April 2020 / March 2021
Detailed day by day description
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.
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. -
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.
Stockholm (boarding) . -
Scenery : Very beautiful landscapes from the boat leaving Stockholm.
Notes: Tonight we embark on a night cruise; Carry your documentation (will be required when boarding) and prepare hand luggage (luggage will remain in the coach). Do not forget warm clothing to enjoy on the deck of the boat. In Finland, the currency used is the euro, if you do not have Swedish Crowns, there are convinient exchange offices on the ship.
Free day in the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. We recommend walking around the historic center and the island of museums.
17.00hrs.- Transfer to the port of Stockholm. We embark on the modern ferry of the Silja Lines company. Restaurants, bars, nightclub, casino, shops, ample rooms ... cruise conditions. Our ship leaves at 19.30 hrs (estimated time at the time of writing this itinerary).- The landscapes you can see at the exit of Stockholm are of great beauty (lots of islands). We recommend to enjoy on the deck. Do not forget your camera !. Night on board, double cabins.
Total distance: 195 km.
Scenery: Forests, lakes. Pleasant landscapes.
Note: Upon arrival in Finland you will have to change your watch; When in Sweden it is 12 o´clock in Finland it is 13 o´clock.
We recommend you to go on the ship deck at dawn; The arrival in Finland is done by outlining the Aland archipelago. Hundreds of islands covered with forests. Breakfast is included in your trip.
07:30 hrs. - TURKU. Disembark in the second Finnish city with strong Swedish influence. A time for a walk in the center.
08:30 hrs. Turku, departure.
09:20hrs- NAANTALI, very picturesque village of wooden houses by the sea. Lots of tourist life. Time for a stroll.
10:45 hrs. - Naantali-Departure.
13:00 hrs. - HELSINKI. Time for lunch. Afternoon free, you will be able to know this city with, its old market, the Russian influence in its buildings and churches.
(Note: a boat trip to Suomenlina scheduled on Friday morning can be made at this time according to the routes of the participating passengers).
Scenery: Stage by sea with beautiful landscapes on the way out of Helsinki.
Note: Carry your documentation, it will be required when boarding.
Leaving the hotel about 09.00 hrs, this morning we include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna islands , six islands where we highlight a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city and that has been declared World Heritage - Time to stroll around (we will be able to cross island through its small pedestrian bridges). Our guide will accompany you to the islands and will explain how to use your free time; With your return ticket, you will decide the time you wish to remain in this beautiful archipelago.
Later, we shall board a ferry to Estonia ; Ferry trip of around 2h30 duration which departure is expected around 15.30hrs; we suggest to admire the departure from Helsinki and the surrounding islands.
17.45 hrs. - Tallinn - Arrival, disembarkation and accommodation.
Tallinn – The capital of Estonia, a country with strong Scandinavian influence and a language similar to Finnish, is a wonderful city, whose medieval centre is still intact.
09.00hrs- We will participate in a comprehensive tour through the city streets, and admire its walls, churches, squares and mediaeval streets filled with tourist attractions.
After breakfast, end of our services.