Nestled on the banks of the mighty River Danube is the charming city of Ulm, a place where medieval meets modern with an enticing blend of contemporary architecture, centuries-old buildings and numerous sites of historical interest.
Nestled on the banks of the mighty River Danube is the charming city of Ulm, a place where medieval meets modern with an enticing blend of contemporary architecture, centuries-old buildings and numerous sites of historical interest. Ulm is particularly famous as the birthplace of Albert Einstein in addition to being home to the Ulm Minster boasting the tallest church spire in the world. With its location just south of the beautiful Swabian Alb region, the city provides an ideal base for our included programme of excursions which feature Munich, the majestic Hohenzollern Castle plus a journey along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
The Maritim hotel is conveniently located directly beside the River Danube, just a short walk away from the city centre, Old Town, and the Ulm Minster. Amenities include complimentary WiFi, the 16th floor Panorama Restaurant, café plus a Piano Bar offering live music and cocktails. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All of the air-conditioned bedrooms feature satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, and minibar. All twin rooms have 1 base and 2 separate mattresses and bedding.
Day One: Early departure to Dover for our Channel ferry crossing to Calais. From here we continue to Lille for an overnight stay.
Day Two: We depart Lille after breakfast and continue our journey south into Germany and the Maritim hotel in Ulm where we stay for the next five nights.
Day Three: Today we travel along the Romantic Road to the captivatingly beautiful town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, renowned as Germanys best preserved medieval walled town. Picturesquely positioned amidst unspoiled countryside with a web of cobbled lanes, intriguing shops, colourful half-timbered houses and numerous historic fortifications, this enchanting town is a true delight to explore.
Day Four: Full day excursion to Munich where we are joined by a local guide for an included tour, then enjoy some free time to explore the citys wealth of attractions at your own pace and maybe sample the beer! You may like to visit some of the world class museums and galleries, feast on some Bavarian specialities at the food market, or enjoy a leisurely walk through the sprawling English Garden one of Europe's biggest city parks. Marienplatz is the lively main square in Munich where you will find the fantastical Town Hall Glockenspiel, and for some retail therapy the city boasts a diverse range of shopping opportunities.
Day Five: A day at leisure to relax and discover the city of Ulm. Wander through the pretty Old Town with its half-timbered houses and charming alleys, or maybe explore the lovingly restored Fishermen's Quarter with many galleries and small shops to browse. The mighty Ulm Minster standing at 161 metres is well worth a visit, and for nature enthusiasts there is the University Botanical Gardens nearby. Perhaps end the day with a stroll along the Danube then unwind in one of the many cafés and Bistros
Day Six: This morning we travel into the scenic Swabian Alb region for a visit to Schloss Hohenzollern, an enchanting fairy-tale like castle prominently situated atop a tree-clad hill. Regarded as one of Germanys most remarkable castles, it was the ancestral home of the Hohenzollern dynasty, ruling over Prussia from the Middle Ages up until the end of the First World War. Inside you'll see the Prussian royal crown and beautiful period rooms, all opulent from floor to ceiling. We return to Ulm via Blaubeuren, a lovely little town with half-timbered houses and mystical blue waters.
Day Seven: We bid farewell to Ulm this morning and travel back into France for another overnight stay in Lille.
Day Eight: After breakfast we continue north to Calais for our return ferry crossing to Dover then along the motorways home to North Wales.
Seven nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast
Admission to Hohenzollern Castle
Services of a guide in Munich
Return ferry crossings.
Excursions as described above
Return travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Abergele|| Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop |
|Bangor, Nelson Pub|| Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub |
|Bangor, Pontio Centre|| Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop |
|Bethel|| Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop |
|Bontnewydd|| Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop |
|Bryngwran|| Bryngwran, School Entrance |
|Caergeiliog|| Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub |
|Caernarfon, Campbell Road|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road |
|Caernarfon, Leisure Cent.|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre |
|Caernarfon, Morrisons|| Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Waterloo Port|| Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Y Glyn|| Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road |
|Chester|| Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop |
|Chirk|| Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre |
|Colwyn Bay|| Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Criccieth, Medical Centre|| Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop |
|Deganwy|| Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Ewloe|| Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel |
|Gaerwen|| Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park |
|Gwalchmai|| Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock |
|Halkyn|| Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans |
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
|Holyhead|| Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance |
|Llanberis, Maes Padarn|| Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn |
|Llanberis, Spar|| Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop |
|Llandegai|| Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance |
|Llandudno|| Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop |
|Llandudno Jct. New Road|| Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop |
|Llanfairfechan|| Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop |
|Llanfairpwll|| Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park |
|Llangefni|| Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop |
|Llanrug|| Llanrug, Arvonia Garage |
|Menai Bridge|| Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop |
|Northop|| Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop |
|Old Colwyn|| Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop |
Opposite The Plough Inn
|Oswestry|| Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park |
|Penmaenmawr|| Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar) |
|Penrhyn Bay|| Penrhyn Bay, Post Office |
|Penygroes|| Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel) |
|Porthmadog|| Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop |
|Pwllheli|| Pwllheli, Bus Station |
|Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms |
|Rhos on Sea, Hickorys|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant |
|St. Asaph|| St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station |
|Valley|| Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel |
|Wrexham|| Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street |
|Y Felinheli, St. Marys|| Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop |
|Y Felinheli, Victoria|| Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop |
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