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Day One: UK to France
We depart the UK today, sailing to Calais, then onwards for an overnight stay in Northern France.
Day Two: France to Langenau
Today we leave our overnight hotel to continue to Langenau near the ancient city of Ulm where we check into our hotel for five nights. (B,D)
Days Three to Six: Langenau
Over the next four days we will explore the regions of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttenburg on included excursions. We visit Nuremberg, which is often said to most closely match a “typical” German city with half-timbered houses, gothic churches, a huge castle all surrounded by a medieval city wall. We will also visit the world famous fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle where we will learn about this fabulous palace and King Ludwig II who had it built. Also we will travel to the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria. Rothenburg is known for its old town which, along with its city walls have been relatively undamaged and unchanged since the 15th century. You can also take a historic tour of nearby Ulm, birthplace of Albert Einstein on an optional excursion. You will also have plenty of time to discover the area surrounding Langenau. Take the opportunity to take the train along the River Brenz to the historic town of Aalen. (B,L,D)
Day Seven: Langenau to Belgium
We leave Langenau and travel to Belgium for our final overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Eight: Belgium to UK
We depart this morning and return to Calais, for our onward travel home. (B)
En Route: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
We call at the beautiful town of Rothenburg, located on Bavaria’s famous ‘Romantic Road’, where romantic stalls are in a wonderful medieval setting. Rothenburg is also home to the German Christmas Museum.
Today we visit the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig’s most outlandish creation, brimming with turrets and pinnacles. The castle was built as a private refuge in the mountains and has appeared in several movies and was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disney.
Today we visit Bavaria’s second largest city, Nuremberg. Historically the city was one of the most important centres of the Holy Roman Empire and is now known as one of the best examples of what visitors would expect from a “typical” German town. It has a huge Old Town in its centre with sights including the castle, city walls, and the colossal St Sebald Church.
Guided Walking Tour of Rothenburg
Make the most of our guided walking tour of this historical and interesting town to learn more about its history. Admire Rothenburg’s picturesque scenery and take in its many attractions during our time here.
We take a short journey to the city of Ulm, famous as the birthplace of Einstein and for its Munster which has the tallest steeple in the world. We will take in fantastic sights across the city’s old town including the city hall, the marketplace in front of the Munster and the fishermen’s quarter.
Nuremberg Guided City Tour
A city fit for a king; don’t miss this opportunity to discover the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire, where the beer is as dark as the coffee. The cityscape of Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city, is dominated by the stunning castle, a mighty fortress built in 1140.
Of course, Nuremberg is also known for the activities that took place here before and during the Second World War, and our guided city tour will uncover infamous sites including the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds.