German Trek End Stockholm

Duration

10 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Frankfurt

Available

April 2020 / March 2021

Cities to visit: Frankfurt; Rhine Cruise; Cologne; Dusseldorf; Hamelin; Hannover; Goslar; Berlin; Copenhagen; Jonkoping; Mariefred; Stockholm

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.

Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:   Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.   On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    

Total distance covered: 325 km.
 
Countryside:   Very pretty scenery following the Rhine and Moselle valleys.  Very beautiful villages are scattered along the way.    

08.00 hrs - Frankfurt -departure. Today we will see the Rhine and the Moselle valleys. Two rivers charged with history and sprinkled with charming villages.     
09.00 hrs - Rudesheim am Rhein.  - We reach the Rhine at this picturesque mediaeval village full of tourist and commercial life. After some time to stroll, we board a boat to take a  CRUISE ALONG THE RHINE  of around two hours. We find ourselves in the prettiest sector of the river: fortresses, mediaeval villages, ancient churches, vineyards on the hillsides. Arrival at  ST. GOAR and continuation along small roads travelling towards the Moselle Valley.  

12:15hrs - Cochem  - Arrival- We are now in one of the prettiest villages of the valley. Time for lunch and to take a stroll.   

14:15 hrs.- Cochem –Departure-  
15.00hrs - Burg Eltz  – Arrival- After the small hermitage, a path through the forest will take us to a fantastic castle that seems as if it were taken from a fairy tale. -
   
16:45hrs - Burg  Eltz –Departure-. 
18:30 hrs - Cologne  -Arrival. Time for a stroll in the busy streets of the centre and to see its grandiose cathedral.  
 
19:30 hrs - Cologne. Departure for our hotel in Dusseldorf.  
20:30 hrs - Dusseldorf.  Arrival. We are in the centre of Germany’s most industrial region.   

NB:  when fairs or congresses are under way, accommodation may be provided in Cologne or in a nearby city.

Total distance covered:  310 km.
     

08.30hrs - Departure for the centre of Dusseldorf were we will have time to stroll in this city on the banks of the Rhine, where you will be surprised not only by a pretty historic quarter, but also by its avant-garde architecture in which many of the best architects in the world have been represented.   

10.00 hrs - Dusseldorf- Departure 
11.00 hrs - Zollverein.  Arrival at one of the most important points of the “European route of industrial heritage”; we visit its  coal mine industrial complex , now declared World Heritage.   

13.00 hrs - Zollverein. Departure 
15:45hrs - Hamlin  -Arrival. We are in a typical city made popular by the story of the flautist… we will enjoy the city remembering the tale written by the Bros Grimm and following in the footsteps of the mice. Time to stroll. 
   
17:30 hrs - Hamlin -departure. 
18.30 hrs - Hannover  -Arrival.  A stroll in the centre before going to our hotel.   

NB : When fairs or congresses are under way, accommodation may be provided in a nearby city.  

Total distance covered: 374 km.
 
Scenery:  The scenery in the Goslar area is very pretty; Hartz mountains, little villages.-    

Transfer to the centre and time for a stroll around this busy town.  
10:00 hrs. - Hannover  - Departure -. 

11:30 hrs. - Goslar  - Arrival -. A town declared UNESCO World Heritage, one of the prettiest towns in Germany with its historic houses and its Market Square. Time for a stroll and lunch. Lunch included for passengers with half board. 

14:00 hrs. -Goslar - Departure -. We travel eastwards.  
17:30 hrs. -Berlin - Arrival -. Free time (or visit on arrival, depending on the time of year).

BERLIN: Guided tour, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall Museum.   
08:00 h. Comprehensive tour of the most modern city in Europe, and visit to the Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag, Potsdamerplatz and the Zoo. We leave the coach to visit the Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum . Berlin bore witness to many significant events of the 20th century. Free afternoon to explore the city. We recommend a visit to Kurfurstenstrasse, the city’s main shopping Street, and Kantstrasse where there are many international restaurants. Return to hotel about 22 hrs.     

Total distance covered by road: 395 km  
Countryside: Pleasant hills in the south of Denmark. Large plains in Germany.  
NB: We recommend you enjoy the ferry crossing. Have some warm clothes to hand if you want to stroll on deck. -   

Morning free. 
11:30 hrs - Berlin –Departure-. We travel towards the north of Germany. Around 15.00hrs, we come to the port of Rostock where we will board a ferry (normally leaving at around 15:30hrs) for an almost two-hour crossing to Denmark. - A very modern and pleasant ferry (shops, cafeterias, exchange booths, leisure offer). 

At around 17:30hrs Arrival in Denmark and continuation to 
20.00 hrs - Copenhagen –Arrival.  

TODAY´’S HIGHLIGHTS:  Visit of Copenhagen.  
In the morning,  comprehensive tour  of the Danish capital with a local guide. Copenhagen is the largest Scandinavian city, and full of contrasts: the popular Tivoli, Christianborg Palace, the terraces of Nyhavn, the Mermaid...  Free afternoon.

Distance covered:  670 km  
Countryside: Forests, lakes, Scandinavian scenery.   

07:30hrs - Copenhagen –Departure-. 
08:15 hrs -  Helsingor i n Denmark. A brief stop in Helsingor, the city of Hamlet, in which its great KRONBORG CASTLE stands out. A chance to take photographs from outside before getting on a small ferry that will take us to Sweden . A crossing of around 20 minutes. Arrival in Sweden (expected at around 9:30hrs). On board, we can change currency and buy Swedish kroner. - We continue on our route amidst pretty forest scenery and great lakes. -    

12:30 hrs- Jonkoping – A provincial capital on the shores of Lake Vättern, a stroll through its elegant centre and to see its churches. Time for lunch.  
 
14.00hrs - Jonkoping –Departure-.  
18.00 hrs - Mariefred – A stop in this idyllic and picturesque town with its ancient streets, its palace in the lake and its sports marina. Time to stroll.    

19.15 hrs - Mariefred –Departure-. 
20.30hrs - Stockholm –Arrival-.

Sightseeing tour  of this gorgeous capital city built on 13 interconnected islands. Water is everywhere.  We will visit Gamla Stand or  the "City between the Bridges", Stockholm’s Old Town full of life where many of the monumental buildings are located such as the Nobel Museum, located next to Stortorget main square, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes , the Cathedral or the Royal Palace. When possible we can have a nice view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint. 
Free time.  We advise taking a walk through the centre and seeing the museum island. In the afternoon, we offer visitors an optional visit to the Town Hall and the Royal Ship Vasa.

After breakfast, end of our services.


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