Bavaria's Wine Country

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Groups 5 Days from £899

A great rail holiday from London, explore Bavarian Franconia’s wine country from our base at Wuerzburg’s Maritim Hotel. Wuerzburg is splendidly situated on the banks of the River Main, with a stunning old town filled with impressive architecture. On this trip we include half-board plus much much more.

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Your Holiday Includes

• Half-board including a special 5 course menu on one evening with wine
• Welcome cocktail
• Boat trip to Veitshöchheim Rococo Gardens
• Tour the Juliusspital Winery and taste 3 wines
• Tour the Behringer Vineyard with 5 wines
• Coffee and cake on one day
• Guided tour of the magnificent Residenz Palace
• Return rail travel from London St Pancras (Standard Class)
• Accompanied by an Airedale Tour Manager

This is an all rail holiday, beginning at London St Pancras International and, as you are responsible for your own luggage, mobility is important. Please note that we can also arrange this holiday by coach or air, should you prefer. Please contact us for further details.

Itinerary/Excursions

Wuerzburg - Germany's hidden Gem
Nestled beside the River Main, Wuerzburg has a history and heritage evident in many surviving buildings from the medieval and Baroque period. In the Old Town visit the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of St Killian and cross the 'Old Main Bridge', reminiscent of Prague's Charles Bridge, for great views of the Marienburg Castle seated high on the opposite bank. During our stay we include a guided tour of the stunning Residenz Palace.

Boat trip to Veitshöchheim Rococo Gardens
Starting at the "Alter Kranen" boat pier in Wuerzburg, we meander down the Main River past vineyards and the convent Oberzell to the town of Veitshöchheim, site of the former summer residence of the prince-bishops of Wuerzburg. Here we enjoy a stroll through one of the most beautiful rococo gardens in the whole of Europe.

Tour of the Juliusspital Winery with 3 wines
The Baroque estate of the Juliusspital foundation is surrounded by magnificent gardens. When Prince-Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn recognised during his reign that almshouses and hospitals were required for the needy, he set up the foundation in 1576. In order to maintain the Juliusspital, from the very first days vineyards were part of the solution, financing its social projects. The foundation became known for its excellent wine – and has been ever since.

Tour of the Behringer Estate with 5 wines
A rural wine estate set in the heart of Franconian Wine Country, Behringer Vineyard looks back on a proud 380 year tradition. For these wine producers a love of viticulture and love of life itself are undeniably linked. After our visit, including a tasting of 5 wines, we hope you will agree!

Hotel Details

Maritim Hotel, Würzburg
Located on the banks of the River Main within walking distance of the city's attractions, the 4* Maritim Hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. Rooms are air-conditioned and include tv, telephone, minibar, hairdryer and safe.



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