A Fairytale in the Black Forest
This tour takes us into the beautiful Black Forest, the setting for many a Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, where picturesque villages full of half-timbered houses dot the landscape and cuckoo clocks keep an eye on the time... Bad Dürrheim is of one of the two spas in Baden-Württemberg which are officially recognised as a spa and health resort with a therapeutic climate. The stimulating mild mountain climate with many hours of sunshine and low humidity promotes a feeling of well-being.
Waldeck Spa Resort, 4 Star
Bad Dürrheim, Black Forest
This modern, family-run 4 star hotel is traditional in style and located within a 5 to 10 minute stroll from the town centre. The public areas are bright and spacious and include a reception, bar, restaurant, roof terrace and garden. The bedrooms are light and spacious, each with its own balcony. The hotel has extensive leisure facilities that include a large indoor swimming pool, saunas, gym, yoga sessions (free to guests) and spa services. There is also an atmospheric wine cellar and adjoining restaurant/bar area. Lift.
Saturday 20 June 8 Days £895
Single supplement £80. Insurance £37
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
7 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Return Ferry Crossing in Outside, Level Berth Cabins, Welcome glass of Sekt with short film about the history of the hotel on the first night, boat trip from Shlossli Worth, Guided Tour of Mainau Island, Cruise on Lake Titisee.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to Hull to board our overnight ferry to Rotterdam.
DAY 2 After disembarking, we travel through Holland and in to Germany to arrive at our hotel before dinner.
DAY 3 We have a day at leisure today to relax and perhaps enjoy the spa facilities in the hotel.
DAY 4 Today we board our coach and drive south into the most northerly region of Switzerland. Here we will experience the drama and beauty of the magnificent Rhine Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Europe. We will enjoy a 30 minute boat trip with an audio guide in English that departs from Schlössli Wörth and sails close to the central rock for which the Falls are also so famous. We then make our way to the nearby medieval town of Schaffhausen. The iconic Munot Fortress towers above the town and can be seen for miles.
DAY 5 Today we drive towards Lake Constance and visit Mainau Island with a guided tour, known for its botanical gardens, the Castle of the Teutonic Order, it’s butterfly house and Palm House before we travel the short distance to Constance, a town of great historical relevance and the most important on Lake Constance.
DAY 6 Today we visit the north shore of Lake Titisee, one of Germany’s prettiest lakes, and join ‘The Titus’ (built as a replica of a Roman galley) for an enjoyable 25 minute cruise before exploring the town of Titisee- Neustadt itself. We then continue our circular drive to Triberg, known for its traditional wood carving shops and cuckoo clocks. This vibrant town also boasts an informative Black Forest Museum and a picturesque 17th century church, both of which are worth visiting.
DAY 7 We sadly leave the Black Forest and travel back to Rotterdam to board our overnight ferry.
DAY 8 After disembarking, we make our way home.