Bavaria –

Bavaria  $2049*

*Air fare is additional. Air fare from St. Louis purchased in Aug. 2015 ranged between $1200 and $1400.

9 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

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Vacation Overview

Enjoy a wonderful vacation to explore Germany’s most popular area: Bavaria.

  • Start in Munich, where guided sightseeing features the Olympic Stadium and lively Marienplatz.
  • Then continue to Regensburg.
  • Here, interesting visits have been included to the Document Snuff Factory and Thurn und Taxis Palace, a former Benedictine Monastery turned into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis.
  • Taste a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage Kitchen.
  • Continue to Nuremberg to explore the Old Town.
  • Enjoy an included excursion to picturesque Bamberg, where you can try “smoked beer,”
  • Visit Bayreuth, the city of festival fame.
  • Wander medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, famous for its Christmas ornaments.
  • Visit Stuttgart, with a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
  • Arrive in the Black Forest for an overnight.
  • Next is Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance to visit the fascinating Zeppelin Museum.
  • Stay two nights in the Passion Play village of Oberammergau, with an included excursion to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • Visit the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.
  • Return to Munich, where a farewell dinner at one of Munich’s lively restaurants awaits you.

 

*Per Person, Double Occupancy, two to a room.  Land portion. Price of air fare may vary depending on departure city and when air fare is purchased.

 

Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book

 

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Sieberstor(links) und Koboltor (rechts)Itinerary

 
Day 1Arrive in Munich, GermanyTime to rest or to start exploring the lively Bavarian capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)
Day 2Munich–Regensburg

Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower; Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II; and the column with the eternal flame, dedicated to the Holocaust victims. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in Regensburg, where guided sightseeing features the Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Marcus Aurelius; and St. Peter’s Cathedral. Afterwards, [LF] visit the DOCUMENT SNUFF FACTORY and hear about a former fashionable tradition: “tobacco-snuffing.” (B)

Day 3Regensburg–Nuremberg

Visit the THURN UND TAXIS PALACE, a former Benedictine monastery that was converted into the residence of the Princes of Thurn und Taxis in 1812. This family started the first large-scale postal service in Europe in the 15th century. You cannot leave Regensburg without tasting the local sausages, therefore, [LF] a light lunch has been included at the Historic Sausage Kitchen, where you can try a “medieval hot dog.” Continue to Nuremberg, known for its children’s toys and gingerbread. Admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town and see St. Sebald Church, painstakingly reconstructed as a monument to peace from the rubble of near-total wartime destruction. Also admire the Schöner Brunnen, a 14th-century fountain dedicated to the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that it brings good luck to spin the two brass rings. (B,L)

Day 4Nuremberg. Excursion to Bamberg & Bayreuth

Look forward to an exciting day. First, stop in picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll on the cobblestone streets, and admire the architecture of the houses. Then, [LF] enjoy a “smoked beer,” a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor imparted by using malted barley dried over an open flame. Continue to Bayreuth for an orientation of this city of festival fame. Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth in 1871 and was not satisfied with the existing 18th-century theater, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, so he had a new one built. Today, the Festival Hall is used exclusively for the Bayreuth Festival, and only works by Wagner are performed there. Return to Nuremberg. (B)

Day 5Nuremberg–Rothenburg–Stuttgart–Black Forest

A short drive delivers you to medieval Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobblestone lanes, and 16th-century houses. Hear how the town survived the Thirty Years’ War, and shop for the town’s Christmas ornaments. On to Stuttgart for [LF] an exciting visit to the MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM. Then, enter the Black Forest for your overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 6Black Forest–Friedrichshafen–Oberammergau

Enjoy the scenic drive to Lake Constance, where [LF] a fascinating visit to the ZEPPELIN MUSEUM has been included to learn about the Zeppelin airships that crossed the Ocean in the 1930s, like the famous Hindenburg. Continue to the Passion Play village of Oberammergau, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B)

Day 7Oberammergau. Excursion to Neuschwanstein

The highlight today is [LF] a visit to King Ludwig’s magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, one of Germany’s most famous castles and inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle at his theme park. Follow your Local Guide through this fairytale castle on its craggy outcrop high above a sparkling lake. Also visit the MUSEUM OF THE BAVARIAN KINGS and enjoy a HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE. (B,D)

Day 8Oberammergau–Munich

A leisurely morning with the possibility to join an optional excursion to visit King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle before returning to Munich. The afternoon is at leisure in Munich. You can return to Marienplatz and explore its many enticing shops. This evening, a special farewell dinner has been prepared at one of Munich’s lively restaurants to say, “Auf Wiedersehen!” (B,D)

Day 9Munich

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

MUNICH
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant

REGENSBURG
Guided sightseeing; [LF] visit the Document Snuff Factory and learn about “tobacco-snuffing;” guided visit of the Thurn und Taxis Palace; [LF] enjoy a “medieval hot dog” at the Historic Sausage Kitchen

NUREMBERG
Walking tour

BAMBERG
Walking tour; [LF] enjoy “smoked beer”

BAYREUTH
Orientation of Wagner’s city of festival fame

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town

STUTTGART
[LF] Visit the Mercedes-Benz Museum

BLACK FOREST

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
[LF] Visit the Zeppelin Museum

OBERAMMERGAU
Orientation; [LF] excursion to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle including a visit to the Museum of the Bavarian Kings and a horse-drawn carriage ride

Headsets throughout the tour

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Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special sausage lunch with a drink in Regensburg; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner in Munich

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Transfers from the airport to the hotel upon arrival at the beginning of the trip*

Transfers from the hotel to the airport at the end of the trip*

Superior first class hotel accommodations throughout the trip

Porterage and hotel taxes and fees

Baggage handling at each hotel stop

Professional Tour Director throughout the trip

VIP admissions to popular sites – no waiting in line, admission included

Motor coach transportation throughout the tour

Full buffet breakfast daily

Special Welcome Dinner with wine

Special Farewell Dinner with wine at a restaurant in Munich

Favorite Activities – experiences to help you become immersed in the local flavor and lifestyle

Headsets for sightseeing tours

Complimentary Wi-Fi on motor coach and at most hotels

*If air fare is purchased with the tour

Hotels

Munich

Hilton Munich City

Superior First-Class

Contemporary 5-story Business Hotel set in shopping & entertainment district, near Gasteig Cultural Center.

Regensburg

Best Western Premier

Superior First-Class

Nuremberg

NH Nuernberg City

Superior First-Class

The NH Nuernberg City hotel was built in 2005 as the latest and most modern 4-Star Hotel in Nuremberg. With modern design and fresh ideas, the hotel’s 244 rooms are all spacious double rooms, bathed in warm colors and elegant wood floors.

Black Forest

Vier Jahreszeiten am Schluchsee

Hotels will be as shown, or similar.

Superior First-Class

A 208 room stylish spa resort located in the heart of the Black Forest Nature Park, offering 3 restaurants and free Wi-Fi. Excellent spa facilities include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, sauna and spa.

Oberammergau

Ringhotel Böld

Hotels will be as shown, or similar.

First-Class

Two story, small family run hotel offering comfortable accommodations; restaurant & bar; situated 2 km from the railway station.

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

First-Class

Multistory Hotel housed within office/apartment & showroom complex in city center near Deutsches Museum.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$438

Triple room reduction per person:
$32

Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room $173, in twin $104, in triple $99

 

Call Travelers Lane at 314.223.1224 to Book

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