The beautiful rolling scenery of the Harz region, Germany’s northernmost mountain range, is the setting for this fascinating holiday. During your stay we include a guided tour and full day visit to Berlin, the cosmopolitan capital of reunified Germany plus the chance to visit the medieval towns of Goslar and
Quedlinburg. An additional highlight is the opportunity of a ride on the unique Harz Narrow Gauge Railway.
Local departure and an afternoon crossing to Calais. Continue through Belgium to the Eindhoven area of Holland for your overnight stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
We continue to the medieval town centre of Hamelin, arriving at our hotel in the Harz region for a seven night stay.
Free to relax and enjoy our excursion programme. The following excursion is included:
A full day tour to this vibrant city packed with culture, history and fabulous attractions. Our guided tour introduces such sights as the Reichstag,
the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the State Opera House, the famed
border crossing site ‘Checkpoint Charlie’, Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower. The afternoon is at leisure to explore further.
The following excursions are optional:
This full day excursion includes an unforgettable narrow gauge rail trip from Wernigerode up to the Brocken station at a height of over 3,490 ft, with magnificent views over the Hochharz National Park along the way. After enjoying the ride down you have free time in the delightful medieval centre of
A fascinating full day excursion featuring a guided tour of Colditz Castle, the infamous World War II prison, and the rejuvenated city of Leipzig.
A three-quarter day tour featuring a visit to the UNESCO listed town of Goslar and the delightful town of Quedlinburg with its pretty half-timbered houses.
Enjoy an afternoon excursion to a glass manufacturer to learn about the history of glass-blowing, a tradition associated with the Harz region. From here we continue to the family-run ‘Friederich’ bakery and café for a demonstration on how the local ‘tree cake‘ is made - don’t forget to sample some for yourself!
Time to leave the Harz region and head back west. Today, an added bonus is a photo-stop at the Möhne Dam, the target of the famous wartime Dambusters raid. Continue to our final overnight stop in the Dortmund area on a bed and breakfast basis.
Continue to Calais for a late afternoon crossing to the UK, returning to your
original departure point in the evening.