NEW: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg & The Moselle
Monday 4th - Friday 8th November 2019
5 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £35pp
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Luxembourg is one of Europe’s most historic countries, despite being only roughly the size of Oxfordshire. Our tour takes you to pretty Vianden, situated on the Our River in the Ardennes region near the border with Germany. We include a tour of Luxembourg City and a visit to Trier with its important Roman remains.
Your Holiday Hotel
The 3-star Grand Hotel de Vianden is situated in the picturesque medieval town of Vianden, at the foot of the Castle, and is a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are 50 bedrooms, of varying shapes and sizes, and all with private facilities. There are no telephones in the rooms. The Hotel has a cosy bar, restaurant and terrace, and the enthusiastic proprietors are on hand to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable stay. A lift serves 3 of the Hotel's 4 floors. A set menu is served on the day of arrival with a choice on subsequent evenings.
(DAY 1) Monday 4th November
Taxi pick up from your home to the coach. Enjoy a complimentary hot drink on the journey to Folkestone Eurotunnel to France and then through Belgium and on to Luxembourg, arriving at the hotel late afternoon/early evening. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner.
(DAY 2) Tuesday 5th November
This morning we visit Vianden Castle. Built between the 11th and 14th centuries, it is one of the largest and finest feudal residences from the Roman and Gothic periods. The afternoon is free to explore further at leisure. The French writer Victor Hugo visited Vianden, and his former home is now a museum.
(DAY 3) Wednesday 6th November
Today's excursion will be to Luxembourg City. On arrival we will meet a guide for a gently paced walking tour. Afterwards there will be free time to explore on your own. There is plenty to discover, including the Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg Castle and Museums of Art and Natural History. The pedestrian area of the Ville-Haute has terraces, attractive squares and historic buildings. The trendy shops of the capital city are ideal for some early Christmas shopping.
(DAY 4) Thursday 7th November
First we drive to Grevenmacher on the River Moselle (Mosel in German). Set amid fine scenery, the town is an important wine-growing centre, and we will visit a producer to sample one or two of the region's fresh and fruity wines. Crossing the bridge into Germany, we will follow the river as it twists and turns on its way to Trier. We will spend a while in Germany's oldest city, well-known for its fine Cathedral and Roman remains including the impressive Porta Nigra.
(DAY 5) Friday 8th November
After breakfast we will load the luggage and set off through Belgium and France. Today's lunch stop will be at a large hypermarket so that you can stock up on wine, beer and other French specialities. A short hop to Calais, Eurotunnel to the UK, and we will meet the taxis late afternoon/evening.