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Self-Drive European Holidays

Germany - Austria - Switzerland


Germany and its world famous cars 6 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 Highlights: • Nürburgring race track • Mercedes Museum • Porsche Museum • BMW Museum • Audi Museum Day 1 Fly UK to Frankfurt – the Rhine – Nürburgring - Frankfurt This tour starts along the famous Rhine River. After a short visit to Rüdesheim and its famous Drosselgasse street return to your car and continue to Nürburgring. In the afternoon you can experience a real speed legend; the Nordschleife* is one of the most challenging tracks for any motor sports fan. After this adrenaline rush, return to Frankfurt. Day 2 Frankfurt – Heidelberg – Stuttgart In the morning travel to Heidelberg. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River and in the afternoon continue to Stuttgart. Day 3 Stuttgart Stuttgart is not only home to the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, it is also one of the greenest cities in Europe with a beautiful historic centre. Today visit the Mercedes Benz and Porsche Museums. Day 4 Stuttgart – Füssen Continue to Füssen and visit the most famous castle in Germany (entrance fee not included); Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the famous “Mad King”.

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Day 5 Füssen - Oberammergau - Munich In the morning travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Then continue to Munich and enjoy a panoramic city tour (optional). Day 6 Munich (Ingolstadt - Munich) This day is dedicated to the BMW brand. Visit the BMW Museum, one of the most high-tech museums in the world. The museum tells the history of the famous BMW brand and exhibits a collection of automobiles, engines, and motorcycles, as well as some quirky futuristic models. The afternoon is free to indulge in Munich’s wonderful shopping opportunities. Another option is to visit the Audi Museum in Ingolstadt in the afternoon (admission not included). Day 7 Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Frankfurt After breakfast travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Romantic Germany. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this lovely medieval town. Continue to Frankfurt airport where your holiday concludes with your return flight to the UK. * Please note, the tour to the Nordschleife is subject to availability and may not be available every day.

What’s Included: • Return flights from UK • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Economy-category rental car • Unlimited mileages, A/C • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details) • English speaking assistant for car transfer in Frankfurt on the day of arrival

From £969pp

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Romantic Germany 6 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 Highlights: • Neuschwanstein Castle • Linderhof Castle • Rothenburg ob der Tauber Day 1 Fly UK to Frankfurt Upon arrival pick up your rental car and travel documentation. Overnight in Frankfurt. Day 2 Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Freiburg (275 km) Drive to Heidelberg. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. If weather conditions allow it, take the scenic Schwarzwald Hochstrasse to Freudenstadt. Your next stop is Freiburg. Overnight in Freiburg. Day 3 Freiburg - Lake Titisee - Lindau Füssen (275 km) Next you travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. You continue to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions you can take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to your final destination Füssen. Overnight in Füssen. Day 4 Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Ettal - GarmischPartenkirchen (85 km) Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the afternoon drive to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way you can visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing to the Ettal 4

Benedictine Abbey. Today‘s final destination is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s winter sports capital and site of the 1936 winter Olympics. Overnight in GarmischPartenkirchen. Day 5 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Innsbruck - Linderhof - Munich (250 km) In the morning drive to Innsbruck. Enjoy this nice city in Austria, located in the Inn valley in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon drive to Munich, and on the way you have the possibility to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Overnight in Munich. Day 6 Munich Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. Overnight in Munich. Day 7 Munich - Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Frankfurt (435 km) After breakfast drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber then continue to Frankfurt airport where you will end your tour with a return flight to the UK.


What’s Included • Return flights from UK • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Economy-category rental car (alternative options available on request) • Unlimited mileages, A/C • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details) • English speaking assistant for car transfer in Frankfurt on the day of arrival

From £989pp

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Highlights of Austria 6 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017

Mozart still permeates the city. Overnight in Salzburg. Day 6 Salzburg - Linz (132 km) Continue to Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube river. Experience the city’s economic and cultural history, amaze at the highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2009. Overnight in Linz. Day 7 Linz - Dürnstein - Melk - Vienna (245 km)

