Christmas in the Black Forest

8 days from £829pp.

Black Forest

Visit: Black Forest, Germany

Black Forest

Visit: Black Forest, Germany

Black Forest

Visit: Black Forest, Germany

Travel by coach and enjoy spectacular Christmas scenery as we enjoy time in the beautiful Black Forest, visiting some of the region’s most amazing sights. We begin with a trip to Freiburg, where you can soak up the festive atmosphere. On Christmas Eve relax on resort, or why not join us as we cross the border into Switzerland, where we enjoy time in the city of Basel. Experience a magical journey through stunning scenery on Christmas Day, as we enjoy a scenic drive through the Black Forest, where we visit Titisee and enjoy a tasty lunch. On Boxing Day, why not join us as we take a tour of Schaffhausen and Stein-an-Rhein, two pretty towns on the border of Switzerland. Before we return home with magical memories, we head to Stasbourg where we get one final opportunity to visit a Christmas Market.

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

    Continue to our hotel in the Black Forest for a five-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Optional excursion to Freiburg. Soak up the festive atmosphere of this lively old town.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    We head to Switzerland and to the city of Basel on our optional excursion. The city enjoys an idyllic location between the Swiss Jura, Germany's Schwarzwald and the Vosges of France's Alsace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Black Forest

    Black Forest

    Included scenic morning drive through the rolling mountains and picturesque evergreen forest of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). Visit the pretty lakeside village of Titisee, where we include lunch in a local restaurant.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    Optional excursion to Schaffhausen and Stein-an-Rhein, two pretty towns just over the border in Switzerland, where the shopkeepers in the old town elaborately decorate their shop windows to depict a fairytale. In Schaffhausen, enjoy a stroll and shop in the narrow, medieval streets.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    En route to northern France for an overnight stay we visit Strasbourg. Take in the Christmas market or the enchanting old quarters like 'La Petite France'.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • 5 evening meals & lunch on Christmas Day
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Black Forest Drive & Titisee
    • Strasbourg

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Freiburg
    • Basel
    • Schaffhausen & Stein-an-Rhein



    Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (8 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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    You will stay for five nights at the 3-star Alemannenhof in the Black Forest town of Rickenbach. The hotel has a bar and restaurant which are situated in the main building, along with some of the bedrooms. The remaining bedrooms are situated in the newer annexe, which is close to the main building. Both buildings have a lift.

    Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels. 


    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel

    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel

    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • 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.


    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    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 £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    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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