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Germany’s Romantic Road

Franconia’s Best Sights & Wines

Journey with RTT to the most romantic region of Germany, filled with picturesque vineyards, medieval towns lined with half -timbered houses and cobblestone streets, each with their own ancient tales to tell. Today we will combine sightseeing with an epicurean adventure that explores Franconia’s best wines and culinary offerings for an all-inclusive day of delight!

Würzburg, once home to 10,000 US soldiers and their families, will be our first destination along the Romantic Road. At every turn, this city beams with artful treasures, witness to an eventful history.  We will visit the historic market square that is centered around the gothic chapel of St. Mary’s and the Cathedral Neumünster that is shelter to the tomb of the famous Minstrel Walter von der Vogelweide.   Our final stop will be the medieval bridge at the massive Marienberg Fortress where there is free time to explore and take in the amazing view before we say goodbye to Würzburg and hello to wine country!

Our next stop takes us to the heart of one of Germany’s most beautiful wine regions where we visit a popular traditional wine maker.  It is here that we will learn about the Franconian wine growing secrets and the mineral rich soil that gives these wines their rich taste and unique character.  An in-depth wine tasting paired with a traditional Vesper plate (meat & cheese board) provides the perfect opportunity to sample these delicious wines!

After a visit to the wine cellars and some time to shop for your private wine collection, we travel even further along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. It is now time to satisfy your sweet tooth and where better to do that as in Rothenburg with a serving of the famous “Schneeballen” (Snowballs). The name is derived from the round ball like shape and the traditional decoration of white confectioner’s sugar. The Ballen (ball) is made from short crust pastry and glazed in different flavors.   We invite you to enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historical city, stroll along the cobblestone streets and explore the small stores. 

We gather again before dusk for the grand finale of the trip where we join Rothenburg’s famous Night-Watchman.  Hear the fascinatingly dark tales of the life in Rothenburg’s middle ages, when thieves, drunks and shade loving ragtag raised havoc and mischief within the city walls.  During this immersive adventure, learn all about how this unsung medieval hero protected the townsfolk during his nightly rounds.

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  • First Come First Serve
  • Tickets sales limited to 40 passengers (80% capacity)
  • No children under the age of 6 permitted
  • Book by PHONE ONLY
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  • Reservations accepted only on the following days:
    • Tuesday 28 Jul - Friday 31 Jul Close of Business
  • Covid-19: Tour is operated in accordance with ordinance #10 State Rhineland Pfalz.  See additional travel restrictions and procedures that apply to this trip at bottom of page.

Booking Details


  • Є99 Adults
  • Є89 Children ages 6 - 11 years
  • Children under 6 years of age not permitted

 Departures Dates

  • TBA

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs 0630
  • Returns 0100
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB. Please park toward center of the lot.


  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • Orientation Tour Würzburg
  • Welcome sparkling wine
  • Wine tasting 3 Wines
  • Vesper plate (meat & cheese board)
  • Orientation Tour Rothenburg
  • Rothenburger Scheeballen
  • Night-watchman Tour Rothenburg
  • RTT Tour Guide
 Not Included
Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included" and items of a personal nature.
 Cancellation Policy
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 Required Documents
All participants must be in possession of a valid US tourist passport during the tour.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.

Bus Travel Procedures & Restrictions

Disinfecting Measures

  • Bus will be thoroughly disinfected after every journey
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer or personal cleansing products for use outside oft the bus

Boarding Process

  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover
  • Keep safe distance while entering and exiting the bus (1,5m)
  • Hands must be disinfected before entering (liquid made available by Bus Company)

During Bus Travel Journey

  • Stay in your assigned seat (seat assignments are done by the office before departure)
  • Wear protective nose & mouth cover at all times while inside the bus
  • On board toilets will remain closed
  • No snacks, food or drinks permitted on the bus
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