Lush, wooded mountains give the Black Forest in Germany its name, and make it an idyllic location for a festive holiday. Our coach tour begins on New Year’s Eve with an optional visit to the Swiss city of Basel, which lies in the heart of Europe, on the banks of the River Rhine. We then see in the New Year with dinner and celebratory drinks, whist enjoying the entertainment. Then, on New Year’s Day morning, we enjoy a scenic coach drive through the winter countryside of the Black Forest and visit the pretty village of Titisee. This tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting Freiburg, the capital city, not to mention the vibrant city of Strasbourg.
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01709 787 463), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:
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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 four-night stay.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
New Year's Eve
Our optional excursion takes us over the border into Switzerland and to the city of Basel. Located in the heart of Europe, on the banks of the Rhine, the city is the centre of the idyllic border triangle of France, Germany and Switzerland. The river is the true lifeblood of the city and is one of the most important trading routes. It has had a huge influence on the development of the city by moulding the history and architecture. Today it provides recreation and in the summer months Basel’s inhabitants, students and businessmen flock to the riverbank to sunbathe!
Basel is a cultural city 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. The variety is also evident when it comes to shopping, with luxurious labels such as Hermès or Louis Vuitton and shops selling fine shoes, fashion items, books or other specialities. From small boutiques to large department stores - in Basel you will find everything.
The best way to discover Basel city centre is on one of the individual walking tours offered by Basel Tourismus. Be your own guide and choose one of the five routes around the city following the respective signposts and route colour. Each route starts and ends in Marketplatz and guides you through the streets of the Old Town to the most important museums and prettiest piazzas. All routes show you the city and its development from a slightly different perspective. Thanks to the compact size of the city, it is ideal to discover its charms by foot and there will be ample free time to explore at your leisure.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
New Year's Day
Happy New Year! This morning enjoy an included scenic drive through the winter countryside of the Black Forest to the pretty lakeside village of Titisee, to admire the crystal clear waters and take in the fresh mountain air. Marvel at the majesty of the beautiful countryside with its rolling mountains and snow-covered evergreen forests as we travel back to our hotel.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
The Black Forest is one of the most visited and best-known holiday regions of Germany. People are attracted by the outstanding natural beauty of its varied landscapes; from deep forests, rolling hills, lush meadows and pretty villages with decorated wooden houses. On our optional excursion we visit the university city of Freiburg im Breisgau, one of the most attractive of South Germany and 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. The town centre is noted for its pretty squares and romantic lanes and alongside some of the cobbled streets run a series of narrow streams called the Bachle. Perhaps take a stroll through the historic old town to learn about the culture and history of the city, or spend time in one of the cosy cafés. A visit to the cathedral is a must. Completed in 1330, the tower stands at an impressive 116 meters in height. There will be ample free time for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Depart from our hotel and enjoy a visit to Strasbourg, a vibrant, multicultural city and the capital of the Alsace region. Take in the enchanting old quarters like ‘La Petite France’. We continue our journey to northern France for an overnight stay.
Included Excursions & Visits
Optional Excursions & Visits
Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days). Single Room Supplement from £135.00 (7 days).
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 four 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
The Novotel Reims Tinqueux has good highway links to the A4 and A26 and of course is in the Champagne region of France. The hotel is located near to the Champagne Ardenne TGV station and Gare de Reims and UNESCO World Heritage sites plus other attractions such as Norte Dame Cathedral, Saint Remi Basilica and the famous wine cellars. Novotel Reims Tinqueux facilities include air conditioning, 24 hrs reception, dry cleaning/Ironing service (payable), swimming pool (unheated)*, restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi/Internet access.
*The swimming pool can close without prior notice.
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.
Why not go the night before your
holiday 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 £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. 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, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, you don’t even have to think
about getting to your local joining point. If you live
within 20 miles of one of our free joining points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from
£35 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
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
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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.
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.
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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