The Harz Mountains & Fairytale Germany

7 days from £479pp.


Visit: Hannover, Germany

Harz Mountains

Visit: Harz Mountains, Germany


Visit: Cologne, Germany


Visit: Hannover, Germany

Join our escorted tour to Germany, home to enchanting forests and glistening streams, and enjoy the panoramic scenery of the Harz Mountains, as we travel into the heart of a fairy tale country stopping at the Möhne Dam on route. With visits to medieval cities and picturesque towns of Goslar, Wernigerode, Hannover, Celle and Hamelin, you can discover the history and culture of this impressive region, on one of our popular Holidays.

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

    Mohne Dam

    Mohne 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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • 4 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Goslar, Wernigerode & the Harz Mountains - Former imperial city and impressive mountain scenery
    • Hannover - Charming and picturesque city
    • Cologne
    • Möhne Dam - Dambusters fame

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Celle - Charming town with medieval centre
    • Göttingen & Hamelin - University City and quaint town famous for the 'Pied Piper' tale


    Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (7 days).

    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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    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star H4 Hannover Messe. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and lift.

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


    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe

    H4 Hotel Hannover Messe

    The 4 Star superior H4 Hotel Hannover Messe is located close to the Hannover Trade Fair Grounds (site of EXPO 2000), just to the south of Hanover and has good access to the motorway network and public transport. Hanover, the state capital of Lower Saxony, offers a variety of attractions, including the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, Adventure Zoo and Lake Maschsee. The hotel facilities include a cosy Irish Pub, a restaurant, a fitness centre including sauna and a large swimming pool* and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All hotel guest rooms have recently been renovated and feature T.V with major channels, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone, air conditioning, safe and en-suite bathroom. *The swimming pool can close without prior notice for necessary maintenance.

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

    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.


    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    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. 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 £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    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.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers 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 coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV 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.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    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 can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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