Southern Bavaria

11th June - 3rd July(22 nights)pdfdownload




Magnificent Scenery, Lakes, Castles & Bavarian Culture

Enjoy an extended 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, and the lavish Schloss Linderhof. Throughout the tour we have included visits to all three of Ludwig II Bavarian palaces so at the end you decide for yourself which really is the most spectacular.

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 – Tuesday 11th June
We meet at a campsite in Würzburg. This evening there is an informal Welcome Drinks Reception, an opportunity for everyone to get together for the first time.

Day Two – Wednesday 12th June
Our drive will take us along the Romantic Road to our next location, Harburg Castle, where we will stay overnight in their carpark. A guided visit of the Castle has been arranged for the afternoon and in the evening a group dinner in the Castle restaurant. 100 miles

Day Three – Thursday 13th June
Short drive today to our campsite on the outskirts of Augsburg where we stay for three nights. 40 miles

Day Four – Friday 14th June
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 – Saturday 15th June
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 – Sunday 16th June
Move on today to our next campsite at Inzell, on route we stop at Dachau Concentration Camp. Many of the buildings have now been turned into a museum and memorial to the 200,000 people who were interned here. 35 miles. Continue your journey to Inzell. 95 miles

Day Seven – Monday 17th June
Our excursion today is to lake Chiemsee, where we take a boat to Chiemsee Island for a visit of King Ludwick II Herrenchiemsee Palace. Lunch has been arranged and included for you today.

Day Eight – Tuesday 18th June
Free day to take in the wonderful views around the campsite. This evening we walk into the local village for a group dinner.

Day Nine – Wednesday 19th June
Very short drive to our next campsite in Berchtesgaden, so an opportunity to stop at the Salzbergwerk (Salt Mines) for a guided visit. Later we drive the remaining few miles to our campsite where we will stay for three nights. 25 miles

Day Ten – Thursday 20th June
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 Eleven – Friday 21st June
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 Twelve – Saturday 22nd June
Today we drive to the beautiful Alpine area of Mittenwald where we stay for four nights 120 miles

Day Thirteen – Sunday 23rd June
Our coach will today take us to Schloss Linderhof, set among magnificent mountain scenery and surrounded by forest this is for many the most appealing of King Ludwig’s castles.

Day Fourteen – Monday 24th June
Today we travel into Mittenwald to take the Karwendal cable car to the spectacular view point on the mountain top. You will have time to take in the wonderful views, enjoy a coffee or take lunch, before travelling back down in your own time to the village allowing you free time for shopping and a visit to the violin museum, later taking the bus back to the campsite.

Day Fifteen – Tuesday 25th June
Free day. Group evening dinner in the campsites own quality restaurant.

Day Sixteen – Wednesday 26th June
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. 55 miles

Day Seventeen – Thursday 27th June
Today we visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the third of Ludwig II palaces on the tour. There is also time for a scenic drive around the lake and an included relaxed restaurant lunch.

Day Eighteen – Friday 28th June
Free day – An opportunity to take the local bus from just outside our campsite into Füssen.

Day Nineteen – Saturday 29th June
We travel today to Bad Waldsee, home of Hymer motorhomes where we stay overnight in the Hymer Museum carpark. We have arranged for a guided tour of the Museum. 70 miles

Day Twenty – Sunday 30th June
We return to the Romantic Road as we travel to our final campsite in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, an opportunity to stop off at famous Donauwörth, Nördlingen or Dinkelsbühl on your travels. 125 miles

Day Twenty-one – Monday 1st July
Guided walk of Rothenburg this morning, followed by free time to explore this wonderful walled city at your own pace.

Day Twenty-two – Tuesday 2nd July
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 Twenty-three – Wednesday 3rd July
Our tour ends today

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £1695 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £2099

DEPOSIT £300

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 20 Campsite nights with electric hook-ups
  • 2 nights parking without facilities
  • 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 Map

Excursions, Events & Meals

  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Guided Tour of Harburg Castle
  • Dinner in Harburg Castle Restaurant, including wine
  • Excursion to Munich with Guide & Lunch included
  • Entry to Dachau
  • Excursion to Lake Chiemsee – Ferry, Lunch and Palace visit included
  • Inzell, Dinner in Local Restaurant, including wine
  • Salzbergwerk Salt Mines, Guided visit
  • Excursion to the Eagles Nest, including entry
  • Excursion to Lake Königssee with Lunch included
  • Excursion to Linderhof Palace including entry
  • Excursion to Mittenwald, including Cable-Car
  • Dinner in Campsite Restaurant, including wine
  • Excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle, Lunch and entry included
  • Guided Tour of the Hymer Museum
  • 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 60-day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Five additional campsite nights starting in Kent on Thursday 6th June followed by Belgium, Holland & two in Germany
  • Restaurant Dinner in Holland
  • 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 = £259 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £465