The Best of Bavaria and Salzburg

This is a tour of classic Bavaria, the most diverse and culturally unique state in Germany. You’ll experience the famous Romantic Road with it’s UNESCO listed towns, medieval villages and fairy tale castles as well as the storybook Austrian alpine state of Salzburg. Along the way, you’ll experience a fabulously diverse selection of luxurious hotels and indulge in the gastronomic delights this part of Europe is so renowned for. 

The itinerary

  • Day Day 1: Munich- the capital city of Bavaria

    Accommodation: 5 Star Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich

    Check in to the 5 star Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel in the heart of Munich’s old town. Treat yourself in the hotel spa or explore the cobblestoned streets of Munich’s historic centre.

  • Day Day 2: From Munich to Neunburg vorm Wald via Ingolstadt and Regensburg

    Accommodation: 5 Star Der Birkenhof Spa & Genuss Resort, Neunburg vorm Wald

    In the morning, one of our team will deliver your car to the Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski. After a vehicle familiarisation session and route briefing, we’ll hand you the keys and your adventure begins as you head north,out of Munich, to Ingolstadt, the home of Audi and the magnificent Baroque Maria De Victoria (Asam) church.

    Break for lunch on the Danube River in the UNESCO listed town centre of Regensburg before driving on to your hotel, the 5 star spa resort, Der Birkenhof

  • Day Day 3: From Neunburg vorm Wald to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel Herrnschloesschen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    Begin your day enjoying the panorama from the terrace of Der Birkenhof while enjoying the hotel’s delicious buffet breakfast. Then make your way to the first highlight of the day: the historic town of Nuremberg. As the second largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg has a remarkable medieval centre, including the Kaiserburg Castle complex fortifications that are still intact today. For history buffs, Nuremberg also played a significant role in the first half of the 20th century. Find out more at the Documentation Centre and other culturally significant sites around the city.

    Heading west along the autobahn, you’ll divert to the Bavarian back roads until you arrive at the regal Colmburg Castle. After taking a well-earned coffee break in the castle’s atrium, make your way to the famous German Romantic Road and its most treasured town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

  • Day Day 4: From Rothenburg to Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, via The Romantic Road.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Superior Hotel Das Rübezahl, Schwangau

    Leaving Rothenburg, the tour continues down the Romantic Road to Dinkelsbuhl, one of the finest medieval walled settlements in Germany. After a wander around this charming UNESCO listed town, enjoy another stint along the Romantic route as colourful villages give way to the Alps rising in the distance on your approach Lake Forggensee and the unmissable Neuschwanstein Castle. 

    Your hotel for the night is the Rübezahl Spa hotel, nestled at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. Spend your evening relaxing in the hotel’s spa or venture into the pedestrianonly gothic altstadt of Fussen with its many dining options. 

  • Day Day 5: Schwangau to Salzburg, Austria, via Tegernsee and the German Alpine Road.

    Accommodation: 5 Star Sacher Salzburg Hotel, Salzburg

    After exploring King Ludwig’s famous castles in the morning, settle back in to your dream car for a winding drive along the German Alpine Road, stopping at pristine lakes and wooded Bavarian villages along the way.

    Take a ride up to the historic Eagles Nest in its original gilded elevator and lunch in the Bavarian themed restaurant, perched at the eastern end of this iconic building. On a clear day, you’ll be spoilt with jaw-dropping views across the German and Austrian Alps.

    From the Eagle’s Nest, drive into the Austrian city of Salzburg, the birth place of Mozart. Your hotel for the night is The Sacher, overlooking the Salzach River, and the imposing 1,000-year-old Hohensalzburg Fortress. The baroque Salzburg old town is perfect for some on-foot exploring.

  • Day Day 6: Salzburg, Austria to Munich, Bavaria, via Red Bull Hanger 7 and Chiemsee.

    Accommodation: 5 Star Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel, Munich

    In the morning, take a quick drive to Salzburg airport and Red Bull’s Hanger 7. This building houses a historic collection of Red Bull F1 cars, helicopters and the Flying Bulls aircraft fleet. 

    Drive back into Germany and on to Chiemsee for the short boat ride to the island of Herrenchiemsee and its impressive Versailles inspired palace complex.

    Leaving Chiemsee, you’ll have one final run to stretch the legs of your car along the autobahn before arriving at your Munich base, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel. 

  • Day Day 7: Munich

    All good things must come to an end. In the morning, your car will collected from the Kempinski by one of our team. 

  • & more

    If you wish to extend your journey, talk to us at Alps & Autobahns about further customising this tour for you.  



