Included excursion along the Rhine Valley. Marvel at the superb medieval castles and vineyards; the world-famous Loreley Rock; Boppard with its splendid Rhine promenade and St. Goar. The perfect way to view the Rhine is from the water on an optional cruise through the Rhine Gorge, famous for its many ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine-clad slopes.
Included visit to the village of Hohenschwangau and King Ludwig II’s famous Neuschwanstein Castle. We later visit Linderhof Castle (admission is extra). Please note at Neuschwanstein there is a degree of walking involved, as well as a number of steps to climb.
Optional excursion to Herrenchiemsee, located on an island in the Chiemsee Lake and the largest and most expensive castle built by Ludwig II. We drive to the lakeside town of Prien, then take a boat across to Herren Island, before our stroll through the woods to the castle. The castle’s splendid interior and hall of mirrors are truly inspiring.
We journey through more of the delightful Black Forest, where traditional timbered buildings blend into the beautiful rolling landscape of wooded hills and green meadows, spending time in the charming town of Triberg, and later Freudenstadt. Continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
You will stay for two nights at the 3-star Hotel Alte Bauernschänke or similar, in charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley. The hotel has been welcoming Leger guests for many years and is typically 'Rhineland' in style, with an atmosphere to match. The original building is over 600 years old, and there is entertainment most evenings, a lift, restaurant, large bar area and a 'state of the art' wellness centre including sauna, steam-bath, massage beautician and relaxation area.
You will then stay for three nights at the recently refurbished 4-star Hotel Zum Mohren in Reutte. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, lift and an indoor pool.
Our overnight stay in the Black Forest will be in a 3-star standard hotel, and in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.
This friendly family run hotel extends a warm Rhineland welcome to all its guests. Situated in the heart of charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley, the hotel is located only a short stroll from the Rhine Promenade. The chair lift, next to the hotel takes you to the summit of the Niederwald, from where a short walk takes you to the cable cars, which run into the bustling wine town of Rudesheim. The Alte Bauernschanke, a wonderful half-timberered building, was originally a tavern dating back to the 15th century and has become a landmark in the town. Owned by the Berg family, all 54 bedrooms have en-suite facilities, television and telephone. Enjoy a drink on the terrace or a night of dancing and singing in the cellar bar. You may also wish to use the excellent wellness facilities (at additional cost).
This superb hotel, owned and run by the welcoming Ruepp family, is situated in the centre of Reutte, within walking distance of the River Lech. Recently refurbished and renovated to a high standard, the hotel combines traditional hospitality with excellent modern facilities. All bedrooms have refrigerator, safe, flat-screen T.V., telephone and free wifi. Enjoy the culinary delight served in the restaurant, relax with a glass of wine in the bar, or spend time in the excellent Wellness area with swimming pool, Finnish sauna and steam-bath. Whilst in Reutte, those with a head for height should head to the world’s longest rope chain bridge – 405 metres long and 11,270 metres high – which links Ruin Ehrenberg and Fort Claudia.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
"The lakes and mountains are breath-taking with forests and rivers that stretch to the horizon."
Tim & Clare
"Not only was each castle absolutely stunning, both inside and outside, but the history behind each was fascinating-definitely not one to be missed!"