April 2022 / March 2023
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.
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.
Countryside: Forests, hills, small villages on the way.
07:30hrs - Berlin –Departure-.
10.00 hrs - Dresden –Arrival-. This city is the pearl of the river Elbe, the former residence of the kings of Saxony. The immense palace by the river Elbe reminds us of the city’s glorious historic past. Time to stroll.
12.00hrs - Dresden –Departure-. We go off towards the south of Germany. Stop in a service area for lunch. -
16:15hrs - Bamberg –Arrival-. A beautiful city full of life, don’t miss a stroll in “the Little Venice”. Its picturesque canals and its monumental heritage make this city one of the most beautiful in Germany. Time to stroll.
17:30 hrs - Bamberg –Departure-
18:30 hrs - Nuremberg -Arrival. The second most important city in Bavaria with its castle, its walls, its ancient university and its reminders of the Second World War and the Nazi period. This city was completely destroyed in the Second World War but has risen from its ashes. Time to stroll in its busy centre.
07:30 hrs - Nuremberg -departure. Today’s stage will bring us great surprises.
09:15hrs - Kelheim – Arrival in this city on the banks of the Danube. We embark (scheduled time 9:50 AM) to take a forty minute cruise through the Danube Valley , in the area known as the “Danube gorges”. We come to KLOSTER WELTENBURG , a very beautiful Benedictine monastery founded in 1040. Time to visit.
11:30hrs- Kloster Weltenburg –Departure-. Along narrow roads, we go on our way to
12:30hrs - LANSHUT one of the prettiest villages in Germany, where we have time to stroll and for lunch.
14:15 hrs - Landshut –Departure-.
15:15 hrs - Dachau –Arrival-. Concentration camp and museum. In this impressive place, we will remember the difficult time of Nazism. Time to see the complex.
16:15 hrs - Dachau –Departure-.
16:30 hrs - Munich –Arrival. We visit the impressive BMW WELT (BMW world) complex , a very modern facility with multifunctional exhibitions of the BMW group, the prestigious German car manufacturers. We will also see the park where the architecturally beautiful Olympiastadium stands, and where the famous Olympic Games of 1972 were held. After this, free time in the historic centre to enjoy the typical beer houses.
(N B: At the time of the Beer Festival, the hotel may be in the vicinity of Munich).
07:30hrs - Munich –Departure-.
09:30hrs - Fussen –Arrival-. In this city of Bavaria, nestled in the mountains, we come to the castle of Neuschwanstein . With our guide, we will walk to Queen Mary’s Bridge to enjoy the fantastic scenery between the gorges. You can walk back to the bus or take a horse and carriage (not included).
11:30hrs - Fussen .Departure-. We travel to the Rhine Valley. Stop in the service area on the motorway for lunch.
15:15 hrs - Rotenberg –Arrival-. For many, this is the prettiest village in Germany. It is located on the Romantic Route. Its walls, its marvellous, perfectly preserved mediaeval quarter. We include tickets to the Christmas Museum . Time to stroll.
16:45hrs- Rotenberg –Departure-.
19:15 hrs - Frankfurt –Arrival-. Before settling in our hotel, our guide will leave you for a while next to the Romer Platz, in the city centre. Free time.
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.
08.00hrs - 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 - Hanover -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.
Countryside: Hills and plains of Denmark. Rich farming regions.
NB: We go into Denmark, a country where you will need Danish kroner.
Transfer to the centre and time for a stroll in the centre of Hanover, a very busy city.
08:30 hrs - Hanover –Departure-. We travel towards the north of Germany.
10:45 hrs - Hamburg – Arrival in this city which stands between the lake and its busy port on the River Elbe (full of restaurants). Our guide will take us around the port and give us information about the city. Hamburg is one of the most active and representative cities of Germany. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.
13:30hrs - Hamburg -departure.
15:45 hrs - Flensburg. - A small picturesque city by the sea with its pretty sports marina. Time for a stroll.
