German Castle Tour12 day tour - August 26, 2022
We are extremely excited about this special tour we have created. If you love castles, you’re going to love this tour. The owners of Fun For Less Tours are spending a month in Europe to explore the area. What excites them the most is they are also going to visit all of the castles and the walled cities we have planned for this group. This specially designed Castle Tour will visit many of German’s top 10 castles including: #1 Neuschwanstein Castle, #2 Hohenzollern Castle, #3 Burg Eltz Castle, #4 Hohenschwangau for a picture stop, #5 Heidelberg Castle and #7 Lichtenstein Castle. Making this tour even better is our stay for two nights in the quaint medieval walled village of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The allies stayed away from bombing this wonderful walled city, so it is still all original. When the owners were there a few years ago, their local guide pointed out a house from the 1300s that his family has lived in continuously since the 1300s. It has stayed in the same family, all this time, passing from one generation to the next. This will be a major highlight.
Package Price Includes:
- Germany and the Oberammergau Passion Play.
- 2 nights 4 Star Deluxe Hotel in Munich.
- 2 nights 4 Star Oberammergau Passion Play Hotel.
- Priority seating in Category 1 for the Passion Play.
- Dinner in Oberammergau.
- Fun For Less Tours Staff.
- All buses, tours, entrance fees and guides in Munich and Oberammergau.
- The German Castle part of the tour.
- 2 Nights 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Stuttgart.
- 2 Nights 3.5 Star First Class Hotel in the walled city of Rothenburg ob de Tauber.
- 2 Nights 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Mainz.
- All transfers to and from airports and hotels.
- Guest Educator: TBA
- Fun For Less Tours Staff.
- All buses, guides, tours, entrance fees throughout the tour.
- “Whisper perfect” headset receivers. You will hear everything even when you step away to take that important picture.
Package Price: $4875*
*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include airfare or tips.
This is a castle tour. We will be touring all of the castles listed below except the Hohenschwangau Castle will only be a picture stop.
The itinerary below is subject to change, as needed, at any time to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.
Day 1: August 26: Fly to Munich
We depart our home and travel to Munich.
Day 2: August 27: Munich
After arriving into Munich we will do a city tour. Overnight Munich.
Day 3: August 28: Munich – Salzburg
This morning we will drive 2 hours to Salzburg, Austria. We will spend the time touring Salzburg. While in Salzburg you may feel as if you have slipped into “The Sound Of Music.” Late this afternoon we will drive back to Munich.
Day 4: August 29: Munich – Oberammergau
This morning we will travel into the German Alps on our way to Oberammergau where we will be staying for the next two nights. Upon arrival into Oberammergau, you will be able to have some free time to explore this quaint village. Later this afternoon we will check into our 4-star deluxe Passion Play Hotel. NOTE: Our Passion Play Hotels are in the Oberammergau area. They can be in the Oberammergau Village or other villages nearby. For those staying in the villages close by, from what we have been told, they will be running shuttle buses from the different villages to the Oberammergau Village and back.
Day 5: August 30: Oberammergau
This morning you can take one of the shuttle buses into Oberammergau. This afternoon will be the first half of the Passion Play. Then there will be a break for dinner, which is included. After, we will return to the second half of the Passion Play. Late this evening you will return back to your hotel.
Day 6: August 31: Oberammergau – Stuttgart
This morning we will travel to Stuttgart. Along the way, we will visit Neuschwanstein Castle, which was the inspiration for Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty Castle”. Then we will do a picture stop of the Hohenschwangau Castle. Upon arrival in Stuttgart, we will do a city tour of Stuttgart before transferring to our hotel.
Day 7: September 1: Hohenzollern and Lichtenstein Castles
Today will be a great day visiting castles. We will visit Hohenzollern Castle, which is ranked the #2 castle in Germany. This majestic castle is set on top of a hill. Later we will visit Lichtenstein, which is ranked #7 castle in Germany. Return to Stuttgart to overnight.
Day 8: September 2: Heidelberg – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Today we will drive to Heidelberg. Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most enchanting cities with its beautiful riverside setting. Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany. It also has the #5 ranked castle in Germany. The castle is the symbolic heart of the city. Then we will travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Day 9: September 3: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This morning we will do a half-day tour of the very romantic Middle Age town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This well-preserved medieval walled city dates back to the 13th century. With its walls, intact, and the buildings inside dating back hundreds of years, this city is considered to be one of the top four “medieval jewels” in Europe. We will enjoy a stroll through the old streets and admire the noble facades of the historic buildings. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own.
Day 10: September 4: Mespelbrunn Castle
Today we will drive to Mespelbrunn Castle ranked #9 castle in Germany. Then we will drive to Mainz where we will visit the Gutenberg Museum, named after Johannes Gutenberg the inventor of printing from movable metal in Western Europe. They printed the Gutenberg Bible on these presses. We will overnight near Mainz.
Day 11: September 5: Burg Eltz Castle – Rhine River
This morning we will visit the Burg Eltz Castle ranked #3 castle in Germany. This castle is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. We will then drive along the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley which is a Unesco World Heritage Site due to its unique combination of geological, historical, cultural, and industrial reasons. We will then drive back to our hotel near Mainz.
Day 12: September 6: Fly back to the US & Home
This morning we transfer to the Frankfurt airport for your return flight home.