Germany's Grand Duchy of Franconia

  • 7 Day Tour
  • 3 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

We head across Germany to reach our hotel in Schlüsselfeld. Dinner tonight is accompanied by a presentation and tasting of wines from Franconia

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Bamberg & Seehof Castle

Today we include a full day excursion to the UNESCO world cultural heritage site of Bamberg and Seehof Castle. We head first to Bamberg, known as the ‘Beer City’ or the ‘Franconian Rome’, being built over seven hills. We included a guided city tour, to show you the main highlights. With a rich history of 1000 years, Bamberg is a real jewel of Franconia. Explore ‘The Sand’, the oldest part of the city, and the dreamlike island city ‘Little Venice’. In the afternoon we head to nearby Memmelsdorf and visit Castle Seehof, which was built in 1686 as the summer residence of the Prince-bishops of Bamberg. We include entrance to the castle and a guided tour.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Würzburg & Main Valley

Included excursion as we head through the Franconian wine growing country to Würzburg, the residence town of the prince-bishops beside the Main. We enjoy an included guided walk as we take a journey through the Centuries. See Fortress Marienberg, the grand baroque Residence and historic heart of the city. We include a visit to the historic wine cellar under the world cultural heritage ‘Residenz’ and round off the tour with a glass of Frankenwein! Later enjoy time at leisure and an included cruise on the river to Veitshöchheim and back to Würzburg. On the journey back to our hotel we pass vineyards and idyllic castles. Dinner tonight is a buffet of Franconian specialities, followed by musical entertainment with a local accordion player.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Nuremberg

Join our optional excursion to Nuremberg, which was once a powerful free imperial city. Even today, numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect its former power. The walking tour through the Old Town shows the main sights, including many of the architectural highlights - churches, the castle, the fountains and wells.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

We leave Franconia and head to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £99; travel insurance from £44.95.

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.