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Western Germany & The Black Forest

8 Days / 7 Nights

Munich, Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Frankfurt

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This one-week itinerary is your ticket to the charms of Western Germany. Your trip starts in Munich, the third-largest city in Germany. Known for its unique beer culture, beautiful Old Town, and lively neighborhoods, Munich will fascinate you. Next up is the spa town of Baden Baden for a pampering break before you resume your journey across Western Germany, eager to unveil the treasures of the Black Forest, Heidelberg, and Frankfurt, your last stop.

One of our team members in Germany will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best this country has to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon request, we will provide you with an eSIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (whom you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3- to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Munich, Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Frankfurt tour

2 Nights in Munich

2 Nights in Munich

3 days in Munich
3 days in Munich

2 Nights in Munich

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Munich

When you arrive in Munich, a driver will be waiting to meet you and will then bring you to your centrally located accommodation.

First Night, First Beers

Suggestion to explore on your own

When in Munich, drink as the locals do. Munich has certainly earned its title as “Beer Capital of the World,” so what could be a better activity for your first night than going to one of its famed beer halls, meeting locals, and hearing their stories? If you’re the teetotalling type or raucous beer halls aren’t your thing, you can take a nice walk down Neuhauser Strasse, followed by the Kaufingerstrasse, leading to the city’s most famous square, the Marienplatz, with its magnificent city hall, the Neues Rathaus.

First Night, First Beers

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Munich

Munich City Group Walking Tour

Munich City Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Munich has a lot to offer when it comes to history, culture, art and of course, beer. Explore this magnificent city during your walking tour and get involved in the daily life of the locals as well. During your tour, you will see the most important historical sights, the busiest streets, and the most amazing beer halls too, while learning about the rich history of the city.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Beautiful Machines

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you love cars, or just want to approach Munich from a different point of view, we recommend immersing yourself in all things BMW, with their campus in a suburb of the city featuring a museum, a car plant and BMW World. The museum offers a unique, interactive presentation of the history of the brand, with about 125 automobiles, motorcycles, and engines on display. BMW World is the grand location for car handover presentations and possibly the largest BMW showroom in the world, featuring their main brand as well as Rolls Royce and Mini cars and a marque memorabilia shop for true fans. Read all about the whole BMW experience here. We recommend taking the English-language tour which starts each day at 2 pm.

Beautiful Machines

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Baden-Baden by Train

Today, you will travel from Munich to Baden-Baden by train. We will organize a transfer to the train station and secure economy class tickets based on the departure time. If desired, an upgrade to first class is available for an additional fee. The train journey takes around 3.5 hours.

Baden Baden by Train

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Baden Baden by Private Transfer with a Stop in Stuttgart

Baden Baden by Private Transfer with a Stop in Stuttgart

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Munich

Bavarian Alps Private Hiking Tour
Moderate8 hours
Bavarian Beer Group Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Bavarian Food & Beer Private Tour
Light3 hours
Best of Munich and Haidhausen Private Tour
Light3 hours

2 Nights in Baden-Baden

2 Nights in Baden-Baden

3 days in Baden-Baden
3 days in Baden-Baden

2 Nights in Baden-Baden

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Baden-Baden

Upon your arrival at Baden-Baden Train Station, a driver will meet you and take you directly to your centrally located accommodation.

Baden Baden Private Walking Tour

Baden Baden Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Baden-Baden on this guided walking tour with our certified city guides and stroll through the elegant “Kurviertel” with its magnificent buildings like the Kurhaus/Casino, Theater and Trinkhalle (Pump Room). Furthermore, you will get to know the traditional "spa quarter" and the historic "Old Town" all the time being surrounded by the beautiful Black Forest everywhere you look.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Caracalla Spa Tickets

Caracalla Spa Tickets

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Caracalla Spa. This is a natural thermal bathhouse in a forested surrounding offering a variety of indoor & outdoor bathing options.


The Romans already discovered the healing power of the twelve thermal springs and built the first thermal baths in Baden-Baden 2,000 years ago. Today, the historic spa quarter (Bäderviertel) with its two thermal baths in the old town (Altstadt) is a well known attraction for many visitors From a depth of 2,000 metres, 800,000 litres of thermal water gush into the modern Caracalla Spa and the historic Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad every day, guaranteeing exclusive bathing pleasure and well-being for guests from all over the world.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : Full Day

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Baden-Baden

Black Forest Private Day Trip

Black Forest Day Trip from Baden Baden

Included in your vacation package price.

Take a day trip and discover the wonderfully quaint and picturesque Black Forest.

Starting in Baden-Baden with a short motorway drive to Offenburg, the tour then enters the Kinzig Valley where a short stop will be taken in Gengenbach with its rural tranquillity and quaint half-timber houses. The journey then continues to Wolfach to the famous Dorotheenhütte glass factory. Here you will be able to look over the shoulder of the glass blowers and visit the glass museum. The village of Gutach is next on the agenda and a visit to the Vogtsbauernhof (a historically reconstructed Black Forest village).
Lunch will be enjoyed here (payable) in the museum’s country inn followed by a tour of the open-air museum. The next stop is the village of Triberg for Germany`s highest waterfall and a visit to the House of the 1000 Cuckoo Clocks. The return journey to Baden-Baden is via Schramberg, Schiltach and Freudenstadt


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 - 8 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Heidelberg by Private Transfer

Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Baden-Baden and take you directly to lovely Heidelberg. The duration of the journey is about 1 hour

Heidelberg by Private Transfer
We also offer the following excursions in Baden-Baden

