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The beautiful Black Forest, which is not only Germany’s most varied holiday region, but also one of the largest and probably best known areas of Germany. With its spruce and fir covered mountains, gentle valleys, and spectacular gorges carved by the River Rhine, waterfalls, timber farmhouses, extravagant traditional costumes, hot spas, cuckoo clocks and, of course, the famous gateaux. This captivating, scenic tour is based in the delightful village of Schonach im Schwarzwald, in the heart of the Black Forest, and home to the world’s biggest cuckoo clock.
Sunday: We depart and travel to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and onward journey through France to our overnight hotel in the Metz area.
Monday: Following breakfast we continue our journey and head into Strasbourg to meet our guide, for an interesting tour of the City. You will then have free time for lunch etc. before re-joining the coach and heading across the border into Germany and the Black Forest area, to arrive at our hotel in time to settle in before dinner.
Tuesday: After a leisurely breakfast we travel, through part of the Black Forest, via Furtwangen and 'Wild Gutach' to the City of Freiburg with its impressive Munster and medieval streets. We stop for Black Forest Gateaux and tea or coffee on our return to the hotel.
Wednesday: A day at leisure in Schonach. Relax in the village or perhaps visit nearby Triberg with Germany's highest waterfall and Museum of the Black Forest, not to mention the Cuckoo Clock Shops!
Thursday: Our excursion today takes us to the southern Black Forest area with morning coffee in St. Blaisen with its magnificent Cathedral before visiting the beautiful Lake Titisee, time for lunch before an afternoon boat trip around the lake.
Friday: After breakfast head for the beautiful town of Lahr. For the last 10 years Lahr has become known internationally as the home of the Chrysanthemum through its annual flower festival, which runs for three weeks each autumn. Millions of chrysanthemums are planted throughout the town creating beautiful flower masterpieces wherever you go.
Saturday: We must depart after breakfast and travel across the border to the picturesque town of Colmar in The Alsace region of France. After lunch we cross the scenic Vosges Mountains to northern France and our overnight stop in the Reims area.
Sunday: A short visit to Arras in Northern France, before continuing to Calais and our return crossing back to Folkestone. Returning to Westbury early evening where your taxi will be waiting to return you home.
The Landhotel Rebstock
A charming, family run 3 star hotel in the centre of Schonach, just 2km from Triberg. It offers a warm welcome with excellent home cooking in traditional Black Forest surroundings. The hotel has 25 bedrooms which are pleasantly decorated with ensuite facilities and satellite TV. There is a stylish restaurant, cosy lounge/bar and sun terrace plus a swimming pool and sauna. Please note: As the hotel is a traditional Black Forest style house, there are approximately 15 steps to access reception.
Platinum coach travel with extra leg room
Home pick ups
Hostess service on board
Channel Tunnel Crossings
Two overnight stops with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
5 nights in Schonach with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Hot and cold buffet breakfasts
Buffet dinners followed by Tea/Coffee