Discover some of Germany's greatest cities… explore the Romantic Road & other scenic byways of the German countryside past fairy-tale forests and medieval castles… and experience the Oberammergau Passion Play (2022) with the Tauck Difference!



Journey along the scenic Yellow Roads - such as the scenic Black Forest High Road and the fabled Romantic Road - through fairy-tale forests and past medieval castles... where timeless tales are told in storied towns such as Heidelberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Rothenburg and Berlin... explore the compelling history, varied landscapes and diverse cultural traditions personifying Germany today. And in 2022, we include Bavaria's once-in-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play... Experience, live and in person - from Tauck's best-available seating - the pageantry of Bavaria's famous Oberammergau Passion Play, only performed in the first year of each decade. Take a private cruise on the Rhine; dine at a romantic Black Forest pudelstein hut; take a private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden's Royal Palace, and enjoy special dinner atop the historic German Parliament building (Reichstag). Attend a cooking demonstration - or take a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum; enjoy a sparkling wine and lunch featuring horseless carriages, a choice of visits to select Berlin museums and more. From the Rhine River valley to the mountains of Bavaria, there is something exciting every day of this in-depth two-week trip that immerses you in Romantic Germany.

Journey along the scenic Yellow Roads - such as the scenic Black Forest High Road and the fabled Romantic Road - through fairy-tale forests and past medieval castles... where timeless tales are told in storied towns such as Heidelberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Dresden, Rothenburg and Berlin... explore the compelling history, varied landscapes and diverse cultural traditions personifying Germany today. And in 2022, we include Bavaria's once-in-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play... Experience, live and in person - from Tauck's best-available seating - the pageantry of Bavaria's famous Oberammergau Passion Play, only performed in the first year of each decade. Take a private cruise on the Rhine; dine at a romantic Black Forest pudelstein hut; take a private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden's Royal Palace, and enjoy special dinner atop the historic German Parliament building (Reichstag). Attend a cooking demonstration - or take a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum; enjoy a sparkling wine and lunch featuring horseless carriages, a choice of visits to select Berlin museums and more. From the Rhine River valley to the mountains of Bavaria, there is something exciting every day of this in-depth two-week trip that immerses you in Romantic Germany.

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Tauck's Oberammergau Passion Play experience, including a two-night stay in the Oberammergau region and best seating available at the Passionspiele.
  • Wine lunch, transported in style via old-timer Aaglander horseless carriages - the same ones used during the 2018 German Royal wedding
  • Special farewell reception in Berlin at a chic restaurant atop the German Bundestag, the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, overlooking the city
  • Dinner at a romantic 'pudelstein' hut in the heart of the Black Forest
  • A private tour of the New Green Vault in Dresden's Royal Palace

  • Call 1 (888) 828-8747 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16589668

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2022
    Duration
    14 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1FrankfurtArrive Frankfurt

    Tour begins at 6:00 PM, Hotel Villa Kennedy. A transfer is included from the Frankfurt Airport to the five-star Villa Kennedy, built around a Renaissance-style villa in downtown Frankfurt. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner.



    Lodging:

    Meals: D
    Day 2RudesheimCruise the Rhine River to Rudesheim

    Begin today's travels aboard a morning riverboat cruise on the Rhine from St. Goarshausen to Rudesheim. Glide past green hillsides and romantic castle ruins, and hear the legendary story of the Lorelei. Disembark in the wine town of Rudesheim for time at leisure; check out its famous Dros-sel-gasse, a cobblestone lane of half-timbered houses, wine taverns and cozy cafes. Return to Frankfurt, where you're free to explore on your own tonight; your hotel is in easy reach of the pubs, restaurants and nightlife of the Left Bank district.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Day 3HeidelbergMedieval Heidelberg to the Black Forest

    Travel along the Yellow Roads through typical villages of the agricultural region known as the Bergstrasse en route to the enchanting medieval town of Heidelberg, where a tour leads you to the ruins of its Gothic castle that was the inspiration of poets and painters. Enjoy some free time in town before continuing to your hotel, Traube Tonbach, the grande dame of Black Forest spa resorts. Dine at leisure in the hotel tonight.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, D
    Day 4BaiersbronnLuxury cars or cooking & Black Forest romance

    Choose between a self-guided tour of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - a treasure trove of historic cars and exhibits that trace the evolution of the legendary automaker - or an interactive cooking lesson at the hotel, with chefs who'll demonstrate the art of regional delicacies, from Maultaschen to Black Forest Cake. Enjoy time at leisure then join us for dinner at a romantic pudelstein hut in the Black Forest.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5OberammergauA castle in Meersburg en route to the Oberammergau region

