Würzburg and the Romantic Road - Itinerary for 4 Days and 3 Nights

Start with a visit of the Residence Palace, explore Würzburg's Old Town, hop on a boat to Veitshöchheim and visit the lovely Rococo Garden, taste fine wines at the Bürgerspital Winery and top it off with a full day excursion on the Romantic Road!

Day 1

4:00 pm
UNESCO World Heritage Site Residence Palace

Residenz Würzburg mit Frankoniabrunnen

Balthasar Neumann built the residence of the former prince bishops and it is one of the most important baroque castles in Europe. The tour starts in the Garden Hall and then takes you to the impressive grand staircase. Marvel at the enormous dome and the unique ceiling fresco by the Venetian artist Tiepolo. Then wander through the White Hall and the beautiful stuccowork by Antonio Bossi to the magnificent Imperial Hall. From there you will visit the Baroque, southerly imperial rooms and the glorious mirror cabinet.

Booking Information
Duration: Approx. 45-50 minutes for the actual tour. Please allow 1,5 hour for total visit.
Pre-registration strongly suggested
Entry fees: (guided tour included): adults € 7.50
Groups of more than 15 participants € 6.50 per person
Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung
Phone: +49 (0)9 31/35 51 70
www.residenz-wuerzburg.deexterner Link

Dinner at the hotel or restaurant of your choice

Day 2

10:00 am
Stroll through the Old Town of Würzburg

Pleicher: Altes Handwerkhaus in Würzburg

A guided stroll through Würzburg's Old Town reveals a lot of great sights and attractions. The tour covers the Gothic Marienkapelle and its sandstone sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider, the Falkenhaus and its magnificent rococo façade, the historical town hall, and the Kiliansdom (cathedral). The tour concludes with a view from the Alte Mainbrücke (Old Main River Bridge) of the Fortress Marienberg, the Käppele, and the surrounding vineyards.

Booking Information
Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Group size: Limited to 35 participants per tour guide
Cost: € 96.00
Congress · Tourismus · Würzburg
Phone +49 (0)9 31/37 26 50
Online booking: www.wuerzburg.de/fuehrungenexterner Link

12:00 pm
Lunch at a restaurantexterner Link of your choice.

2:00 pm
Boat Trip to Veitshöchheim

Mainschifffahrt mit Blick auf Würzburg © Congress Tourismus Würzburg

Starting at the “Alter Kranen” dock, cruise down the Main River past vineyards and the Oberzell Monastery to the town of Veitshöchheim. Located in the center of the picturesque old town of Veitshöchheim is the former summer residence of the prince bishops of Würzburg. Enjoy a stroll through one of the most beautiful Rococo gardens in all of Europe.

Return by boat at 4:00 pm or by chartered bus.

Booking Information
April through October daily from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, departs hourly from the Alter Kranen boat dock
Duration: One-way boat trip approx. 40 minutes
Tickets: € 10,00 per person, one way, € 13.00 per person round trip
Veitshöchheimer Personenschifffahrt GmbH
Phone +49(0)931/55633
www.vpsherbert.deexterner Link


Schiffstouristik Würzburg Kurth & Schiebe
Phone +49 (0)9 31/5 85 73
www.schiffstouristik.deexterner Link

6:30 pm
Wine Tasting Experience at the Bürgerspital Winery

Holzfasskeller des Bürgerspitals in Würzburg

The historical wine estate of the Foundation Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist cultivates 110 hectares and is one of Germany’s largest and most important wineries. Start with a tour of the cellar and its wooden wine barrels. Then enjoy hors d’oeuvres or a full menu and complimentary wines.

Booking Information
Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Group size: At least 25 people
Cost: € 25.00 per person (includes samples of one sparkling wine and five wines)
Both wine tasting offers can be augmented with the following meals:
Vintner's Platter (Franconian cold cuts) € 11.00 per person, Cheese Platter € 13.00 per person, Mixed Platter € 13.00 per person, other meal suggestions on request
Bürgerspital zum Hl. Geist
Phone +49 (0)9 31/3 50 34 51
www.buergerspital-weingut.deexterner Link

Day 3

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Romantic Road (Full-Day Excursion)

Rothenburg Altstadt

Würzburg is the gateway to the Romantic Road – Germany’s most popular tourist route. From Würzburg, you travel through Wertheim, Tauberbischofsheim and Bad Mergentheim, continue through the lovely Tauber River valley to Weikersheim and its impressive Renaissance castle that is always worth a visit. Next stop is Creglingen and the Herrgottskirche church with the marvelous wooden altar by Tilman Riemenschneider. The main attraction of the trip is Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a town that doesn’t appear to have changed much since the Middle Ages.

Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Costs: € 255.00 plus entrance fees
Group size: Limited to 50 participants per tour guide using their own coach
Notice: Reservation fees include the tour guide. Not included in the price are entry fees, castle tour in Weikersheim, and lunch.
A visit to the castle in Weikersheim requires prior reservation.

Reservations for tour guides:
Congress · Tourismus · Würzburg
Phone +49 (0)9 31/37 26 50


7.30 pm
Dinner at a restaurantexterner Link in Würzburg 


Day 4

Departure after breakfast.



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