19th April 2018
Thursday - P & O Ferries
We leave from our local departure points and drive south to Hull, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Friday - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Our route is east to the German border and we continue south towards Cologne, Frankfurt and our base for five nights in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Hotel Rappen.
Saturday - Tuesday - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg, considered a living architectural monument of culture and art, is truly a medieval gem. Nestling amidst beautiful unspoiled countryside with a largely intact medieval town wall surrounding the historic centre, Rothenburg is an ideal place to relax. Stroll along the winding alleyways and marvel at the historic town gates and watch towers. Artists have long taken inspiration from the unique location of this wonderful town with its unmistakeable skyline and we enjoy an evening tour of Rothenburg with a Night Watchman. We accompany the guide along the dark alleyways and dimly lit squares and soak up the special mood of Rothenburg by night. Our programme includes a visit to Wurzburg, a scenic town straddling the River Main, renowned for its art, architecture and delicate wines. For centuries the resident Prince-Bishops wielded enormous power and wealth and the city grew in opulence under their rule. Their crowning glory is the Residenz, one of the finest Baroque structures in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and we enjoy a tour of this magnificent palace. We travel to medieval Dinkelsbuhl, one of the archetypal towns which give the German Romantic Road its character and a visit will be made to Nuremberg, a city with much to offer visitors, including the rebuilt Nuremberg Castle and world famous Gingerbread shops in the Main Square. As Rothenburg lies in the wine growing region of Franconia, we have included a wine tasting at a local winery.
Wednesday - Rotterdam
We drive north to Rotterdam where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Thursday - Scotland
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a relaxing short holiday.
Ferry Single Supplement £40
Our three star, family-run hotel was once an early 17th century Inn and hospitality and satisfaction of the guests has been paramount for over four centuries. Our hotel is ideally placed, close to a medieval gate and a short walk from the market square. An atmospheric beer garden, comfortable bedrooms, rich buffet breakfasts and tasty evening meals will make for a memorable stay.