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Additional Information:
Drivers must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle. A valid drivers license along with an international driving license is required for all renters.

The lead passenger will be listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an additional cost at the time of vehicle pickup.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from 2-4 hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. The program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 6 day car rental: Mini Manual. Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance, Collision Damage Waiver (C.D.W.), local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily

Vehicle Options

  • Mini Manual - Ford Ka or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Intermediate Manual - Audi A3 or similar

    • 1-4 passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • Air Conditioning

  • Small Compact Automatic - Volkswagen Golf or similar

    • 1-3 Passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Air Conditioning

  • Premium Automatic - Audi A6 or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Air Conditioning

  • Station Wagon Manual - Audi A4 Estate or similar

    • 1-5 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • Air Conditioning

  • Minivan Manual - Ford Galaxy or similar

    • 1-6 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • Air Conditioning

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from 2-4 hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. The program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.


DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Frankfurt, Germany

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Frankfurt, Drive to Hirschberg
Welcome to Germany! Arrive in Frankfurt am Main, home of the financial and business heart of Germany, sometimes nicknamed "Mainhattan". Pick up your reserved vehicle at the airport's car rental facility and drive to your hotel in Hirschberg, a charming town set on the Wine Road in the hills north of Heidelberg. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Drive Time: 45 min*
Distance: 46 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg

DAY 3, Saturday - Explore Romantic Rhine Valley
This morning head to the picturesque Rhine River Valley, a fairy-tale world of legends, rugged cliffs and castles. Drive along the Rhine River and pass exquisite landscapes of hilltop castles, steep terraced vineyards and tiny villages of timber-framed houses. Take a break in Bacharach, an adorable hamlet with its half-timbered houses or, stop off at Rudesheim on the right bank to see the famous "Drosselgasse" lined with taverns. Perhaps drive as far as St. Goar to admire the Lorelei Rock, named for the siren Lorelei who bewitched sailors passing by
Drive Time: 1.5 hours*
Distance: 85 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Discover Heidelberg, Historic Michelstadt im Odenwald
Drive to the nearby delightful city of Heidelberg, nestled along the picturesque River Neckar and home of the oldest university in Germany. Visit the imposing red sandstone ruins of 12th century Heidelberg Castle, a hilltop Gothic masterpiece. The city has seen conquering empires come and go and has no shortage of local stories and legends. Discover the enchanting alleys and lanes in the Old Town with its small gardens, museums and galleries. Heidelberg is one of the few major cities in Germany that got spared during Wold War II and is one of the most visited cities in all of Germany. Continue to historic Michelstadt, a charming small town in the heart of Odenwald. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and visit the Rauthaus (Town Hall) and Castle Furstenau
Drive Time: 1 hour*
Distance: 30 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This morning, travel to the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the Romantic Road, Germany's most famous scenic route. Step back in time as this town, untouched by the ravages of war, charms you with its cobbled streets, ramparts, and centuries old houses. Visit the Town Hall square with its unusual clock that displays a mechanical drinking scene with moving figures, the Christmas shop and the 14th century Church of St. James. The church's western gallery houses the famous late Gothic Altar of the Holy Blood, a masterpiece by one of Germany's famous wood carvers Tilman Riemenscheider
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 110 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Black Forest National Park, Spa Town of Baden-Baden
Today, drive to the delightful spa town of Baden-Baden, gateway to the Black Forest National Park. From here you can start the drive along the world-famous Black Forest scenic route, that boasts spectacular views across the romantic Rhine Valley to the Vosges mountain range. Choose to spend sometime exploring Baden-Baden, built atop an extensive network of hot springs at the edge of the Black Forest. Head to Romerplatz, where you can find the ruins of the Roman baths dating back to the time of Roman Emperor Caracalla
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 110 miles*
Overnight: Hirschberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Depart Germany
Drive to Frankfurt airport and return your vehicle at the car rental facility, prior to your departure flight
Drive Time: 45 min*
Distance: 46 miles*
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that this is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally.

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