Board the coach in central Frankfurt for a 4-hour journey south to Füssen. Travel along the famous Romantic Road to one of Germany’s most popular attractions, Neuschwanstein Castle. a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace nestled on top of a rugged hill high above the village of Hohenschwangau, near Füssen, in southwest Bavaria. This stunning fairy tale palace was the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and it’s one of the most popular of all the castles or palaces in Europe, drawing 1.4 million visitors each year.
Skip the typically long lines to get inside and enjoy a narrated walking tour of this medieval masterpiece (multilingual audio guide available). Explore rooms like Minstrel’s Hall, the Byzantine Throne Room and many more. Learn about the castle’s architect, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and explore the terraces, grounds and gardens outside as well.
After the tour, shop for souvenirs, grab lunch (own expense) and take photos against the stunning backdrop of the Bavarian mountains.
Then it’s a 3-hour drive north to the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Join a walking tour and follow the guide through the town’s winding, cobbled lanes. See the half-timbered houses, the Renaissance Town Hall and the almost fairy tale appearance of the majestic town gates that welcome Rothenburg’s many visitors from near and far.
The tour ends with a return trip to Frankfurt.