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  Germany's Harz Mountains    
Germany's Harz Mountains
Staying at the 4* Hotel Der Achtermann, Goslar
8 Days / 7 Nights
Travelling by FIRST Class Coach
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mohne Dam - Scene of the Famous Dambusters Raid
  • Harz Mountain Railway & Quedlinburg
  • Berlin
  • Hamelin & Hanover
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        Your Accommodation
    We will stay in the Harz region at the 4* Hotel Der Achtermann. This is located directly by the pedestrian precinct of the historical part of the old town of Goslar. All rooms have private facilities, TV and mini bar (extra charge). Hotel Features include a restaurant, lounge/bar and ‘wellness’ centre with an indoor pool, whirlpool, 4 saunas and a steam bath, (some facilities chargeable).

    For further information on 4*Hotel Der Achtermann click here

    Overnight hotels will be city style or family run

       

        Your Itinerary
    Day 1 - Depart from your local area and travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to the Continent. After clearing Customs formalities we continue to our overnight hotel which will be located in France or Belgium. Accommodation has been reserved on a bed and continental breakfast basis in rooms with private facilities.

    Day 2
    After breakfast we continue our journey to The Harz Region, crossing The Rhine near Cologne. We have a short stop at the Mohne Dam - scene of the famous Dambusters raid - en route to Goslar and our hotel. Here accommodation has been reserved for the next 5 nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

       

        Day 3
    We have a full day excursion taking in the Harz Mountains Railway and Quedlinburg. We take a scenic drive to Wernigorode for sightseeing in the old town before we catch the Harz Narrowgauge Railway on the Brocken line through the Harz National Park Forest, to Drei Annen Hohne, (train fare included). Sometimes the trains are steam hauled and at all times the scenery is delightful. Afterwards, meet up with the coach and continue to Quedlinburg for sightseeing in this UNESCO World Heritage site

    Day 4
    Today we make an early start and travel to Berlin. Here we have a guided tour taking in the sights of both East and West Berlin. Don’t miss the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and ‘Checkpoint Charlie’.

       

        Day 5
    Today has been left at your leisure to explore and enjoy Goslar. History is visible all around Goslar, from well-preserved old houses to the Romanesque imperial palace elevated over the city. Designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, the ore mine at Rammelsberg has been closed since 1988, but now teaches visitors about the more than 100 years of mining that occurred in the Harz mountains. Take a stroll along the many narrow cobblestone streets in the old town lined by houses which have a story to tell. But this city is no museum, it is livened up by 9.000 people and a strong retail section.

       

        Day 6
    Our final included excursion takes us to visit Hamelin and Hannover. Hamelin is famous for the story of the Pied Piper and is a fine mediaeval old town with some remarkable buildings. Hannover is now a major city. Relax in one of the amazing pavement cafes or follow the ‘red thread’ – a painted line which provides the ideal route from which to explore the city without a guide

       

        Day 7
    Check out of the hotel following breakfast and commence our journey home. Overnight accommodation has been reserved on a bed and continental breakfast basis once again in France/Belgium.

    Day 8
    Continue our journey to the channel port from where we take the short sea crossing to the U.K. and onwards back to your local area.

       

        Price Includes:
    • Return Travel by ‘First Class’ Harry Shaw coach
    • Channel crossing either by ferry or Eurotunnel
    • 2 nights bed and Continental breakfast accommodation in France / Belgium - one night on outward and one night on return journey
    • 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4* Hotel Der Achtermann - Goslar
    • Excursions as detailed in the itinerary

    Not Included:

    • Personal expenditure, gratuities or admission charges
    • Travel insurance
    • Single room supplement
       

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