Explore the best of the yule-time festivities in Bavaria. Get a true German Christmas market experience as we head to some of the most memorable destinations Bavaria has to offer. With visits to the ever-popular Nuremberg Christmas Markets, Bamberg, Würzburg and the fantastically festive Frankfurt Christmas Markets, you’re in for a true German spectacular in the home of bratwurst, beer and lederhosen.
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Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.
Frankfurt Christmas Market
Today we cross into Germany to our hotel pausing en route in the historic city of Frankfurt and to its popular Christmas Market. Frankfurt itself is the largest financial centre in Europe and is often called ‘Mainhattan’ due to it being a high-powered finance and business hub on the banks of the Main River. Frankfurt is also home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges and its airport is the third largest in Europe. Despite all of this, the centre of Frankfurt is charming and traditional, with half-timbered buildings and cosy taverns.
During this time of year, Frankfurt hosts one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany. The many elaborately decorated stalls, huddled around the Römerberg and St. Pauls Square make this a Christmas experience you’ll never forget. We continue to our hotel in Gossweinstein near Nuremberg where we spend the next three nights.
Today you have the chance to spend time in the beautiful city of Bamberg on our optional excursion. Bamberg is a beautiful Bavarian city located on the confluence of the Main and Regnitz rivers. The Old Town of Bamberg is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site primarily because of its authentic medieval appearance.
At this time of year the marketplace at Maximiliansplatz in Bamberg's pedestrian zone, is filled with pre-Christmas magic. The Old Town is full with illuminated and decorated shops and streets and the irresistible aroma of grilled bratwurst, roasted almonds, mulled wine and lebkuchen fills the air. Toys and baubles hang from the market stands selling Christmas fare, handcrafted gifts, decorations and much more. At the end of the market lanes, the large nativity scene dominates the square, with a Franconian half-timbered house, depicting different scenes as the week’s progress.
There will be ample free time in the town for you to explore at your leisure before returning to the hotel later this afternoon.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Enjoy a full day included excursion exploring Nuremberg Christmas Market. Nuremberg's Christmas Market is one of Germany's oldest Christmas fairs. The pre-Christmas event on Nuremberg's Main Market Square dates back to the mid-16th century. The first mention in writing is from 1628.
The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread, cinnamon, Nuremberg sausages, sweet roasted almonds and mulled wine. Whether you’re searching for souvenirs, something completely unique or a special gift for a special person – the market offers you a one-of-a-kind range of products.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
We leave our hotel and head west through Germany to the stunning city of Wurzburg, where the beautiful Christmas market, located in the heart of the Old Town, attracts thousands of visitors every year. Enjoy a warming Gluhwein whilst you explore the many market booths. Later, we continue to our overnight hotel in Belgium.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Included Excursions & Visits
Optional Excursions & Visits
Prices are per person, based on two sharing.
Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £95; travel insurance from £44.95.
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.
The Best Western Wavre is located 2km away from the local highway links and only 15km away from Brussels. The hotels facilities include a bar, lounge, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone and en-suite bathroom.
The 3 Star Superior Zum Storch is located in the heart of Franconia the 'Drei-Franken-Eck' area of Germany. The hotel is in the centre of the town of Schlüsselfeld and is close to a local museum and shops around the market place. The hotel facilities include a restaurant, a bar, lounge and payless Wi-Fi/internet access in all public and bedrooms. All bedrooms feature hairdryer, T.V, telephone and en-suite bathroom.
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.
Why not go the night before your
holiday 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 £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. 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, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
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
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Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over)
on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to
availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration)
and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot
occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.
Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.
If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.
Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular
date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer
Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.
With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.
All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are
used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours,
compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which
should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We
may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases.
Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead
racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.
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