About the tour: Christmas in Hannover & the Harz Mountains

Enjoy an enchanting Christmas combining Hannover, Hamelin and the beautiful Harz mountains. As we head by coach to our base hotel in Hannover, we make a stop at the celebrated city of Cologne, where guests can do some last-minute shopping at the Christmas market stalls. On Christmas Eve, spend the day leisurely exploring Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony. On Christmas Day, indulge in a delicious Christmas dinner and after you’ve eaten, why not join us on a scenic drive to Hamelin? Relax on Boxing Day, as we relish in the spectacular pine-clad scenery of the Harz Mountains and the Upper Harz National Park. With a chance to also visit the grand town Goslar on this holiday, you’ll experience a Christmas you’ll never forget.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals and lunch on Christmas Day
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

Departure Dates

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

    We leave our hotel this morning and commence our journey to Hannover stopping en route at the beautiful cathedral city of Cologne. Cologne’s history traces back more than 2,000 years when it was founded as a Roman colony. Today it has developed into a beautiful cosmopolitan city. There will be free time to explore the festive Christmas markets before continuing our journey through Germany to our hotel in Hannover where we stay for the next four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Hannover has had a long and special relationship with Britain since 1714 when Elector Georg Ludwig became King George I of England. Today Hannover offers visitors an array of interesting architecture and museums and a wealth of shopping opportunities with department stores, specialist shops and chic boutiques. The day is yours to explore at your leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Hannover

    Merry Christmas! We have a morning at leisure before our Christmas buffet lunch is served. In the afternoon why not join our optional excursion to the quaint town of Hamelin, situated in the gentle hills of the Weser Mountains Region. Traces of a human settlement date as far back as the Stone Age, but it is thought the actual town was first founded around 1200 when a market colony was established. Hamelin became famous world-wide by the exodus of the "Hämelschen Kinder" (children of Hamelin) in 1284. It was from this mysterious event that developed the legend of the Pied Piper. During your visit to Hamelin you can walk in the footsteps of the Pied Piper and follow the ‘Rat Trail’ where thousands of painted rats show you the way around the town. The old town centre has been reconstructed with several Renaissance buildings, and some wood-frame historic buildings, all adding to the fairytale atmosphere that brings alive the legend of the piper.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Hamelin
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Today we head to the beautiful town of Goslar, located on the north western slopes of the Harz Mountains. This former Free Imperial Town has over 1000 years of history. For centuries it was the favoured seat of government in northern Germany, and at the same time, a centre of Christianity. So much so Goslar was referred to as the ‘Rome of the North’. The view of the townscape with the steeples of the five large parish churches is impressive when viewed from the knoll upon which the Imperial Palace stands.

    The many crooked, narrow, cobble-stoned streets in the Old Town are also interesting to explore. From the Kaiserpfalz you will find the impressive Romanesque Imperial Palace opens up to view. In the background is the Rommelsberg Mountain with the ore mines that only closed down as recently as 1988. Since 1992 the mine and the Old town of Goslar have been entered onto UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Goslar
    • Harz Mountains

    Leisurely journey across Germany to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


     

    Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (7 days).

    Christmas in Hannover & the Harz Mountains

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    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 four nights in the 4-star H4 Hotel Hannover Messe.

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

    Crowne Plaza Antwerp

    Gerard Le Grellelaan 10, 2020 Antwerp,

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe

    Würzburger Str. 21 Laatzen , Lower Saxony, 30880

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

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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 £39.50 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, 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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