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The Bavaria Tourism and Avanti Destinations teamed up to launch an educational program and e-brochures for travel advisors, including two new customizable itineraries.

Advisors can access the new e-brochure via Avanti’s agent portal. The 30-page brochure “Bavaria: Beyond Expectations” can be dowloaded and forwarded to your clients. Showcasing the Bavarian Alps and other areas of interest such as historic towns, castles, museums, active travel options, and food and drink experiences, the brochure is a great tool when talking to clients about their trip expectations. You can book your clients on custom-crafted FIT itineraries and group travel via Avanti.

“We are pleased to help Bavaria Tourism educate travel agents and their clients on the diversity of experiences their state offers, with its distinctive history, culture and natural beauty, and its warm, welcoming people,” said Paul Barry, Avanti’s CEO in press materials. “The e-brochure will really open the eyes of anyone who thinks they have ‘done’ Bavaria simply because they have experienced Munich’s Oktoberfest. This partnership is one example of Avanti’s strategy of enticing people to go beyond the most popular, best known destinations.”

Featuring a useful map of the different Bavarian regions, the e-brochure describes the many experiences and attractions that appeal to travelers of all ages: castles and palaces; more than 1,400 museums, including Munich’s BMW World and Nuremberg’s 600-year old toy museum; picturesque 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 Altotting with its miracle-working 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 of course plenty of opportunities to sample bratwurst, gingerbread, wine and beer, including Bamberg’s unique smokedbeer and the world’s largest wheatbeer brewery in Erding.

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Views of Bavaria Bamberg. (Photo courtesy of Avanti Destinations.)

The two new itineraries include the 9-day customizable itinerary in Franconia region—Franconia Favorites—a customizable trip that takes travelers to Nuremberg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Würzburg. Franconia boasts the world’s highest concentration of breweries. Included in this itinerary are a private walking tour of Wurzburg’s Old Town (optional wine tasting); private Nightwatchman tour in Rothenburg; escorted foodie walking tour of Nuremberg; a 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.

Also new is the 8-day customizable itinerary to Munich and southern Bavaria—Bavarian Adventures & Fairytales—a customizable trip that has travelers staying in Munich and Fussen in the foothills of the Alps, near the romantic castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Included on the itinerary are a private tour of the world’s largest wheat beer brewery in the small town of Erding, home of Europe’s largest spa; a private walking tour of the pilgrimage town of Altötting, where the Black Madonna is said to perform miracles; a private guided hike in the Ammergauer Alps; four days of rental car use; ratskeller dinner in Munich; a BMW World museum tour; choice of accommodations; and daily breakfast.

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