The Rhine, Black Forest and Dordogne Valley

Romantic
Romantic
12 - 17
days

From Frankfurt travel along the Rhine and the Black Forest to the Rhine Falls, keep towards France and explore the Dordogne valley with its prehistoric caves, then enjoy good wine in Bordeaux

In this trip

  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • CultureCulture
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • NatureNature

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2

    Freiburg, Germany

  • 3

    Basel, Switzerland

  • 4

    Geneva, Switzerland

  • 5

    Clermont Ferrand, France

  • 6

    Sarlat la Caneda, France

  • 7

    Bordeaux, France

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Things to do in and around Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Cathedral and the Main
  • Oldtown in the historic center of the city.
  • Städel, Frankfurt am Main
  • 4 sisters
  • Frankfurt Dom
  • Rheinfall in Clouds
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  • Tiger im Zoo Frankfurt
  • Triceratops
  • DSCF0002 - Richard Meier - Frankfurt Museum of Applied Art.JPG
  • Frankfurt's Slice of Cake
  • Germany
  • Villa Ludwigshöhe
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  • Frankfurter Goethe-Haus , Freies Deutsches Hochstift , Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
  • 2013.03.09.239 - SCHWETZINGEN - Schwetzinger Schlossgarten - Südlicher Zirkelbau
  • Heidelberg (HDR)
   
1

Frankfurt

Germany, Hesse region

CultureNight lifeFood2 nightsSat. Mar 09 - Mon. Mar 11

A major financial hub since the 16C, Frankfurt seamlessly combines modern skyscrapers with genuine historic charm.

Frankfurt is the largest financial centre in continental Europe and ranks among the world's leading financial centres. It is home to the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and several large commercial banks. Due to its central location within Germany and Europe, Frankfurt is a major air, rail and highway transport hub. A unique feature of Frankfurt is its significant number of skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city center which form the Frankfurt skyline. Because of the city's skyline, Germans sometimes refer to Frankfurt as "Mainhattan" With more than 30 museums, Frankfurt has one of the largest variety of museums in Europe.
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Things to do in and around Freiburg

  • Freiburg Photowalk
  • Freiburg
  • Muensterside
  • Münsterplatz III
  • Europa Park 209
  • 2009-05-10 - Titisee - House on the Water
  • Red
  • Badenweiler
  • Westweg von Hausach nach Basel (Westvariante)
  • DSCF1090
   
2

Freiburg

Germany, The Black Forest region

NatureCultureNight lifeHistoricActive3 nightsMon. Mar 11 - Thu. Mar 14

Surrounded by the Black Forest, Freiburg combines old-world charm and modern-day progress.

Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region. One of the famous old German university towns. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany and holds the all-time German temperature record of 40.2 °C/ Because of its scenic beauty, relatively warm and sunny climate, and easy access to the Black Forest, Freiburg is a hub for regional tourism. Also the home of the longest cable car run in Germany to Schauinsland mountain.
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Things to do in and around Basel

  • Basel view from Munster
  • Basel
  • Kunstmuseum
  • s'isch scheen und mer hockt am Rhy :)
  • Schaulager
  • IMG_0605
  • weissenstein (50)
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  • “Installation (side view) by Troika (Eva Rucki b. 1976 Germany, Conny Freyer b. 1976 Germany, Sebastien Noel, b. 1977 France): Squaring a Circle, 2013 (Mirror, steel, matte black flock)” / Galería OMR / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13964
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  • La salle consacrée aux maîtres anciens (Musée des cultures, Bâle)
   
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Basel

Switzerland, Basel-Stadt region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 nightThu. Mar 14 - Fri. Mar 15

One of Switzerland's largest cities, Basel is the country's cultural center with museums, art galleries, and a rich history.

Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city has large number of theatres and many museums. Theater Basel presents a busy schedule of plays, opera and ballet. Basel is also host to an array of buildings by internationally renowned architects. Basel features a great number of heritage sites of national significance, including the Old Town of Basel as well as churches, monasteries, secular buildings and archaeological sites. There are a number of culinary specialties originating in Basel, including Basler Läckerli cookies and Mässmogge candies. Zoo Basel is the most visited tourist attraction in Basel and the 2nd most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.
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Things to do in and around Geneva

  • Switzerland-02552 - Geneva on the opposite shore
  • IMG_1592
  • erikharstrom-Spring 2014-1730
  • IMG_1589
  • 07-24-2003 Geneva 0040
  • Château de Chillon
  • Mont Pélerin - Palézieu (17.06.13) 56
  • 12-05-2003 Geneva, Natural History 0001
  • Genève.
  • IP-20130501-6
  • Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Les conservatoire et jardin botaniques - Ville de Genève
  • Palais des Nations Geneva
  • Small Table with Figure in a Landscape LACMA M.81.162.1
  • Clock Museum
   
4

Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFoodBeaches2 nightsFri. Mar 15 - Sun. Mar 17

Ideally located on Lake Leman, Geneva has become a thriving metropolis full of cultural events, museums, music venues, and festivals.

Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland. Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The opera house has the largest stage in Switzerland. It features opera and dance performances, recitals, concerts and, occasionally, theatre. The Victoria Hall is used for classical music concerts. Every summer, the Geneva Festival is organised. Hundreds of thousands of people come to Geneva to see the annual one-hour long grand firework display. Museums and art galleries are everywhere in the city. The Palace of Nations, home of the United Nations headquarters, can also be visited.
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Things to do in and around Clermont Ferrand

  • Clermont-Ferrand sunrise
  • Montferrand-du-Périgord - Château
  • Où trouver des fleurs dans les prochains jours ? :)
  • Basilique Notre-Dame du Port de Clermont-Ferrand
  • Vulcania caldera
  • maison Mantin (MOULINS,FR84)
  • IMGP5101
  • De quel cote la nuit tombe - Denis Falgoux
  • french drive (38)
  • Chateau de Drée
  • THE CRATER OF PUY PARIOU
   
5

Clermont Ferrand

France, Auvergne region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 nightSun. Mar 17 - Mon. Mar 18

Youthful and modern, this city still boasts its old houses, cathedrals, and museums, with the ever-present Puys Mountains.

Clermont-Ferrand is a city and commune of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of 140,700. The city is famous for the chain of volcanoes, the Chaine des Puys surrounding it. The famous dormant volcano Puy-de-Dome is one of the highest of these and well known for the telecommunication antennas that sit on its top and are visible from far away. Clermont-Ferrand has two famous churches. One is Notre-Dame du Port, a Romanesque church which was built during the 11th and 12th centuries. It was nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. The other is Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, built in Gothic style between the 13th and the 19th centuries.
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Things to do in and around Sarlat la Caneda

  • P1000242 Sarlat-la-Canéda, maisons vues de la tour de l'ancienne église Sainte-Marie
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda. France.
  • Montignac accross the River Vézère
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  • Dominance / submission *
  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
  • Lascaux II - Hall of The Bulls (with a bear)
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  • Le château médiéval de Castelnaud
  • Rocamadour
  • IMG_4055
  • Les ruines des Tours de Chalucet
   
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Sarlat la Caneda

France, Aquitaine region

HistoricSmall townsFoodCulture3 nightsMon. Mar 18 - Thu. Mar 21

This Medieval town is known for its great restaurants, where you can find the best truffles and foie gras in the region.

Sarlat-la-Caneda, or simply Sarlat, is a commune in southwestern France. Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. The center of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
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Things to do in and around Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
  • real ruins or fake?
  • Le Grand-Théâtre, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.
  • Bordeaux 17
  • HDRI Lacanau Beach (France)
  • Windamic
  • Saint-Émilion, France
  • tour Pey Berland BOD2727
  • 022a Decorative Arts museum
  • Musée d'Aquitaine - Bordeaux
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  • PANORAMA ANGOULEME
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  • Accroche toi petit
   
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Bordeaux

France, Aquitaine region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsThu. Mar 21 - Sat. Mar 23

Half of this city is UNESCO listed, it also offers great dining and nightlife options for the millions who visit annually.

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. The city's titles are "La Perle d'Aquitaine" (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old center which had black walls due to pollution. Nowadays, this is not the case. In fact, a part of the city, Le Port de La Lune, was almost completely renovated. Bordeaux is the city which has the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, except for Paris. Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.
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