Germany Oberammergau

Day 1 – Home to Frankfurt
Our flight to Germany departs today.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy your comfortable jet aircraft.  A dinner and breakfast will be served during your trans-Atlantic flight.
Included Meals: Inflight Dinner & Breakfast

Day 2 – Frankfurt to Ruedesheim
Welcome to Deutschland!  Arrive in Frankfurt and meet your english speaking guide as we make our way to the famous  town of  Ruedesheim for a two nights at your lovely hotel located on the shores of the Rhine Rvier.  This evening experience the magnificent firework” Rhine in flames / Rhine aflame – night of the Lorelei rock” from the Rhine river onboard one of the 70 boats which  cruise on the Rhine River. Of course, enjoy great entertainment and dinner while cruising the beautiful Rhine River.
Included Meals: Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Krone Assmannshausen

Day 3 – Rudesheim
Today drive to nearby St. Goarshausen and be part of the yearly wine festival, with it’s vine dresser alcoves at the tower and on the market place (Marktplatz). Experience the “Rhine in Flames”  with it’s many fun and interesting booths set up on the Rhine River banks. Music groups play for dancing and food and drink lures us to  try some of the many good wines that the Rhine Region can offer. Return to your hotel for dinner and restful evening in lovely Rudesheim.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Rudesheim TO ROTHENBURG
Experience the famous Romantic Road of Germany today.  Drive to Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, for most, the quintessential town of the Romantic Road. Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber (literally, “the red castle on the Tauber”) is the kind of “gem like” medieval town, even Walt Disney might have thought too good to be true with gingerbread architecture galore and a wealth of fountains and flowers against a backdrop of towers and turrets.  Enjoy a walking tour of Rothenburg. Protected by its 13th and 14th century ramparts, the village commands the winding course of the Tauber River and is one of the oldest towns on the Romantic Road. The paved streets with their old signs wind their way through the medieval houses and fountains and suddenly plunge you into the atmosphere of the 16th century. Visit the St. James Church with its famous 16th century Reimenschneider altarpiece, known as the Altarpiece of the Holy Blood.  Just outside the church stands the Town Hall which was built in two periods. The gothic section with its gable topped by a belfry dates from the 14th century while the section facing the market square is done in Renaissance style. You will today have time to visit Kaethe Wohlfahrt’s shop in Herringasse. Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas village) is a wonderland of locally made toys and decorations and even in summer there are Christmas trees with brightly painted wood baubles. The rest of the day is free in Rothenburg.  R & J Tours has chosen the historic Hotel Eisenhut in the heart of Rothenburg.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Eisenhut

After breakfast, travel the Romantic Road. Pass Schillingsfuerst with its former royal palace of the princes of Hohenlohe, which can be seen from many miles away. Here the Romantic Road crosses the mountains of Frankenhoehe, the watershed between the romantic Woernitz and Tauber Rivers. Continue to Feuchtwangen, a tranquil village with the baroque Town Hall, spouting fountains and Collegiate Church on the market square. Pass the town of Dinkelsbuehl with its many towers, town walls and moat, mirrored dreamily in the green waters of the town moat. Every night a night watchman still goes his rounds.  Continue past the medieval town of Noerdlingen, a town still surveyed by a watchman from the top of the towers, encirceling the town along the perfectly preserved roofed parapet walks. The town of Harburg domiates the countryside with its overlooking fortress. The fortress was never captured and never destroyed and houses today are an outstanding art museum. The Romantic Road now crosses the foothills of the Jura mountains and reaches the Danube River. Pass the former free Imperial town of Donauwoerth with a history dating back about 1,000 years. Arrive in Augsburg, the oldest city on the Romantic Road, with a history dating back 2000 years. See the main street, Maximilianstrasse, with its beautiful Renaissance fountains, monumental Imperial city Town Hall, and the Perlach Tower. Then continue further to Munich for the evening. 
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Martim

A guided tour of Munich includes a ride along Leopoldstrasse, the main street, into the Schwabing Quarter. The many terrace cafes and nightclubs contribute to the excitement that makes this one of the top entertainment centers in Germany. Pass Oberwiesenfeld with its Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1972 Summer Olympics.  Visit  to the famous Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the Bavarian rulers. Italian and Bavarian artists worked for nearly 100 years to complete this summer residence of the Electors.  The magnificent carriages of the Marstall Museum and the Noble Halls of the palace make Nymphenburg one of the city`s top attractions. Continue to the center of the city and the gothic Old Town Hall with its stepped gables crowned by bell turrets. Here we will also see the New Town Hall with its famous carillon (Glockenspiel), the largest in Germany. Later drive among the Bavarian Alps to Neuschwanstein, one of the fairytale castles built by Mad King Ludwig II and was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. With its turrets and mock-medievalism, its interior styles ranging from Byzantine through Romanesque to Gothic, the castle is a real fairy-tale fantasy come true. Arrive in the little town of Oberammergau at the wooded foothills of the Ammergau Alps. As you stroll through the wonderful preserved old town, discover the many painted houses with facades depicting various biblical scenes. The town’s craftsmen are renowned for their skillful and intricate woodcarving. Visit a wood carver and witness how a rough piece of wood is transformed into an unique work of art. There will be time to browse through the shops and you may purchase one of the masterpieces as a memory of your trip. Oberammergau is also famous for its Passion Play which is performed every ten years.   The people of the village vowed to give a presentation of the Passion of Christ every ten years after a terrible plague epidemic in 1633 miraculously stopped just short of Oberammergau. The inhabitants of the town are the amateur actors of the play and it is always a great honor to be chosen to perform.  Enjoy a restful evening.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel in Oberammergau Area

