Christmas In The Black Forest
5 nights. December 2018. From £919.00.
SAVE GBP50pp - BOOK BY 31st MAY WITH PROMO CODE: XMAS **
The scenic setting for the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and a rolling wooded landscape dotted with ancient villages of half-timbered houses, the Black Forest provides the perfect backdrop for a Christmas break. Enjoy visits to historic Freiburg and to Triberg's enchanting Christmas Magic outdoor show, on this delightful wintertime holiday.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Stay in the heart of the beautiful Black Forest
Visit historic Freiburg on Christmas Day
See scenic Lake Titisee
Watch a 'Black Forest' cake-baking demonstration
Take time in Triberg, world's cuckoo clock capital
Entrance to the Triberg Christmas Magic illuminations show
Delightful optional excursions include elegant Baden-Baden and Alsace capital Strasbourg
Five nights' accommodation at the three-star Verena's Parkhotel, Loffingen, on a half-board basis
Return flights to Zurich or Basel
Comfortable coach travel and all transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, professional Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to Zurich or Basel, and upon arrival make the scenic transfer to your hotel. Settle into your Black Forest surroundings, and enjoy a first dinner.
Today you are free to rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps making use of the wellness centre's amenities. Alternatively, join the optional excursion to the beautiful spa of Baden-Baden, one of Germany's most elegant cities, with its thermal baths, stylish shopping malls and, at Christmastime, its beautiful Christkindelsmarkt,. Here you'll find scents of cinnamon, roast chestnuts and gluhwein wafting through the winter air.
You'll return to the hotel at the end of a wonderful day.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Join today's optional excursion to the Alsace capital Strasbourg, where one of Europe's oldest Christmas markets is held. The market takes place in the shadow of the city's magnificent cathedral, overlooking the ancient Petite France quarter of canals, covered bridges, cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings. Return to the hotel to begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner this evening.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
A memorable day begins with a morning visit to Freiburg, the region's capital, with its historic squares and great sandstone cathedral, the Munster. Stroll through the city's old town, with its medieval buildings and babbling Bachle - tiny rivulets that run alongside the cobbled streets - before returning to the hotel via the pretty lakeside resort of Titisee. A special Christmas Day meal awaits you, accompanied by traditional entertainment - a delightful way to spend the day.
Enjoy a restful Boxing Day at your hotel. Alternatively after a leisurely breakfast join our optional excursion to the village of Hofgut Sternen, home to the largest cuckoo clock in the Bavarian Highlands and discover how these beautiful clocks are made, together with the pretty lakeside resort of Titisee.
Bid farewell to your Black Forest hosts and transfer back to airport for the return flight.Back to top
This family run, three-star superior hotel is in the Black Forest town of Loffingen, at the entrance to the Black Forest Park.
The hotel offers modern spa facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room and a beauty salon. The restaurant serves breakfast buffets, traditional Black Forest cuisine and international dishes.
Rooms are quiet, and feature bright decor, satellite TV, and modern bathrooms, while some also offer balconies or terraces.Back to top
European closing times
Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of GBP40 per bag.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
** This offer applies to new bookings on festive air-inclusive holidays made between 26th April and 31st May 2018 (inclusive). Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (XMAS) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top