Highlights: • Stunning vistas • Beautiful lakes • Majestic rivers Day 1 Fly UK to Vienna Upon arrival pick up your rental car and travel documentation. Overnight in Vienna. Day 2 Vienna Nestled on the banks of the Danube, Vienna dazzles with its magnificent architecture and rich history. The city is famous for its operas, beautiful Baroque architecture and music, the Prater, lovely parks. Overnight in Vienna. Day 3 Vienna - Graz (199 km) Drive to Graz and explore the city. Discover the capital of Styria, a lively and innovative city with tradition and a thriving culture. Graz is also named as a UNESCO City of Design. Overnight in Graz. Day 4 Graz - Lake District - Salzburg (368 km) Continue to the Lake District where you can ascend Mount Zwölferhorn by cable car to enjoy wonderful views over the Lake Wolfgang. Drive to the city of Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Overnight in Salzburg. Day 5 Salzburg Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. The city offers the perfect combination of a picturesque mountain setting and a beautifully preserved old town. The historic centre is dominated by many church spires, medieval fortresses and the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress. The spirit of

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After breakfast continue to the village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. The charming town of Dürnstein offers the unique combination of a breath-taking scenery and traditional architecture. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. Drive to Melk for a short visit to the famous Abbey before returning to Vienna airport for your return flight to the UK.


What’s Included • Return flights from UK • Accommodation in 4 star hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Economy-category rental car (alternative options available on request) • Unlimited mileages, A/C • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details) • English speaking assistant for car transfer in Vienna on the day of arrival

From £1159pp

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Magical Switzerland

5 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 Highlights: • Breathtaking scenery • Mount Titlis • Mount Jungfrau Day 1 Fly UK to Zurich Upon arrival pick up your rental car and travel documentation. Overnight in Zurich. Day 2 Zurich

Day 5 Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt (232 km) Visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European headquarters of the UN. Then travel to Lausanne and Montreux with its magnificent Chillon Castle. In the afternoon explore the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 6 Zermatt - Nufenen Pass - Zurich (233 km) In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure. Before returning to Täsch where you continue with your car for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Airolo. Next drive to Zurich airport where your journey ends with a return flight to the UK.

Discover the most beautiful corners of the city; the old town, the clock of the Church of St. Peter with the largest sphere of Europe, the world famous Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai and the picturesque Guild houses. Overnight in Zurich. Day 3 Zurich - Lucerne - Mount Titlis Interlaken (171 km) Drive to Lucerne. The old city features some of the oldest covered bridges in Europe, charming cobblestone streets, baroque churches and historic buildings decorated with lovely frescoes. Next, travel to Engelberg where you can take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020m, visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the Central Alps. Continue to Interlaken, at the foot of Mount Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 4 Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres Geneva (244 km) From Interlaken drive along Lake Thun to Bern, located on the Aare River, overlooking the Alps. Time to visit the city before you continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with an impressive medieval castle. Overnight in Geneva. 8

What’s Included • Return flights from UK • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Economy-category rental car (alternative options available on request) • Unlimited mileages, A/C • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details) • English speaking assistant for car transfer in Zurich on the day of arrival

From £1599pp


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Enchanting Germany 6 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 Hightlights: • Eltz Castle • Cologne Castle • Berlin City Tour Day 1 Fly UK to Frankfurt- Heidelberg Frankfurt (186 km) Upon arrival pick up your rental car and travel documentation. Overnight in Frankfurt. Day 2 Frankfurt - Castle Eltz - Cologne (278 km) Continue your trip to the fairytale castle of Eltz, tucked away in the forest above the left bank of the Moselle. After the visit continue to Cologne. Germany´s fourth-largest city has a long list of sightseeing attractions, led by its famous Cathedral. Overnight in Cologne. Day 3 Cologne - Bremen (315 km) Drive from Cologne to Bremen. The picturesque red-brick city will take you from an unusual Art Nouveau street to a quaint district of winding medieval lanes and on to an alternative student quarter, all within minutes. Overnight in Bremen. Day 4 Bremen - Hamburg (123 km) After breakfast drive to Hamburg. The city is internationally known for its elegant boulevards, the port, which is the second largest in Europe, and the famous neighbourhood of St Pauli. Overnight in Hamburg.

