28th December 2017
New Year in Hildesheim
Thursday - 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.
Friday - Hildesheim
Our route this morning is east to the German border and Osnabruck, where we stop to admire this bustling university town, set on the River Hase with a charming old town centre. We continue east through Lower Saxony to Hildesheim and our luxury hotel for four nights. Hotel Van der Valk.
We are greeted with a welcome cocktail and an evening meal buffet with wine included on the first night.
Saturday - Monday
The region of Lower Saxony has a varied landscape, which spans the forested highlands of the western Harz mountains to the low hills of the Weser region and Hildesheim is ideally placed to promote this region at its best. A reconstructed historical market square with half-timbered buildings, a colourful cultural scene, attractive shopping opportunities and beautifully picturesque surrounding countryside make Hildesheim a fabulous base for four nights and a wonderful spot to 'bring in the New Year'. We enjoy a Guided Walk around Hildesheim and include a visit to the Harz Mountains, visiting the delightful imperial town of Goslar and medieval Wernigerode. The festivities on Hogmanay will include a Gala Buffet, New Year's cocktail, midnight snack and live music to the early hours of 2018. An extended New Year’s Day breakfast/brunch will be served on the 1st of January and a 4 course farewell dinner will be served in the evening.
Tuesday - Rotterdam
Our journey this morning takes us to picturesque Hameln, synonymous with The Pied Piper, a folktale written by the Grimm Brothers. Hameln lies on the east bank of the River Weser and retains a medieval circular old town. We continue over the border to Holland and Rotterdam, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Wednesday - Scotland
We return to Scotland in the late afternoon after a wonderful New Year.
Ferry Single Supplement £40
Our luxury four star hotel is perfectly situated in the historic market square and offers comfortable bedrooms with all amenities including a tea/coffee welcome tray and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages in the mini bars. Our unique hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, atmospheric restaurant and lounge bar.