So now the the question is TOUR the week after the conference or TRAIN (on our own). I am required to fly in/out of Munich. We usually do well with our own arrangements for these personal extensions of business trips finding hotels, trains, and bike tours, and museums and such in each city without renting a car.
Any opinions? Thanks!
Here is example of a an organized tour$
Day1 - Bus to Fussen along the Romantische Strasse. See Wieskirche and Castle Neuschwanstein - tour at 12:45. Bus to Markdorf. Check into Landgasthof Adler. Dinner in Meersburg am Bodensee. Bus back to Markdorf.
Day2 - Bus to Hechingen, Tuebingen, and Stuttgart. Tour Burg Hohenzollern. Lunch Tuebingen (old city). Visit palace grounds in Stuttgart and get dinner. Bus to Ditzingen and check into Hotel Blankenburg.
Day3 - Bus to Ludwigsburg, Heidelberg, and Windesheim. Visit palace grounds in Ludwigsburg. Tour Heidelberg Castle abt. 3:00. Overnight in Gasthaus Stempel in Windesheim. Dinner at Gasthaus Stempel.
Day4 - Bus to Bingen am Rhein. Rhein River Cruise "Loreley Fahrt" from Bingen to St. Goar (9:00 to 1:00). Bus to medieval Rothenburg o.d.T. . Have dinner. Bus to Augsburg. Stay overnight Ibis Hotel Augsburg.
Day5 - Bus to Berchtesgaden Region. Bus to Freilassing. Visit Koenigsee area. Boat ride on the most scenic Koenigssee. Stay overnight Hotel Krone in Freilassing. Dinner in Freilassing.
Day6 - Bus to Salzburg, Austria. Tour the old city center (Haupt). Bus to Freising. Visit Mirabell Gardens, and visit the Alte Stadt Salzburg (9:00 am to 2:00 pm) - the home town of Mozart and made additionally famous with "The Sound of Music". Stay overnight at Hotel Lerner in Freising. Dinner at Hotel Lerner.
Day7 - Bus to Karl's Platz in Munich. Bus to Dachau. See Memorial Site. Bus to Freising. Visit pedestrian area from Karl's Platz to Mariensplatz in downtown Munich from 10:00 - 1:00 (Haupt). Visit Dachau at 2:00 pm. Then back to Hotel Lerner for dinner.