16:45 hrs - Flensburg –Departure-. We go into Denmark.
19.00 hrs - Aarhus. - The second most important city in Denmark, a stroll through its busy pedestrian centre is recommended.
Scenery: Attractive woodlands and mountains in Norway; first view of fjords.
Notes: The times of the ferries between Denmark and Norway often vary and so the times during this part of the circuit will depend on those changes. We recommend you wear warm clothing for the boat crossing. In Norway, the currency is the Norwegian Krone. We suggest your change your currency on the ferry.
08:00 h - Aarhus –Departure-. We set out for the northern part of Denmark, amidst attractive scenery.
10:30 h - Hirsthals. We take a tour of this city and port before embarking on the modern ferry to cross the North Sea to Norway-. Normally our boat sails at 12.15 h. The crossing takes about three hours. We advise you to change your currency on the boat and have lunch.
15:30 h. - Kristiansand – We land and then continue our journey-.
17:00 h. - Flekkefjord – A town on a fjord, with wooden houses and tiny restaurants. Time to explore.
17:45 h. - Flekkfjord –Departure-. The scenery is even more attractive.
19:45 h. - Stavanger –Arrival-. Free time to explore this beautiful lively city next to the sea.
Scenery: Beautiful fjord and sea landscapes. Many bridges that will make you feel you are travelling between the “sea and the land”. Deep tunnels. Two sections travelling by boat.
Notes: Wear warm clothing during the boat crossings. There may sometimes be queues to board the boats, and we may arrive at Bergen later than planned.
07:30 h. - Stavanger –On leaving the city, we will stop at the " Swords in Rock" monument, where we will remember the Vikings before continuing on along the coast and soon come to Mortavika where we take a boat and cross Skunden fjord , which takes just over half an hour
Arrival at Aarsvagen where we continue to travel through amazing scenery dominated by the sea. We then pass through the deepest tunnel in the world, below the sea.
At approximately 11.30 h. we arrive at Sandvikvag where we make a boat crossing lasting 45 minutes surrounded by spectacular fjords.
13:30 h. Bergen – Arrival-. We ascend on the funicular railway to Mount Flouyen (price of trip included) where there are fantastic views of the city and its fjords. Then visitors have a free afternoon in Bergen, to enjoy its lively atmosphere.
Scenery: Spectacular scenery. Impressive views of mountains and fjords and landscapes permanently covered in snow.
Note: H ave warm clothes at hand to enjoy the snow and the short stretch by ferry between the fjords. The schedules of the cruise can be modified; according to that the schedule of the rest of the day may also undergo changes.
07.45hr . - Bergen –Departure-. We set out amidst beautiful scenery and enter the fjords region.
09.45hrs- Waterfall of Tvindefoss. Short stop to admire this beautiful waterfall 100m of height also call Trollafossen or waterfall of the Trolls. Its waters have the reputation not only of rejuvenating but also of increasing the sexual potency.
10.15hrs- Departure to Sogner Fjord , the largest Norwegian fjord and often considered the most beautiful one. We continue our journey through impressive landscapes and come to Gudvangen.
10:30 h. – Gudvangen . We visit this tiny city and then take a boat cruise on the fiord (departure scheduled for 12.00 h.). The cruise lasts for just over 2 hours and takes us near impressive cliffs. We recommend having lunch on board.
At about 14.10 h . we land in Flam, and then continue our journey surrounded by woods, lakes, isolated mountains with peaks covered in snow all the year round and glaciers.
After passing through the 24.5km Aurland tunnel , considered one of the longest in the world and using innovative techniques to rest the eyes and avoid the monotony of the drivers, we will arrive to the Borgund wood church , possibly the best preserved Norwegian temple of the 13th century, where we will make a brief stop to admire and take a photo (entrance included).
19:30 h. - Oslo –Arrival-. Free time in this pleasant Norwegian city next to the fjord that ears its name and surrounded by mountains. We can visit its port, streets and the works of art of the Frognerparken.