Gems of Germany

Gems of Germany

Gems of Germany

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Going beyond the classical big cities like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, we delve deeper into the German hinterland to find some of its undiscovered gems, from quaint medieval towns to breathtaking natural beauty, it’s got it all. Germany is one of the most in-demand tourist destinations in the world, as tourists flock to experience the history, culture, cuisine and sense of grandeur embodied by its great cities, towns and villages. Join us on a holiday of discovery incorporating the best of hidden Germany plus a visit to the famous Steiff Teddy Bear factory museum!

 

Maritim Hotel, Wurzburg * * * *

Situated directly on the banks of the Main River in the heart of Franconia • En-suite bedrooms • TV • Telephone • Hairdryer • Mini-Bar • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Indoor Swimming Pool • Sauna • Steam Bath • Fitness Centre • Lift. www.maritim.com

 

Maritim Hotel, Ulm * * * *

Close to the Old Town on the banks of the River Danube • En-suite bedrooms • TV • Telephone • Hairdryer • Mini-Bar • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Indoor Swimming Pool • Sauna • Fitness Centre • Steam Bath • Lift. www.maritim.com

Day 1

Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight half board accommodation in Gelsenkirchen.

Day 2

After breakfast we drive via the most scenic section of the Rhine Gorge en-route to our first holiday base Wurzburg.

Day 3

After breakfast we set off for a boat cruise to Veitshochheim and its famous Rokkoko Gardens which is populated by over 200 sandstone sculptures of gods, animals and allegorical figures. This afternoon we take a guided tour of the UNESCO world heritage Residence Palace, the building embodies the attainments of Western architecture in a French chateau and Viennese baroque style.

Day 4

Full day tour to city of Nuremburg take time to discover the Old Town, the castle, the fountains, the wells, the city’s churches and art treasures as well as the city’s colourful past and cosmopolitan present.

Day 5

Today we travel to medieval Rothenberg on Germany’s Romantic Road en-route to our second base Ulm – famed for being the birthplace of Albert Einstein.

Day 6

After breakfast we take a guided city walking tour of Ulm to take in the charms of this historic and picturesque old city including the Minster. This afternoon we take a leisurely cruise on the River Danube.

Day 7

Today’s highlight is a guided visit to the world-famous Steiff museum – home of the “Teddy Bear”. We return to Ulm via Wiblingen famed for its cloister and Library Hall, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.

Day 8

We travel to our overnight half board accommodation in Gelsenkirchen.

Day 9

Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Door to door pick up

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing

  • 2 overnight half board accommodation in Gelsenkirchen

  • Welcome Cocktail & Traditional Franconian

  • Platter Dinner with glass of Franconian wine in Maritim Hotel Wurzburg

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and continental buffet breakfast in Wurzburg

  • Coffee & Cake voucher

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and continental buffet breakfast in Ulm

  • Guided Tour of Residence Palace

  • Guided City walking tour of Ulm with visit to the Minster

  • Boat Cruise on the River Danube

  • Entrance & guided tour of the Steiff Museum

 

Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

 

Departure Dates

13th Jun 9 days £895

5th Sep 9 days £979 - Red Dragon Tour

 

Single room supplement £94

 

For Door to Door terms & conditions please refer to page 92

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Bracknell - Bagshot Road Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Chepstow Bus Station Chepstow Bus Station
Chieveley Services Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury
Clackett Lane Services Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock)
Dover Docks (WHERE USED) Dover Docks (WHERE USED - Eastern Entrance)
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Llantwit Depot Edwards Depot, Llantwit Fardre
Edwards Pembroke Depot Edwards Pembroke Depot, Waterloo Ind Est, SA72 4RR
Extra Services Cobham EB Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6
Hereford-Rose Tinted Rags Rose Tinted Rags - Hereford Bus Station
(May be a Taxi)
Kilgetty Information Ctr Kilgetty Information Ctr (Community centre)
Bottom of James Park
Leigh Delamare Eastbound Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Lydney Bus Station Lydney Bus Station, Hams Road
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Maidstone Services Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20
Monmouth - Cinderhill St Monmouth - Cinderhill Street Bus stop
NORTHBOUND TOURS ONLY
Narberth - Town Moor Narberth Bus Stop - Town Moor Car Park
Opposite the Primary School
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Port Talbot Temporary Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Reading Services Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ
Ross on Wye Bus Station Ross on Wye Bus Station
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
St Clears, Car Park St Clears Car Park
Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11) Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11)
Swindon Hilton Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16
Wellington Street Swansea Swansea, Wellington Street Coach Bay
Whitland North Road Whitland North Road Car Park

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