Royal Palaces and Gardens of Bavaria
Day 1 UK - Munich
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Munich. This afternoon, a guided sightseeing tour introduces you to the highlights of Bavaria’s vibrant capital, including the Olympic Park, where the 1972 Olympic Games took place; the Residenz, once the city palace of Bavaria’s kings; and Munich’s main public square, the Marienplatz, dominated by the Neo-Gothic New Town Hall with its famous glockenspiel featuring life-size human figures. We’ll enjoy dinner in a traditional Bavarian beer cellar either this evening, or on day 2.
Day 2 Munich
This morning we’ll discover another of Munich’s highlights. Enjoy a guided tour of the English Garden, one of the largest urban parks in the world, first laid out in 1789. There’ll be some free time this afternoon.
Day 3 Neuschwanstein - Füssen
Enjoy a full-day excursion to visit what many regard as the most beautiful castle in the world, Neuschwanstein. Completed in 1880 as a private hideaway for the reclusive King Ludwig II, it was designed as a fantastical, fairytale palace, reflecting the King’s obsession with medieval legends and the operas of Richard Wagner. It was still unfinished when he died in mysterious circumstances in 1886. Inside, the highly ornate rooms are adorned with murals depicting kings, saints, poets and knights, including Siegfried and Lohengrin, the ‘Swan Knight’. After some leisure time we visit the lovely town of Füssen, at the southern end of the Romantic Road. Its Gothic castle and former monastery both now house art galleries.
Day 4 Munich
You are free to explore Munich at your own pace today. Alternatively, join our excursion to Herrenchiemsee Palace, another of King Ludwig II’s extravagant residences, built on an island in Bavaria’s largest lake.
Day 5 Linderhof Palace
Today we visit Linderhof Palace, built in the rococo style for King Ludwig II in the 1870s. Set in attractive landscaped gardens, the opulent interiors include a shimmering Hall of Mirrors, gigantic chandeliers and a wealth of gilt carvings and elaborate furnishings. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds, where you’ll find follies including the Moorish Kiosk and the Moroccan House.
Day 6 Munich
Today you are free to relax or make your own explorations. Otherwise, you might like to join an optional excursion to the Baroque Nymphenburg Palace, once the summer residence of the Bavarian royal family.
Day 7 Munich - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Titan vehicle for the journey home.