Escorted Motorhome Tour
GERMANY’S ROMANTIC ROAD
Impressions “Germany’s Romantic Road” tour 2017
Start: Kissingen near Würzburg
Tour days: 15
Non-Driving days: 7
Max. daily mileage: 66 miles
Total mileage: 250 miles
Calais-Kissingen: 453 miles
Minimum number of units: 4 motorhomes
- Wine Tasting and introduction to Franconian wine
- Romantic Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the once free city and Germany’s preserved ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’
- Cable car ride with panoramic view on the Alps, castles and lakes
- King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein
The Motorhome Tour
The Romantic Road is Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route running from the River Main and the vineyards of Würzburg to the foot of the Alps. You will see the landscape change from river valleys, fertile agricultural land, forests and meadows in the north to dramatic mountain scenery in the south.
Visit the historic cities of Würzburg and Augsburg and the three medieval walled towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen and feel yourself being transported back in time before arriving at King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein in Schwangau, a region surrounded by four lakes at the bottom of the Ammergau Alps.
Day 1: Lohr am Main
We will start our tour in Lohr am Main, a land of fairy-tale castles, tall foreboding towers, and stunning churches. The perfect place to stroll along the river, or visit the old town filled with many half-timbered buildings built in the 16th and 17th centuries and squares decorated with sand-stone fountains. There are small shops, bistros, and the chance for beer and wine sampling. In the evening we will have a group dinner in order to get to know each other.
Day 2: Lohr am Main – Franconian wine region
On the way to the Franconian wine region visit the city of Würzburg with its Marienburg fortress, former Prince Bishop´s Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and the old town. Further along the Romantic Road, visit Tauberbischofsheim, one of the oldest towns in the Tauber Valley, Lauda-Königshofen, a wine town with magnificent churches or Bad Mergentheim, a spa town famous for its castle.
Day 3: Franconian wine region – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Today we only travel a short distance to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany and one of the top tourist stops along the Romantic Road. This picturesque medieval town looks much as it did in the Middle Ages, making it a delightful place to visit and feel yourself being transported back in time. On the way we recommend to stop in Weikersheim. A town embedded in vineyards and famous for its splendid Renaissance palace and magnificent gardens.
Day 4: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
As there is so much to see and do you have the full day to visit the town. Amble past beautiful old houses, secluded squares and tucked-away corners of the old quarter, where towers, taverns and town gates alternate with fountains, fortifications and former storehouses. Walk along the unbroken ring of town walls for impressive views of the town and the Tauber Valley. Don’t miss Käthe Wohlfahrts Christmas Museum and shop selling a huge range of traditional German Christmas items – all year round.
Day 5: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Dinkelsbühl
Today we travel to the former imperial town of Dinkelsbühl. The town wall with its towers and gates surrounds one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Germany.
Day 6: Dinkelsbühl
Take a walk through the historic centre and admire thehistoric market places lined with charming half-timbered houses and representative buildings. Alternatively, just relax at the campsite with it’s beautiful lake. Dinkelsbühl also has some excellent restaurants with typical regional cuisine.
Day 7: Dinkelsbühl – Augsburg
On the way to Augsburg make a stop in Nördlingen and walk right round Germany’s only completely preserved town wall. Visit Harburg, a medieval town with a maze of small, crooked lanes lined by half-timbered houses and home to one of Germany’s best-preserved castles, the mighty Harburg, towering above the village. Stop at Donauwörth, situated where the Rivers Wörnitz and Danube meet, Donauwörth was originally a fishing settlement. The historic town and Ried Island are the perfect places for sightseeing and for shopping. The narrow streets, idyllic squares, parks with fountains and cafés invite you to rest and linger.
Day 8: Augsburg
Augsburg is the largest city on the Romantic Road and is one of Germany’s oldest, founded by the romans 2000 years ago. The city has numerous places of interest, the most well-known being the Renaissance City Hall, the Cathedral, the Fuggerei social housing complex and the Augsburger Puppenkiste marionette theatre. Take your time to explore the city. Alternatively relax at your motorhome or go for a swim in the private lake at the campsite.
Day 9: Augsburg – Ammersee
On the way to lake Ammersee stop in Landsberg, situated on the banks of the river Lech. Visit the old town with its spacious market square lined with stately patrician houses, the town hall with its richly decorated stucco façade and the dominant “Schmalz” tower.
Day 10: Ammersee
Explore lake Ammersee on board one of the paddle steamers or visit the Benedictine monastery Andechs, the oldest pilgrimage church in Bavaria and home to Germany’s largest independent monastery brewery!
Day 11: Ammersee – Schwangau region
On the way to Schwangau stop and visit the world famous Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church at the foot of the Alps near Steingaden. It is considered a perfect example of Bavarian rococo architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
Day 12 and 13: Schwangau Region
This region offers recreational and leisure options as well as culture in abundance. King Ludwig’s famous fairy-tale castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are a highlight of this tour, and for fabulous views of the Alps and the Forggensee we will all take the Tegelberg cable car to the mountain station at 1,720m. There are also 120 km of hiking and walking paths and to relax afterwards the Royal Crystal Thermal baths!
Day 14: Departure and end of tour
Touring Season 2024
Sunday 14th July – Saturday 27th July 2024
What is included:
All services are for a motorhome with 2 people
- Welcome Dinner
- Wine Tasting with an introduction to franconian wine
- Cable car ride with panoramic view on the Alps, castles and lakes
- 13 nights at campsites / motorhome parks with electricity
- Assistance of multi-lingual motorhome guides during the whole tour
- Travel pack containing maps, a detailed road book with directions to the campsites, suggestions for sightseeing and general advice on motorhoming in Europe
- Secured Payment Certificate
Calais pick-up service is not available for this tour. Consider combining it with the “Majestic Rhine & Moselle Rivers” tour
Price for tour only: 2,190 EURO
Earlybird discount (for bookings made by 31.12.2023): 100 EURO
In addition to the Earlybird discount, we offer to all customers booking more than one tour during one touring year a 60 EURO discount on the second tour booked!
All prices are for 2 people travelling in their own motorhome (motorhome rental optional)
– Other prices upon request –
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