Bavaria in Detail
- 11 Days
- From $2,149
- Visit the walled city of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road
- Enjoy Southern Bavaria, in the foothills of the Alps
- Take day trips to historic and imposing castles
- Discover the rich history of Nuremberg
- Explore the famous city of Munich, Bavaria’s capital
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- Let us suggest the most scenic routes
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 10 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Day trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
- 2-day Bavaria Ticket to explore the region around Nuremberg
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
From Frankfurt, take a train service to Würzburg. You then travel on regional Bavarian services that deliver you right into the heart of the charming medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You can start this holiday from any entry point in Germany or further afield. Just let us know where would be easiest for you to pick up this trip.
Upon arrival, check in at the Eisenhut Hotel (or similar), right in the historical centre, where you will have a 2-night stay.
Rothenburg is a charming Bavarian city, with a beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. You can visit the impressive Rathaus (Town Hall) and the remains of the medieval city wall, both of which offer spectacular views of the city and the surrounding Bavarian countryside. Make sure you also take time to stroll through the winding lanes and cobbled squares which are flanked by medieval and renaissance buildings.
Take the train through the rolling hills of Bavaria to the famous city of Nuremberg, where you will stay for 3 nights. Your accommodation, the Victoria Hotel (or similar), is conveniently located close to the train station and within easy walking distance of Nuremberg’s numerous points of interest.
Nuremberg is one of Germany’s most historic cities, famous for its beautiful Old Town and more recently, for the significant role it played in events before, during, and after the Second World War.
Nuremberg has so much to offer visitors, but you can also use your Bavarian regional railpass (Bayern Ticket) to explore the local area. You could travel to the walled city of Bamberg (30 minutes), or the cultural hub of Bayreuth (50 minutes), or beautiful Würzburg (55 minutes), all of which would make excellent day or half-day excursions.
The Bayern Ticket doesn’t require planning in advance. The railpass lets you travel on the day so you are free to travel around the region wherever and whenever you fancy!
Today, take the short train journey to the beautiful city of Regensburg where you will stay for 2 nights at the Achat Herzog Zum Dom (or similar).
Picturesque Regensburg is perched on the banks of the River Danube and the city’s handsome buildings, relaxed atmosphere and stunning location have enchanted visitors for centuries. If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to take a river cruise to Weltenburg Abbey and Cloisters and reward yourself by drinking in the stunning views – and maybe one of the monks’ famous beers too!
It’s just an hour and a half by train from Regensburg to Munich. On arrival, check in for 3 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott City Centre (or similar), a mere 5-minute stroll from the station.
As well as enjoying all that Munich has to offer, you have time for an exciting excursion during your stay in Bavaria’s capital. You will enjoy a guided tour to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein (pictured) – the inspiration for Disney’s castle.
Leave Munich today for your onward journey. Why not travel from here over the Alps to Verona and Venice, or take the stunning journey across to Innsbruck and other destinations in Austria? Give us a call for more ideas.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
This family-run hotel in the heart of Rothenburg’s medieval centre has been offering a genuine Bavarian welcome since it opened in 1890. All individuallyfeature a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi access. There’s also a locally popular restaurant serving local cuisine, with terrace overlooking the Tauber River Valley.
Set in an attractive 1896 building, this stylish, independent hotel sits opposite Nuremberg’s main rail station and within the city’s historic quarter. The cosy rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and the hotel boasts an Italian terrace café and a bar.
Located in the heart of Regensburg’s historic old town, the Achat Plaza Herzog am Dom is a boutique design hotel, featuring contemporary style guest rooms and suites with views over the city’s famous cathedral. The hotel also features an à la carte restaurant and a welcoming bar, where you can enjoy a drink in the evening.
Conveniently situated just 5 minutes’ walk from Munich’s main station and 10 minutes’ walk from the historical centre, the Courtyard by Marriott Munich City Centre offers comfortable 4-star accommodation with modern interiors. In-house dining is provided by the Oleo Pazzo, a Mediterranean bistro.
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Le Meridien Grand is ideally positioned opposite the main railway station and within easy walking distance of the charming Old Town, St Lorenz Church and the Kaiserburg Castle. Guest rooms are immaculately presented and make for an ideal Bavarian sojourn. Regional specialities and international favourites are served in the hotel’s brasserie-style restaurant and the Art Deco-style Atelieroffers a large selection of drinks and cocktails.
Built into the southern wing of the railway station, this luxurious French-style property is amongst Munich’s best hotels, with a historic façade and a modern interior. Relax in your spacious guest room, boasting a Nespresso coffee machine and Hermes toiletries, or visit the heavenly spa and indoor swimming pool. A full, varied breakfast is served in the hotel’s fabulous French restaurant and there is also an onsite cocktail bar.