Bavarian Winter Adventure 2019
You can't help but be enchanted by the captivating Bavarian Forest in winter with its snow-capped mountains, peaceful valleys and picture perfect villages and towns.
Back for 2019, this tour stays on the edge of Germany's oldest National Park and is full of wonderful winter experiences.
Please note that this holiday involves a medium amount of easy walking and you should come prepared with warm outdoor clothing and sturdy, non-slip waterproof shoes / boots.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- 5 nights in Hohenau with dinner & breakfast
- 2 overnight hotels with breakfast
- Torch lit walk with mulled wine
- 4 included day excursions as described
- Porterage at main hotel
DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, you will travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continue onto your overnight hotel. Bed and breakfast.
DAY 2 - Today you will continue on your journey to Hohenau, on the edge of the Bavarian National Park for your 5-night stay. Your stay begins with a gentle torch-lit walk in the countryside around the hotel and the village with a stop en-route for a warming mulled wine. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
DAY 3 - DAY 6 - You will have four full days to explore this beautiful region with a full programme of excursions. Dinner, bed and breakfast.
INCLUDED EXCURSIONS (NB a local coach and driver may operate one of these excursions)
Bavarian Tree Top Walk & Crystal Adventure
Transfer by coach to Neuschönau where, fully accessible (lift available) and escorted by a guide, you will walk amongst the tree tops on an elevated (step free) pathway at between 8m and 25m above the forest floor. Untouched nature, breathtaking views and boundless forest wilderness await. A truly unique and invigorating experience (NB will close in extreme icy conditions). Travel on through the Bavarian Forest to Bodenmais and Joska Crystal Adventure World, a sparkling world of glass where glass blowers demonstrate traditional techniques, modern design and skilful artistry. Time at leisure to have lunch before a brief guided tour of Joska.
Baroque Passau, the Three Rivers City
A leisurely day to explore the atmospheric city of Passau on the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz, with its charming old town full of romantic lanes, picturesque squares, baroque architecture and the magnificent St Steven's Cathedral home to the world's largest church organ. Your driver may be able to offer you an optional guided walking tour of the city centre.
Winter Fun with huskies, carriage ride and a Bavarian lunch
Today is what real winter is all about. Weather permitting, you will visit the Dreisessel husky farm to learn about the habits, training and feeding of these elegant and intelligent working dogs with their beautiful eyes and thick coats. After an included drink and visit, continue on to Michlbauer Hof for a carriage ride and a relaxed, traditional Bavarian lunch.
Captivating Cesky Krumlov
Cross the border today into the Czech Republic for an included day in charming UNESCO world heritage Cesky Krumlov, located on the Vltava River and famed for its magnificent 13th century castle. It is a fine example of a beautifully preserved central European medieval town and features many Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque elements. Your driver may be able to offer you an optional guided walking tour of the city centre
DAY 7 - Today you depart the Bavaria Forest, heading back across Germany for an overnight stop. Bed and breakfast.
DAY 8 - Today after an early breakfast, it's Auf Wiedersehen as you travel back through France to Calais for the return crossing to England.Back to top