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BAFFOO TRAVEL & TOURS - Wine Tours of Southern Germany 2017

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The Region boasts over a quarter of all of the allocated gourmet stars in Germany with venues so diversified ranging from countryside castles to the gourmet restaurant located in the Stuttgart Airport. Not only gourmet tastes are pampered but a plethora of guest houses and restaurants in the cities, towns, villages and countryside make sure that every taste is catered for. Culture is written in capital letters here – museums, theatres, shows, exhibitions make this region a cultural highlight. Other highlights have to be the two huge beer festivals in the Spring and the Autumn, the elegant City Summer Festival, the Christmas markets, the Stuttgart Wine Festival, in fact there seems to be a festival somewhere around here every weekend...

VINES VALLEYS AND VILLAGES

Come and see the charm and truly unspoilt areas in and around the Neckar Valley with an abundance of vineries that produce some of the best wines of Germany. Not only vineyards but castles, historical sites, quaint towns and villages lie on our exciting route of discovery. We take a relaxed tour through the region with time for sightseeing, wine-tasting, visits and shopping.

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive at Stuttgart Airport or main train station, transfer to your hotel, check-in, then free time in order to acclimatise and freshen up. After a short orientation meeting with your tour leader you have free time to explore and shop in this vibrant City. Optional: evening tour – Stuttgart by night.

Day 2
After breakfast we board our bus for a sightseeing tour of the State Capital City of Stuttgart where you will see the major sights of the City and learn much of its history from our local tour guide. After lunch we move on to the Mercedes Museum for a visit to this fascinating homage to the auto industry, in Untertürkheim. Just outside Stuttgart. From here we head off through the vineyards into the next valley – The Remstal - where we enjoy some wine-tasting of the typical Remstal wines. The day is ended with a dinner at a nice local restaurant after which we head back to Stuttgart and our hotel with the rest of the evening free.

Day 3
Today we start off with a relaxing but fascinating cruise on the Neckar River viewing the vineyards and cliff formations along the way. Arriving at our destination of a well known winery we have a short guided tour through the vines followed by a vintner’s lunch and of course a wine-tasting. The bus takes us on a scenic tour through the Neckar Valley and its surrounds back to our hotel for overnight and evening free.

Day 4

Heading north we take the autobahn with majestic views of the wine-growing areas on both sides. We leave the autobahn at the charming spa town of Bad Mergentheim and proceed down the Tauber Valley with its quaint and picturesque towns and villages. Arriving at our destination of Wertheim and the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers we have time for sightseeing. In the afternoon we visit the Wertheim Village Outlet Factories for bargain shopping on designer labels. After shopping we proceed to our hotel for check-in followed by dinner at a typical local restaurant with a small tasting of the local Franconian wines of the area . Rest of the evening free.

Day 5

After breakfast we have a short sightseeing tour of the Franconian (Bavaria) Capitol City of Würzburg followed by lunch in a typical restaurant. Later we head back South towards the town of Heilbronn for a tour through one of the many vineyards of the area followed by wine tasting and overnight. Evening free.

Day 6

Leaving the Heilbronn area we follow the picturesque Neckar Valley with its steep terraced vineyards through the region of Kraichgau-Stromberg back onto the autobahn via Karlsruhe and down the Rhine Valley towards Baden Baden and the wine region of Baden. Here we have a short sightseeing tour of this affluent and beautiful City on the edge of The Black Forest with its famous casino. Check in to hotel and rest of evening free.

Day 7

Is spent exploring the area along the majestic River Rhine Valley and along the Badische Wine Route with our last wine-tasting of the sun-blessed wines of this Southernmost German wine producing area. Rest of the evening free for individual activities and overnight.

Day 8

After breakfast we board our motor coach for a spectacular drive through The Black Forest with its mountain streams, small villages with timbered houses, winding roads and unforgettably scenic views. Lunch on the way at a quaint local restaurant and then on our way back to Stuttgart and our trip back home.

Price: € 1200.00* per person

Single room supplement € 530.00

Includes:

Bus transportation in a modern tour bus equipped with toilet, the services of an English-speaking tour leader throughout the tour, local guides where described, wine-tasting and meals where listed, 7 nights accommodation in comfort hotels and guest houses (3-4 star) based on two people sharing a twin-bedded room and all sightseeing and entrance fees as described.

*Based on a minimum participation of 25 people


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