• Take in superlative collections of German art, including those at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, the 17th century Schloss Johannisburg and the Schack Galerie
• Travel along part of the Romantische Strasse, including the Roman Via Claudia Augusta (ancient Roman road)
• Explore the sumptuous Nymphenburg Palace, the former summer residence of the Bavarian sovereigns
Depart Heathrow 0820 on British Airways, arriving Frankfurt 1100. Transfer to Würzburg for three nights at Hotel Greifenstein. Orientation walking tour of Würzburg followed by lecture: Dürer and the Art of the Reformation.
Morning: Baroque Residenz (Tiepolo frescoes). Afternoon excursion to Aschaffenburg: 17th century Schloss Johannisburg (important collection of German Old Masters).
Whole day excursion to Nuremberg: walking tour including Frauentor, Renaissance Mauthalle, Dürer’s house (half-timbered burgher house containing original etchings and woodcuts), St Lorenzkirche (masterpieces by Stoss), 14th century Hospital of the Holy Spirit. Afternoon: Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Dürer, Cranach, Stoss carvings).
Along Romantische Strasse (Via Claudia Augusta) via medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber (town hall, Franziskanerkirche, Jakobskirche) and Dinkelsbühl to Munich for four nights at Hotel Torbräu.
Morning: Lenbachhaus. Afternoon: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (decorative arts).
Morning lecture: The Rococo Style in Bavaria followed by Alte Pinakothek (14th-18th century European art). Afternoon: walking tour of old Munich including Ludwigskirche (frescoes by Peter Cornelius) and English Garden.
Morning lecture: Visionary Idealism and the Sublime in German Art followed by Neue Pinakothek (German collection plus Gainsborough, Goya, van Gogh, Monet). Afternoon: Villa Stuck (Jugendstil villa with Italian influence, magnificent interior), Schack Galerie (distinguished 19th century German collection).
Morning: Nymphenburg Palace. Depart Munich 1800, arriving Heathrow 1905.