Day 7 – Oberammergau “Passion Play 2010”
The morning is free and at leisure.  As you stroll through the wonderful preserved old town, discover the many painted houses with facades depicting various biblical scenes. Perhaps visit a wood carver and witness how a rough piece of wood is transformed into a unique work of art. There will be time to browse through the shops and you may purchase one of the masterpieces as a memory of your trip. Enjoy lunch before attending the Passion Play starting at 2:30pm, which is performed every ten years. The people of the village vowed to give a presentation of the Passion of Christ every ten years after a terrible plague epidemic in 1633 miraculously stopped just short of Oberammergau. The inhabitants of the town are the amateur actors of the play and it is always a great honor to be chosen to perform an impressive performance lasting the whole day. Enjoy dinner before the evening performance starts.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day  8 – Oberammergau to Lucerne
Visit near-by Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol and site of winter Olympics, set against the backdrop of the Alps.  Take a brief walking tour on Maria-Theresien-Strasse and see the famed Golden Roof.  During time on your own in Innsbruck, perhaps indulge in a Sacher-Torte at Café Sacher, shop at the Svarovski Haus, or visit the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, considered one of the best in Europe.  In the afternoon drive across the border between Austria and  proceed through glorious alpine scenery continues to greet us as we continue through Germany and  Austria to the small principality of Liechtenstein.  We will make a brief stop in the capital of Vaduz before continuing into wonderful Switzerland.  It soon becomes apparent why everyone loves Switzerland.  Arrive in Lucerne. and tonight you’ll be entertained by traditional Swiss music, alpine horns, and Swiss dinner specialties at the famous Stadtkeller in the heart of the Old Town.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Astoria
View the Kapell Bridge, a 14th century wooden bridge beautifully decorated with murals.  On the riverbanks see many patrician houses lining cobble-stoned streets and tiny squares with pretty fountains.  Visit the Cathedral and continue to the famous Lion Monument in honor of the Swiss Guard of Louis XVI. The Golden Roundtrip to Mt Pilatus today is another highlight of our trip.  Depart Lucerne in a paddle-wheel steamer for the 90-minute journey on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad; then ascend to Pilatus Kulm on the highest cog-wheel railway in Europe. On a clear day the top of Mt. Pilatus offers sweeping views over the mountains all the way to Italy.  On cloudy days the view is even more dramatic, as mountain peaks protrude from the clouds. Perhaps have a bite to eat at one of the restaurants before descending by the cable car and gondola to Lucerne.  The rest of afternoon free – perhaps visit the Swiss Transport Museum, sample a Lucerne truffle, or browse the shops in the pedestrian area. This evening enjoy a dinner cruise on board  on a lake steamer.  
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leave Lucerne and drive to Basel, a  2000 year old town founded by the Romans. Enter the old town near “Spalentor”, an old gateway of the former fortress, and cross Market Square to see the 16th century Town Hall. Stroll down Freie Strasse and see Basel’s landmark – the Cathedral – rising in the distance. After being severely damaged in 1356, this 9th century building was reconstructed in the Gothic style with five remarkable naves. Journey to Freiburg Germany, located in a valley with the Black Forest highlands to the east and the Kaiserstuhl Highlands to the west. Enjoy your tour of Freiburg, founded in the 12th century and home of a 600 year old university. Drive the city center past  the famous Cathedral. Weave your way through the lovely highlands of the Black Forest  to Titisee, serenely nestled at the northeastern end of Lake Titisee. The dark wooded mountains and the tiny lake give the town an air of blissful tranquility. The typical Black Forest homes with their huge barns complete this romantic picture of domestic charm. The Titisee is a rare jewel among lakes in the Black Forest’s lake land and Forest. Visit a local cuckoo clock factory and local bakery to taste the famous Black Forrest Cake.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Maritim Hotel Tittisee

Continue to the southern Black  Forest and  further to Heidelberg,  home of the “Student Prince”. It is the oldest university town in Germany and the heart of German Romantic Literature.You will visit the Castle and the Old Town.  Among other things we’ll see the unique Student Jail and University   Library, the Old Bridge, and the Church of the Holy Spirit.. The rest of the day is free in Heidelberg. Farewell Dinner at local favorite restaurant in Heidelberg
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Heidelberg Hotel

Today we make our way to the Frankfurt Airport for flight back to the United States with memories of a great trip to Germany!
Included Meals: Breakfast, Inflight Meals

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $5,274
Single: $5,974
Quad: $340

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Price Includes

Double:  $5,274
Single: $5,974

Double:  $305

Prices Include: 22  meals, Activities as stated.

Price does NOT Include: The above price now includes airfare.
Roundtrip Airfare price of ($975 included) & all taxes & surcharges.

Deposit due: $500 deposit due per person, full payment due 90 days prior to departure

Travel Bucks: $60 per person towards future trips with R & J Tours


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Tour Highlights

Witness the world-renowned Oberammergau Passion Play,
whose origins date back to 1634, the charming Bavarian
village of Oberammergqu
Romantic Road Sightseeing including a stay at the historic
Einsenhut Inn in the heart of Rothenburg
Visit Munich with a visit to the Oktoberfest Hofbrauhaus and
Nymphenburg Palace
2 Nights in Lucerne on the Waterfront
The “Golden Roundtrip” to Mount Pilatus
Rhine in Flames Night River Cruise
Awake to a full breakfast each Morning
Dinner at Oktoberfest Hofbrauhaus the world’s most famous
beer hall
Dinner Cruise on Lake Lucerne
Black Forest Restaurant Dinner Experience
Rhine in Flames dinner & cruise

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