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This is an independent vacation itinerary where you are not travelling in a bus with a group. Our carefully selected partners at the destination take care of you during your stay.
Visit Franfurt, Wurzburg, Mainz, Heidelburg and Munich with the ICE train.

This 10 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Frankfurt and out of Munich
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Frankfurt
  • ICE High Speed train Frankfurt - Wurzburg
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Wurzburg
  • ICE High Speed train Wurzburg - Mainz
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Mainz
  • ICE High Speed train Mainz - Heidelberg
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Heidelberg
  • ICE High Speed train Heidelberg - Munich
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Munich
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  • Hotel taxes

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Frankfurt (56)  Germany (187)  Heidelberg (36)  Mainz (6)  Munich (112)  Wurzburg (13)  
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1. Frankfurt
   (83 hotels)
2. Wurzburg
   (13 hotels)
3. Mainz
   (19 hotels)
4. Heidelberg
   (26 hotels)
5. Munich
   (115 hotels)
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2 nights in Frankfurt

For many, Frankfurt is primarily "Manhattan", city of finance and skyscrapers or only as a transit hub, but a closer look reveals a city of many charms: picturesque houses of the beautifully restored Römerberg in the city center, the unique "Museum Mile" along the banks of the Main river, traditional cider pubs in Sachsenhausen, shops galore in the elegant Goethestrasse and the "Fressgass", and a truly world-class cultural and arts scene. It boasts Germany's most spectacular skyline and Europe's tallest office building. Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.


2 nights in Wurzburg

Würzburg the capital of Lower Franconia is one of the loveliest baroque cities in the country and became famous as the center of Franconian wine production. Called "the town of Madonnas" because of the more than 100 statues of its patron saint that adorn the house fronts, it is also the best place to start driving the Romantic Road. A famous landmark of Wurzburg is the mighty fortress Festung Marienberg, from where you get a nice view over the famous sights and the pilgrimage church Käppele, also an idyllic spot on a hill above the town. In spring and summer, the liveliest place in town is the Markt (central marketplace). Here street performers entertain and vendors hawk their wares, ranging from fresh fruit to souvenir trinkets. You can also stroll down the traffic-free Schönbornstrasse, with its modern boutiques and cafes. The wine merchants here will sell you a Bocksbeutel, the emerald-green, narrow-necked wine bottle that's native to the region. It's said that the shape came about because wine-drinking monks found it the easiest to hide under their robes.


2 nights in Mainz

This city situated on the Rhine has a rich history, started with the Romans coming here 38 B.C. The 2000 years heritage is revealed by both Roman relics and the impressive baroque palaces and churches built by talented architects and sculptors in the 17th century. The religion always occupied an important role in Mainz and a living proof is the cathedral dominating the Markplatz in the Altstadt (old town). The tourists may notice a remarkable, careful reconstruction after the air raids in 1945.


2 nights in Heidelberg

This town is especially famous for its oldest German University of Heidelberg (1386). As students always made up the majority of population, it escapes from the war air raids and managed to preserve the ancient buildings from Middle Ages and Renaissance. Beside the University decorated with towers and turrets, you can admire the Heidelpberg Castle, with its charming color changing with the sunlight. You can get excellent photos from the Karl-Theodor Bridge or walk along the famous Philosophenweg.


2 nights in Munich

Big-city style and rural charm, Alpine character and Mediterranean verve, art treasures and the Oktoberfest, traditional customs and high technology, beer gardens and haute cuisine, operas and in bars; these are all ingredients that makes Bavaria's state capital so endlessly fascinating, and so popular with visitors from all over the world. Sprawling Munich is one of Germany's major cultural centers, second only to Berlin in terms of museums and theaters. It's also one of Germany's most festive cities, and its location, at the foot of the Alps, is idyllic. Munich's self-imposed image is that of a fun-loving and festival-addicted city - typified by its Oktoberfest.



