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Lake Constance & The Rhine Falls

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(Tour code: LIL19)

Discover mighty waterfalls and a medieval lakeside town

Our base is in the pretty town of Konstanz at Lake Constance, a spectacular lake which is bordered by three countries. We discover mighty waterfalls, a medieval lakeside town and a beautiful garden island.

  • Konstanz
  • Lake Constance
  • Meersburg and its castle
  • Mainau Island and Gardens
  • Guided tour of Niederburg
  • The Rhine Falls
What’s Included
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meal
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Lake Constance & The Rhine Falls 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Karlsruhe by First Class rail

Meet the rest of your group and Tour Manager at our exclusive Departure Office at St Pancras International, before taking the Eurostar to Brussels where we change trains and continue by highspeed rail to Karlsruhe for the night.

  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2 Konstanz

To Konstanz

Today we leave Karlsruhe and travel by train to Konstanz, arriving mid-afternoon. Enjoy the scenery during the journey, which takes us through the heart of beautiful Baden-Württemberg before arriving at majestic Lake Constance.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Niederburg

Niederburg’s historic Old Town

This morning we enjoy a guided walking tour of Niederburg and experience the town's rich history, which dates back to the 13th century, before you're free to sightsee further this afternoon.

  • Breakfast
Days 4-5 Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls

Excursion to the Rhine Falls

Today is at leisure. Our excursion on Day 5 is one of the highlights of the tour, as we cruise by boat across Lake Constance to Schaffhausen. We transfer from here to the magnificent Rhine Falls. These beautiful natural waterworks are stunning, and there are a series of walks which provide excellent views of the crashing water plummeting to the river below. The castle here is also worth exploring, sat as it is on the banks of the falls. We return by Standard Class rail to Konstanz later.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 6-7 Meersburg

Mainau and Meersburg

Today you are free to relax and explore. On Day 7 we take a leisurely boat trip along the lake to Meersburg, home to the 12th century Burg Meersburg on the banks of Lake Constance. Later, we cross by ferry to Mainau, known as the Garden, or Flower Island.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 8-9 Eurostar

Homeward bound

We depart Konstanz today, travelling to Cologne by train where we overnight. On Day 9 we take the high-speed train to Brussels, joining the Eurostar service back to London. On arrival you are free to make your own way to the airport for your flight home.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - 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

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation including 1 outbound overnight stay in Karlsruhe, 6 nights at the Hotel Barbarossa in Konstanz and 1 inbound overnight stay in Cologne

Delicious meals included

  • 13 meals including 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners, including a farewell dinner in Konstanz

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Delightful excursion to the Rhine Falls
  • Guided tour of Niederburg
  • Lake cruise across Lake Constance
  • Visit to Mainau and Meersburg

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers


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Lake Constance & The Rhine Falls

Discover mighty waterfalls and a medieval lakeside town


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