Set free your supercar on unrestricted sections of the German autobahn network. Cruise the medieval villages along the Romantic Road and motor across the peaks and lakes of southern Bavaria and Salzburg.

Audi's first supercar, the R8 encompasses all the marque has learned via it's successful racing program, culminating in the superb, naturally aspirated V10. Inside, the R8 has the best interior in the business.

Audi R8 V10

With a refined interior filled with the aural splendor of a sonorous V10 and one of the more compliant supercar chassis, it's no surprise the Audi R8 Spyder has become one of our most popular touring choices.

Audi R8 V10 Cabriolet

The ultimate in luxury British convertible touring, the Bentley Continental GTC pampers it occupants while still providing an extremely capable sports driving experience when called on.

Bentley Continental GTC

The convertible version of the M4 provides all the thrills of its fixed top stablemate, all while allowing you to bask in the fresh mountain air of the Alps.

BMW M4 Cabriolet

The most powerful Ferrari roadcar ever produced has an epic 800 horsepower V12 at it's heart. Even for a Ferrari, this striking machine is outrageously fast.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The 488 Spider is one of Ferrari's most usable open-top supercar performers. The speed and agility of the 488 make it the perfect companion for touring both The Alps & autobahns.

Ferrari 488 GTB Spider

The F8 Spider is Ferrari's ultimate expression of usable open-top supercar performance. The F8 is quite likely the most intoxicating way to cruise both The Alps & autobahns.

Ferrari Ferrari F8 Spider

The potent twin turbo v8, the retractable hard top and sublime neutral handling of the Portofino make it one of the great touring supercars.

Ferrari Portofino

If Lamborghini has a 'user-friendly' car, the charismatic Huracan is it. With it's high revving V10, the all-wheel-drive successor to the Gallardo is a manageable yet thrilling supercar.

Lamborghini Huracán

The pinnacle of Lamborghini's range, the Aventador 'hypercar' is an extreme experience in every way; fighter jet lines, a thundering mid-engined V12 and that undeniable Italian charisma.

Lamborghini Aventador

Stronger, lighter and faster than it's predecessor, the 720S is McLaren's most advanced iteration of F1 derived supercar.

McLaren 720S

Arguably the most dramatic of all German sports coupes, this charismatic 2-seater compliments its enigmatic shape with the finest of AMG’s power units wedged under its shapely hood.


The current iteration of this most iconic of sports cars will captivate you with its ability to effortlessly consume autobahn miles and then precisely scythe its way across twisting mountain passes.

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

For those who prefer to immerse their senses in the crisp, fresh alpine air, the 911 cabriolet provides a unique open-top touring experience.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

If you haven't driven the turbo, you haven't yet experienced what a 911 is capable of. Just take a glance at the specification figures. As impressive as the are, the figures still don't do justice to the tactile experience that is an unleashed 911 turbo.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Arguably the most tactile of all 911s, the GT3 RS is Porsche's ultimate version of the iconic, naturally aspirated flat 6.

Porsche GT3

Porsche's take on the accessible roadster, the Boxster combines all the marque's engineering know-how into a practical, mid-engined sportscar that never fails to entertain..

Porsche Boxster (718)

Experience the sustainable performance of the all electric Porsche Taycan. The marque's first EV sports sedan still offers the thrills and precision that Porsche has built it's reputation on, but this time on a battery powered, eco-friendly platform.

Porsche Taycan


Simply choose the car you’d like to drive on this tour, fill out the short enquiry form with your details, preferred dates and any questions you might have and we’ll come back to you within 48 hours.

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The Romantic Road, Bavaria & Salzburg

7 Days/6 Nights.
The Car
Price / Couple
  • Audi R8 V10
  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder
  • Bentley Continental GTC
  • BMW M4 Convertible
  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
  • Ferrari 488 GTB Spider
  • Ferrari F8 Spider
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Lamborghini Huracán
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • McLaren 720S
  • Mercedes AMG GT S
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche Boxster (718)
  • Porsche Taycan

The map

Classic Bavarian highlights including Munich, Nuremburg and the UNESCO towns of Rothenburg, Dinkelsbuhl and Regensburg. Drive the Romantic Road and selected unrestricted sections of the German autobahn network.

  • 225 kms / 140 mi
    Munich, Germany
  • 225 kms / 140 mi
    Wernberg-Koblitz, Germany
  • 275 kms / 170 mi
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
  • 275 kms / 170 mi
    Schwangau, Germany
  • 200 kms / 125 mi
    Salzburg, Austria
  • Munich, Germany