Some credit for the addition of this tour to our offerings goes to a reader of The Washington Post and Scott Vogel, a Post travel writer.  Linda Giammattei wrote asking which German castles would be most interesting for her 14-year-old grandson, Scott Vogel sought out Astrid Baur's advice, and the resulting column is reproduced on a separate web page here, Washington Post: Germany, Castle by Castle.   The castles recommended by Astrid at that time make up the core of this new tour.

The Rhine
Rüdesheim, vineyards, hilltop castles and ruins, St. Goar, and Koblenz
The Moselle, Neckar, and Main Rivers
Burg Eltz, Cochem, Trier, Heidelberg, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Legoland and Neuschwanstein
Legoland Germany and King Ludwig's famous castle
Large Pictures of Winter Scenes and Tour Highlights.
Individual images of the above tour features, organized by location, for selective viewing of enlargements.

The Slideshows and the Gallery present the same images in the same sequence, but using different techniques.  The Slideshows are effortless. The gallery has more comprehensive captions.

Destinations Map
Tour Destinations map from the top of this web page
Links to Sources of More Detailed Information
Clickable links to detailed articles on major tour itinerary features

Dates, Prices and Reservations

Complete printable itinerary in PDF format >


This tour is offered on the following basis:

Tour prices are for the land segment only.  Air fare is not included.

Prices are per person, in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.
Single Occupancy is available for a Single Supplement charge of US $ 200.
Prices for children aged 4 through 14 are listed in the FAMILY table below.

Guaranteed Departure:  This tour is guaranteed to operate as scheduled and will not be cancelled due to a low level of participation.

A deposit of US $ 400 per person is required to secure a reservation on these tours.

Personal expenses, lunches and gratuities for the driver and local guides are not included.

Note re Inflation:  Due to inflation in the general economy and additional inflation in the travel industry prices may need to be increased in mid-season.  Prices in effect at the time deposits are paid are guaranteed not to change.

Kids and Castles Tour  –  2024 Departure Dates   

Your overnight
flight leaves on ...
Friday, May 31, 2024 Available - Book Now
Friday, July 26, 2024 Available - Book Now

Kids and Castles Tour  –  2024  FAMILY Prices  (US $)

  Arrangement   Per
Per Child
Age 4-14
1 adult 1 child double room 2,799 1,949
2 adults 1 child double room 2,799 1,699
1 adult 2 children double room 2,799 1,699
2 adults 2 children double room 2,799 1,399
2 adults 2 children 2 rooms 2,799 1,899
2 adults 3 children 2 rooms 2,799 1,499

Kids and Castles Tour  –  2024 ADULT Prices

Accommodation Adult Price
Double Occupancy US $ 2,799
Single Occupancy US $ 2,999


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Dates for all scheduled major tours >

Contact Information


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