The Enchanting Black Forest & the Rhine Valley

7 days from £599pp.


Black Forest

Visit: Black Forest, Germany

Freiburg

Visit: Freiburg, Germany

Titisee

Visit: Titisee, Germany

Boppard

Visit: Boppard, Germany

Schluchsee

Visit: Schluchsee, Germany

Freudenstadt

Visit: Freudenstadt, Germany

About the Tour

From our base, we take a coach tour of Germany’s most stunning natural regions, The Black Forest and The Rhine Valley with their breathtaking scenery. See the crystal clear waters of Lake Titisee and Lake Schluchsee, partake in a woodland stroll then treat yourself to a local delicacy, Black Forest Gâteau anyone? Visit the historic old town of Freiburg, famous for its miniature canals and mighty minster, and see the town of Triberg, home to Germany’s highest waterfalls. Perhaps some retail therapy is what you're after, then Freundenstadt has the largest market square in Germany, or spend time relaxing in resort, taking in the stunning natural scenery. With included visits to Boppard and the spa town of Baden-Baden, you’ll return home from your holiday with magical memories.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria
Dates & Prices

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.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • 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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Your Itinerary

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

    Boppard

    Boppard

    Today we head south to the quaint Rhineland town of Boppard also known as ‘the pearl of the Rhine’. Boppard has many historic buildings and an attractive riverside promenade which invites you for a relaxing stroll by the Rhine. From Boppard we travel south along the banks of the Rhine to the picturesque town St Goar. We have a short stop here before continuing to our hotel in the Black Forest for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Titisee

    Titisee

    Today, we offer an optional, full-day excursion around the southern Black Forest. Enjoy time in the picturesque resort of Titisee, famed for the lake of the same name and its crystal clear waters. Stroll around the souvenir shops, enjoy a slice of the fine Black Forest gâteau at one of the lakeside cafés or cruise on the lake and admire the surrounding scenery. We also visit the larger and equally beautiful, yet lesser-known, lake of Schluchsee. A haven for holidaymakers, Schluchsee offers pleasant woodland strolls and a bustling resort centre.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Black Forest

    Black Forest

    Join our included scenic drive through the beautiful Black Forest countryside to Triberg, which houses the largest cuckoo clock in the world and is home to Germany’s highest waterfalls. Plunging 163 metres, the falls thunder down the mountain over seven cascades. Browse the souvenir shops in Triberg or visit the Black Forest Museum. We then journey on to Freiburg, a medieval city overlooked by castle ruins and where you will find the famous ‘Red Bear’, reputedly the oldest pub in Germany!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Freudenstadt

    Freudenstadt

    Enjoy a leisurely final day in resort, or join our optional excursion to the charming town of Freudenstadt. Visit the famous market square, the largest in Germany, framed by arcaded houses and the impressive Stadthaus. Our journey back to our hotel takes us on a scenic drive through the heart of the Black Forest.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Baden-Baden

    Baden-Baden

    We leave the Black Forest and head to the historic spa-town of Baden-Baden for an included visit. This beautiful city boasts a relaxed atmosphere and a sea of greenery in its parks and gardens. Continue to Belgium for our overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Boppard & the Rhine Valley
    • Triberg & Freiburg
    • Baden-Baden

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Titisee & Schluchsee
    • Freudenstadt

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 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 four nights at the 3-star Alemannenhof Hotel Engel in Rickenbach.  The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lift.  All rooms have a TV, Telephone and Hairdryer.

    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels

    Germany

    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel

    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel

    Belgium

    Best Western Wavre

    Best Western Wavre

    Alemannenhof Hotel Engel


    This cosy country hotel welcomes you to the Southern Black Forest! The Alemannenhof Hotel Engel in Rickenbach offers 49 comfortable rooms, a beer garden, a bistro bar, and a hotel restaurant.

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

    Best Western Wavre


    The Best Western Wavre is located 2km away from the local highway links and only 15km away from Brussels. The hotels facilities include a bar, lounge, a restaurant and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature T.V, Tea and Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • 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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    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. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. 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 £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 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.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    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.

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