Travelers who book Germany tours are not looking for sandy beaches beneath blue skies. Germany has much more to offer: Tangible history, gothic cathedrals soaring above modern cities, cutting-edge technology, famous works of art, towering mountains, blue lakes and medieval castles overlooking green river valleys.
Our tailor-made tours are designed to inspire the discerning traveler. They include Germany's most popular destinations such as Bavaria, the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley, as well as many relatively unknown locations off the beaten path.
Below are examples of self-drive tours of Germany. We will gladly personalize these itineraries for you, drawing on our strong local knowledge and our unique selection of romantic inns and historical guesthouses.
Experience the picturesque landscapes and charming villages of Bavaria and the Black Forest.
Munich – Salzburg – Venice – Rome – Tuscany – Lake Maggiore – Lake Constance – Neuschwanstein
This incredible 15-day tour will take you across the Alps: Before heading into the higher ranges bound for Italy, you travel from Munich to Salzburg via the pre-Alpine hills. After exploring Bella Italia's premier cities, the tour returns to Germany via Switzerland with a stop at stunning Lake Maggiore.
Berlin – Dresden – Prague – Wachau – Wien – Salzburg – Munich
Starting in Berlin and ending in Munich, this tour spans three countries. In just 15 days you will experience several of central Europe' s most magnificent cities. In Austria the tour stops at Dürnstein, an enchanting town on the Danube in the famous Wachau region, then continues on to the unforgettable Alpine landscapes of western Austria and Bavaria.
A combination railway and rental car tour of Germany that covers nearly all of major attractions.
On this spectacular journey to the Middle Ages you will spend every night in an authentic castle.
Munich – Neuschwanstein – Rothenburg – Heidelberg – Rhine Valley
Starting in Munich, your first visit is the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein, after which you follow the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. A stay in 2000-year-old Augsburg gives you plenty of time for stops in some of the charming villages along the way. After visiting Heidelberg, the highlight will be a stay in a medieval castle in the Rhine valley.
Munich – Bavarian Alps – Lake Constance- Black Forest – Stuttgart – Allgäu
BMW, Porsche and Mercedes: some of the best cars are manufactured in Southern Germany. After visiting several production plants and car museums this tour leaves plenty of time for beer tasting. Try Schwarzbier, Pilsner and Bock - either at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich or in the converted monks' brewery where you will stay overnight.
Munich – Salzburg – Neuschwanstein – Konstanz – Black Forest – Heidelberg – Rhine Valley
This tour explores the most southern parts of Germany while also crisscrossing the borders with Austria and Switzerland. After visiting Freiburg, the gate to the Black Forest, go north and visit the romantic town of Heidelberg. Your last stop is the Rhine Valley where you will be staying in a castle that has accommodated a number of German emperors well over 1000 years ago.
Munich – Innsbruck – Verona – Venice – Florence – Rome
The Alps are more than just a watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. For thousands of years they were a cultural barrier between the Germanic and the Romanic countries. On this railway tour you will experience the differences and enjoy the best of two worlds.
Heidelberg – Rothenburg – Bayreuth – Prague – Görlitz – Quedlinburg – Eisenach – Rhine Valley
Timber-framed houses und cobblestone streets, towering cathedrals and the dark mountain forests of Hänsel and Gretel: This tour will take you to the Middle Ages. Walk on the medieval ramparts of Rothenburg. Cross the border to the Czech Republic and visit its magnificent capital: the golden city of Prague. On your way back sleep in a castle where Martin Luther encountered the devil 500 years ago.
Rothenburg – Munich – Neuschwanstein – Black Forest – Rhine Valley – Cologne
Cobble stone streets and timber-framed houses in the medieval town of Rothenburg, the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein, the romantic Rhine Valley and a towering gothic cathedral: This tour is designed for first time visitors. You will experience a mix of beautiful countryside and vibrant cities. If you can spend a few more days, why not add-on a stay in Berlin?
Black Forest – Lake Constance – Zugspitze – Berchtesgaden – Passau – Regensburg – Bamberg
The silence of Black Forest, spectacular views from Germany's highest mountain, the Obersalzberg, which is called eagle's nest by the Americans. What used to be Hitler's private residence is a museum today. This tour is made for experienced travellers who want to focus on fascinating details off the most populated tourist spots.
Brügge – Amsterdam – Island in the Wadden Sea – Hamburg – Lübeck – Berlin
Travelling along the Waterkant, the coastal areas of the Northern Sea, you can discover the unqiue city layouts and UNESCO World heritage sites of Brügge, Amsterdam and Lübeck. Before visiting the German metropolises Hamburg and Berlin, you can relax in a Wellness hotel on Langeoog, an Island in the Wadden Sea and in a castle the Mecklenburg Lake District.
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