Bavaria in Detail
- 10 Days
- From £1,179
- Walled city of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road, with a stop in historic Wurzburg to break the journey
- Historical Nuremberg with its medieval Old Town
- UNESCO World Heritage listed Bamberg
- Use Bavarian capital Munich to explore, with day trips to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in the foothills of the Alps
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- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 9 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Day trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
- 2-day Bavaria-Ticket to explore around Nuremberg
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Leave London St Pancras in the late morning and take the Eurostar to Brussels Midi. Here, connect onto a service to Wurzburg in northern Bavaria, via Frankfurt. On arrival, check in at the Dorint Hotel Wurzburg (or similar), where you will have an overnight stay.
Dating back to the Bronze Age, Wurzburg has a huge amount to offer in terms of history and culture. You’ll arrive in time for an evening meal in the old town.
Your ticket to Rothenburg is flexible so you can travel on any train. Why not spend the morning discovering more of historic Wurzburg? The UNESCO World Heritage listed Wurzburger Residenz is well worth a visit.
Your train journey takes you via Steinach into the heart of the charming medieval town of Rothenburg. Here, check in at the Eisenhut Hotel (or similar), right in the historical centre, for a 2-night stay.
Take time to wander through the charming small lanes and cobbled squares that wind between medieval and renaissance buildings. Visit the stunning Rathaus (Town Hall) with its 60-metre tower, from which you can obtain a panoramic view across the city and surrounding countryside.
It’s also worth taking a walk along what remains of the medieval city wall. The 1.5 mile walkway offers spectacular city views.
Take the train via Steinach and Ansbach through the rolling hills of Bavaria to the historical city of Nuremberg, where you will stay for 3 nights. Check in to the Victoria Hotel (or similar), within easy walking distance of all Nuremberg has to offer.
Nuremberg is a historic city in Bavaria, famous for its stunning medieval Old Town and more recently, for the significant part it played both during and immediately after World War II.
Use your Bayern-Ticket (Bavarian regional railpass) to travel wherever you like in the state of Bavaria. We recommend visits to the walled city of Bamberg (30 minutes), the cultural hub of Bayreuth (50 minutes), or the beautiful medieval city of Regensburg (1 hour).
The beauty of these regional tickets is that you don’t need to plan in advance. Just go wherever takes your fancy on the day.
Take a sleek, modern German ICE train that covers the 105-mile journey from Bavaria’s second city to the regional capital in one hour.
Check in for 3 nights at the convenient Courtyard by Marriott Munich City Centre (or similar), just a 5-minute walk from the station.
You have a full day in Bavarian capital Munich to discover this fascinating city. Perhaps wander around the Old Town area of the city and have a drink in one of the famous brewhouses or pay a visit to one of two imposing Baroque palaces located just outside the city. Science fans will love the Deutsches Museum, the largest science museum in the world, and also one of the oldest.
On your second day, enjoy a day trip to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein – the inspiration for Disney’s castle and the Linderhof Palace. This is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. Your tour does not include entrance to the castles, but you have ‘skip-the-line’ access to tickets or can simply enjoy walking around the castle grounds.
Depart Munich and head north to Frankfurt, where you connect with the international service to Brussels. On arrival, check in for your Eurostar journey back through the Channel Tunnel to the UK.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Why not break your journey home? Take a memorable ride through the scenic Rhine Gorge route (pictured) on the way back, and stop for a night in the cathedral city of Cologne.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
The modern Dorint Hotel Wurzburg is located within walking distance of the main station and the historic centre of the city. The property has complimentary Wi-Fi internet access throughout and there is also a spa area and indoor swimming pool. It’s possible to dine outside at the hotel’s restaurant during the summer months.
A hearty Bavarian welcome awaits at this traditional 4-star property in the heart of the medieval centre. This family-run hotel has 78 cosy and comfortable rooms across 4 floors.
There is also a renowned restaurant, which attracts residents and locals alike.
Set in an attractive 1896 building, this stylish, independent hotel sits opposite Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof rail station and within the city’s historic quarter. The cosy rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and the hotel boasts an Italian terrace cafe and a bar.
Conveniently situated just 5 minutes’ walk from Munich’s main station and 10 minutes’ walk from the historical centre, the Courtyard by Marriott Munich City Centre offers comfortable, convenient accommodation with modern interiors. In-house dining is available at the Oleo Pazzo, a Mediterranean bistro.
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Nuremberg’s finest property is ideally positioned opposite the main railway station and within easy walking distance of the charming Old Town, St Lorenz Church and the Kaiserburg Castle.
Bedrooms are immaculately presented and make for an ideal Bavarian sojourn.
Built into the southern wing of the railway station, this superb French-style property is amongst Munich’s best hotels. Relax in your spacious bedroom or in the heavenly spa and swimming pool. Enjoy a full, varied breakfast in the hotel’s fabulous restaurant.