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Fairytale castles and medieval towns

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7 days From £899 per person

2023 Tour code: 23BIS

About the tour

Discover Bavaria on this all-inclusive tour, and enjoy excursions to Lake Constance, fairytale Neuschwanstein and medieval Rothenburg, highlights of the Romantic Road.

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Day 1 - London & Langenau

Meet your Tour Manager at our London St Pancras Departure Office and board the Eurostar to Brussels. Continue by rail, via Cologne, to Ulm, then transfer to Langenau. Originally a Roman settlement, Langenau is one of the largest towns in the Alb-Donau region of southern Germany, and sits in the shadow of the impressive Swabian Alb mountain range. You stay here for six nights.

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  • Dinner
Day 2 - Langenau

Today is free for you to explore. You could visit the 14th-century Church of St Martin, the Pfleghofsall Cultural Centre, or the Museum of Local History. Nearby Ulm is also worth a visit; the birthplace of Albert Einstein, Ulm has multiple claims to fame including a Guinness World Record for the world's most crooked house, and the world's highest steeple - situated at the top of its beautiful minster. You could take a pleasant walk along the River Danube where you'll find the 14th-century 'Rathaus', with its stunning façade and astronomical clock dating back to the 16th century.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Exploring Lindau

Visit Lindau today, situated on the edge of Lake Constance. This pretty town dates back to the 15th century and boasts breathtaking views towards the Swiss and Austrian Alps. You're free to explore this medieval destination with its tempting side streets and well-preserved town houses and municipal buildings. Perhaps pay a visit to the Mangentrum. A 13th-century building that once served as a lighthouse for the lake, it's now adorned with a colourful tiled roof following a lightning strike in the 1970s. Another option is the Haus zum Cavazzen, a beautiful former city palace dating back to the 16th century that's now a museum.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by 'The Fairytale King', Ludwig II, in the 19th century, the castle was constructed as an elaborate countryside retreat for the reclusive monarch. Featuring stunning towers and other typically medieval-style architecture, the castle served as inspiration for the Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty'. Indeed, the building boasts gorgeous storybook, peeping through a lush green landscape from its hilltop position. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle, admiring the grand interiors and stunning views across the Bavarian countryside. Later, you continue to nearby Füssen, a traditional Bavarian town on the beautiful Romantic Road. You have time to get acquainted with the town. Explore its quaint streets and pastel-toned medieval buildings, perhaps taking a scenic walk along the river before popping into a cosy tavern for a local beer.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Langenau

Today is free for you to explore more of Langenau and other nearby towns. You may wish to visit Munich, the delightful capital of Bavaria. Munich is easily accessible by local rail, and there's plenty to see and do here. The landmark of the city is the cathedral of Frauenkirche, with its towering twin onion-domed towers. For art lovers, one of the world's oldest galleries, the Alte Pinakothek, is located in the city and is fascinating to look around, with paintings by artists including Ruben, Botticelli, El Greco, and Titian. Munich's also famous for its historic beer halls, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and lively, traditional entertainment.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Rothenburg

After breakfast, visit one of Germany's best-preserved medieval towns, Rothenburg, travelling along another part of the 'Romantic Road' - a 215-mile stretch through forests and mountains. Enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town, home to Rothenburg's medieval fortifications, Renaissance Town Hall, and half-timbered townhouses. There are also shops full of traditional Bavarian wares, and German taverns to entice you with the scent of tasty local specialities.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Langenau & London

Travel by coach to Ulm this morning and catch the train to Cologne. Change here for the service to Brussels and join the Eurostar directly to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast

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Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Hotel Jägerhaus, Langenau

Hotel Jägerhaus, Langenau

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4.1 stars4.1 / 5 · 61 reviews

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J. Marshall

4 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

The journey to our destination of Langenau from St. Pancras made it a very long day of travelling.I enjoyed the excursions to interesting places and our free days gave us time to explore at leisure. However, my lasting impression is one of too much hassle, catching trains and changing trains. Our guide did not always seem confident about the necessary connections. The need to find the coach at Brussels for our journey to Köln caused extra stress, though I know the coach was necessary because of disruption on the railway. The choice of hotel was excellent: friendly staff, clean rooms and good food.

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S Chaplin

5 stars

Submitted 23/Sep

This was our first trip with Rail Discoveries and we really enjoyed it. The outbound journey was difficult at times thanks to engineering work on the railway and we arrived late at our hotel but all of the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and as late as it was we still got a delicious four course meal. We thought the hotel was lovely with friendly staff (who liked it if we tried out our very limited German) and spotlessly clean rooms. The food was always plentiful and tasty and it was so nice to get regional German food. For us getting local food is a big bonus when we travel and the Jagerhaus did not disappoint, we would definitely stay there again. The packed lunches included were another bonus, always fresh and different every day. The holiday itself was well balanced with two free days to explore the area on our own. All of the organised excursions were good although the trip to Lindau needs to be by coach rather than on the train which takes much longer and on the day that we went it was ridiculously overcrowded. We found the size of the group to be a little on the large size, it's the most we have had on an organised rail trip to Europe, and it made our lovely tour manager Gill's job even harder having to co-ordinate so many people on and off trains and around busy stations.

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A Isaacs

2 stars

Submitted 22/Sep

Not enough forward planning re changes to and during the outbound journey and Lindau train both ways was tortuous ... Hotel food was decidedly average

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David

4 stars

Submitted 22/Sep

Very good visits, transportation and accommodation needs improvements

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M Lindsay

4 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

Great holiday,but problems with over crowded trains (not your fault).

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Dors

3 stars

Submitted 18/Sep

The trip to Bavaria was good , the reason I have only given 3 stars is because of the proprietor, and the food of the hotel we stayed in . The proprietor, Margaret was beyond rude to her guests, never acknowledging us . We were all polite when we asked for drinks ( on an all inclusive package!!) , she never smiled , thanked or looked at us. The food was very poor . We never saw fresh fruit or vegetables the whole time we were there. She spoiled the experience for me.!!

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