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Edelweiss Castles & Summits

Edelweiss Castles & Summits

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Join us as we head to the pretty village of Lermoos in Austria for our Edelweiss Castles and Summits tour.  Enjoy the luxury of our wonderful 4-star hotel aptly named after Austria’s most beautiful, iconic flower.  Our tour takes us on a magical journey to take in some of the most iconic and picture-perfect settings in Austria and Germany from dramatic Bavarian castles to spectacular Tyrolean alpine scenery. We visit Ettal Abbey as well as King Ludwig II’s Hohenschwangau Castle, Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s majestic castle.  Journey by cable car to the summit of the imposing Zugspitze Mountain to round off this fantastic tour.  This is a wonderful tour that will leave you with lasting memories and stories to tell.  Don’t miss out, treat yourself to this magical experience and book today.

 

 

Single room supplement - £200.00 ( Limited availability )

 

 

Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service

Return overnight ferry crossings Hull/Rotterdam, Amsterdam/Newcastle (rate based on 2 berth inside cabin for single occupancy and 4-berth inside cabin for two people sharing –beds will be side by side).

Buffet dinner, bed and breakfast on P&O ferry crossing Hull/Rotterdam and the return Amsterdam/Newcastle Crossing

Excursions

Executive coach travel throughout

 

Mercure Mannheim am Friedensplatz – 23rd Aug/24th August 2024 – 1 Night

Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

 

Hotel Edelweiss, Lermoos – 24th August/29th August 2024 – 5 Nights

Porterage

Dinner, bed and breakfast (breakfast is a hot and cold buffet breakfast, dinner see day of arrival for description).

En-suite bedrooms

Tourist Tax

Welcome glass of sparkling wine or juice in the restaurant

Free use of spa area (indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, sauna centre, family sauna, relax rooms and gym).

Bathrobes and towels included

Dance evening with live music at least once during your stay

Entrance to Neuchwanstein Castle

Guided tour of Hohenschwangau Castle

Guided tour of Linderhof Castle

Entrance to Abbey of Ettal (N.B - guests must wear a certified mask to visit).

Return journey on Zugspitze Cable Car - from the Eibsee to the Zugsspitze summit and back. 

Return journey of th Glacier cable Car - summit to glacier and back

 

Mercure Mannheim am Friedensplatz – 29th Aug/30th August 2024 – 1 Night

Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

 

 

Itinerary

Thursday
Depart Leyland at 14:00pm for our journey to Hull where we will board our overnight ferry to take us on a mini cruise to Rotterdam, once onboard disembark the coach (we suggest taking an overnight bag so that your main case can be left on the coach, make sure you pack essentials, medication, valuables etc in your overnight bag as access to the coach once onboard will be prohibited). We will have dinner on the ferry, enjoy the onboard entertainment before retiring to your cabin for the night.

Friday
Following breakfast on-board the ferry, re-join the coach to disembark in Rotterdam continue our journey with a suitable lunch stop en-route to our overnight hotel in Germany, the 4-star Mercure Hotel Mannheim am Fridensplatz, arriving in time for you to freshen up before our evening meal.

Saturday
Check out of our overnight hotel following breakfast to continue our journey to Austria with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Arrive at the Edelweiss Hotel to a warm Edelweiss welcome while our luggage is taken care of. This evening we enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine or juice in the restaurant with a 3-course buffet menu + salad buffet with multiple choices of starter, 4 choices of main and a desserts buffet (this styler of dining will be offered each evening).

Sunday
Today following our buffet breakfast, we have a day of leisure and driver day off, take advantage of the hotels leisure facilities or explore locally with some wonderful walking trails all around the hotel. There are bus links close by and a train station if you wish to travel further afield.

Monday
Following breakfast our excursion takes us to the most romantic castle in the World, King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein, used as Walt Disney's inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the mock-medieval architecture and stunning views need to be seen to be believed. Please be aware that there are 165 steps up and 181 steps down during Nauedchwanstein Castle tour, please wear sensible footwear. After time for lunch, we visit King Ludwig's childhood home, Hohenschwangau Castle, with guided tour of its richly furnished interiors. Take a 40-minute walk from the ticket booths uphill to the castle taking in the magnificent views along the way, please be aware there are also steps inside the castle. N.B Entrance to both castles involve uphill walks (buses or horse and carriage are available for those who don't wish to walk up to the castles, this will incur and additional fee not included in the cost of the holiday to be paid by the customer locally, these cannot be booked beforehand). Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful monastic town of Fussen at leisure.

