HAnseatic Christmas Markets
Itinerary (subject to change)
Late evening departure from Böblingen Panzerkaserne, PX parking lot at 11:00 pm
Departure from Landstuhl Autohof (near Ramstein, parking fee €5/day) at 00:15 am. Departure from Kaiserslautern P&R parking lot Daennerplatz (near Kleber Kaserne) 00:30 am. Departure from Wiesbaden, J.F. Kennedy Str. corner Washingtonstreet, bus waiting area at 01:45 am. Nighttime travel via Kassel, Hannover, Hamburg to Hamburg with a coffee stop at the Highway. After our arrival in Hamburg and a good breakfast in a nearby hotel (included), we start with a great sightseeing tour with our local guide highlighting the Hamburg town hall with its impressive architecture, home of the parliament and the city's senate. We will see Hamburg's great landmark, the "Michel" or St. Michaelis church, the "Landungsbrücken" Hamburg's floating docks, the fish market, the century old "Speicherstadt", the world's largest and contiguous warehouse complex (UNESCO) and, of course, St.Pauli and the "Reeperbahn", the sexy mile of Hamburg. Free time for lunch near the famous Portuguese Quarter with Spanish and Portuguese restaurants or a harbor tour to see veteran vessels or some of the 110 million tons of goods which are transshipped here each year and don't miss the Miniatur Wunderland with the world's largest miniatur railway. Later in the afternoon we check in to our 4-star hotel in walking distance of the city center. After time to freshen up, your guide will walk with you to the different Christmas Markets and will end at the gorgeous Christmas Market in front of the Hamburg Town Hall. Enjoy your free evening!
After a late buffet breakfast in our booked hotel, we depart for Lübeck (UNESCO). Here we discover the Old Town with our local guide. Let yourself be carried away into the medieval history of the town. We will see the famous Holsten Gate, the proud symbol of Lübeck's economic success during the Middle Ages, the "Buddenbrook" house, named after the noval and once home of Thomas and Heinrich Mann and the Seafarers Guild House, with its numerous sailing ship models. Do not forget to buy a sample of Marzipan, the fine almond specialy, in the Niederegger Café. Afterwards free time to enjoy the cozy Christmas Markets with a lot of Northern and Scandinavian specialities. Evening arrival back at the hotel.
After buffet breakfast in our hotel and check out we depart. Stops enroute and evening arrival at points of origin.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation by deluxe motor-coach with WC, AC, reclining seats, refrigerator, VCR, 2 overnights with buffet breakfast in downtown Courtyard by Marriott hotel, all rooms with private facilities, tourist tax, one extra buffet breakfast upon arrival, sightseeing as per itinerary, service of an Interra Reisen tour escort, local guides in Hamburg and Luebeck.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 140 for 2 nights. Persons booked on share basis must pay single supplement if no share is available (will be charged after the tour). Share basis means double or triple occupancy.
SUPPLEMENTARY COSTS: meals, personal expenses, tips.
CHILDREN ’S PRICE: Children 3-11 pay € 20 less than adults. Children under 3 pay € 170, baby seatrequired for the bus.
NEW CANCELLATION CHARGES: up to 28 days prior to departure, € 75 per person; 28-14 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be charged; 13 - 3 days prior to departure, 75% of the tour price will be charged; 2 days until the day of departure, 100% of the tour price will be charged. NO REFUND FOR NOSHOWS!
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