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SOLD OUT! Agritechnica 2019 GRAINEWS TOUR – featuring BASF, John Deere & Fendt factory visits

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SOLD OUT! Agritechnica 2019 GRAINEWS TOUR – featuring BASF, John Deere & Fendt factory visits

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Experience the largest agricultural machinery exhibition in the world!

Departing: November 8th – 19th, 2019

Featuring a special introduction and orientation of AGRITECHNICA hosted by:

Scott Garvey, Grainews Machinery Editor
If it’s on a farm and it has moving parts, chances are that machinery editor Scott Garvey has written about it. Scott covers the latest in new machinery and technology but is also interested in writing about and restoring old vehicles. He’s written for several publications in North America and the UK, and is author of the best-selling book Tractor in the Haystack and co-author of My First Tractor. Scott also writes about practical machinery maintenance and repair projects that he undertakes in a large shop on the farm where he grew up in eastern Saskatchewan. 

Tour to be hosted by the editor of Grainews, Leeann Minogue 
Leeann Minogue is the editor of Grainews and regular Country Guide columnist. Leeann, her husband and their 10-year old son live on a grain and seed farm in southeast Saskatchewan. Her plays about rural Saskatchewan — Dry Streak, Homecoming, and Bloom — have been produced on stages across the Prairies.
This will be Leeann's second trip to Agritechnica and she is looking forward to guiding you during your trip to Germany. Leeann is looking forward to carrying a clipboard and making sure everyone has a fun & a worry-free trip. 

AGRITECHNICA is now the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery!
AGRITECHNICA 2017 was attended by 2,897 exhibitors from 47 countries, including all the world market leaders.
Altogether 1,513 of these exhibitors came from outside Germany. The trade fair was divided into sector groups in 24 halls covering a floor space of over 100 acres and its nearly 200 forum events and specialist conferences allowed a unique exchange of information and opinions. The trade fair attracted around 450,000 visitors from 88 countries, including 106,700 international visitors. 


Land Only: $3798.00 per person twin share room
Single Travelers: Please add an additional $868.00 to the twin rate

Please Note: The above rate is for land only, the rate above does not include International flights!
*International flights can be booked on air miles/air points or please contact Leader Tours Inc. for group rates when the airlines release the schedule 

For more information please contact:

Lawrence Rowley

Ph: 1844-370-7044 / 403-764-2044
Email: lawrence@leadertours.ca


Day 1

Friday, November 8th 209 - Depart Canada / overnight flight

North America to Hanover, Germany.

Day 2

Day : Saturday, November 9th 2019, Hanover to Hamelin (D)

On arrival your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Hamelin. Hamelin is a historical town famed for the fairy tale of the Piped Piper

Free time to relax, unpack and freshen up before the welcome dinner.

Welcome dinner at a local Bavarian-Style Beer house.
Overnight: Hamelin 

Day 3

Sunday, November 10th 2019, Hamelin to Agritechnica showgrounds (B, D)

Attend Preview day at AGRITECHNICA: best day to attend with less crowds

Breakfast in hotel—please go on your own time

Transfer to the Agritechnica fairgrounds in Hanover Visit to Agritechnica 2019, explore AGRITECHNICA on your own. With 24 pavilions and over 100 acres of undercover exhibition grounds to explore, planning your day is important when visiting Agritechnica.

Lunch on your own at the fairground, lots of choices on the show grounds

5 pm: Transfer to your hotel.
7 pm: Group Dinner

Overnight: Hamelin
Day 4

Monday, November 11th, 2019 Hamelin to Agritechnica showgrounds (B)

Attend Preview day at AGRITECHNICA: best day to attend with less crowds

Breakfast in hotel—please go on your own time

5 pm: Transfer back to your hotel

Free evening to explore Hamelin, enjoy a drink & dinner at the many Hamelin bars and pubs within walking distance from hotel.

