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Paved footpath from Friedenstein Castle in the old town of Gotha in Thuringia.

With 2019 marking the 200th anniversary of the year Prince Albert and Queen Victoria were born, there really is no better time to explore the epoch in which they lived. Join us in Germany as we visit their favourite and most frequented cities, towns and castles, walking in the footsteps of England and Germany’s most iconic royal couples.

Stadthaus und Rathaus, Panorama Marktplatz, Coburg, Oberfranken, Franken, Bayern, Deutschland

Why go?

  • Learn about the “German-English” marriages

  • Visit Gotha - the most attractive city in Thuringia

  • Visit Veste Coburg - one of the largest castles in Germany

  • Try a delicious and traditional German sausage straight from the wooden grill!


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Welcome to the fabulous Thuringia, a state in Eastern Germany known for its vast forests punctuated with mountains peaks and medieval villages. Upon arrival we will transfer to our hotel in central Suhl. When evening comes, we will gather together for a welcome drink with other Solos guests before heading to dinner at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation 4 * City Hotel Suhl
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast, we will travel to Coburg. This is a town that was frequently visited by the crowned heads of Europe and their families, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The legacy of this period can be found in the romantic city centre, castles and fortresses. After the city tour, you have some free time to do an optional tour of Veste Coburg Castle, also known as Franconian Crown, admiring the massive walls that tower over the rest of Coburg. Due to its strategic importance, it was expanded to become one of the largest castles in Germany. Alternatively you can use your free time to stroll around at your leisure.

  • Accommodation 4 * City Hotel Suhl
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we will head to the baroque city of Gotha, the capital and residence of the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha from 1640 to 1918. Here we will see why Gotha is described as the richest and most attractive city in Thuringia.

What have Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, Prince Albert II of Monaco and King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden in common? Their Gotha ancestor: Duke Ernst the Pious, who built Castle Friedenstein as his residence. The castle served as the main seat of the Dukes of Saxe-Gotha and later as one of the residences of the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, closely linked with the Royal Family of Great Britain through the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Here, we will take a guided tour and learn more about this early baroque palace – the largest of its kind in Germany! Afterwards, we will pay a visit to the German Bratwurst Museum, where we can learn about the traditional German sausage. You’ll even be able to taste a sausage for yourself from the wooden grill!

  • Accommodation 4 * City Hotel Suhl
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast you can relax at the hotel or go on an optional tour to visit castles Rosenau and Ehrenburg. Castle Rosenau  is one of Queen Victoria’s favourite places  which was also the birthplace of her beloved husband. Located just outside of Coburg in a romantic countryside park, the castle was where Prince Albert spent the majority of his youth.


  • Accommodation 4 * City Hotel Suhl
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we will head to the airport for our flight home.

  • Accommodation 4 * City Hotel Suhl
  • MEALS Breakfast included


  • Entrance to Veste Coburg 6.50 € per person
  • Guided Tour in Veste Coburg (75 minutes) 4.50 € per person
  • Entrance to Castle Ehrenburg 3.50 € per person
  • Guided tour in Castle Ehrenburg (45 minutes) 65.00 € (can be visited only with guided tour and booked in advance)
  • Entrance to Castle Rosenau 3.50 € per person
  • Guided tour Castle Rosenau (45 minutes) 65.00 € (can be visited only with guided tour and booked in advance)

City Hotel Suhl, Suhl ★★★★

Our hotel is located in the city centre of Suhl and connected with the Congress Centrum Suhl and the Ottilienbad.

Facilities include

The hotel offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge where you can relax and unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is also complementary. 

 Rooms include

The hotel rooms come with a LCD television with cable and channels, room service, a hairdryer, safe and air conditioning.


GMT + 1 hours


Average Daily Maximum:

Suhl Jul 23°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time for the main tour between Baku Airport and the hotel is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £15 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.

Dress code
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.

Included Programme
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
21 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2019 4 All Ages £ 1185 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Frankfurt
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • 4 nights in hotel in Suhl with breakfast and dinner
  • A welcome drink
  • Guided city tour in Gotha (up to 2 hours)
  • Entrance and guided tour in Friedenstein Castle with special theme “German-English Marriages” (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Guided City tour in Coburg (up to 2 hours)
  • Entrance and guided tour in Bratwurst Museum (Sausage Museum) including a tasting of a traditional sausage from the wooden grill
  • Transfer Frankfurt Airport – Hotel – Frankfurt Airport
  • Return transfers to Gotha, Castle Friedenstein, German Bratwurt Museum, Coburg, Castle Rosenau and Castle Ehrenburg
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra :

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