A New European Holiday for summer 2017 taking in the undiscovered gems of the Baltic Coast, which offers miles of deserted white sand beaches, blue seas, towering chalk cliffs and quaint villages, which are hardly known outside of Germany. Boasting wonderful seaside scenery, interesting visits, which include time in the city of Potsdam, a guided tour of Straslund, a harbour cruise, fascinating museums and a meal in a traditional restaurant, this is a trip not to be missed.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT - Required.
The 4 star Mercure Potsdam City Hotel is located in the historical city centre opposite the historical Potsdam City Palace. All the en-suite bedrooms have TV, air conditioning, safe, internet access and telephone. There is a restaurant and bar. There is a lift.
The 4 star Arcona Baltic Stralsund is a stylish hotel located only a few steps from the historical city centre and the harbour and offers magnificent views over the rooftops of the Old Town and over the Stralsund sound to Rügen Island. Each of the en-suite bedrooms has a hair-dryer, mini-bar, TV, radio, telephone, safe deposit box and are accessible by a lift. There is a restaurant, bar and sauna and fitness centre.
The 3 star Park Inn Hotel Lubeck is located a short walk from the city centre and convenient to the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. All the en-suite bedrooms have flat screen TV, air conditioning, safe, internet access and telephone. There is a lovely restaurant and bar. There is a lift.
Transfer to Hull for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. (Meals not included).
We disembark and journey through the Netherlands into Germany and onwards to Potsdam for overnight half board accommodation at the Mercure Potsdam City Hotel.
The morning is free to enjoy the sights of Potsdam, best known for the magnificent palaces and parks that date back to its time as the former royal seat of Prussia. Early afternoon we travel north to our resort town of Stralsund where we check in for 4 nights accommodation at the Arcona Baltic Stralsund Hotel.
This morning we enjoy a guided tour of our holiday resort of Stralsund. The town has had a long and illustrious history and was an extremely important town in the Middle Ages. We tour the old city, which recently became UNESCO world heritage site. The gothic Town Hall dates back to the 1200’s and the Church of St Mary’s was, for a period of the 17th century, the tallest building in the world, with its tower reaching up over 104m. Later we include a boat trip around the harbour to view the town from sea. A welcome coffee and cake will be served before we head to the impressive Ozeaneum, which in 2010 was voted Europe’s Museum of the Year. We end the day with a traditional three course dinner at a restaurant in the town.
Today we travel to the Island of Usedom. This Island is shared by both Germany and Poland but our first stop is to Peenemunde, which was the development site of the V1 and V2 rockets during World War II. We will also make a visit to the hugely educational Historical and Technical Museum, which charts the work here between 1935-44. After a visit we continue along the island to the town of Ahlbeck with its famous pier and stunning sandy beach.
After breakfast we drive to Rugen, Germany’s largest island, which is connected by two bridges with Stralsund. Boasting white sandy beaches, oak and chestnut trees and impressive white chalk cliffs, it is a mecca for nature lovers. We visit Kap Arkona, which in 2013 was officially Germany’s sunniest place. Afterwards we travel to Putbus where you will board the ‘Rasender Roland’ a nostalgic steam train. Through beautiful landscape and along the coast, the train travels to Goehren, the most western point of Rugen. We have free time to enjoy the area before returning to the hotel. Tonight our evening meal will be in a converted hay barn of a local farmer, who will spoil you with dishes created from local produce grown on the island.
Depart after breakfast we visit the popular museum ‘Typ Frieden’ for an overview of life on board one of the biggest motor ships built in Warnemunde. In the early afternoon we depart for Bad Doberan and board the steam train Molli. The 100 year old steam train will take us through green fields to Kuhlungsborn West. We continue our journey to Lubeck for overnight half board accommodation at the Park Inn Hotel.
After breakfast we journey to Rotterdam for our overnight crossing to Hull. (Meals not included).
Hull to local area, arrive home lunchtime.
2 nights aboard P & O ferries in 2 berth inside cabins (Meals not included), 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast (whilst in Stralsund 2 of your evening meals will be served in a local restaurants), Services of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with on board toilet & facilities, Services of a local guide in Stralsund, Excursions including a boat trip around Stralsund Harbour with coffee and cake, entry to Ozeaneum, Peenemunde Technical Museum, a single train journey from Putbus to Goehren, entrance to Traditionsschiff Typ Frieden ship museum and a single steam train journey from Bad Doberan to Kuhlungsborn West.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £200.00, Outside cabin supplement: £18.00 per person return, Lower berth supplement: £14.00 per person return, Outside cabin single occupancy: £35.00, Return dinner & breakfast package on P & O Ferries: £50.00 per person in the Kitchen Restaurant.