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Romantic Rhine, Black Forest & Lake Constance

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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.

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* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • NEW Inclusive Luggage Transfer
    Throughout 1x bag up to 25kg per hotel room

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 through 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

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • 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
  • All rail and coach transfers

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 4-Star Hotel Reutemann-Seegarten 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

NEW FOR 2020: Inclusive Luggage Transfer

  • Inclusive luggage transfers throughout 1x bag up to 25kg per hotel room (size and weight may vary)
  • To arrange for a second suitcase up to 25kg (size and weight may vary) - prices start from £65 per bag. Just let us know at time of booking. View more information.

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

 

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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