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Frankfurt
Day 1
Arrive to Frankfurt
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Frankfurt
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Frankfurt to Wurzburg (r)
Wurzburg
Day 3
Arrive to Wurzburg
Overnight in Wurzburg    13 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Wurzburg    13 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Wurzburg
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Wurzburg to Mainz (r)
Mainz
Day 5
Arrive to Mainz
Overnight in Mainz    19 hotels offered
Optional   1 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Mainz    19 hotels offered
Optional   1 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Mainz
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Mainz to Heidelberg (r)
Heidelberg
Day 7
Arrive to Heidelberg
Overnight in Heidelberg    26 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Heidelberg    26 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Heidelberg
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Heidelberg to Munich (r)
Munich
Day 9
Arrive to Munich
Overnight in Munich    115 hotels offered
Optional   26 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Munich    115 hotels offered
Optional   26 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Munich

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Germany

Germany's landscape is straight from the Fairy tales: castles, deep dark forests and mythical rivers. The German landscapes are extraordinarily diverse, with graceful big-city appeal, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has molded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.

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Frankfurt
For many, Frankfurt is primarily "Manhattan", city of finance and skyscrapers or only as a transit hub, but a closer look reveals a city of many charms: picturesque houses of the beautifully restored Römerberg in the city center, the unique "Museum Mile" along the banks of the Main river, traditional cider pubs in Sachsenhausen, shops galore in the elegant Goethestrasse and the "Fressgass", and a truly world-class cultural and arts scene. It boasts Germany's most spectacular skyline and Europe's tallest office building. Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.
Wurzburg
Würzburg the capital of Lower Franconia is one of the loveliest baroque cities in the country and became famous as the center of Franconian wine production. Called "the town of Madonnas" because of the more than 100 statues of its patron saint that adorn the house fronts, it is also the best place to start driving the Romantic Road. A famous landmark of Wurzburg is the mighty fortress Festung Marienberg, from where you get a nice view over the famous sights and the pilgrimage church Käppele, also an idyllic spot on a hill above the town. In spring and summer, the liveliest place in town is the Markt (central marketplace). Here street performers entertain and vendors hawk their wares, ranging from fresh fruit to souvenir trinkets. You can also stroll down the traffic-free Schönbornstrasse, with its modern boutiques and cafes. The wine merchants here will sell you a Bocksbeutel, the emerald-green, narrow-necked wine bottle that's native to the region. It's said that the shape came about because wine-drinking monks found it the easiest to hide under their robes.
Mainz
This city situated on the Rhine has a rich history, started with the Romans coming here 38 B.C. The 2000 years heritage is revealed by both Roman relics and the impressive baroque palaces and churches built by talented architects and sculptors in the 17th century. The religion always occupied an important role in Mainz and a living proof is the cathedral dominating the Markplatz in the Altstadt (old town). The tourists may notice a remarkable, careful reconstruction after the air raids in 1945.
Heidelberg
This town is especially famous for its oldest German University of Heidelberg (1386). As students always made up the majority of population, it escapes from the war air raids and managed to preserve the ancient buildings from Middle Ages and Renaissance. Beside the University decorated with towers and turrets, you can admire the Heidelpberg Castle, with its charming color changing with the sunlight. You can get excellent photos from the Karl-Theodor Bridge or walk along the famous Philosophenweg.
Munich
Big-city style and rural charm, Alpine character and Mediterranean verve, art treasures and the Oktoberfest, traditional customs and high technology, beer gardens and haute cuisine, operas and in bars; these are all ingredients that makes Bavaria's state capital so endlessly fascinating, and so popular with visitors from all over the world. Sprawling Munich is one of Germany's major cultural centers, second only to Berlin in terms of museums and theaters. It's also one of Germany's most festive cities, and its location, at the foot of the Alps, is idyllic. Munich's self-imposed image is that of a fun-loving and festival-addicted city - typified by its Oktoberfest.
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