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  • Historic Celle: Palace in the evening
    Historic Celle: Palace in the evening ©Celle Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
  • Friedrichshafen / Lake Constance: Castle Church
    Friedrichshafen / Lake Constance: Castle Church ©Tourist-Information Friedrichshafen
  • Dresden/Elbe: the city at sunset
    Dresden/Elbe: the city at sunset ©DZT (Dietmar Scherf)
  • Ettal: Linderhof Palace
    Ettal: Linderhof Palace ©Andrew Cowin
  • Bamberg: Old Town Hall
    Bamberg: Old Town Hall ©DZT (Florian Trykowski Fotografie)
  • Dresden: Academy of Fine Arts by night
    Dresden: Academy of Fine Arts by night ©DZT (Photographie Jürgen Pollak)
  • Hohenzollern Castle sits enthroned on the Zollern Mountain and offers majestic panoramic views.
    Hohenzollern Castle ©Roland Beck (Burg Hohenzollern)
  • Built by Henry the Lion between 1173 and 1195 as a three-aisled vaulted basilica. Henry the Lion chose this church as his tomb, and was buried here in 1195 next to his wife, Matilda. His son Otto IV, a German Kaiser and king, completed the construction of the cathedral.
    Cathedral of Saint Blasius ©Niedersachsen GmbH (TMN)
  • With its Residence Museum, Celle Castle (from 1292) is one of the most beautiful Hanoverian castles in Germany.
    Celle Castle (late summer) © www.celle-tourismus.de
  • Facilities at the Princely Equestrian Academy of Bückeburg: The riding master and grooms of the Princely Equestrian Academy present the Baroque equestrian centre at Bückeburg Castle
    Facilities at the Princely Equestrian Academy of Bückeburg © Fürstliche Hofreitschule/Gabrielle Boiselle
  • The Golden Gate probably dates from the seventeenth century It offers a clear a view of the gallery building built between 1694 and 1698 based on master builder Johan Peter Wachter's (from Electoral Palatinate) designs for Elector Ernst August and his wife Electress Sophie.
    Golden Gate © Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH/Hassan Mahramzadeh
  • Partial view of the inner courtyard of the Baroque palace in Osnabrück. Osnabrück Castle was built in 1667-1673 as a fourwing Baroque complex.
    Inner courtyard of the Baroque palace in Osnabrück © Tourismusverband Osnabrücker Land e.V.
  • Fürstenberg renaissance castle and porcellain manufactory upon the river Weser.
    Fürstenberg Courtyard © Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG, Fotograf Krukemeyer
  • King George V gave his wife Marienburg Castle for her 39th birthday in 1857 as a symbol of his abiding love.
    Marienburg Castle near Hanover © Schloss Marienburg, EAC GmbH (SMB)
  • Promenade Norderney. Norderney - the royal isalnd in the North Sea.
    Promenande Norderney © Staatsbad Norderney
  • With "Hanover's Rulers on the British Throne: 1714-1837", Lower Saxony's 2014 State Exhibition is dedicated to the time of the personal union.
    Hanover State Museum © Landesmuseum Hannover
  • Dresden. Pillnitz Palace
    Dresden. Pillnitz Palace © Dresden Marketing
  • Belvedere Palace
    Belvedere Palace ©weimar GmbH / Candy Welz
  • Garden of Schloss Friedenstein palace in Gotha, with view of the orangery
    Garden of Schloss Friedenstein palace in Gotha, with view of the orangery ©Thüringer Tourismus GmbH (Thüringer Tourismus GmbH)
  • North elevation of Sigmaringen Castle, standing majestic on the rock in the centre of Sigmaringen
    North elevation of Sigmaringen Castle © Schloss Sigmaringen
  • Veste Coburg Fortress: the Franconian Crown
    Veste Coburg Fortress: the Franconian Crown © Stadt Coburg
  • Callenberg Castle: Ducal Art Collection & German Shooting Sport Museum
    Callenberg Castle: Ducal Art Collection & German Shooting Sport Museum © Stadt Coburg
  • Ehrenburg Palace: former residence of the dukes of Coburg
    Ehrenburg Palace: former residence of the dukes of Coburg © Stadt Coburg
  • Rosenau Castle: Where Prince Albert was born
    Rosenau Castle: Where Prince Albert was born © Stadt Coburg
  • Island of Reichenau: Church in Mittelzell in the background and Hortulus herbal garden in the front
    Island of Reichenau: Church in Mittelzell & Hortulus herbal garden © Lake Constance Gardens
  • Sanssouci Palace
    Sanssouci Palace ©Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin - Brandenburg / Leo Seidel

