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(Tour code: LIL20)

Discover mighty waterfalls and a medieval lakeside town

We explore Lake Constance and make a scenic rail journey to the iconic Black Forest on a tour that also includes mighty waterfalls, a medieval lakeside town, and a beautiful garden island.

Highlights
  • Assmannshausen
  • Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Koblenz
  • Triberg
  • Lake Constance
  • Mainau Island
What’s Included
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meal
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Romantic Rhine, Black Forest & Lake Constance 2020Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Assmannhausen
Assmannhausen

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
Days 3-4 Rhine Gorge
Rhine Gorge

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
Days 5-6 Freiburg
Freiburg

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
Days 7-8 Mainau Island
Mainau Island

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
Days 9-10 Eurostar
Eurostar

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
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Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 30 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 19 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included

An escorted experience and travel during your tour

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • First Class rail travel unless stated otherwise

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation including 2 nights at the 4-Star Hotel Alte Bauernschaenke in Assmanshausen, 3 nights at the 4-Star Novotel Freiburg am Konzerthaus in Freiburg, and 3 nights at the 5-Star Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Lindau, and 1 inbound overnight stay in Cologne

Delicious meals included

  • 13 meals including 9 breakfasts and 4 dinners, including a farewell dinner in Konstanz

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Assmanshausen
  • Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Triberg
  • Visit to Lake Titisee
  • Time at leisure in Assmanhausen, Freiburg and Lake Constance
  • Ferry across to Mainau Island

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers

 

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