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A Fairytale in the Black Forest

8 June - 15 June 2019 / 8 Days from £729.00

This fantastic holiday takes us into the beautiful Black Forest, the setting for many a Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, where picturesque villages full of half-timbered houses dot the landscape and cuckoo clocks keep an eye on the time.  Lasting memories will be created in this area of exquisite beauty that enjoys a culture and romance of legendary proportions.

Price includes:

  • Luxury coach travel
  • Return Dover to Calais ferry crossing
  • 1 night bed & buffet breakfast at the 4**** Altia Hotel, near Lille on both the outward and return journeys
  • 5 nights dinner, bed & buffet breakfast at the 4**** Waldeck Spa Resort in Bad Dürrheim
  • German tourist tax
  • Porterage on arrival and departure
  • Welcome glass of Sekt with a short film about the history of the hotel on the first night
  • Free use of leisure facilities (excluding treatments)
  • Rhine Falls boat trip
  • Guided walking tour of Mainau’s botanical treasures
  • Lake Titisee boat trip
  • Excursions as listed

This fantastic holiday takes us into the beautiful Black Forest, the setting for many a Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, where picturesque villages full of half-timbered houses dot the landscape and cuckoo clocks keep an eye on the time.  Lasting memories will be created in this area of exquisite beauty that enjoys a culture and romance of legendary proportions.

Day 1

Depart South Wales and travel to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais, before continuing onto our overnight hotel in France.

 

Day 2

Depart hotel and travel to Bad Dürrheim for our 5 nights stay at the Waldeck Spa Resort.

 

Day 3 – Rhine Falls & Schaffhausen

Today we board our coach and drive south into the most northerly region of Switzerland.  Here we will experience the drama and beauty of the magnificent Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe.  Our visit includes a 30 minute boat trip with English audio guide.  We then make our way to the nearby medieval town of Schaffhausen, known as the prettiest town in Switzerland.

 

Day 4 – Mainau & Constance

Today we travel towards Lake Constance and visit Mainau Island, known for its botanical gardens, the Castle of the Teutonic Order and Palm House.  We enjoy a 90 minute guided walking tour of Mainau’s botanical treasures before heading to Constance, a town of great historical relevance and the most important on Lake Constance.

 

Day 5 – Triberg

In the morning we head to Triberg, located directly on the Black Forest railway line and famous for Germany’s highest waterfalls.  Surrounded by wild and romantic landscape, the vibrant city of Triberg is renowned for its traditional wood carving and cuckoo clocks.  In the afternoon we return to Bad Dürrheim for some free time and an opportunity to enjoy this fabulous spa resort.

 

Day 6 – Lake Titisee

Today we visit the north shore of Lake Titisee, one of Germany’s prettiest lakes, and join the ‘The Titus’.  Built as a replica of a Roman galley ‘The Titus’ will take us on an enjoyable 25 minute cruise, after which we will have free time to explore the town of Titisee-Neustadt itself.

 

Day 7

Depart Germany for the return journey to our overnight hotel in France.

 

Day 8

Travel to Calais for the ferry crossing to Dover and the journey home.

Waldeck Spa Resort                                         

This modern, family-run 4-star hotel is traditional in style and is just a 10 minute stroll from the town centre.

Features include:

  • All 139 light and spacious guest rooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer and its own balcony.
  • Bar.
  • Restaurant.
  • Extensive leisure facilities include a large swimming pool, saunas and gym.
  • Lift.

No steps to entrance or reception Lift to all floors in main building – can fit a standard wheelchair.
Wheelchair accessible bedrooms and fully adapted bedrooms available on request subject to availability.

All prices are per person for the duration of the holiday or short break.

A valid passport is required for this holiday.

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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Places Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Sat 8 Jun, 2019 BLACWAL8 1 8 £729.00 10 + Book Now