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Romantic Rhine, Black Forest and Lake Constance

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Discover mighty waterfalls and a medieval lakeside town

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2020 Tour code: LIL20

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - Assmannshausen and the Rhine Gorge

We meet at our Departure Office at London St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Brussels, changing trains and continuing to Assmanshausen via Koblenz and Cologne. We check into the 4-Star Hotel Alte Bauernschänke, originally a 15th-century wine tavern.

We spend the morning at leisure in the Rhine Gorge on Day 2, before making the short journey by rail (Standard Class) to Rüdesheim, a town famous for its wine production. We enjoy a visit to a winery, where we sample a number of delicious local wines.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Assmannhausen
Days 3-4 - Rhine cruise and the Black Forest

Leaving our hotel today, we board a boat for a scenic cruise thruogh the Rhine Gorge - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Arriving in Koblenz, we continue by rail to the Black Forest, one of Germany's most iconic natural areas. We stay at the 4-Star Novotel Hotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus in the heart of the city.

On Day 4 we discover the Black Forest, visiting a cuckoo clock maker to learn how these intricate timepieces are made. We continue to quaint Triberg, where we enjoy the natural spectacle of its mighty waterfalls. Our final visit today is to Lake Titisee, an ancient lake fed by the Feldberg Glacier.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
Rhine Gorge
Days 5-6 - At leisure in Freiburg

Day 5 is at leisure in Freiburg. On Day 6 we travel by coach to Lindau taking a wonderfully scenic route. Our hotel here boasts views of Lake Constance, Lindau's pretty harbour, and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Freiburg
Days 7-8 - Lake Constance and Mainau

We take a ferry across the lake to stunning Mainau Island today. Famous for its extraordinary diversity of flowers, tropical greenhouses and old, Baroque palace, Mainau is known by the nickname 'butterfly island'. Day 8 is spent at leisure by Lake Constance. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through Lindau's historic streets, lined with Medieval and half-timbered houses.

Includes
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
Mainau Island
Days 9-10 - Cologne and London

We walk to Lindau station for the train (Standard Class) to Ulm, continuing to Cologne, where we stay overnight. On Day 10, we transfer to Brussels for the Eurostar back to London.

Includes
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Eurostar meal
Eurostar