Arrive at Frankfurt Airport
Willkommen! After you exit baggage claim, an Adventures by Disney representative meets you in the main terminal and directs you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as a driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel.
Check-In at the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel
As your Adventure Guides check you in, explore the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel which combines tradition, style and modern convenience. Situated on the banks of the Neckar river near Old Town, it offers sensational views of Heidelberg and boasts fine accommodations
including a spa with an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and sauna.
Welcome Reception and Dinner
Say Guten Abend to your fellow Adventurers at a welcome reception, followed by a traditional German buffet-style dinner.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Wake up to a tasty breakfast before beginning your day of discovery.
Guided Tour of Heidelberg Castle Tour
Explore majestic ruins as you walk up ancient stairways and down the cobblestone walkways of this incredible red-stone castle, once a fortress and the home of royalty. Tour the castle with your Adventure Guides and meet some surprise guest characters from the castle's past!
On Your Own Lunch in Heidelberg
Choose the ideal spot to lunch from among many fine restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. Ask your Adventure Guides for
On Your Own Afternoon in Heidelberg
Wander through Heidelberg and admire its Gothic streets, early historical sites and the extensive Baroque architecture dating from its 18thcentury restoration. Home to the oldest university in Europe founded in the 14th century Heidelberg has attracted intellectuals and artists from all over the world for hundreds of years. A shopper's paradise, stroll down the nearly mile-long, traffic-free main street in Old Town with hundreds of shops and eateries. Wind your way up the Philosophers' Walk with its splendid gardens for spectacular views of the castle, Old Town, bridges and tree-covered slopes. And don't miss the magnificent cakes and pastries!
Dinner at Zum Güldenen Schaf
Come together with the other Adventurers and celebrate the beginning of your vacation at this renowned local restaurant filled with historic artifacts and featuring an authentic German beer garden (biergarten).
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a filling breakfast before boarding a motor coach for your journey to state of Hesse in the center of Germany. Travel through lush farmland to the town of Alsfeld, located on the Schwalm River in the Vogelsberg Mountains.
Guided Walking Tour of Alsfeld
Begin your tour of the storybook town of Alsfeld by meeting the Brothers Grimm who tell you their own history as they point out Alsfeld's historic center, built in the 1500s. Alsfeld seems to be a town right out of a fairy tale with its medieval layout, 400 timber-framed buildings lining the narrow streets and gingerbread houses of various typestiny, mammoth, skinny, wide, lopsided and ornate! Listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by Little Red Riding Hood herself. And hear other Brothers Grimm stories as you stroll through the town, understanding better the inspiration for these classics.
Picnic Lunch and Storytelling
Delight in a picnic held in the charming courtyard of the Regional Museum Alsfeld, which was founded in 1897 and primarily houses a local history collection. Be entertained by Little Red Riding Hood and other storybook characters who bring their tales to life!
Journey to Waldeck
Travel through romantic countryside to the charming town of Waldeck, which lies on Lake Edersee.
Welcome Reception and Dinner at Hotel
Enjoy a hearty welcome followed by a delightful dinner. Take in the incredible views of Lake Edersee as you dine with your fellow
Adventurers inside the castle's 11th-century walls.
Dinner at Hotel
Enjoy incredible views of Lake Edersee as you dine within your hotel's 800 year old walls.
Disney Movie Night
Junior Adventurers can join Adventure Guides for a classic Disney movie.
Breakfast at Hotel
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then head by motor coach for half a day on a farm.
Fattoria Poggio Alloro – Pasta-Making Activity
Travel by coach to Fattoria Poggio Alloro—a working farm with its own winery—located in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing region. Be welcomed by the chef, who will lead you in a fun pasta-making activity. And take in the spectacular views of the medieval towers of San Gimigano, a fortified hilltop town, standing on a nearby hilltop.
Adult Wine Tasting in the Fioroni Family's Winery
Tour the family winery, and then enjoy wine tasting, sampling several of their recent vintages.
Kids Olive Oil Flavoring
While adults taste wine, Junior Adventurers pick herbs from the garden and learn how to infuse them into bottles of olive oil—another product of the farm.
Private Lunch at Fattoria Poggio Alloro
Enjoy a delicious pasta lunch at this picturesque farm. Weather permitting, lunch will be served on the terrazzo, overlooking the beautiful scenery and medieval towers of San Gimigano.
Afternoon On Your Own at Hotel Borgo di Cortefreda
Return to your charming Tuscan hotel and enjoy a relaxing moment at the pool or sauna. Or stroll through Tavarnelle Val di Pesa to explore the shops and cafés.
Tuscan Dinner to Remember in a Castello
Indulged yourself at a Medieval-themed banquet set in a 15th-century manorone of the most beautiful villas in picturesque Tuscany. Costumed servers enhance the remarkable atmosphere of this truly unforgettable evening.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and set off by motor coach in search of castles and more fairy tale locations.
Journey to Löwenburg Castle
Travel by coach to the remarkable Lwenburg Castle, born of the imagination of Landgrave Wilhelm IX in the 18th-century. Designed by his royal court building inspector Heinrich Christoph Jussow, it was built to resemble an authentic medieval castleand has been a model for some fictional castles ever since!
Löwenburg Castle Tour
Enjoy a "royal welcome" when an English-speaking German princess greets you at the castle door. Follow her on a tour of the castle through Baroque rooms, the chapel and an armory filled with 16th- and 17th-century weapons. Be amazed by the fantastical gardens that pay homage to ancient Rome and Greece!
