Romantic Germany

4-day tour of Germany
  • A journey into a land of fairy tales.
  • Medieval towns, Bavarian landscapes, romantic castles.
  • Including a river tour on the Rhine.

By boat and train, travel into the lyrical landscape of German mythology. Do not let Wagner’s Rhinemaidens tempt you as you travel through the Rhine Gorge and be sure to take a healthy swig of Bavarian beer.

The train

  • High-speed ICE trains
  • Seat reservations when necessary
  • Rhine Gorge boat tour

Day to day

Starting and finishing point

Want to start our rail tour somewhere else? Not a problem. Just let us know and we will book you connecting train tickets to Cologne, and get you back home at the end of the tour. Additional fees might apply.

Day 1 - Frankfurt to Cologne

Take one of several daily connections to Cologne, your first stop of the tour. This former Roman outpost is now a major cultural centre, filled with museums, galleries and clubs. It has the most pubs per capita in all of Germany, so plenty of choices to try their Kölsch beer. Your hotel is located close to the train station inside the old city walls and a short walk from the Rhine.

Day 2 - The River Rhine & Heidelberg

In the morning, you will depart Cologne by train and head to Boppard, where you will take a 3-hour boat tour upriver to Assmannshausen through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Before April 8 and after October 22, this section of the tour can only be done by train). More than 20 castles stud the banks of this part of the Rhine. At Assmannshausen you will disembark and take connecting trains to Heidelberg, where you will be staying in the Baroque old town. From here you can stroll along the river Neckar or take the Philosopher’s Walk up the Heiligenberg (Saint’s Mountain), which offers a beautiful view of the town and castle.

Day 3 - Oberammergau

Your destination today is the village of Oberammergau, which lies at the foot of the Ammergau Alps. A morning departure from Heidelberg will get you to Oberammergau in the afternoon. In 2020, between mid-May and early October, the inhabitants of the village will perform their famous Passion play, which they only perform every 10 years and have been doing so since 1634. Be sure to book early if you want to stay in the village during this period.

Day 4 - Munich

The final day of the tour will take you to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. A visit to the Deutsches Museum is highly recommended, as it is the largest museum of science and technology in the world.

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  • Train pass for all journeys that are part of the tour.
  • Seat reservations when necessary.
  • Beautiful boat tour through the Rhine Valley.
  • 3 overnight stays: a 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included.
  • Day-to-day itinerary.


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking.
  • Overnight stays in other towns (which are not part of the tour) before, after or during the rail tour can be added as well.
  • Popular add-ons: Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bamberg and Munich.


  • An upgrade to 1st class train travel is possible for €80 p.p.


  • Daily departure

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