About the tour: Grand Duchy of Franconia

From our base in Schlüsselfeld, this holiday features a delightful cocktail of romantic cities, charming castles and time for a tipple or two with a spot of wine tasting! Visit the ‘Beer city’ of Bamberg, built over seven hills and take a guided tour of the city’s rich history. Revel in regal architecture as we travel to Memmelsdorf and see the famous Seehof Castle. Our tour continues, as we cruise the river Veitshöchheim and pass vineyards and idyllic castles after a visit to Würzburg, with wine-tasting at a historic wine cellar. As the holiday comes to an end, why not join us on a tour to Bavaria's second largest city, Nuremberg, see the city’s many monuments and artworks, which reflect its imperial past.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including a four course dinner with winetasting and a traditional Franconian buffet
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

DATES & PRICES

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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 head across Germany to reach our hotel in Schlüsselfeld where we stay for four nights. Dinner tonight is accompanied by a presentation and tasting of wines from Franconia

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    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

    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

    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

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Bamberg & Castle Seehof - Entry and guided Tour
    • Würzburg & Main Valley - Guided walk,visit to Wine Celler and River Cruise

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Nuremberg


    Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (7 days).

    Grand Duchy of Franconia

    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 at the 3-star superior Hotel Zum Storch in Schlüsselfeld. This charming family run hotel is built in Franconian style and offers 54 bedrooms, all fully equipped with satellite T.V. Some rooms have balconies. The restaurant is well known for its excellent food and service.

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

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    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

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

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 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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      Grand Duchy of Franconia

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