburg City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and start a 2-hour private walking tour of Rothenburg, the town of the "Red Fortress".

The history of the town goes back to the 10th century, having periods of the rise and fall. In the 19th century, the city became an inspiration for artists and writers, presenting the epitome of “old German” urban architecture. On the tour you also visit St. Jakobs Church, a historic Lutheran church, built in the High-Gothic style and famous for its high altar and religious artworks.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Day Trip to Wurzburg and Arrival to Nuremberg

Following breakfast and check-out, meet your guide-driver and embark on a private trip to the center of Franconian wine production, lavish baroque and rococo architecture, the town Würzburg.

Together with your guide-driver, you start with an exploration of the main sights of the city like Marienberg Fortress, Alte Mainbrücke (old bridge), St. Kilian cathedral and continue to the "Castle above all Castles" - The Residence Palace. Your entrance tickets include a 50-minute group tour inside the palace, and you also see the Imperial Chambers, Mirror Cabinet, available only in the guided tour. Witness The Hofkirche Church located in the southern wing of the Residence Palace after the tour, containing altar paintings by G. B. Tiepolo.

After the palace tour, your guide-driver takes you for a wine tasting. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the bishops of Würzburg encouraged and expanded the region's viticulture and set out a strict quality-classification system for Würzburg's wines.

Following the tour, you are taken to Nuremberg for the overnight. After check-in you have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Nuremberg City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and embark on a 3-hour walking tour of the Old Town. Together you dive into the history of the Medieval city with narrow streets and spacious squares and witness the beautiful Gothic Church of Our Lady.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg - dominating the historical center of the city. For more than 500 years the castle was a residence of the Kaisers of the Holy Roman Empire and can tell its visitors many legends.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the afternoon at leisure, or you may join one of our optional tours.

➤  Firebird recommends: Try the local specialty - the pinkie-size Nürnberger Rostbratwurst, that the state of Fraconia is very proud of.​

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Exploring the Castle Road of Franconia

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your private guide-driver and start a trip to Bamberg to explore this UNESCO town and surrounding castles.

Start your exploration of Bamberg with the Town Hall standing in the middle of the Regnitz River and accessible by two bridges. The Old Town Hall's frescoes always impress as they lend the facades a three-dimensional quality achieved with trompe d'oeil architecture. Continue to witness Bamberg Cathedral which in less than two centuries was burned to the ground twice, and twice rebuilt, with the final construction taking place in the 13th century. Before arrival to Altenburg Castle yard you get a chance to observe a Klein-Venedig ("Little Venice"), a colony of fishermen's houses from the 19th century along one bank of the river. From Altenburg Castle you enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the countryside.

Following a stop for lunch, you leave Bamberg to discover Schloss Rentweinsdorf - a castle complex with outbuildings and a park at the site of a former moated castle significantly determines the townscape. The elegant Rococo complex is still inhabited and is not open to the public. Continue to the Schloss Eyrichshof owned by the Freiherr von Rotenhan, a Franconian noble-race family, which settled around the town of Ebern.

 The last site on the route today is Heldburg Fortress - a medieval hilltop castle rebuilt into a Renaissance castle the 16th Century. Nowadays the castle is a museum* with a permanent exhibition of the history of German and international castle construction, and displays the life of the castle from the Middle Ages to modern times.

After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel and the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Nuremberg.

  • Please note: tickets to the museum are not included in the tour and can be purchased on spot.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Departure to Frankfurt Airport

This is the last day of your tour. After breakfast and check out, you walk to the train station for your direct 2.5-hour high-speed train to Frankfurt Airport for your flight back home. We hope you are leaving with the ultimate experience and bright memories and wish you a safe flight.

Breakfast is included.


Included

7 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
7 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

Always incuded:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star in Munich, Rothenburg and Nuremberg;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Munich, Rothenburg and Nuremberg;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guide-drivers to Neuschwanstein Castle, Wurzburg and Bamberg;
  • 1st class train tickets Nuremberg - Frankfurt Airport;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Exploring the exciting Munich old town;
  • Day Tour to the majestic Neuschwanstain Castle in the Bavarian Alps;
  • Romantic Road Tour with the town of Dinkelsbühl;
  • Touring the charming cobblestone town of Rothenburg;
  • Enjoy the must-sees of Wurzburg and the Residence Palace;
  • Discover the historical treasures of Nuremberg, including the Imperial Castle;
  • Traverse the medieval highlights of Bamberg and its castles.
What to Know
  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Germany
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$3,114
Deposit $623
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$4,012
Deposit $803
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers (4 star)
$3,114
Deposit $623
Two travelers: double occupancy (4 star)
$4,012
Deposit $803

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