Escorted Tours

Flying Wheels Travel provides full service travel arrangements for the following escorted tours. Participants of the below tours travel together as a group and are always accompanied by a Flying Wheels Travel professional tour escort, who is responsible for ensuring your tour goes smoothly.

 

Upcoming Tours

Christmas markets, Wine and Romans

Nov. 30 to Dec. 10, 2011

10 nights

Germany and Strasbourg tour

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in Germany around the holidays. And no, it is not too cold around the Rhineland. With average temperatures around 40 degrees Fahrenheit it makes for a wonderland of festively decorated streets, Christmas markets, seasonal music and choir singing. Listen to the sounds of bells and trumpeters and attend one of the many concerts from classical to gospel on outdoor stages. Adorned with decorations and festively lit, the pedestrian precincts and shopping centers offer everything your heart could desire in creating a Christmas card atmosphere.

We will stay in Mainz, and from there experience all the season has to bring around the Rhineland, Strasbourg and Trier.

Tour package

$3,534.00 per person (double occupancy)
$7,068.00 per person (single occupancy)

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What makes this tour special?

  • Visiting Germany at one of the most beautifule times of year
  • Airport to hotel roundtrip transfers
  • Customized accessible tours (listed tours included in rate)
  • Experienced care and tour escorts to assist throughout travel (based on group size)
  • Transportation in an accessible van
  • Deluxe accessible hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Personal care attendants and/or nurse (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
  • Entrance to Gutenberg Museum
  • Special group wine tasting expereince
  • Special Roman-style dinner
  • Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
  • Security and social opportunities of group travel experience

 Tour itinerary

 

Day Activity
Nov 30 Depart US
Dec 01 Arrive in Mainz
Dec 02 Tour of Mainz
Dec 03 Tour of Oppenheim
Dec 04 Tour of Wurzberg
Dec 05 Tour of Wiesbaden
Dec 06 Tour of Strasbourg, France
Dec 07 Tour of Frankfurt
Dec 08 Tour of Trier
Dec 09 Tour of Rhine River
Dec 10 Depart for US

Reservation deadline for this tour is Sept. 30, 2011

Space may be available after this deadline. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on estimated group size. A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $2,000 deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Final payment is due by Nov.1, 2011.

*Rates include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible rooms. The number of accessible rooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your room choice or contact us to establish an interest fee monthly payment plan. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size. The rate does not include airfare. Based on exchange rate as of Aug. 10, 2011.

About the tour

01-DEC: Arrive in Frankfurt and transfer to hotel in Mainz.  The hotel is barrier free and features fully-accessible guest rooms with roll-in showers.

02-DEC: Tour of Mainz including the Cathedral, Gutenberg Museum and Christmas market.

The Mainz Cathedral or St. Michael’s Cathedral is more than 1,000 years old a features Romanesque architecture. Opposite the cathedral in the heart of the old part of Mainz lies the Gutenberg Museum. It is home to two original Gutenberg Bibles. It is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world and attracts experts and tourists from all corners of the globe.

A stroll through the Mainz Christmas market promises to be lovely, quaint experience. The delicious smell of spiced wine and roast specialities, sweet baked goods and roasted chestnuts waft through the alleys of the idyllic old town. Here you will find unique gift ideas. Traditional handicrafts, ceramics, candles, wooden toys, carvings and much more can be found at the beautifully decorated stands.

03-DEC: We drive Oppenheim and visit the Katherinen Church, which is one of the most outstanding Gothic churches on the Rhine featuring the famous Oppenheim Rose stained glass window.. We then continue on to Bad Munster am Stein to enjoy a romantic light Christmas market.

04-DEC: Today we will visit the fantastic city of Wurzberg and visit the famous residence palace. The architects drew their inspiration from an area extending from Vienna to Paris and from Genoa and Venice to Amsterdam. The building embodies the attainments of Western architecture of its day, French château architecture, Viennese baroque and the religious and secular architecture of northern Italy and is a synthesis of the arts of astonishing universality. Following the palace tour we will tour the Christmas market.

05-DEC: Tour of the Wiesbaden Christmas market and a special group wine tasting in Schornsheim.

06-DEC: Drive to Strasbourg, France and visit the Christmas market. Ever since 1570, each year Strasbourg has hosted its Christmas market, the famous "Christkindelsmärik", making this the oldest Christmas market in France. The windows sparkle with their Christmas lights, decorations bring building facades to life and the streets are filled with the delicious aromas of spices and cinnamon. In Place Kléber, the huge Christmas tree erected there and it never fails to delight strollers.

07-DEC: Tour of the Frankfurt Christmas market and the Frankfurt cathedral.

08-DEC: Drive to Trier, the oldest city in Germany. Trier is 1,300 years older than Rome and has some magnificent Roman period sights like the Porta Nigra, the oldest Bishop Church in Germany, the oldest Gothic church and a beautiful Christmas market. While in Trier we will have a special Roman-style dinner.

09-DEC: Tour along the Rhine river featuring St. Goar and Niederwall Denkmal.

10-DEC: Transfer to the airport for return flight to US

Customized travel

Flying Wheels Travel provides more than 40 years of experience and knowledge to make your dream vacation a reality. We provide customized fully-accessible tours for you and those traveling with you.

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Please direct all inquires and reservations to Timothy Holtz at Flying Wheels Travel, e-mail at or call 612-381-1622.

 
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