Lunch at Gutshof Restaurant
Dine in this former manor house located at the base of the mountains in the remarkably landscaped Wilhelmshhe Park near Wilhelmshhe Castle. With a history of catering to royalty, Gutshof offers cooking fit for a king or queen!Journey to Rothenburg
Travel by motor coach to another picturesque town. A northern Bavarian village, Rothenburg contains an Old Town featuring half-timbered houses standing along cobblestone roads that make it seem straight out of a fairy tale. In fact, it was the inspiration for Pinocchio's village in the 1940 Disney animated classic Pinocchio!
Check-In at the Hotel Eisenhut
Explore this first-class hotel that offers spectacular views of the romantic Tauber Valley as your Adventure Guides check you in. The Hotel Eisenhut is composed of 4 16th-century mansions that were once the homes of Rothenburg's wealthiest families. It is centrally located near Rothenburg Town Hall and close to some delightful Christmas museums and a doll and toy museum.
Dinner On Your Own in Rothenburg
Choose between casual and fine dining in beer gardens, cafes, inns and romantic restaurants. Enjoy German specialties including
sausages, sauerkraut, local beer and wine from the vineyards near Rothenburg's Tauber Riveror choose an establishment that offers an
international menu. Ask your Adventure Guide to recommend the restaurant that best fits your family's needs!
Night Walk with the Night Watchman
On this twilight tour, see Rothenburg in a whole new light! Follow a costumed Night Watchman as he leads you by the light of a lantern down the town's ancient cobblestone lanes and regales you with fantastical tales of the region.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a tasty breakfast and get ready for a day of discovery and make-believe!
German Pretzel Making Lesson
For fun with a twist, learn to make pretzels from the chef at the Striffler Bakerythe city's oldest bakery, famous for making pretzels since 1644!
Lunch on Your Own in Rothenburg
Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of Rothenburg's many excellent cafés and restaurants offering a variety of international selections.
On Your Own in Rothenburg
Discover more about this fairy tale town, famous for its medieval architecture, colorful shops and half-timbered houses. Look for glasses, Christmas ornaments and beautiful art work here, one of Germany's best places for shopping. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend activities for a wunderbar afternoon!
Medieval Knight and Princess Costume Dress-Up
Try on costumes and pose for pictures in this local shop housed in a medieval cellar vault. Dress up as knights, kings, queens and
princessesand create your own history in this historical spot!
Dinner at the Hotel Eisenhut
Take in the charming ambiance of Hotel Eisenhut's gourmet restaurant and enjoy a fine dinner of authentic German cuisine.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and get ready for a motor coach ride through the lovely countryside of southern Germany to the little town of Giengen an der Brenz.
Tour and Lunch at the Steiff Museum*
Take a magical interactive tour of the famous Steiff Museum where over 2000 plush animals are on display. The company's founder, Margaret Steiff, invented many of these cuddly toysmost famously the Teddy bear in 1902. Discover the world's biggest walk-through "petting zoo" on the second floor, filled with life-size plush animals. Junior Adventurers delight in hopping on a life-size tiger or hugging a gorilla. The tour is followed by a hands-on activity and concludes with a delicious lunch at the museum. Take home a bear-head as a souvenir!
"Romantic Road" to Munich
Travel south by motor coach along the "Romantic Road" to Munich. One of the most famous driving routes in the world, this road offers a truly romantic journey with picturesque little towns, fairy tale castles, historic cathedrals and beautiful countryside.
Check-In at Hotel VierJahreszeiten Kempinski München
As your Adventure Guides check you in, sit back and admire the old-world lobby of this 5-star hotelconsidered one of the best hotels in the world. Located in the heart of Munich, Hotel VierJahreszeiten Kempinski München offers convenience along with elegant accommodations featuring classical styles.
Lunch at the Hofbrau Haus**
Enjoy a delicious lunch at this restaurant featuring German specialties. Hofbrau Haus is located in the famous brewery by the same name, which went into operation in 1592.
Walking Tour of Munich
Explore the beautiful, cosmopolitan capital of Bavaria with a local expert. Learn about the wealth of architecture, art and history in Munich's palaces, gardens and museums.
On Your Own At Oktoberfest**
Have a barrel of fun—and discover why more than 6 million people from around the world attend this folk festival in Munich every year! Revel with your fellow Adventurers in a private beer tent and relish the renowned beer along with a typical Oktoberfest feast featuring Bavarian food including sausages with mustard, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, apple strudel and more.
Dinner On Your Own in Munich
Have a barrel of funand discover why more than 6 million people from around the world attend this folk festival in Munich every year! Revel with your fellow Adventurers in a private beer tent and relish the renowned beer along with a typical Oktoberfest feast featuring Bavarian food including sausages with mustard, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, apple strudel and more.
**Lunch at Hofbrau Haus is only available for the Adult Exclusive trips with this one exception: All Guests are included in the month of September.
***Oktoberfest is available only on Adult Exclusive trips in the months of September and October.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you begin your day of magical discovery.
Tour the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle that sits on a steep hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria. This 19thcentury castle was built in the Romanesque Revival style to resemble an old German knight's castle. The brainchild of the shy, poetic King Ludwig II, known as the "Fairy Tale King," this imaginative castle served not only as a fantastical retreat for him but also as an inspiration to Walt Disneywho modeled the magical Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park after it!
Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride and Lunch
Take a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride to the historic Hotel Müller Hohenschwangau.
Private Lunch at Hotel Müller Hohenschwangau.
Savor a delectable lunch in the King Ludwig II room, reserved exclusively for Adventures by Disney Guests. As you dine, be treated to a stunning view of Neuschwanstein Castle.
Journey to Munich
Enjoy a scenic trip across verdant pastureland to the capital of Bavaria—Munich.
Gather with your fellow Adventurers at an authentic beer hall in Germany for a grand farewell feast. Enjoy a superb dinner with entertainment of rousing oompah music and lively German dancers.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy one last breakfast in Munich and fuel up for the trip ahead.
Transfer to Airport
Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say auf wiedersehen—until you return again!