Places Covered: Frankfurt
Duration: 5 Nights & 6 Days Package
Tour Cost: See Below
Frankfurt/ main - Baden - Baden ( Black Forest)
Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and proceed to the railway station to board the train to Baden-Baden, an international thermal spa resort town that has dazzled spa lovers from the Middle Ages. Nestled at the foothills of the scenic Black Forest, the town offers a perfect setting for a leisurely holiday with numerous spa baths complemented by an equally diverse array of outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, golf and tennis.
Enjoy a relaxing walk and discover beautiful Baden-Baden by foot, visiting main sights such as 'Festspielhaus', the second largest opera and concert hall in Europe; Kurhaus, a one-stop shop for a delightful evening with exemplary shopping, entertainment, scenic gardens and fine dining establishments set within one complex; and the Baden-Baden Casino, where you can win fortunes or simply satisfy yourself with a tour of Germany's oldest and the world's most beautiful casinos.
Overnight in Baden-Baden
Rust - Europa Park - Lake Titisee
Today after breakfast, we will proceed to the Baden-Baden Railway Station and board the train to our next destination. We have two options - we can either enjoy a fantastic day at Europa Park, Germany's biggest theme park or we can enjoy a nature break with an excursion to Lake Titisee. Option 1: Board the train to Europa Park for a fantastic day of fun and entertainment. The biggest theme park of Germany and the largest seasonal theme park in the world, Europa Park delights with over 100 attractions and shows, 11 roller coasters and as many as 13 wings themed on different European nations.
Overnight in one of Europa Park's Four-Star luxury hotels Option 2: Alternatively, board the train from Baden-Baden to Lake Titisee, a lake that was formed from the melting of a glacier close to the Ice Age. Nestled amidst the dense groves of the Black Forest, Late Titisee offers a scenic backdrop for a wide array of outdoor recreational activities. Enjoy a cruise down the lake. You can also opt to sail down the lake or enjoy a swim. Prefer to stay on firm dry ground? Then, enjoy the scenic surroundings nevertheless with a stroll or hike down the waterfront. The boat trip is followed by a coffee break with Original Black Forest Cake (available only from March until October).
Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Titisee.
Today, after breakfast, we will proceed to our next destination - Constance. Explore the old town of Constance and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Lake City. Important sights include the Marina, where a 30ft (approximate) statue of a prostitute, a historic character who often found mention in HonorŽ de Balzac's short stories greets you. Also visit Niederburg, the oldest part of town, which houses several architectural landmarks including the Cathedral, which originated as a Basilica in the 11th Century and was gradually expanded over the centuries. A major highlight of this tour is the excursion by boat to Mainau Island, a garden island on Lake Constance that serves as a model of excellent environmental practices. Its scenic landscape with thousands of colourful blooms across the gardens, in the greenhouse, outside the castle and the castle church continue to fascinate visitors from across the world. The Mainau Castle and Church are attractions in themselves. Boat trip to Mainau Island (included). After the excursion, return to Constance for overnight stay.
Overnight in Constance.
Constance - Metzingen - Stuttgart
Today, after breakfast, we will board the train to the Outlet City Metzingen, our next destination. An extravagant shopping experience awaits you here. Shop for the biggest brands at costs about 30-70% lower than the actual price. The biggest brands of the fashion world including Ralf Lauren, Hugo Boss, Nike, Escada, Levi's, Pepe Jeans and Tommy Hilfiger have their factory outlets here and lend Metzingen its title 'Outlet City' Metzingen. Shop till you drop. Later, we will board the train to Stuttgart.
Overnight in Stuttgart.
Today, after breakfast, we will embark on an exploratory Hop-on Hop-off tour of Stuttgart. Opt for either of the two routes - the Red Route or the Blue Route. The Blue Route includes stops at the Mercedes Benz World, a newly-opened museum that gives you a whirlwind tour of the Mercedes Empire through the ages; Wilhelma, the only zoological botanical garden in Europe; the 'Schweine Museum', a museum devoted entirely to pigs and the largest Pig Museum in the world; or Weissenhofsiedlung, a collection of 21 new architectural style houses for the modern urbanite built as a part of the exhibition Die Wohnung (the Flat) in 1927.
The Red Route takes you to the Rack Railway, Television Tower and State Ministry. One can also visit the Porsche Museum (is not included in the tour but it is easy to reach by public transport; payable on spot). Afterwards, return to the city centre by public transport (not included) and enjoy shopping at Königstraße (one of Germany's longest pedestrian zones and home to the city's main shopping precinct), especially the Breuninger flagship store, through which a part of the Königstraße passes.
Overnight in Stuttgart.
Today is the last day of our tour.
After a hearty breakfast, head to the airport unassisted to board your flight back home or on to your next destination.