Beautiful Bavaria

5th – 18th September 2016 (13 nights)pdfdownload


Discover the delights of this beautiful area

Bavaria is famous for its picture-perfect countryside and unspoilt natural surroundings. It has a wealth of culture, medieval castles and small towns, magnificent palaces and baroque churches, not to mention its urban centres. This provides the perfect setting for everything from traditional festivals to high opera offering you a harmonious blend of the traditional and the modern. The laid-back Bavarian attitude to life will make you welcome in this picturesque and historic State of Germany.

The tour starts by the river Rhine near Strasbourg and from there we will drive into Bavaria staying near Augsburg. We will experience the history of this ancient city as well as enjoying an evening’s entertainment at the famous Augsburg Beer Festival. We will also take an excursion to Munich to view some of its major sites like the Marienplatz the cities central square and also the Nymphenburg Palace which was the summer palace of the former rulers of Bavaria. From the urban cities of Augsburg and Munich we will drive into the mountains to Berchtesgaden on the borders with Austria. Then follows a breathtaking bus journey up the Kehlstein road and then into the luxurious brass elevator through the mountains rock into the Kehlsteinhaus, known in English as the Eagle’s Nest. This famous building combines a unique example of historic architecture within its stunning alpine setting.

After a short rest we travel to the charming location of Mittenwald with it’s beautiful mountains and gorges. Mittenwald is also the cradle of Violin making in Bavaria. We will visit a violin museum as well as taking the Karwendel cable car up the mountain with its stunning views. The tour ends at Fussen which is located on lake Forggensee and is set against the spectacular back drop of the Alps. The reclusive King Ludwig 11 built the beautiful chocolate box castle Schloss Neuschwanstein and we will ensure there is time to visit this fabulous building in its superb setting.

Day One – Monday 5th September
Welcome to DCC Kehl-Straßburg where our tour begins. This evening we will enjoy a group dinner to welcome all of our guests.

Day Two – Tuesday 6th September
Today we drive to our first site in Bavaria just outside Augsburg. This family run site has excellent facilities and transport links into Augsburg. There is a nearby supermarket. 184 Miles

Day Three – Wednesday 7th September
Mostly a free day however in the evening we will take a coach into Augsburg to enjoy an evening’s entertainment at the “Augsburg Beer Festival”. Dinner is included.

Day Four – Thursday 8th September
An excursion into Augsburg, where we will visit some of its major sites of interest. We will see the Cathedral and also visit the “Fuggerie”, Europe’s first social housing complex established in 1615. There will be free time for you to visit more of Augsburg’s cultural heritage.

Day Five – Friday 9th September
Today we are taken into Munich the capital of Bavaria. We will have an excursion around the city centre passing BMW’s HQ as well as the 1972 Olympic Stadium. We will take time out to visit the Nymphenburg Palace and also see the main square the “Marienplatz” and its famous “Glockenspiel” clock tower. After a group lunch you will be free to visit more of Munich’s famous sites prior to being taken back to our campsite in Augsburg.

Day Six – Saturday 10th September
Driving away from the urban cities of Augsburg and Munich we now travel into the clearer air of the mountains and into Berchtesgaden. 143 Miles

Day Seven – Sunday 11th September
A free day for you to visit the historic and picturesque town of Berchtesgaden. Alternatively you could visit the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine. You can enjoy a train and a raft ride through this fascinating underground world.

Day Eight – Monday 12th September
Today we will enjoy a guided visit to the famous “Eagles Nest”. In recent history, the name of Berchtesgaden is well known for more unfortunate reasons: the Nazi dictator of Germany, Adolf Hitler, had his summer getaway on the peak in a complex of buildings known as the Berghof at Obersalzberg. A house was built for him at the peak of the mountain above Obersalzberg and is known in German as the Kehlsteinhaus, and was dubbed “The Eagles Nest” by the occupying American forces after the war.

Day Nine – Tuesday 13th September
We move on to Mittenwald today famous for its beautiful mountains and gorges as well as being the home of violin making in Bavaria. This evening we will have dinner in the campsites traditional restaurant. 116 Miles

Day Ten – Wednesday 14th September
Today we will organise a bus into Mittenwald and then take the Karwendal cable car to the spectacular view point on the mountain top. Here will enjoy the wonderful views and have a light lunch before travelling back down into the village. Later we will visit the famous Geigenbau – Violin museum prior to taking the bus back to our campsite.

Day Eleven – Thursday 15th September
Mittenwald is situated very close to the border with Austria and the rugged Leutasch Gorge. We will take a bus to meet our guide and then enjoy an organised but gentle walk to view the rocks and clear waters of the romantic river.

Day Twelve – Friday 16th September
A short drive to our final destination of Fussen. Our campsite is within easy reach of this delightful town and is set against the spectacular back drop of the Alps. 49 Miles

Day Thirteen – Saturday 17th September
Today we visit the 19th century revival castle Schloss Neuschwanstein built by King Ludwig 11 on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen. We will return in time to enjoy our farewell dinner

Day Fourteen – Sunday 18th September
The tour ends this morning. You may make your way to Calais at your own pace or make use of your flexible ferry ticket to extend your stay. If the Tour Directors are returning to Calais you may accompany them by a route and timings of their choice. The Company’s liability ends this morning, and all subsequent costs incurred are your responsibility.


Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £0000



  • 13 Campsite nights with hook-ups
  • All transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • Entry fee’s as per the itinerary
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

      Excursions & Events

  • Guided tour of Augsburg
  • Tickets for the Augsburg Beer festival including dinner
  • Excursion to Munich
  • Excursion to the “Eagles Nest” Berchtesgaden
  • Excursion to Mittenwald including tickets for the Karwendal cable car
  • Entry to the Geigenbau – Violin museum
  • Guided walking tour of the Leutasch Gorge
  • Excursion to Hohenschwangau and entry to Schloss Neuschwanstein


  • Four Dinners with Wine
  • Two Lunches

This tour starts near Strasburg, but if you would like to travel on the outward journey with the Tour Directors, please book the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf


  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60 day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Two additional campsite nights with electric hook-up at Kent & France
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome


Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000