Medieval Germany isn't just a slice of history. It's alive, breathing an evocative atmosphere into cobbled villages and castles that cling to cliffs. From the royal fortresses of emperors to the fairytale icons of the Alps, discover all the glamor and allure of the medieval era, traveling in style across Germany. On this unique 14-day luxury tour of Germany, you will journey into its heart and soul, stay in castles and immerse yourself in the natural charms of bygone centuries.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Frankfurt airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Be transported back in time with the glamorous past of the architecture and the serenity of the whole place. Soak in the vibrant culture while drinking wonderful coffee in one of the numerous posh bistros. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.
Follow the River Rine and watch a vineyard carpet spread across the valley. View the remains of various castles stand unbowed on the hilltops and the millennium-old stone decaying and crumbling but refusing to relinquish its grip. Enjoy a wonderful lunch among the wines, which includes some classic dishes accompanied by a tasting menu that will help you relish the Rhine's delicate flavors. Grapes have been cultivated here for over six centuries. There is a finesse to the sensual white wines on offer.
Ascend to the Heidelberg Castle, which has been left in a strange state of semi-ruin as it looks down upon the forest-clad valley and the town. Experience the Renaissance's romance through the castle developed for pleasure rather than defense. Learn more about the turbulent history of Heidelberg through the sunset-colored sandstone that is blown in jagged chunks and the wings scattered across the forest. Descend back into the city for a day surrounded by red roofs and the half-timbered facades and red roofs of wine taverns, a place where ivy creeps up the medieval stone and stone bridge archways occupy the photographs.
Day 4: Discover Heilbronn
Travel across the undulating hills of Germany's backcountry, halting at Heilbronn to explore and dine. Learn more about the mystique and secrets of Germany's medieval past. Stroll through Heilbronn and enjoy lunch with a lovely view of the River Neckar. Then, wander beneath the medieval city gate of Rothenburg, through the narrow alleys past the sloped tiles, and onto rustic taverns from the medieval era. Every step is overlooked by the amazing church spires. Afterward, enjoy a traditional dinner of Franconian dishes and home-brewed beer.
Day 5: Heritage Rothenburg
Be transported back in history to the city of Rothenburg, which dates back to the 13th century. It was originally a customs house but has been hosting guests since 1488. Explore the rooms that are unique in style and size, furnished with antiques and cascading old charms. Stroll through the streets that look different in the light and take the random alleys to medieval taverns and boutique shops to absorb the timeless design of the Rothenburg era.
Day 6: Explore Nuremberg
Be enchanted by the sandstone silhouette of Nuremberg Castle, which dominates the panorama. It is an imperial showcase of power rising spherically above the town. It was enlarged by the kings who ruled Bavaria. Learn about its history, which dates back to the Roman Empire and has seen tales of religious crusades and the Nuremberg Trials. Be enticed into the Gothic churches, fortifications, stone, and gilded fountains of the old town near the castle. Then, visit the sublime Altmhltal Valley, which connects medieval villages with postcard-perfect architecture. Spend the night at a cliffside castle in Ahorntal.
Day 7: AncientAhorntal
Discover the history of the 800-year-old castle that crowns the heart of Franconian Switzerland and rises above the green paradise just like a charismatic sentinel. Explore the interiors reflecting the historic ambiance and contemporary luxury after its renovation. Wander along the pathways that lie beneath the iconic faade of the castle. Be transported back to the medieval times when you look at the imposing architecture and intricate designs of the castle.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wartburg Castle, which proudly overlooks a forested valley and Thuringia. The fortress symbolizes military power, but there is harmony in how it blends into the landscape and preserves an antiquity that covers many centuries. Discover rare artifacts in the castle museum and learn that Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German here. Retire for the night in a premium resort located within the World Heritage site grounds.
Day 9: Natural Thuringia
Today, have an early breakfast before your guide drives you in a private car. Explore the natural attractions in the forested valley surrounding the grounds of the Wartburg Castle. Spend a leisurely day here, amazed at all the pristine natural beauty that lies before you. Enjoy a lavish picnic on the lush green grounds before exploring the valley.
Day 10: Heading to Kriebstein Castle
Be immersed in the stories of knights radiated by the castle of Kriebstein, some from the depths of fiction and others with a Saxon flair that feels believable. Soak the atmosphere of this part myth and part medieval fortress that does not seem believable when crossing the moat and strolling beneath the bay turrets. Then, explore the Pillnitz Castle in Dresden, a royal place standing elegantly over the Elbe River. Retire for the night at your resort, which is within the grounds of the lush cultivated gardens of the castle.
Day 11: Royal Dresden
Explore the city of Dresden, which has risen from the ashes and rebuilt itself. At the same time, it maintains the architectural integrity of its Baroque past. Learn more about this city of nobility that was a place of grandeur and used to attract the finest designers in Central Europe. Soak in the views of murals that span hundreds of meters, the townhouses that arch beneath Baroque cathedral spires, and theatres surrounded by ornate sculptures.
Day 12: Iconic Neuschwanstein
Today, your guide will drive you in a private car to the foothills of the Alps, where you will spot the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle sitting on a perch. Travel up the hill in a mesmerizing horse-drawn carriage that will wind through the trees as the turrets look from above. Immerse yourself in a fictional world beneath the archway, which is replete with exuberant interiors and the flamboyance of King Ludwig II.
Day 13: Fairy-tale Neuschwanstein
Relax at the gentle base in the Alps with the castle of Neuschwanstein close by and numerous walking trails that take you through the toe foothills of the jagged mountains of this place. A leisurely stroll around to see the magnificent natural views. Be transported back in time by descending into the tiny villages that dot the valley. Be amazed by the serenity and regale in some lovely stories by the local people along with some delicious local food.
Day 14: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.