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 Charles Hotel, Munich

    Check in to the 5 star Charles Hotel in the heart of Munich’s historic centre. Treat yourself in the hotel spa or explore the cobblestoned streets of Munich’s historic centre.

  • Day Day 2: From Munich to Wernberg-Koblitz via Ingolstadt and Regensburg

    Accommodation: 4 Star Burg Wernberg Hotel, Wernberg-Koblitz

    In the morning, one of our team will deliver your car to The Charles. 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 13th Century Relais & Chateaux Burg Wernberg Castle. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Kastell, is an essential dining option for those that appreciate exquisite culinary experiences.

  • Day Day 3: From Wernberg-Koblitz to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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

    Begin your day in the castle’s wintergarden, admiring Burg Wernberg’s grounds 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 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 Charles 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, The Charles Hotel. 

  • Day Day 7: Munich

    All good things must come to an end. In the morning, your car will collected from The Charles 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.  

     

Drive

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.

AMG’s blistering interpretation of the ‘hot hatch’. Thrilling, engaging and, dare we say it, practical, this compact package has it all.

AMG A45

The sedan version of the A45’s sophisticated coachwork conceals the world’s most powerful 4-cylinder production engine.

AMG CLA45

The pinnacle of AMG’s mid-sized offering, the sonorous twin turbo V8 up front devours long distance autobahn journeys with ease.

AMG C63s

The most powerful E class of all time, the all-wheel drive E63s saloon offers unrivalled dynamics while cosseting its occupants in understated Mercedes Benz luxury.

AMG E63s

The flagship of the AMG fleet, the S63 is the ultimate autobahn cruiser. Once you start climbing into the Alps, power down the roof and enjoy the alpine air while lounging in the luxuriously appointed cockpit.

AMG S63 Cabriolet

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.

AMG GT S

The understated lines of the M240i convertible conceal a raucous turbocharged 335 horsepower engine, making it equally ideal to cruise the crisp air of the Alps or whip down an unrestricted section of German Autobahn.

BMW M240i Cabriolet

With 365 horsepower in a svelte, muscular package, the most compact of the M cars is the perfect choice for tackling the flowing forest roads and passes of the Alps.

BMW M2

The benchmark in mid-size German performance is at home effortlessly devouring autobahn miles as it is tackling the twists and curves of the alpine high country.

BMW M3

The twin turbo 6 provides all the power and thrills of its M3 twin, but in a curvaceous coupe body. Still practical but with a slightly elevated sense of theatre, this 2 door backs up its looks with its remarkable performance capabilities.

BMW M4

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 latest iteration of the original super saloon boasts prodigious power combined with unparalleled dynamic poise.

BMW M5

The most luxurious of BMW’s coupes rivals supercar performances – all while cosseting both driver and passenger in the finest luxury sports cabin the BMW range has to offer.

BMW M6

BMW’s first ‘supercar’ since the mighty M1 of the 1970s, the dramatic i8 is not only a stunning piece of automotive art and technology but a leading-edge, dynamic driving experience.

BMW i8

The roadster version of the i8 offers a retractable roof for those who prefer their sustainable supercar driving to be more in touch with the alpine elements.

BMW i8 Roadster

The Jag F-type is one of the most charismatic sports cars to arrive on the scene since its 1960s ancestral inspiration, the iconic e-type.

Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet

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 Cabriolet

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

Porsche's take on the 'executive express' has all the power and dynamic poise you'd expect from the Stuttgart marque.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

The GTS is the next step up the 911 performance ladder. The same classic shape and engineering of the 911 S but with a bit more of everything.

Porsche 911 GTS

The GTS Cabriolet is the next step up the 911 performance ladder. The same classic shape and engineering of the 911 S Cabriolet but with a bit more of everything.

Porsche 911 GTS 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

If you haven't driven the turbo, you haven't yet experienced what a 911 is capable of. The cabriolet version takes an unparalleled performance experience and adds the elements. This is simply one of the best ways to take on the great alpine passes of Europe.

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

A raucous V12 powers the classy Berlinetta's stunning, curvaceous body. The seemingly endless reserves of tractable power and lashings of luxury make the Berlinetta a truly special GT experience.

Ferrari Berlinetta

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 classic lines of Ferrari's California can't disguise the potency of this prancing horse's twin turbo V8.

Ferrari California

The unmistakable lines of Ferrari's 488 reflect this superbly athletic supercar's capabilities. The 488 GTB is a truly sensory experience; blistering acceleration, sublime cornering capabilities and that addictive aural scream.

Ferrari 488 GTB

The 488 Spider is Ferrari's ultimate expression of usable open-top supercar performance. The 488 Spider is quite likely the most intoxicating way to cruise both Alps & Autobahns.

Ferrari 488 GTB Spider

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

Bentley. The name says it all; refinement, quality, power, individuality. The ultimate British luxury GT? Almost certainly.

Bentley Continental GT

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 svelte lines and unmistakable class of the DB9 are powered by that V12. The unique aural burble is only outshone by the engine's relentless acceleration.

Aston Martin DB9

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

Pricing

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
  • Mercedes AMG A45
    €4,750
  • Mercedes AMG CLA45
    €4,750
  • Mercedes AMG C63s
    €4,850
  • Mercedes AMG E63s
    €5,150
  • Mercedes AMG S63 Cabriolet
    €5,990
  • Mercedes AMG GT S
    €8,800
  • BMW M240i Convertible
    €4,650
  • BMW M2
    €4,650
  • BMW M3
    €4,750
  • BMW M4
    €4,850
  • BMW M4 Convertible
    €4,950
  • BMW M5
    €5,150
  • BMW M6
    €5,150
  • BMW i8
    €5,300
  • BMW i8 Roadster
    €5,450
  • Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet
    €5,100
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
    €5,700
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
    €5,700
  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
    €5,700
  • Porsche 911 GTS
    €5,950
  • Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet
    €5,950
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
    €9,900
  • Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
    €9,900
  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
    €14,600
  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
    €14,600
  • Ferrari California
    €9,900
  • Ferrari 488 GTB
    €12,950
  • Ferrari 488 GTB Spider
    €12,950
  • Audi R8 V10
    €8,450
  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder
    €8,450
  • Bentley Continental GT
    €10,700
  • Bentley Continental GTC
    €10,700
  • Aston Martin DB9
    €11,950
  • Lamborghini Huracán
    €10,900
  • Lamborghini Aventador
    €15,200

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