Royal Germany... Saxe-Coburg Gotha
A tour offering a fascinating insight into the history of former East Germany. It includes stunning towns and notable historic sites associated with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Martin Luther and the composer, J S Bach. This packed tour includes two castle visits, a visit to The Bach House Museum with recital and two guided city tours.
Our 4 star hotel is located in the centre of Gotha, a charming town with many historic sites, which was visited several times by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Historic Gotha • Eisenach, Bach's birthplace • Luther's Wartburg Castle • Erfurt
Day 1 Channel crossing. Overnight in Belgium.
Day 2 Into Germany and on to Gotha with time to explore before dinner.
Day 3 Full day in Gotha including a half day guided tour of the town and 17th century Friedenstein Castle. The castle and the town of Gotha were visited several times by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who spent many of his formative years here. The castle park, opposite the hotel, is perfect for a stroll.
Day 4 Eisenach, the birthplace of J S Bach, is an important Lutheran town. We include a guided tour of the wonderful Wartburg Castle, a place of refuge for Luther. Follow this with a visit to The Bach House, a museum devoted to Bach where the visit concludes with a recital performed on historic instruments.
Day 5 Erfurt is the regional capital and a true gem. We include a half day guided tour. See the Cathedral, St Severus Church, Krämer Bridge, Augustinian Monastery and half-timbered houses.
Day 6 Depart Gotha. Dinner and overnight in Belgium.
Day 7 Channel crossing and home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel am Schlosspark, Gotha
A charming 4 star hotel with a terrific position in the centre of Gotha, opposite the Castle Park. It offers lovely public areas with attractive furnishings, beauty and fitness areas, a mezzanine lounge, restaurant and a pleasant garden and terrace. Coach parking is possible nearby.
• 4 star • Lift
• Beauty and fitness area
• Terrace and garden
• Buffet breakfast and 3 course dinner with choice
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel ferry crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 4 nights half board in Gotha
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
• Welcome drink and porter service in Gotha
• 3 Guided tours: Gotha, Wartburg and Erfurt
• Entrance to Gotha Castle and Bach House Museum
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