28th May 2018
Monday - P & O Ferries
We depart from our local departure points and travel to Hull where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Tuesday - Wurzburg
After breakfast, our route is east to the German border. We continue south via Frankfurt to Wurzburg, situated on the River Main and our overnight hotel. Hotel Maritim.
Wednesday - Maria Taferl
We travel east via Regensburg and Passau before continuing to Lower Austria, the north banks of The Danube and Maria Taferl. Hotel Sachner.
Thursday - Eger
Our route this morning is east via the capital city, Vienna, before we enter Hungary and continue via Gyor, Budapest and our hotel in Eger for seven nights. Hotel Eger & Park.
Friday - Wednesday - Eger
Eger is a beautiful, historic, unspoilt town in the Bukk hills of eastern Hungary. It is a gem of a town, lying in a valley and famous for its sumptuous collection of colourful Baroque buildings, its bizarre Neo-Byzantine cathedral and a massive medieval fortress, which featured in a Turkish siege in 1552. Our introduction to Eger is via a guided walking tour of the old town and as Eger is situated in a well known wine-growing region, we include a local wine tasting in the Valley of the Beautiful Women. Situated close to Eger in a wooded dale and lined with ancient wine cellars, we sample the local wine, Bull's Blood. We visit the capital city, Budapest, where a guided tour introduces us to this spectacular city bisected by The Danube. Its 19th century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Budda district with flat Pest and after the guided tour, we allow ample time for individual exploration. Our programme takes in the unspoilt beauty of this fascinating region in Hungary and we enjoy a horse and carriage ride on the Hungarian Plains, a trip by narrow gauge train into the forests and a visit to one of the few Lipizzaner stud farms in Hungary.
Thursday - Brno
Our route today is west to Slovakia via the capital Bratislava before we continue north to The Czech Republic and Brno. Best Western Hotel International.
Friday - Magdeburg
We travel via Prague and cross the border into former East Germany via Dresden and Leipzig to Magdeburg for the night. NH Hotel.
Saturday - Rotterdam
We continue west to the Dutch frontier and Rotterdam, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Sunday - Scotland
We return to Scotland in the late afternoon after a wonderful holiday encompassing many Eastern European highlights.
Ferry Single Supplement £40
Our four star hotel is centrally located in Eger and offers comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms with mini bars and cable TV. An indoor pool, sun terrace and garden are at our disposal and wine is included with evening meals in Eger.