About the tour: German Advent – Heidelberg, Speyer & Germany’s Wine Route

On this Christmas Markets coach holiday, we see the very best of Germany during this joyful season, from your base in the German town of Heppenheim. From festive market stalls to wonderful wine routes, celebrated castles and cathedrals and picture postcard landscapes, this coach holiday will certainly fill you with festive cheer. Explore the markets of Cologne, Heidelberg, Speyer and Neustadt, enjoy mulled wine and trips to both Heidelberg castle and a guided tour of the spa town Bad Dürkheim.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

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Tour Itinerary

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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    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    We head to Rüdesheim, with time to explore the Christmas market before continuing to Heppenheim and our hotel for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rüdesheim
    Rudesheim

    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim

    Join our included excursion which takes us first to Speyer. We visit Speyer Christmas market, located close to the impressive cathedral, which lures you in with its festive spirit. Later, we continue to Neustadt, and enjoy a glass of delicious mulled wine at the Christmas market, and an evening meal at a traditional restaurant.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Speyer Christmas Markets
    Christmas market at Speyer

    Included Highlights

    • Neustadt
    • Speyer

    Join our included excursion, which takes us via the German Wine Route, to Bad Durkheim, where we enjoy a guided tour. We continue to Heidelberg, where our guided tour will take you through picture-postcard squares. No visit to Heidelberg would be complete without a visit to its fabulous castle, one of the country’s most famous ruins. We include a ride on the funicular railway to the castle and entrance into the dominating fortress. Afterwards, we have time to explore the inviting stalls of the three Christmas markets. We round off the day with an evening meal in a traditional restaurant.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Heidelberg Guided Tour
    • Heidelberg Castle
    • Heidelberg
    • Bad Durkheim

    We leave our hotel and head to the cathedral city of Cologne, with the opportunity to visit some of the Christmas markets. We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cologne Christmas Markets
    Cologne Christmas Market

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £145.00 (6 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for three nights at the 3-star superior Michel Hotel Heppenheim. The hotel is located in the historic centre of this wine town. 


    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

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      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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