Tuesday
Following breakfast today's excursion takes us to King Ludwig's Linderhof Palace, enjoy a guided tour where we admire intricately ornate interiors and beautiful gardens, designed by Carl von Effner, combining formal Baroque-style with Italian Renaissance and landscaping. After time for lunch, we visit Ettal Abbey, a stunning Benedictine Monastery famous for its production of beer and cheese, both of which can be bought here. N.B in and around The Venus Grotto at Linderhof Palace is undergoing extensive restoration work that will last until the end of 2024, unfortunately The Grotto cannot be visited during this time.

Wednesday
Following breakfast today's excursion takes us on an amazing journey to the top of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, which sits at 2,962 meters above sea level with the Austrian/German border running through its western summit. We start our ascent from the German side via a stunning cable car journey from the Eibsee, the lake at the foot of Zugspitze, soaking up some of the most dramatic views that we will see on our tour. Spend time at the summit, crossing in to Germany, with time to admire the views of 400 mountain peaks spanning four countries, visible on clear days from the café and terraces. Take a return journey on the Summit Cable Car from the suumit to the glacier and back before making our descent on the German side of the mountain by cable car back down to the Eibsee.

Thursday
Check out of our hotel following breakfast and bid farewell to the Edelweiss as we begin our journey back to our overnight hotel with a suitable lunch stop en-route, arrive at our overnight hotel in Germany, the 4-star Mercure Hotel Mannheim am Fridensplatz, arriving in time for you to freshen up before our evening meal.

Friday
Check out of our hotel following breakfast to begin our journey to Amsterdam with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Continue our journey to Amsterdam to check in at the port for our DFDS overnight crossing to Newcastle, once onboard the ferry (don't forget your overnight bag) enjoy an evening meal and onboard entertainment before retiring to our cabins.

Saturday
Following breakfast onboard the ferry re-join the coach as we disembark in Newcastle to continue our journey home.

Mercure Mannheim am Friedensplatz – 23rd Aug/24th August 2024 – 1 Night

Mercure Mannheim am Friedensplatz – 29th Aug/30th August 2024 – 1 Night

 

Hotel

 Mercure Mannheim

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Website

https://Mercure-am-friedensplatz.mannheim-hotels.com/en/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Contact

 +49621976700

 

 

 



 

About the hotel

   The Mercure Hotel Mannheim am Fridensplatz is a modern hotel situated within gardens a few steps from the most important sites of the city. This modern 4 star hotel stands beside the Mannheim Planetarium and Luisenpark Gardens, with its landmark water tower. Mannheim is one of Germanys hidden gems, situated in the Rhine -Necktar region, the city is compact and walkable with statue laden squares and Art Nouveu parks adorned with dancing fountains. In Mannheim’s Marketplatz you can wander its arcaded passageways and upmarket boutiques which are said to rival many in Berlin. Guest bedrooms are spacious, comfortable rooms decorated in relaxing, contemporary neutral tones



 

 

 

TV

 

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Lift

Yes

Wifi

Yes

Toiletries

Yes

Safety Deposit Box

Yes

AC

Yes

Pool

No

Gym

No

Golf

No

Iron

No

Tea/Coffee

Yes

Porterage

No



Hotel Edelweiss, Lermoos – 24th August/29th August 2024 – 5 Nights

 

Hotel

Hotel Edelweiss, Danielstrasse 7, 6631 Lermoos, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Website

https://www.edelweiss.at/en/    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Contact

 +43 5673 2214

 

 

 



 

About the hotel

   Surrounded by the mountains of the Tyrolean Zugspitze Arena and in the midst of a beautiful natural landscape, you will find the traditional Austrian style Edelweiss Hotel fittingly named after "The most beautiful flower in the Alps”. Expect a warm welcome here from Family Gerber and the Edelweiss Team, along with a wonderful ethos of attentive service and cultivated hospitality contributing to the feeling of being completely at ease, a wonderful pace to relax and leave everyday life behind. Guest bedrooms are beautiful, traditional, spacious rooms a wonderful place of calm to relax following a busy day exploring. The hotel offers great leisure facilities including both indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and relax rooms and gym, along with a great bar/lounge area and pretty mountain view terrace to meet friends old and new, this makes for a great base on this wonderful holiday. N.B Massages and treatments are available from the hotel’s Spa/Wellness Centre, these are chargeable and not included in the cost of your holiday, must be booked and paid for by the customer locally.



 

 

 

TV

 

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Lift

Yes

Wifi

Yes

Toiletries

Yes

Safety Deposit Box

Yes

AC

No

Pool

Yes

Gym

Yes

Golf

No

Iron

No

Tea/Coffee

No

Porterage

Yes



 

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