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8th - 23rd September 2024(16 nights)pdfdownload

 





Magnificent Scenery, Lakes, Castles & Bavarian Culture

Enjoy a relaxed tour of beautiful Bavaria; travelling through magnificent countryside being captivated by Castles and country Palaces, including Schloss Neuschwanstein with its fairy-tale turrets of King Ludwig II.

Berchtesgadener, protruding into Austria whilst still in Germany, is one of the most beautiful regions in the whole of Europe. Here we visit the Salzberwerk (Salt Mines), Lake Königssee (Kings Lake) and the Eagles Nest – perched at 1,834m this was given by Martin Bormann to Adolf Hitler for his 50th birthday.

Along the way there is time to visit the many interesting villages of the famous “Romantic Road” as we travel towards Munich for a visit to the city and capital of Bavaria.

Our final destination for the tour is wonderful Rothenburg ob der Tauber; origins here go back to the 12th century and little has changed to today, with its city walls surrounding Gothic cathedrals and an array of gabled houses it’s just perfect for a guided wander.

Day One – Sunday 8th September
We meet at a campsite on the river Main, near to Wurzburg. Later today, an opportunity to meet everyone on the tour whilst enjoying a group get together, as the Tour Directors host welcome drinks at their motorhome.

Day Two – Monday 9th September
Würzburg is a city known for its lavish baroque and rococo architecture, particularly the 18th-century Residenz Palace. This morning we will join our coach and guide to see the Old Town of Würzburg, including a visit to the Residenz Palace. A group lunch is included in the city.

Day Three – Tuesday 10th September
Our drive today takes use to our campsite on the outskirts of Augsburg where we stay for three nights. 150 miles

Day Four – Wednesday 11th September
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is our destination today, we will be collected from the campsite by coach and taken to Munich where we will meet our guide for a tour around the city. Our tour will end in the centre where lunch has been arranged in a city restaurant, followed by some free time before returning to the campsite later in the day.

Day Five – Thursday 12th September
A free day and maybe time to relax, sit by the lake or take a swim. Alternatively use the excellent public transport link from outside our campsite for a visit to Augsburg.

Day Six – Friday 13th September
Before our next campsite, you may wish to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, entry is free. 35 miles en route

Continue your journey to the campsite which is terraced and on the edge of the Berchtesgaden National Park with a direct view of the Watzmann, our stay will be for five nights. 110 miles

Day Seven – Saturday 14th September
A visit to the Salzbergwerk (Salt Mines) for a guided tour. Dating back to 1517 the year of the birth of the salt mine in Berchtesgaden. Please note that this is a 45 min walk from the campsite.

Day Eight – Sunday 15th September
Standing on the summit of Kehlstein, the Eagles Nest (Adlerhorst) is our destination. The approach to the building is a true engineering masterpiece; firstly, the scenic private mountain road and then the special brass lift cutting through the rock to the very top.

Day Nine – Monday 16th September
Today’s excursion takes us to Lake Königssee (Kings Lake) and Germany’s highest at some 600m above sea level. Lunch is included in a local restaurant.

Day Ten – Tuesday 17th September
Free day, time to relax and take in the wonderful setting around the camping area.

Day Eleven – Wednesday 18th September
Drive today to the area of Füssen where we will stay for three nights. En route visit The Wieskirche (Church in the Meadow) a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies in the middle of gentle undulating countryside. 140 miles

Day Twelve – Thursday 19th September
Today we visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of Ludwig II palaces. There is also time for a scenic drive around the lake and an included relaxed restaurant lunch.

Day Thirteen – Friday 20th September
Free day – An opportunity to take the local bus from just outside our campsite into Füssen

Day Fourteen – Saturday 21st September
We start to travel north to our final campsite in Rothenburg ob der Tauber where we will stay for three nights. 155 miles

Day Fifteen – Sunday 22nd September
Guided walk of Rothenburg this morning, followed by free time to explore this wonderful walled city at your own pace.

Day Sixteen – Monday 23rd September
Free day to relax at our campsite surrounded by Bavarian hills or to return to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This evening we have our Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant.

Day Seventeen – Tuesday 24th September
Our tour ends this morning. You may make your own way back to the UK, or if the Tour Directors are returning to the UK you may travel back with them, at your own cost.

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £1599 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £2249

DEPOSIT £350

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 16 Campsite nights with electric hook-ups
  • All transfers required for Excursions/Events as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome
  • Michelin Regional Map

Excursions, Events & Meals

  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Excursion to Wurzburg with Guide, including Lunch
  • Excursion to Munich with Guide & Lunch included
  • Entry to Salzbergwerk Salt Mines with Guided visit
  • Excursion to the Eagles Nest, including entry
  • Excursion to Lake Königssee with Lunch included
  • Excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, Lunch and entry included
  • Guided Walking Tour of Rothenburg
  • Farewell Dinner, including wine

This tour starts in Würzburg, Germany, but if you would like to travel on the outward journey at the same time as the Tour Directors, please books the optional tour package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf

OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with a Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Four additional campsite nights starting in Kent on Wednesday 4th September followed by Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany
  • Restaurant Dinner in Luxembourg Campsite
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes & GPS co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £389 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £629