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The Bavarian Alps in Winter

(Tour code: 17BBW)Beautiful scenery, Neuschwanstein Castle and Munich

Explore Bavaria on this Rail Discoveries tour based in the sleepy village of Oberammergau, amongst mountains, forests and meadows. Enjoy excursions to Garmisch, Munich and spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle.

Tour Highlights
  • Oberammergau including a guided tour with a local guide
  • Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
  • The Bavarian Capital, Munich
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

London to Munich

Fly from London to Munich today. On arrival transfer to Oberammergau and check into the Hotel Alte Post for a five night stay.

  • Dinner
Day 2

A guided tour of Oberammergau

Enjoy a tour of Oberammergau today, taking in the elaborately decorated houses painted with fairytale scenes, and the grand Baroque church. There is also a visit to the Passion Play Theatre, where the town's famous play is performed every 10 years. After the tour, you are free to continue exploring this Alpine town, famous for its wood carvings.

  • Breakfast
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Passion Play Theatre
Day 3


Today you travel by rail to Munich and take a guided tour of Bavaria's capital city, including the beautiful Church of our Lady which was finally completed in 1524, as its domes were installed. You also see Munich's neo-Gothic Town Hall. Following your tour you have some time at leisure to further explore Munich.

  • Breakfast
Neuschwanstein Castle
Day 4

Neuschwanstein Castle

On today's excursion, travel by coach to the Pilgrimage Church of Wies, a UNESCO-protected Rococo church in the Bavarian Alps. After time to admire the intricate interior, continue to spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of King Ludwig's castles, which took 17 years to complete but was only occupied by King Ludwig for 170 days before he was deposed. Here a revealing guided tour informs you of the magnificent building, which bristles with turrets and pinnacles.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
Zugspitze Railway
Day 5

Garmisch & The Zugspitze Railway

Today you take the scenic railway journey from Oberammergau to Garmisch before taking an excursion on the spectacular Zugspitze Railway, opened in 1929 the railway is today one of only four surviving rack railways in Germany. You ascend Zugspitze Mountain, the highest in Germany, measuring 2,962 metres above sea level. From the top superb views are to be had over the surrounding mountains. On a clear day, four different countries can be seen from the summit

  • Breakfast, Dinner
To London
Day 6

To London

Depart Oberammergau and make the transfer by coach to Munich airport for our flight home to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

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


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