Germany – Delights & Discoveries
9 days / 1.190 km
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Reference : 16B073
Prix : 655€
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Magical land of castles, traditional farmhouses, beer, schnapps and spice-bread … This tour in Germany emits food’s perfume and combines a perfect balance between cultural visit and territorial discovery.
Arrival at Stuttgart in the evening. Dinner. Accommodation in Stuttgart’s region.
D2 Neckar Valley Wine and Swabia (265 km)
Departure for the valley of Neckar. Discover the famous Swabian wines with a number of diverse varieties. Visit a winery and local wines tasting. Lunch. Continue to the Ulm. Dinner. Accommodation in Ulm region.
D3 Farm of Allgau and Neuschwanstein Castle (200 km)
Departure for the Allgau in southern Germany, mountainous region, sumptuous landscapes, traditional cheese and agricultural life style. Tour in an “organic” farm, come up with local products tasting. Continue to Hohenschwangau . Lunch. Audio- guided tour of the famous Sleeping Beauty castle, magical construction of the legendary King of Bavaria Louis II . Dinner. Accommodation in Allgau region.
D4 Ettal cheese and Linderhof Castle (80 km)
Departure to Ettal . Discover Ettal abbey, visit a cheese factory with tasting . Lunch. Audio-guided tour of Linderhof Castle and its beautiful gardens as well. Continue to Oberammergau and free visit of the village. Return to the hotel . Dinner. Accommodation in Allgau zone.
D5 Andechs Abbey and distillery (100 km)
Departure to Andechs . Guided tour of Benedictine monastery (except during religious services ) . Option: discovering the distillery (via a documentary presentation) and schnapps tasting. Continue to Munich. Bavarian lunch. Guided tour of the capital of Bavaria: visit the old city hall, its carillon and the famous Marienplatz …. Dinner and overnight Munich region.
D6 Munich Market, Nuremberg and spice-bread (180 km)
Guided tour of München market (indoor market), better known of the name — Grossmarkthalle (Tuesdays , Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 9h30 am) . This market reorganised numbers stalls of regional products. You can drink a glass of wine or some delicious local cheese … Continue to Nuremberg . Discover the factory of Lebkuchen Schmidt, the specialist of German spice-bread. A documentary will help you discover manufacturing techniques then a nice coffee tasting will be offered. Dinner and overnight in Nuremberg region.
D7 Swabian Forest and Langenburg Castle (225 km)
Check Schwäbisch Hall, the medieval town of salt for over 2500 years’ history. Crossing the stunning natural park Swabian forest. Lunch. Guided tour of Langenburg Castle , one of the most beautiful renaissance castles in southern Germany, visit its courtyard, its round chapel and baroque garden. Dinner, Accommodation in Heilbronn region.
D8 Heidelberg Romance (140 km)
Depart to Heidelberg , the romantic symbol of German. Guided tour of the old town, which is famous for its old bridge, its majestic castle … don’t miss its cuisine, delicious and vivid. Lunch. Cruise on the Neckar. Dinner and Accommodation.
Full Board in 3* hotels according to program
Guided visits: Andechs Monastery (1h), Munich (2h), Market (1h), Heidelberg (1h30)
Entrances: farm with tasting, Neuschwanstein (audio-guide), Ettal Abbey, cheese factory with tasting, Linderhof Castle (audio-guide), Langenburg Castle
Cruise on the Neckar
Visits with tasting: Vineyard in the Neckar Valley, Distillery Andechs, Schmidt manufacture
Single room (8n): 200 €
Adechs distillery (documentary + tasting): 7€