When the Brothers Grimm wrote the famous fairy tales, ‘Hansel & Gretel’, ‘Rapunzel’ & ‘Sleeping Beauty’, they set their Children’s Tales in Germany’s enchanting Black Forest.
This region has not only inspired tales of witches, castles, towers and kidnapped princesses, but it also provided the world with cuckoo clocks and indulgent cherry and chocolate gateaux.
There is also a day to the Alsace Wine Region, visiting its beautiful Alsatian capital of Colmar, before following the wine route through the pretty 16th Century towns of Riquewihr & Ribeauville, ending the day at Chateau Haut Koenigsburg, a wonderfully rebuilt fortress overlooking the Valley with entrance included.
This is a well thought out GOLD TOUR, with entrances included as well as local guides; you get the best out of your time away and are well looked after with taxi pick-up from home to the coach. Not forgetting the cake making demonstration of the famous Black Forest Gateaux, obviously with a tasting after!
You will visit the heart of the Black Forest – Freiburg – as well as the traditional town of Triberg. We take trip up in to the Alps for a day out to Lake Constance, bordering Switzerland, visiting the beautiful Botanical Gardens on the Island of Mainau in the lake.
Taxi Pick Up and Return to home
Coach Travel from the Isle of Wight & the Portsmouth area
Free Ferry for Isle of Wight Bookings
7 Nights Half Board Accommodation
2 Overnight Hotels – fixed menu
5 Nights Main Hotel – traditional Black Forest German Night
Trips out every day – Entrances & Guides Included
Single Supplement @ £6pn
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED
Saturday – Travel for overnight stop on the Continent
Sunday – Continue to Strasbourg, capital city of the Alsace region in north-eastern France, famous for its beautiful historical centre, the Grande Île
Monday– Alsace Wine Route with a visit to Haut Konigsburg
Tuesday – Freiburg & the Gutach Open Air Museum
an excursion to the capital of the Black Forest, Freiburg, a medieval town of gabled houses and cobbled lanes. On the return we stop at the Open Air Folk Museum at Gutach, bringing alive 400 years of the region’s history
Wednesday – Triburg & Lake Titisee
Today visit Lake Titisee, one of Germany’s prettiest lakes, before continuing to Triberg, with wood-carving & cuckoo clock shops… and the highest waterfalls in Germany! We will sample the famous Black Forest Gateaux with a demo
Thursday – Lake Constance & Mainau Island
Known for its botanical gardens, Mainau Island in Lake Constance in the Alps, on the border with Switzerland; your local guide explains the history of the Island’s Castle of the Teutonic Order, its butterfly house and Palm House.
Friday/Saturday – return with an overnight stop