This new tour showcases two of the best cities to visit in Germany, plus the Austrian Tyrol.
This new tour showcases two of the best cities to visit in Germany, plus the Austrian Tyrol. Heidelberg is known as the Romantic Town on account of its castle ruins and red sandstone buildings, and culture packed Mannheim which straddles the rivers Rhine and Neckar.
Our base in Austria is the village of Soll, Europes loveliest village in bloom, located in a wide valley between the Wilder Kaiser and Hohe Salve Mountains. It is a marvellous base from which to explore the region.
Europa Buscentre to Hull via Larne with P&O Irish Sea.
Overnight ferry day 1: P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabin all meals included)
Leaving Europoort, we travel through Holland and western Germany before arriving in Mannheim in mid-afternoon.
Hotel: Maritim Parkhotel, Mannheim (3 nights D, B&B)
We spend the day exploring Heidelberg, including a panoramic river cruise on the River Necker and self exploration of this fine city.B, D
After a guided introductory walking tour of Mannheim, you explore the city on your own. Sights to see include the city’s trademark Wasserturm, the Art Nouveau gardens and Baroque palace. Mannheim’s checkerboard building layout accounts for its nickname ‘Grid-City’.B, D
Time to head for the Alps. Travelling south around Munich we arrive in our hotel late afternoon.
Hotel : Hotel Tyrol Soll (4 nights D, B&B)
Morning brings a guided walking tour of the village. In the afternoon we visit Alpbachtal and Rattenberg Austria’s smallest city with a population of just 600B, D
Today starts with a ride on the Ziller Valley narrow gauge train, boarding at Janbach in the Ziller Valley, arriving at Mayrhofen for lunch. Our return journey to Söll takes in Mittersill and Kirchberg in Tyrol, completing a scenic circular day out.B, D
We relax today, visiting some beautiful small towns and villages in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, finishing in nearby Saint Johann.B, D
Sadly, it is time to leave the Alps and return through Germany to our overnight hotel.
Hotel day 9: Mercure Saarbrücken Süd (1 night D, B&B)
We catch the overnight ferry from Zeebrugge to England.
Overnight ferry : P&O Cruiseferry (outside en-suite cabin all meals included)
Hull to Belfast via Cairnryan with Stena Line.B
B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included
Heidelberg River Necker cruise Guided introductory walking tour of Mannheim Guided walking tour of Soll Alpbachtal Rattenberg Ziller Valley train Mayrhofen Wilder Kaiser Mountains Saint Johann
Single Room/Cabin Supplement £165