The Best of Bavaria

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 Bavarian Alps. 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, Germany

    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: Munich to Nuremburg, via Regensburg

    Accommodation: 5 Star Sheraton Carlton Hotel, Nuremburg

    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 Landshut and it’s magnificent castle overlooking the Isar River.

    Continuing north through the Bavarian countryside, take a late morning break at the peaceful riverside Weltenburg Abbey, the world’s oldest monastic brewery.

    Lunch today is in the UNESCO listed Old Town of Regensburg. With over 2,000 years of history the UNESCO listed town centre is one you’ll want to spend some time exploring, before the short drive out of town to the unique, grand Walhalla monument with its views of Regensburg and the Danube.

    From Walhalla the tour makes its way to Nürnberg, the second largest city of in Bavaria and your first  overnight stop. The 5 star Carlton Hotel in the city centre is within walking distance of the 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.

  • Day Day 3: Nuremburg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, via Würzburg

    Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel Herrnschloesschen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    After the Carlton’s delicious buffet breakfast, your second day of touring starts with a short run up the autobahn to Bamberg. This UNESCO listed town centre is often overlooked by non-German visitors, but locals often list this small city as one of the must-see sights in Bavaria.

    From Bamberg the route winds its way along the local roads to the town of Schlüsselfeld, and then on to the Baroque Franconian city of Würzburg. The official start (or end) of the Romantic Road, Würzburg is home to castles, palaces, world renowned gardens, and a charming Old Town all set alongside the impressive river Main.

    Following lunch in Würzburg, the tour meanders along the Romantic Road to the charming little village of Weikersheim, before continuing via loping back roads to its most treasured town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg was once a free imperial city and a major trade centre in the Middle Ages, but today, its fairy-tale charm, perfectly preserved city walls, rich heritage and local delicacy ‘Schneeball’ are what make the town so worth visiting.

    Your home for the night is the classic Hotel Herrnschlösschen, located in the heart of the cobblestoned Old Town and a short walk to all the worthwhile attractions this gem of a town has to offer.


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

    Accommodation: 4 Star Superior Hotel König Ludwig, 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 a day’s drive along the Romantic route stopping at colourful, fantastically authentic villages such as Nördlingen, Donauworth and Lansberg, as well one of the prettiest little churches on a hill you’re ever likely to see (another UNESCO listed sight).

    Later in the afternoon, as you approach the border of Bavaria with Austria, the Alps will rise in the distance and you’ll soon find yourself in Schwangau, alongside the unmissable Neuschwanstein Castle.

    Your hotel for the night is the Das König Ludwig Spa hotel, nestled at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. Spend your evening relaxing in the hotel’s award-winning spa, or venture into the nearby pedestrian–only gothic Old Town of Fussen with its selection of diverse dining options.


  • Day Day 5: Schwangau, via Hahntenjoch.

    Accommodation: 4 Star Superior Hotel König Ludwig, Schwangau

    Today is a free day to explore King Ludwig’s famous castles, the surrounding Alps, or have a taster of the German Alpine Road that intersects with the Romantic Road here. For those eager to experience a more driver oriented alpine route, we have an optional loop that includes two of our favourite roads just across the border in northern Austria.

  • Day Day 6: Schwangau to Munich, via MIttenwald.

    Accommodation: 5 Star Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel, Munich

    In the morning, settle back behind the wheel of your dream car for one last day behind the wheel. The route on Day 6 will lead you to Eibsee directly underneath Germany’s highest mountain. Take the engineering marvel that is world’s longest freespan cable car to the top of the Zugspitze, where you can gaze out over the 360 degree view of over 400 peaks spanning Germany and Austria.

    Coming down from Zugspitze, lunch will be amongst the frescoed buildings and surrounding peaks of our favourite Bavarian village, before the route leads you lakeside once more for an afternoon drink overlooking Kochelsee and the Alps beyond.

    The final stretch back into Munich and the Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Hotel will be along the A95 autobahn, giving you one last chance to appreciate the ability of your car in the unique German driving conditions on offer.

  • 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 northern Austria.

