Bavaria Tourism and wholesale FIT tour operator Avanti Destinations have partnered to launch an educational program and e-brochure for travel agents, introducing two new, customizable itineraries highlighting both traditional and under-the-radar destinations and activities beyond Munich and its famous Oktoberfest.
Available on Avanti’s agent portal, the 30-page e-brochure, Bavaria: Beyond Expectations, can be downloaded and forwarded to clients. With a useful map of the different Bavarian regions, the e-brochure describes many experiences and attractions that can appeal to travelers of all ages: Countless castles and palaces; more than 1,400 museums, including Munich’s BMW World and Nuremberg’s 600-year old toy museum; medieval town centers with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites; driving the scenic Romantic Road; the pilgrimage town of Altötting with its Black Madonna; hiking, cycling and skiing; Bayreuth’s opera festival (in Richard Wagner’s hometown); the traditional Passion Play performed every 10 years for the past 380 years by the residents of Oberammergau; handicraft-filled Christmas markets; and plenty of opportunities to sample bratwurst, gingerbread, wine and beer.
The two itineraries are:
Nine-day Customizable Itinerary in the Franconia Region
Joining Avanti’s lineup of suggested itineraries in Bavaria, the new nine-day/eight-night “Franconian Favorites” customizable vacation takes clients to Nuremberg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Würzburg.
Included: Private walking tour of Wurzburg’s Old Town (optional wine tasting); private Nightwatchman tour in Rothenburg; escorted foodie walking tour of Nuremberg; private Bamberg walking tour with beer and lunch; private tour of Bayreuth and Maisel’s Beer Experience; dinner at a traditional restaurant in Nuremberg; choice of accommodations; first class rail between cities; and daily breakfast.
Eight-day Customizable Itinerary to Munich and Southern Bavaria
In the new eight-day/seven-night “Bavarian Adventures & Fairytales” customizable vacation, clients stay in Munich and Fussen in the foothills of the Alps, near the romantic castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.
Included: Private tour of the world’s largest wheat beer brewery in the small town of Erding, home of Europe’s largest spa; private walking tour of the pilgrimage town of Altötting, where the Black Madonna is said to perform miracles; private guided hike in the Ammergauer Alps; four days of rental car; ratskeller dinner in Munich; BMW World museum tour; choice of accommodations; and daily breakfast.