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Christmas in the Harz Mountains

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Historic towns, mountains and the Harz Railway

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2019 Tour code: 20HZX

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Goslar

From our St Pancras Departure Office, take the Eurostar to Brussels and transfer from here to Cologne, continuing on to Hannover. From here, take a coach to Goslar, where dinner will be served on arrival at your hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Goslar
Day 2 - Exploring Goslar

After breakfast, discover Goslar on a guided tour. Following the tour, there is time at leisure to explore the Christmas Market. With a dazzling range of stalls, all selling classic German goods such as incense, decorations, gingerbread and seasonal chocolates, this is the perfect place to get into the Christmas spirit. You may also wish to climb the church tower, giving you commanding views across the town and festivities below in the square.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Goslar Christmas Market
Day 3 - Christmas Eve on the Brocken Railway

Today is Christmas Eve, which is spent on board the spectacular Brocken Railway. Travel to Wernigerode, where you join the line that travels to the top of Brocken Mountain. This unforgettable experience is a magical one, transporting you through chocolate-box scenery of deep valleys, rising foothills and crystalline streams. Later, return to the hotel where there is time to relax before a festive buffet dinner.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Brocken Railway
Day 4 - Christmas Day at leisure

Christmas Day begins with a morning at leisure, before enjoying a traditional festive gala dinner this evening. Perhaps head out after your meal under the light of the German stars and revel in the Christmas atmosphere. Somehow, Christmas feels just that little bit more special in Germany, the home of many classic Christmas traditions like mulled wine and Christmas trees.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Goslar
Day 5 - Quedlinberg

After breakfast we pay a visit to charming Quedlinburg, where you have time to discover the wonderful medieval streets lined with half-timbered houses. You later visit one of the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridges which stretches an astonishing 1,502 feet across the waters of the Rappbode Dam, with dazzling views of the waters and forests below.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Quedlinburg
Day 6 - Homeward bound

Transfer to Hannover, where you return to Brussels via Cologne. From here, take the Eurostar back to London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Eurostar