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Harz Mountains and Hannover Christmas Markets

7 days - from only £589pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Harz Mountains and Hannover Christmas Markets

Join our tour to the heart of beautiful Germany, where we take in the seasonal scenery around Hannover and the beautiful Harz region, which is renowned for its forested hills and charming medieval towns. Soak up the festive atmosphere as we visit the Cologne, Goslar and Wernigerode Christmas Markets on our included excursions, and with the chance to explore Hamelin, you're guaranteed to head home brimming with Christmas cheer.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Cologne

    We head into Germany and to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland. The city of Cologne offers six Christmas markets in total, with the market set in front of the imposing cathedral being the most impressive. Beneath the largest Christmas tree in Rhineland, you will find 160 attractively designed pavilions. Here, you can choose from numerous sweet delicacies, watch artisans at work, and enjoy the 'original Christmas mulled wine'. We later make our way to Hannover, where we stay for four nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cologne Christmas Markets

    Cologne Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 3: Day at leisure

    Spend a leisurely day in Hannover, a beautiful city with lots to see. From the famous Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, to the stunning New Town Hall, as well as the Ernst August memorial, and the Waterloo Column. Hannover's traditional Christmas market takes place in the historical old quarter around the Market Church. On the Ballhofplatz, you will find the Finnish Christmas Market, offering delicious snacks and drinks, such as Flammlachs (grilled fish) and Glögi (mulled wine).

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4: Goslar and Wernigerode Christmas Markets

    Join us as we make our way into the charming town of Goslar, known for its UNESCO Old Town with its medieval architecture and interesting attractions. There’s plenty to see here - why not take a stroll through the town to see its many sights, or visit the festive markets to pick up some unique Christmas gifts.

    Later, we head to quaint Wernigerode, nestled at the foot of the Harz Mountains, with an impressive medieval town centre with charming houses and dominated by a fairy-tale castle. Spend time browsing the traditional markets.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Goslar
    • Wernigerode
  • Day 5: Hamelin Christmas Markets

    Join our optional excursion to Hamelin. Found on the River Weser, Hamelin is a lovely German town, famous for its folk tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Discover the town’s beautiful scenery and admire its wonderful architecture during our free time here. There will also be time to explore Hamelin's fairytale Christmas Markets, set in the town's picturesque Old Quarter.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Hamelin

    Hamelin

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022
    • Hamelin
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6:

    We head back towards Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (7 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Leonardo in Hannover. Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city style hotels.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours
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