Dinner on your own this evening
Overnight: Hamelin

Day 5

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 Heidelberg (B, D)

Travel day: Hamelin to Heidelberg, stop in Kassel for lunch and free time in old town
Continue on to Heidelberg, check in to your hotel

Group Dinner & free evening

Overnight: Heidelberg

Day 6

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 Heidelberg (B,L)

Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.

(BASF Agriculture visit to be confirmed)

BASF Agriculture in Limburgerhof. At the Agricultural Center, BASF conducts research for innovative plant protection products – herbicides (against weeds), fungicides (against fungal disease) and insecticides.

Free evening
Overnight: Heidelberg
Day 7

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 Heidelberg (B)

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 Heidelberg (B)

10 am: Walking Tour of Heidelberg Castle & City with local guide

Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. Renowned for its baroque old town, lively university atmosphere, excellent pubs and evocative half-ruined castle.
After having been all but destroyed by French troops under Louis XIV (1690s), Heidelberg was built pretty much from scratch during the 18th century. Unlike the vast majority of German cities, it emerged from WWII almost unscathed. Today, Heidelberg is one of Germany’s most romantic cities and the romance builds the longer you stay.
The more you wander around, the more unexpected beauty and heart stopping panoramas you’ll discover.

Afternoon free to explore Heidelberg on your own.
Dinner on your own & Free evening
Overnight: Heidelberg

Day 8

Friday, November 15th, 2019 Heidelberg to Mannheim to Baden-Baden (Black Forest) (B,L,D)

10 am: John Deere Factory visit (confirmed)

Welcome and factory video at John Deere Forum

10:45 Factory tour / 12:45 Lunch at factory cafeteria /13:45 Museum

14:00 Exhibition room, shop at John Deere Forum / 14:30 End of program

14:30 pm: Continue from Mannheim to Baden-Baden via the Rhine River scenic route 

Day 9

Friday, November 15th, 201 Heidelberg to Baden-Baden (Black Forest) continued...

Late afternoon arrive into Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden is a spa town in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest, near the border with France. Its thermal baths led to fame as a fashionable 19th-century resort. Alongside the Oos River, park-lined Lichtentaler Allee is the town’s central promenade. The Kurhaus complex (1824) houses the elegant, Versailles-inspired Spielbank (casino). Its Trinkhalle has a loggia decorated with frescoes and a mineral water fountain.
Thanks to its mild climate and hot springs, Baden-Baden is one of the world's best-known spa towns. No trip to beautiful Baden-Baden would be complete without taking in its wonderful spas, a tradition that has existed since Roman times.

7 pm: Group Dinner & Free time in Baden-Baden
Overnight: Baden-Baden
Day 10

Saturday, November 16th Baden-Baden (B)

Morning walking tour of Baden-Baden city centre

Rest if the day to explore Baden-Baden on your own, we will provide a list of activities to choose from.

Dinner on your own this evening 

Day 11

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 Baden-Baden to Füssen (B, D)

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 Baden-Baden to Füssen (B, D)

8:30 am: Transfer from Baden– Baden to Füssen /rest stops on route

Welcome to Füssen: Füssen is a Bavarian town in Germany, just north of the Austrian border. Its Gothic castle, Hohes Schloss, houses a regional art museum. The museum of St. Mang's abbey showcases Füssen's violin- and lutemaking industry. The eclectic Neuschwanstein Castle and Hohenschwangau Castle lie southeast of the town.

Afternoon visit Neuschwanstein Castle—Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner.

Group Dinner
Overnight: Füssen

Day 12

Monday, November 18th, 2019 (B,L,D)

11:30 am transfer to Fendt Factory: Group lunch at Fendt forum, Fendt factory tour, Gift Shop

An important advantage at Fendt is the concentration and bundling of all expertise. At the Bavarian location in Marktoberdorf in the Allgäu region, all corporate areas work together towards a common goal. For example, Development and Production are tightly meshed and work in constant coordination to position themselves for the future trends of the agricultural industry. Sales and Marketing are preparing for international growth. All tractors are developed, produced and marketed in Marktoberdorf.

Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Füssen

Day 13

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 (B)

Transfer to Munich International airport
Flight home, Tour Ends!


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