About the tour: Christmas in the Black Forest

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.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals and lunch on Christmas Day
  • Convenient local joining points

8 days from £989 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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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    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

    Today, you can enjoy free time or join us on our optional excursion to festive Freiburg. Soak up the atmosphere of this lively old town, enjoying the last day of the delightful Christmas market, with over 130 individual stalls.

    Considered one of the most attractive cities in South Germany, Freiburg is generally regarded as being the “unofficial capital” of the Black Forest. The charming old town is dominated by its Gothic Munster the towering spire of which is the landmark of the city.

    With its medieval old town and picturesque brooks, it’s a showcase of Gothic grandeur, with many of its buildings dating back to the middle ages, there are plenty of beautiful squares to explore.

    The festive atmosphere comes to life in the Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), one of Freiburg’s most popular markets, where you can find a spectacular nativity scene with intricate wooden characters.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Freiburg
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Enjoy Christmas Eve relaxing at your hotel or exploring your surroundings. Alternatively, you can join us on our optional excursion as we head over the border into Switzerland, to the city of Basel.

    Located in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine, the city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland.

    Basel is a cultural city, perfect for lovers of fine wine and dining. Its unique location on the border of three neighbouring countries has a profound influence on its cuisine. There are more than 20 restaurants here with entries in the Michelin Guide as well as a wide variety of different foods on offer.

    Be your own guide and choose one of the five walking routes around the city by following the respective signposts and route colour. Each starts and ends in Marketplatz and guides you through the streets of the Old Town to the most important museums and prettiest piazzas.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Basel
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Merry Christmas! Today we included scenic morning drive through the rolling mountains and picturesque forest of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest).

    Taking its name from the thick covering of evergreens that almost absorb the light, with miles upon miles of breathtaking scenery, the Black Forest’s winter setting is almost as iconic as its name-sake gateau.

    Following our scenic drive, we continue to the pretty lakeside village of Titisee, to admire the crystal clear waters and take in the fresh mountain air.

    Whilst in Titisee, we will enjoy an included lunch in a local restaurant before heading back to the hotel for dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Black Forest
    Black Forest

    Included Highlights

    • Titisee
    • Black Forest Drive

    Today, our optional excursion takes us to Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein, two pretty towns just over the border in Switzerland.

    We begin in Stein am Rhein, situated amongst beautiful countryside along the lower end of Lake Constance, where the Lake becomes the River Rhine again. Here you can see how the shopkeepers elaborately decorate their shop windows to depict a fairytale. You can discover the story by following the windows in a certain order.

    We arrive in Schaffhausen this afternoon, home to one of the most captivating medieval town centres in the whole of Switzerland. Here you will have time to explore the narrow streets at your leisure before we return to our hotel later this afternoon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Stein-an-Rhein
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    This morning, we leave our hotel after breakfast and commence our journey to northern France for an overnight stay. En route, we make a visit to Strasbourg.

    Strasbourg is a vibrant multicultural city and capital of the Alsace region. There will be free time to explore the city with its enchanting old quarters.

    Why not take the opportunity to soak in the last of the festive spirit by visiting the picturesque Christmas market?

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Strasbourg Christmas Markets

    Included Highlights

    • Strasbourg

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

    Christmas in the Black Forest 8 days from £989pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463


    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.

    You will stay for five nights at the 3-star Alemannenhof in the Black Forest town of Rickenbach.

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

    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    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 £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom 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 or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. 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.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan


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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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