Fairytale Castles of Bavaria, the Rhine Valley & Black Forest

9 days from £769pp.


Neuschwanstein Castle

Visit: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Rudesheim

Visit: Rudesheim, Germany

Rhine

Visit: Rhine, Germany

Titisee

Visit: Titisee, Germany

Black Forest

Visit: Black Forest, Germany

Meander along the picturesque Rhine Valley and enjoy the fairytale charms of Bavaria and the Black Forest.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Rudesheim

    Rudesheim

    Included visit to Rüdesheim with its lively Drosselgasse, a narrow street with shops and cosy cafés, then continue to Assmannshausen for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Boppard

    Boppard

    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 meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber

    Rothenburg-Ob-Der-Tauber

    Leaving the Rhine Valley we travel along the scenic ‘Romantic Road’ visiting the charming medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then on to Reutte in Austria for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Hohenschwangau

    Hohenschwangau

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Chiemsee

    Chiemsee

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Titisee

    Titisee

    We head west for an overnight stay in the Black Forest, spending time en route in the beautiful lakeside resort of Titisee.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Black Forest

    Black Forest

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 8 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 6 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Rüdesheim - Lively Rhineland town
    • Rhine Valley - Medieval castles and picturesque riverside villages
    • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    • Neuschwanstein - Fairytale castle
    • Lake Titisee - Stunning location in the heart of the southern Schwarzwald
    • Linderhof Castle
    • Black Forest Scenic Drive - Lush scenery and traditional villages

    Optional Excursions

    • Rhine Cruise - Leisurely sightseeing
    • Chiemsee

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    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.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for two nights at a 3-star or 4-star, such as the Hotel Alte Bauernschänke or the Zwei Mohren, in charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley. 

    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.

    Germany

    Alte Bauernschanke

    Alte Bauernschanke

    Austria

    Hotel Zum Mohren

    Zum Mohren

    Alte Bauernschanke


    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).

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Zum Mohren


    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.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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.

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      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

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      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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