From your feedback, new for 2020 is our two-centre holiday. Experience the wonders of the Czech Republic, one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations coupled with the grandeur of Wurzburg and the medieval Romantic Road.
Local departure points.
A short walk from the main square, our four-star, air-conditioned hotel offers contemporary furnished bedrooms with coffee/tea facilities, buffet breakfasts and dinners, a terrace and lobby bar.
Located beside the River Main, this elegant four-star hotel offers wonderful views of the Marienberg Fortress. Abundant buffet breakfasts, tempting evening meals, an indoor swimming pool and attractive lounge bar all add to the enjoyment of our holiday.
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.
Our route is east to Germany, and we continue south towards Cologne, Frankfurt and our comfortable hotel for the night in Weibersbrunn. Best Western Hotel Brunnenhof.
This morning we continue east towards Nuremberg, the Czech Republic border and our base for four nights in Ceske Budejovice. Hotel Budweis.
Ceske Budejovice is the provincial capital of southern Bohemia and a natural base for exploring the region. It boasts one of Europe’s largest main squares and a charming labyrinth of narrow lanes and winding alleyways, some of which hug a sleepy but atmospheric canal. It’s also the home of Budwar/Budweis Beer and we enjoy a tour of the famous brewery. A visit will be made to Cesky Krumlov, one of the most picturesque towns in Europe where a stunning castle towers above the Vltava River. We travel to the capital, Prague, city of a hundred spires and a grand example of an old medieval city with centuries worth of stunning architecture. We enjoy a tour of this marvellous city in the company of a local guide.
We travel west to Pilsen, founded on the confluence of four rivers and located on a former important trading route, where we pause for a break before returning to the former west, Wurzburg and our hotel for three nights. Maritim Hotel.
Friday-Saturday – Wurzburg
A beautiful town, straddling the River Main, Wurzburg is 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 an UNESCO World Heritage Site and we enjoy a tour of this magnificent palace. We tour the gentle Romantic Road, visiting Rothenburg, a truly medieval gem and Dinkelsbuhl, one of the archetypal towns which give the German Romantic Road its character.
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.
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a memorable and interesting holiday.
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