    Drive the scenic Black Forest into the foothills of the Alps en route to a private visit and lunch at the Neus Schloss Meersburg (New Castle in Meersburg), a historic 18th-century former bishop's castle overlooking Lake Constance, now home to several museums. Continue on to the Oberammergau region in the Bavarian Alps for a two-night stay and tomorrow's once-in-a-lifetime performance of the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play; dine at your hotel tonight.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6OberammergauOberammergau & the Passion Play

    You're off to the village of Oberammergau this morning. Enjoy a walking tour with a local guide, followed by some free time to explore as you please; along with the Passion Play, the village is also renowned for its tradition of skilled woodcarving and the charming luftimalerei (frescoes) that decorate many homes, depicting scenes from Bavarian folktales. Early afternoon marks the beginning of one of Europe's most beloved and venerable traditions, the performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play (or Passionsspiele) depicting the story of the Passion of Christ. In the 1630's, as the plague raged throughout Europe, the people of Oberammergau vowed to perform a play about the life of Jesus Christ every ten years if they were spared from the epidemic... and they have kept their promise. The play begins early afternoon; following a dinner break, it continues into the evening. An English libretto is provided to enhance your enjoyment of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7MunichDiscoveries in Munich

    Depart the Oberammergau area after breakfast and head to the legendary city of Munich. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the Bavarian capital that includes the celebrated Maximilianstrasse, the 17th-century Residenz, and the old town hall. Explore more of Munich at your leisure this afternoon; this evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure at your historic hotel, the Bayerischer Hof.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8RothenburgRothenburg on the Romantic Road

    Today, you'll visit the medieval town of Rothenburg, on Germany's legendary Romantic Road. You'll have free time to explore on your own - sights include Rothenburg's renowned Gothic cathedral, charming cobblestone streets and gabled houses that have remained much the same over the centuries.Travel late this afternoon to the historically charming Franconian town of Bad Windsheim for the night.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 9DresdenHorseless carriages & on to Dresden

    Depart Rothenburg, and then travel in style aboard old-timer Aaglander cars - 'horseless carriages.' Pause for lunch, complete with sparkling wine, en route to Dresden. You'll stay in Dresden at an 18th-century palace, rebuilt in all its splendor as a luxury hotel, in the heart of the city's historic center.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10DresdenBaroque Art in the City of Dresden

    Your journey continues today with a guided sightseeing tour of the city of Dresden. Before World War II, Dresden was known as The Jewel Box for its magnificent art treasures and Baroque architecture. Heavily bombed during the war, much of the city's former glory has since been restored, including the Royal Palace, whose museum, dating back to the 1720s, displays some 4,000 works of art. Tauck's private tour through the New Green Vault takes in Renaissance and Classicist treasures, including jeweled gems of gold, silver, ivory and mother of pearl. The afternoon and evening are free to explore on your own.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Day 11BerlinDresden at leisure & on to Berlin

    Spend the morning as you please in Dresden, exploring the city's museums and enjoying lunch at leisure, then travel to Berlin for a three-night stay at a five-star hotel in the heart of the German capital, overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt Square in the city's historic Mitte district. Have dinner at leisure at your hotel this evening.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12BerlinA day well spent in Germany's capital city, Berlin

    Join our local guide for a tour of remarkable Berlin, capital of a reunified Germany. View the Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) and the Franzosischer Dom (French Cathedral); Unter den Linden Boulevard; Brandenburg Gate; the Reichstag; and Checkpoint Charlie, the controversial crossing point between the former East and West Berlins during the Cold War era. Explore more of this historic city on your own tonight.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Day 13BerlinYour choice of treasures in Berlin

    Set off for Berlin's Museumsinsel (Museum Island), not far from your hotel. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses five museums and priceless cultural treasures that will astonish even the most seasoned museum visitor! You have your choice of guided visits at several museums today; your pass includes an audio guide for the museums of your choice. Then join us for a Spree river cruise. Later, you'll have some time to explore more of Berlin as you like, perhaps sampling one of the locals' favorite foods, currywurst, a dish so tasty and emblematic of Berlin that there's a museum devoted to it. If you're curious to see a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, you might go to the East Side Gallery, a stretch of wall inventively painted by commissioned artists after reunification to commemorate that momentous occasion. Please join us this evening for a farewell reception at the hotel followed by dinner at the trendy rooftop restaurant atop the German Bundestag (the restored Parliament building)... the views are spectacular!



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, D
    Day 14BerlinJourney home

    Our tours of Germany end in Berlin. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Regent Berlin to Berlin-Tegel Airport. You should allow 3 hours for check-in at the airport.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    09/24/2022$7,990.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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