The Harz Mountains & Fairytale Germany

  • 7 Day Tour
  • 8 Sights Visited
  • 4 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 - Möhne Dam

We visit the Möhne Dam where the famous Dambusters’ ‘bouncing’ bombs were dropped during World War II. Then continue to Hannover for a four-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Mohne Dam

Day 3 - Goslar, Wernigerode and the Harz Mountains

Enjoy our included, full-day tour of the picturesque Harz Mountains. We head first to the former Imperial city of Goslar, renowned for its romantic old town and fortress, then enjoy a scenic drive and discover some of the hidden treasures of the Harz region including Wernigerode, with its half-timbered buildings and beautiful Rathaus (town hall). This pretty Harz town is overlooked by its magnificent 12th century castle.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Harz Mountains

Day 4 - Hannover & Celle

Enjoy an included visit to Hannover, with its wealth of shops and charming centre with picturesque buildings. In the afternoon, remain in Hannover or join our optional, half-day excursion to the charming town of Celle, with its beautiful half-timbered buildings and old medieval centre.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



Day 5 - Göttingen & Hamelin

Today’s optional excursion is devoted to two of Germany’s most famous sons, the Brothers Grimm, who between them wrote some of the world’s best-loved fairytales. We head south to the city of Göttingen, where the Grimm brothers were both professors at the university. One of the main sights is the ‘Gänseliesel’ or Goose Girl fountain. This art nouveau figure is a favourite of all newly graduated doctors, who kiss her bronze cheeks after passing their exams – a tradition which has continued for over 100 years. We continue to Hamelin, famous for the Pied Piper tale. The historic town centre is a delight to stroll around, with its Renaissance and half-timbered buildings all adding to the fairytale atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6 - Cologne

We leave Hannover and visit Cologne, capital of the Rhineland. Enjoy a short visit to this cathedral city, situated on the banks of the River Rhine, before continuing 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 £129; 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.