Itinerary (subject to change)
DAY 1: Departure from Böblingen Panzerkaserne, PX parking lot at 8:00 pm. Departure from Ramstein Shell Autohof, bus parking lot (parking fee € 5/day) at 9:45 pm. Departure from Kaiserslautern, Daennerplatz P&R parking lot (opposite Kleber Kaserne) at 10:15 pm Departure from Wiesbaden, Washingtonstreet corner J.F. Kennedy Str., bus waiting area (off post) at 11:30 pm. Overnight travel via Hannover to Hamburg
Day 2: After a breakfast stop, we arrive in Hamburg and start with a great sightseeing tour. Afterwards you have free time for shopping and lunch before we check in to our modern 4 star downtown hotel. In the afternoon you can join a harbor tour by boat to see the largest inland port of Europe. In the evening free time to visit the Historical Christmas Market of Hamburg in front of the famous town hall, which is in walking to our hotel.
Day 3: After an extensive buffet breakfast in the hotel, we will visit the world largest Model Railway, the Miniatur Wunderland in the UNESCO Speicherstadt of Hamburg. After lunch we drive to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Once we arrive we start with a walking sightseeing tour with our local guide. We will finish this tour at the Niederegger Marzipan Shop where a taste of a piece of marzipan cake is a must. The shop is beautiful decorated for Christmas and there will be plenty to buy here and at the nearby Christmas Market. This festive pleasure is staged in Lübeck’s wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site offering Chrismas tree decorations, toys and countless ideas for wonderful gifts. In the evening we drive back to Hamburg to our Hotel. In the late evening you can check out the famous red light district of Hamburg, the Reeperbahn.
Day 4: Are you an early bird? Then pay a visit to the Hamburg Fish Market from 07:00 – 09:30 am. Every Sunday, this market attracts thousands of visitors. Here the market barkers out-shout each other and you might find your last minute Christmas gift. After a late breakfast, we check out and drive back to points of origin. Dinner at a rest station. Late evening arrival at points of origin.
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