The convertible version of the Vantage sports the same twin turbo V8 under it's sculpted bonnet, combined with cutting edge dynamics making it a complete open-air supercar.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible

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

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 understated coupe body of the most compact of the M cars conceals 335 horsepower, making it the perfect choice for tackling the flowing forest roads and passes of the Alps.


The ultimate M4, the Competition combines over 500 horsepower coupled with BMW's legendary chassis dynamics into one of the ultimate alpine driving experiences.

BMW M4 Competition

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

A technological tour de force that maintains the impeccable tactility expected of a Ferrari. The 296 GTB is a truly sensory experience; blistering acceleration, sublime mid-engined handling, and an addictive aural scream.

Ferrari 296 GTB

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

Ferrari 812 GTS

The most powerful normally aspirated Ferrari road car ever produced has an epic 800 horsepower V12 at it's heart. Even for a Ferrari, this striking machine is outrageously quick.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

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 F8 Spider

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

Ferrari F8 Tributo

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

The Roma is considered by many to be the best looking Ferrari available today. It's 2+2 fastback layout, luxurious interior, precise balance and the performance of the twin turbo V8 make it an unrivalled choice as an alpine touring car.

Ferrari Roma

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

Lamborghini Aventador S

The pinnacle of the Aventador range, the Aventador SVJ is the ultimate Lamborghini experience in every way; open air motoring immersed in the thunder of a 6.5 litre, mid-engined V12.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

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

Lamborghini Huracán Evo

The Huracan Evo Spyder has all the performance and charisma of the fixed-roof Huracan but with the notable advantage of absorbing its occupants in the open-air acoustics of that howling V10.   

Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder

The most focussed of the Huracáns, the Performante is for those that demand the sharpest, most uncompromised handling with their raucous Lamborghini V10.

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

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

McLaren 720S Spider

The convertible version of Mercedes ultimate 2-seater compliments its enigmatic shape with the finest of AMG’s power units wedged under its shapely hood.


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

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 often considered the sweet spot in the 911 range. The same classic shape and engineering of the 911 S Cabriolet but with a bit more of everything.

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

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

Porsche 911 GT3

A 911 GT3 with it's focus tilted slightly to make it more suited to the road than the more track oriented original GT3.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

The closest Porsche get to a race car that can be driven on the road. The GT3 RS is Porsche's most focused, uncompromised version of the 911.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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

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)

The Porsche Boxster layout in it's most focussed form, the 718 Spyder RS has had the turbo 4 of the 718 Boxster replaced with the raucous, normally aspirated 4 litre 6 of the 911 GT3

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

The Porsche Cayman proves that you don't need endless horsepower to have serious motoring fun. The mid-engined turbocharged four provides the Cayman with impeccable balance and more than enough power to enjoy a serpentine alpine pass or a limitless autobahn alike

Porsche 718 Cayman

This version of the Cayman has more aggressive bodywork, additional downforce and swaps out the entry level Cayman turbocharged four cylinder, for the 4.0 litre, naturally aspirated 6 power plant.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The ultimate Cayman, this track inspired version is one of the most rewarding cars you can experience on tight, twisty backroad

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

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

With it's immediately accessible 500kw and 850 nm, leading edge dynamics, 500 km range, and space for 4 adults, the Taycan ST might just be the perfect, sustainable, high performance all rounder.

Porsche Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo


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

7 Days/6 Nights.
The Car
Price / Couple
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible
  • Audi R8 V10
  • Bentley Continental GTC
  • BMW M2
  • BMW M4 Competition
  • BMW M4 Convertible
  • Ferrari 296 GTB
  • Ferrari 812 GTS
  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
  • Ferrari F8 Spider
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • Ferrari Portofino
  • Ferrari Roma
  • Lamborghini Aventador S
  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
  • Lamborghini Huracán Evo
  • Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder
  • Lamborghini Huracán Performante
  • McLaren 720S Spider
  • Mercedes AMG GT C
  • Mercedes AMG GT S
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 GTS
  • Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Porsche 718 Boxster
  • Porsche 718 Spyder RS
  • Porsche 718 Cayman
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo

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.

  • 320 kms / 200 mi
    Munich, Germany
  • 220 kms / 135 mi
    Nuremberg, Germany
  • 275 kms / 170 mi
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
  • 200 kms / 125 mi
    Schwangau, Germany
  • Munich, Germany