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Day 5 Hamburg - Lübeck - Gothmund Travemünde - Lübeck (109 km) This morning drive to Lübeck. The former centre of the powerful Hanseatic League is now merely a provincial city, albeit a very picturesque one. The small Holstentor city gate is quite stunning. On the way you will find Gothmund, a charming village lined with fishermen´s cottages, unchanged throughout time. Travemünde is a popular coastal playground with 4,5 km of sandy beaches. Overnight in Lübeck. Day 6 Lübeck - Potsdam - Berlin (328 km) On the way to Berlin we recommend a stop in Potsdam to visit the Sanssouci palace and park. Drive to the main station of Berlin to return your rental car. Overnight in Berlin. Day 7 Berlin In the morning you´ll enjoy a regular city tour with audio guides. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.


What’s Included • Return flights from UK • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Economy-category rental car (alternative options available on request) • Unlimited mileages, A/C • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details) • English speaking assistant for car transfer in Frankfurt on the day of arrival • Regular city tour in Berlin with English audio guides • Private transfer to Berlin airport

From £1169pp

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The Black Forest and Alsace 4 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 Hightlights: • Wine and cuisine • Black Forest Cake • Cuckoo Clocks Day 1 Fly UK to Frankfurt - Baden-Baden Upon arrival pick up your rental car and travel documentation. Travel to the city of Baden-Baden, the former summer residence of European aristocrats and world famous for its elegant spa resort. Another attraction is the casino, at the entrance of the Black Forest. Visit the city and surrounding region. Overnight in Baden-Baden Day 2 Baden-Baden Today travel deeper into the Black Forest. This route takes you through traditional villages such as Baiersbronn, Freudenstadt and Alpirsbach, set among the scenic hills and woods of the Black Forest. In the afternoon return to Baden-Baden where you will have time to enjoy the city’s hot springs or try your luck at the casino. Overnight in Baden-Baden Day 3 Baden-Baden - Lake Titi - Freiburg We recommend you travel after breakfast towards the southern part of the Black Forest, taking the high route through the Black Forest. Stop at Vogtsbauernhof; this open-air museum gives a great overview of the way of life in this region. Then you arrive at Titisee, the glacial lake nestled in the heart of the Black Forest. Here you can make a brief stop at Hofgut Sternen to learn more about the fascinating world of cuckoo clocks. In the afternoon continue to Freiburg. Overnight in Freiburg.

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Day 4 Freiburg - Colmar - Strasbourg The Rhine River forms the natural border between Germany and France. After crossing the river you arrive in Colmar. This city is known for its outstanding wines and architectural heritage that reflect the long history of this region and the German and French influences. Continue to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace. Overnight in Strasbourg. Day 5 Strasbourg – Heidelberg - Frankfurt In the morning you travel to Heidelberg where we recommend you visit its famous castle. The lovely city of Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. In the afternoon you drive to Frankfurt airport where your journey ends with a return flight to the UK.

What’s Included • Return flights from UK • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels • Daily buffet breakfast • Economy-category rental car (alternative options available on request) • Unlimited mileages, A/C • Mandatory insurances (please ask for details) • English speaking assistant for car transfer in Frankfurt on the day of arrival

From £879pp

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Alternative Self-Drive Holidays Sounds of classical German music 5 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 • Dresden to Frankfurt • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) • Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

From £989pp

A different side of germany 6 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 • Frankfurt to Berlin • Visit Zollverein Mine in Essen (UNESCO) • Enjoy a Boat tour on the Spree River

From £1089pp

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The Best of Bavaria 5 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 • Munich round trip • Stay in centrally located hotels • Visit Bavaria`s most beautiful cities

From £949pp

Fascinating Eastern Germany 4 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 • Berlin round trip • Stay in centrally located hotels • Visit “Saxon Switzerland” and Meissen porcelain factory

From £849pp

Castles along the Rhine and Moselle 4 nights departing daily between 1st May 2016 & 31st March 2017 • Frankfurt round trip • Enjoy a Rhine river cruise and wine tasting • Visit Cologne and Heidelberg

From £869pp

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2016 Self Drive European Holidays  

Take to the roads and explore Germany, Austria and Switzerland at your own pace. Complete with flights from the UK and Car Hire, a self driv...

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