Black Forest Hike Private Tour
Strenuous3 hours

2 Nights in Heidelberg

2 Nights in Heidelberg

3 days in Heidelberg
3 days in Heidelberg

2 Nights in Heidelberg

An official UNESCO "City of Literature," Heidelberg is devoted to learning, home to Germany's oldest university, and one of Europe's most famous. If you can't study something at Heidelberg, it doesn't exist. But even if you're not there to join the students who make up 1/4 of Heidelberg's population, there's plenty to do. The massive hilltop Heidelberg Castle is at the top of your list, and the valley the castle sits within offers plenty of great places to take it in before you enter the castle itself. The Baroque Old Town is great for a stroll, with a stop or two in its cozy cafes along the way, as are its medieval university buildings. Many of Heidelberg's best views can be found from the Philosophers' Walk across the river from the city center, trod upon by centuries of thinkers.

An official UNESCO "City of Literature," Heidelberg is devoted to learning, home to Germany's oldest university, and one of Europe's most famous. If you can't study something at Heidelberg, it doesn't exist. But even if you're not there to join the students who make up 1/4 of Heidelberg's population, there's plenty to do. The massive hilltop Heidelberg Castle is at the top of your list, and the valley the castle sits within offers plenty of great places to take it in before you enter the castle itself. The Baroque Old Town is great for a stroll, with a stop or two in its cozy cafes along the way, as are its medieval university buildings. Many of Heidelberg's best views can be found from the Philosophers' Walk across the river from the city center, trod upon by centuries of thinkers.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Heidelberg

Upon your arrival in Heidelberg, a driver will bring you directly to your accommodations.

Heidelberg Old Town and Castle Private Tour

Heidelberg Old Town and Castle Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The oldest part of Heidelberg has far more to offer than just the Alte Brucke ("Old Bridge"), picturesque alleys, and views of one of Germany's most famous castles. In the Old Town, dreamy squares are linked like beads on a necklace, with people of all ages and from around the world meeting in the many small cafes and pubs, and enjoying the city's museums and theaters. Embark on a tour with a private guide, and really get to know Heidelberg.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Heidelberg

Grape Day Pfalz & Alsace Small Group Tour

Grape Day Pfalz & Alsace Small Group Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Did you think Germany was a country of beer? Wait until you taste some of the amazing local wines! This leisurely eight-hour trip takes you into the heart of wine country, where you'll learn more about German winemaking and also get to taste some delicious local products. There's no better way to get a first-hand countryside experience of the vibrant wine region and to taste some famous wines with an expert guide.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Frankfurt by Private Transfer

Today you will trade Heidelberg for Frankfurt, getting picked up from your hotel at your preferred departure time, and taken directly to your accommodations at the other end, a 75-minute ride.

We also offer the following excursions in Heidelberg

Heidelberg Sightseeing Group Cruise
Easy50 minutes
Private Night Watchman Walking Tour
Light1 Hour

1 Night in Frankfurt

1 Night in Frankfurt

2 days in Frankfurt
2 days in Frankfurt

1 Night in Frankfurt

The birthplace of German democracy, Frankfurt is now more famous for its bankers, and the skyscrapers they have funded. A hub from the very beginning (the name comes from a river ford used by the Franks who went on to conquer France), Frankfurt's airport offers flights to more destinations than any other, and you can seemingly take trains anywhere from here, too. This is one of Germany's most diverse cities, even when its famous trade shows aren't in town, yet next to the skyscrapers you'll find the restored old town that served as the brief capital of a democratic Germany during the failed 1848 revolutions, and remains a reminder of Frankfurt's time as one of the Holy Roman Empire's prime cities.

The birthplace of German democracy, Frankfurt is now more famous for its bankers, and the skyscrapers they have funded. A hub from the very beginning (the name comes from a river ford used by the Franks who went on to conquer France), Frankfurt's airport offers flights to more destinations than any other, and you can seemingly take trains anywhere from here, too. This is one of Germany's most diverse cities, even when its famous trade shows aren't in town, yet next to the skyscrapers you'll find the restored old town that served as the brief capital of a democratic Germany during the failed 1848 revolutions, and remains a reminder of Frankfurt's time as one of the Holy Roman Empire's prime cities.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Frankfurt

Upon your arrival in Frankfurt a driver will take you directly to your accommodation.

Frankfurt Private Walking Tour

Frankfurt Private Walking Tour

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Discover Frankfurt's famed highlights and hidden gems most tourists never find. From Frankfurt's beautiful old opera house, St. Paul's Church, and the stock exchange, through to the cathedral and the beautifully reconstructed new "Old Town," you will get a comprehensive overview of the city's architecture, history and culture. There is even the chance to sample one of the local markets and try the local apple juices, apple wine and white wines from the Rhine region.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

Based on your departure time, a driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Frankfurt airport.

We also offer the following excursions in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Group Walking Tour
Light4 hours
Grape Escape Rhine Valley Wine Tour Small Group Experience
Moderate8 hours
Heidelberg Private Day Trip
Moderate8 Hours
Rhine Valley Private Day Trip
Moderate8 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Munich

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Munich Airport Transfer
Munich City Group Walking Tour
Munich Train Station Transfer
Munich - Baden Baden Train

Baden-Baden

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Baden Baden Train Station Transfer
Baden Baden Private Walking Tour
Black Forest Day Trip from Baden Baden
Baden Baden - Heidelberg Private Transfer

Heidelberg

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Heidelberg Old Town and Castle Private Tour
Heidelberg - Frankfurt Private Transfer

Frankfurt

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Frankfurt Airport Transfer

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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