About the tour: Fairy Tale Castles of Bavaria, the Rhine Valley & Black Forest

Enjoy a drive along the ‘Romantic Road’, visit the picture-perfect Rhine Valley, and see wonderful fairy tale castles, on this spectacular tour to Germany. Included is a visit to Rüdesheim with its lively Drosselgasse, travel along the river Rhine and marvel at the medieval castles and vineyards, the famous Loreley Rock, Boppard with its splendid Rhine promenade and St. Goar. The highlight of the tour is a visit to King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle, which featured in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. You will also get the opportunity to visit Herrenchiemsee, located on an island in the Chiemsee Lake, the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee and spend time in the Black Forest in the charming towns of Triberg, and Freudenstadt. Whilst on holiday be sure to try the local cuisine and indulge in some Bavarian Bratwurst.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria

9 days from £879 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    We continue our journey into Germany and the Rhine Valley to the ever-popular ‘wine town’ of Rudesheim. Home to the vibrant ‘Drosselgasse’, a narrow alley lined with restaurants, shops and bars, many playing traditional Rhineland music and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer. Why not join our optional ‘Exploring Rudesheim’ excursion. We travel by road train to the cellars of Adolf Störzel where there will be the chance to sample some of the local produce. From here we continue to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, where you can see one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments. Your guide will tell you about the various instruments and you will have the chance to listen to many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes. We continue to our hotel where we stay for the next two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rudesheim
    Rudesheim

    Included highlights

    • Rudesheim

    Optional highlights

    • ‘Exploring Rudesheim’

    Marvel at the beautiful scenery of the Rhine Valley on today’s included excursion. We visit Boppard with its splendid Rhine promenade and St. Goar, home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock. During the day there will be the chance to join an optional cruise along the Rhine gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine clad slopes and is a perfect way to view the splendour of the Rhine. The cruise will last for approximately 2 ½ hours during which time you will be served lunch on board.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rhine Valley
    Rhine Valley

    Included highlights

    • Rhine Valley

    Optional highlights

    • Rhine Cruise

    Leaving the Rhine Valley we travel along the scenic ‘Romantic Road’ visiting the charming medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then on to Reutte in Austria for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Included highlights

    • Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Today we visit the village of Hohenschwangau and King Ludwig II’s famous Neuschwanstein castle (entrance included). Built in the 19th century, the fairytale castle is dramatically perched on a hilltop. King Ludwig encouraged plans for this German gothic castle but unfortunately died before the end of its construction. The panoramic views from each side of the castle are truly breathtaking. (During the tour of Neuschwanstein castle you will be required to climb 165 steps and descend 181). This afternoon we travel to Linderhof Castle, the smallest of King Ludwig’s Palaces. Here you can see inside the castle on our included guided tour or simply visit the Palaces beautiful grounds.

    Please note: Due to urgently required restoration work taking place in the Linderhof palace park, visitors may experience some noise disruption from construction machinery.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Neuschwanstein Castle
    Neuschwanstein Castle

    Included highlights

    • Neuschwanstein Castle
    • Linderhof Palace

    Today’s optional excursion takes us to Chiemsee, Bavaria’s largest lake, also known as ‘the Bavarian Sea’. We take a boat from the first class spa resort of Prien over to Herreninsel and to Herrenchiemsee, the largest and most expensive castle built by King Ludwig II. In 1873 Ludwig acquired Herreninsel as the location for his Royal Palace but the actual building work didn’t start until 1878. From plans drawn by Georg Dollmann the palace was built as a ‘Temple of Versailles’ for King Louis XIV of France whom the King greatly admired. Unfortunately Ludwig never saw his Royal Palace finished and after his death in 1886 only the sections along the main axis with their famous fountains and waterworks were complete. Nowadays a visit to the most famous part of the palace is the 98-meter long “Hall of Mirrors“ and a visit to the royal bedchamber, in which no one ever slept, is also a must.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Chiemsee
    Lake Chiemsee

    Optional highlights

    • Lake Chiemsee

    We head west for an overnight stay in the Black Forest, spending time en route in the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Titisee
    Lake Titisee

    Included highlights

    • Lake Titisee

    We journey through more of the delightful Black Forest, where traditional timbered buildings blend into the beautiful rolling landscape of wooded hills and green meadows, spending time in the charming town of Triberg, and later Freudenstadt. Continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Black Forest Scenic Drive
    Black Forest Scenic Drive

    Included highlights

    • Black Forest Scenic Drive

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (9 days).

    Fairy Tale Castles of Bavaria, the Rhine Valley & Black Forest 9 days from £879pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for two nights at a 3 or 4-star hotel such as the Hotel Alte Bauernschänke or the Zwei Mohren in charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley. 

    You will then stay for three nights at the recently refurbished 4-star Hotel Zum Mohren in Reutte. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, lift and an indoor pool.  

    Our overnight stay in the Black Forest will be in a 3-star standard hotel, and in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

    Zum Mohren

    Untermarkt 26 , A-6600 Reutte,

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 7 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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