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Castles in the Heart of Germany

7 Days - Tour No AC8019

7 Days - Tour No AC8019
Buckeburg © DZT/Schloss Bückeburg
Marienburg © DZT/Verwaltung Schloss Marienburg
Hämelschenb ©DZT/Stiftung Rittergut Hämelschenburg

Germany has a variety of glorious fortresses for you to be astonished by the romantic tours and splendid rooms in rich décor – delve into the world of royalty and knights on this tour.

Included in Cost

● Coach travel
● return tunnel crossings
● 2 overnights - dinner, bed & breakfast
● 4 nights bed & breakfast in Hannover
● a boat cruise on River Rhine
● 2 course lunch in Dusseldorf
● 3 dinners in hotel in Hannover
● 1 dinner in traditional restaurant in Hannover
● 2 course lunch in Hamelin
● entrance and guided tour of Castle Buckeburg
● coffee and cake in Park Café of Castle Buckeburg
● boat trip
● entrance and guided tour of Castle Marienburg
● entrance to Herrenhausen Gardens and Palace
● entrance and guided tour of Castle Hamelschenburg
● guided tour of Hamelin by the Pied Piper
● Tour Manager whilst in Hannover


Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 Early morning departure for Folkestone and the crossing to Calais. Continuing the journey on to Antwerp for an overnight stay.

Day 2 Continue the journey to arrive late morning in Dusseldorf where you will enjoy a gentle boat trip along the River Rhine and enjoy the view. Afterwards we have included a 2 course lunch in a restaurant in Dusseldorf before travelling onto Hannover and the hotel for a four night stay.

Day 3 Today you will visit the historic Castle Buckeburg. Travel back in time when guided through the magnificent rooms and experience a grand atmosphere in the fairy tale castle. It is also home to the only private court riding school in Germany. Be astonished when you see the ability of horse and rider who will show the high standards of the Royal and Spanish horsemanship in baroque costumes. Then continue to the restored Park Café for coffee and cake. In the afternoon sit back and enjoy a gentle cruise along the largest water street and parts of the Mindener Harbour.

Day 4 A visit to Marienburg Castle set on a hill overlooking the countryside. This authentically preserved summer residence of the Walfs, the once largest dynasty in Europe and counts as one of the most important neogothic architectural monuments of Germany. Learn about the buildings, its inhabitants and rich history during the guided tour. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful, unique baroque gardens of Herrenhausen. Dinner tonight will be served in a traditional restaurant in Hannover where you will enjoy some local specialities.

Day 5 Todays visit to the Castle Hamelschenburg – a three winged building with a moat, a drawbridge and two imposing stair towers. We have included a guided tour for you to learn more about this magnificent castle. Then travel to Hamelin and have included a lunch for you before the popular Pied Piper of Hamelin will take you on a tour of his town. He will tell you lots of interesting facts and easylistening anecdotes about Hamelin when he is not piping on his flute.

Day 6 Today depart for Antwerp, with its old city centre steeped in history. You will find ancient building fronts on narrow streets and in the imposing Grand-Place. Some free time before travelling to the overnight hotel.

Day 7 Breakfast, then commence the homeward journey.

Hotel

Hotel Plaza

Holiday Hotel

Situated close to the central station right in Hannover’s city centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, radio, mini bar and hairdryer. Lift, bar, restaurant, snack bar, solarium and fitness centre.

Overnight Hotel/s: All bedrooms are en-suite.

Single room supplement £77
Holiday insurance £26
(70 years and over £44.50)


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