Pleasant Journey

Travelling in the times of King George was not always an easy task. Endless journeys, bumpy roads, swaying carriages and no modern amenities. Thankfully it is a pleasure to travel nowadays and as Germany is only an hour away your next regal adventure is all but waiting at your doorstep. You don’t need to be “blue-blooded” to be treated like Royalty - our reputable tour operators offer highly affordable tours to help create a truly majestic Royal Tour of Germany.

Hannover: Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

Fred Holidays

Fred.\ Holidays was born out of a desire to provide people with the holiday experience - made holidays and short breaks designed to customers’ own individual requirements. Fred.\ Holidays boasts an experienced, friendly and well-travelled team, each with their own fields of expertise. We suggest 2 itineraries as a taster of the shared Royal Heritage – George I died in Hanover and George II was the last monarch to be born outside Great Britain.


Mainau Castle

Inghams

Inghams is an award winning specialist tour operator for Lakes & Mountains holidays with over 80 years’ experience. Our Gardens of Lake Constance tour explores the diverse gardens of this beautiful region, from the monastery on the nearby island of Reichenau to the sculptured labyrinth of Salem Castle and the magnificent 'Flower Island of Mainau', considered by many as home of Germany's most impressive array of floral displays.


Dresden: Elbe riverbank

Railtrail

The Railtrail brand has been operating quality escorted rail holidays for 35 years. Tour itineraries are full of vibrancy and imagination reflecting their unrivalled knowledge. Tours to destinations and events that only occur occasionally each year and are of no interest to larger companies due to there being no opportunity for multiple departure dates. Railtrail clients consistently say that their Tours always include that unexpected something extra.


Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen

RAMBLERS

Travelling in our small groups, uninsulated from the world you are visiting by a coach window, allows you to get an up close and personal experience of your destination and to discover the essence of the place you are visiting. You will get to see not only the big ‘must see’ highlights but also the less discovered places, you will get a feel for the history and culture that has shaped the country as you see it today and you will taste the food the way the locals do it. We are dedicated to making exploring the world on foot a fantastic and positive experience for everyone; both us as travellers and the locals whose country, culture and lifestyle we have come to enjoy.


Bamberg: Old Town Hall

Travel without Borders

Travel without borders is an experienced boutique tour operator specialising in tailor-made and special interest holidays to Germany. The company organises accommodation and transport, such as Eurotunnel if you travel with your own car or flights and car hire. Travel without borders prides itself on purely focussing on Germany as a destination and offers a truly personal and flexible service. If you are not keen to join an escorted tour, but would like to discover the Royal Heritage Route on your own and at your own pace, then travel without borders will be happy to arrange a suitable itinerary for you.


Zwinger Palace in Dresden

Martin Randall

Martin Randall Travel is the leading cultural tour specialist in the UK. The 7-day tour “The Dresden Festspiele - Art & Music in the Electoral Capital of Saxony” is led by art historian Dr Jarl Kremeier, who leads walks to see the fine 18th- & 19th-century architecture and outstanding art collections.


Dresden: Academy of Fine Arts by night

Wheel2Wheel Holidays

Wheel2Wheel Holidays offer leisure cycling holidays throughout Germany. Discover Britain’s royal relationship with Germany by bike along excellent cycle routes and named paths in areas such as Lower Saxony, Dresden and the Weser River region where there is a strong Royal connection that can be easily explored by bike.


A large, ornate building with towers and a dome visible over a lake.

Golden Compass

Golden Compass is a specialist Group Travel Operator, expert in travel to the UK, Europe and North Africa as well as many other destinations worldwide.


Picture shows the ornate and opulent, paited ceiling of Bückeburg Palace's ballroom

German Travel Centre

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian succession to the British throne, leading group travel specialist German Travel Centre is offering flights to Hanover from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester that will link up with locally organised group tours to visit the ‘Sieben Schlösser’ – seven palaces that lie in the Leine and Weser Mountain area of northern Germany.


Outside view of the Gallery Building in the Great Garden at Herrenhausen

Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys invites you to discover the German heritage of the British Royal Family, tracing their origins from the House of Hanover to the union of both crowns 300 years ago.


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