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The Beautiful Black Forest

The Beautiful Black Forest

The Black Forest, or Schwarzwald to give it its German name, is famous the world over. Deeply rooted in its traditional culture and possibly best known as the home of the cuckoo clock, the Black Forest is an area of mountains and forest 200 kilometres long and up to 60 kilometres wide, which borders France in the west and Switzerland in the south. The Enz, Nagold and Alb rivers and their tributaries have carved deep valleys into the densely wooded sandstone massif of the northern Black Forest region.

Your Itinerary

Saturday 28th: We leave early morning and travel to Dover for the crossing to Calais from
where we continue to our accommodation at the Mercure hotel in Arras France, for one
night 3 course dinner, bed & cold buffet breakfast.

Sunday 29th: Today we complete our journey to the Black Forest region and the Hotel
Baeren with time to settle into your new surroundings. You are then invited to join the Hotel
for a welcome drink before your first night of 3 course buffet dinners.

Monday 30th: Today we will board our coach and drive southwards and into the most
northerly region of Switzerland to visit the magnificent Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in
Europe. Here we enjoy a half hour boat trip. We then board our coach and travel to the
nearby medieval town of Schaffhausen.

Tuesday 31st: Today we will take scenic drive through the beautiful Black Forest
countryside to Freiburg, a medieval city overlooked by castle ruins and where you will find
the famous ‘Red Bear’, reputedly the oldest pub in Germany!

Wednesday 1st: In resort today, free to explore or relax.

Thursday 2nd: Today we will visit the spa town of of Titisee-Neustadt on 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. There will be time to explore the town
before boarding our coach and continuing our circular drive to Triberg, known for its many
traditional wood carving shops, cuckoo clocks and the highest waterfalls in Germany. This
vibrant town also boasts an informative Black Forest Museum and a picturesque 17th
century church, both of which are worth visiting before we make our way to our hotel.

Friday 3rd: After breakfast this morning, we will bid a fond farewell to the staff at our lovely
hotel and begin our journey to Reims in France for one night 3 course dinner, bed &
hot/cold buffet breakfast at the Mercure Reims Parc Des Expositions.

Saturday 4th: After breakfast we will head north to the port of Calais for our short sailing to
Dover, before continuing our final leg of our journey home.

Please note: to enjoy the full benefit of this beautiful region some days are best suited to good weather conditions, and as a result these excursions may be swapped around to alternative days with better weather prospects, this will be left to the drivers discretion.

NB: EU Health Insurance Card recommended

Hotel Baeren, Oberharmersbach ★★★

Its beautiful setting is enhanced by the fragrant smell of fir-wood and this idyllic location is
overlooked by the wonderful panorama of the Black Forest Mountains. The hotel provides
every comfort for its guests and the public areas are spacious and welcoming and there is
a lift, bar, restaurant and all bedrooms have en-suite bathroom and TV.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Owen’s Select Executive Coach
  • Return short short sea crossing
  • 5 Nights 3 Course Menu with 2 Choices of Main, Fixed Starter and Dessert –
    Vegetarian Option on Request
  • 5 Nights Bed & Buffet Breakfast (Cold) in Resort
  • Welcome Local Schapps Served Before Dinner on Night of Arrival at Resort
  • Tea/coffee after dinner
  • BBQ (Weather Dependent)
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Boat trip at Rhine Falls (30 min) with audio guide
  • Cruise on Lake Titisee (25 min)
  • Porterage at Resort Hotel
Departure DateHotelDaysAvailablePrice (Adult)Pick Up Points 
28 Jul 2018HOTEL BAEREN 8 days 9 £739.00 View Locations Book Now