Bring in the New Year in the comfort of our centrally located hotel in Hildesheim. A big winner with our clients, we return to the fabulous Hotel Van der Valk and enjoy the fun and festivities of a German New Year, with a Scottish twist!
Local departure points.
Hotel Van der Valk
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.
We leave 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.
Our route this morning is east to the German border and Osnabruck, where we stop to admire this 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.
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 include a visit to Wolfenbuettel, boasting the largest concentration of timber-framed buildings in Germany and home to the famous Jaegermeister liqueur and Bad Harzburg, a beautiful spa town and gateway to the Harz National Park. A morning visit will be made to Einbeck, with its picturesque, well-preserved medieval centre and very tasty beers!
The festivities on Hogmanay include a Gala menu, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, a New Year’s cocktail and live music to the early hours of 2023. An extended New Year’s Day breakfast/brunch will be served on the 1st of January.
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.
We return to Scotland after a wonderful New Year holiday.