Black Forest Magic

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Price
€529 per person
Duration
8 Days
Travellers
50
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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Zurich Airport

Black Forest Magic

Visiting:

Schwenningen, Colmar, Freiburg, Mainau Island, Constance, Stuttgart, Waldenbuch (Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory Shop), Triberg Waterfalls, Furtwangen, Titisee, Dorotheenhütte, Strasbourg, Europa Theme Park, Schaffhausen & Rhine Falls

Dates:

Group 1       13 – 20 July

Group 2        3 -10 August

Group 3       10 – 17 August (15 August – Public Holiday)

Group 4       17 – 24 August

Group 5       24 – 31 August

WEDNESDAY

We meet at the airport at 11.50am for our direct Air Malta flight to Zurich airport departing at 2.20pm arriving at 4.45pm. On arrival, we are transferred to our 4-star Central Hotel in Schwenningen, in Germany, for our stay in the Black Forest region. The small charming town of Schwenningen, with its traditional buildings and town square, is ideally situated to discover the highlights of the area. On arrival, we check-in our rooms, followed by a welcome drink, and later join our tour leader for a familiarisation walk.

THURSDAY

Our first full-day optional excursion will take us once more to France, stopping in Colmar, known also as “Little Venice of Alsace”. We admire the half-timbered houses and peaceful canals while walking through the cobbled streets. We drive back to Germany, stopping in Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest Region. Here, we visit the Gothic Cathedral dominating the square and stroll around the 14th century buildings and pedestrian area.

FRIDAY

Our full-day optional excursion takes us first to the botanical island of Mainau (extra), known for its splendour of flowers, children’s park, pony rides, petting zoo and its main attraction: The Butterfly House. Early in the afternoon, we head to Constance, situated on the famous Lake Constance, bordering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This historical tour is ideal to stroll around the picturesque pedestrian streets. The harbour offers breathtaking views of the lake and the distant Alps.

SATURDAY

Our full-day optional excursion takes us to visit Stuttgart, the sixth largest city in Germany. Our short walking tour will end in Palace Square, where we can see the Old and New Palaces and stroll along the 1100m long pedestrian Konigstrasse, packed with various shops. The city is filled with green spaces, which wrap around its centre, and its vast traffic-free area is ideal for personal sightseeing and a shopping paradise. We will proceed to Waldenbuch to visit the Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory shop, famous for the abundant variety of chocolates which has been recognized around the world for their unique square shape of chocolate. Opportunity to buy some delicious products.

SUNDAY

A full-day optional excursion to the Black Forest core awaits us today as it takes us on a pleasant drive through endless paths among the forest trees. We start with a fascinating view complimented by the sound of roaring water when we visit Triberg Waterfalls (extra) and walk down the side path to see one of Germany’s highest waterfalls. After this photographer’s paradise, we proceed to see the world largest cuckoo clock in Clock Park Eble. This will be followed by a visit to Furtwangen Clock Museum (extra), where the guide will show us the greatest collection of the branded articles, and the mechanical musical instruments which will be put in motion for us. We later head towards the village of Titisee with its lake, situated 858m above sea level between wooded slopes of the forest.

MONDAY

Today, we cross over to neighbouring France for an optional full-day excursion to Strasbourg. We drive through the lovely countryside, and on the way, we shall stop at Dorotheenhütte’s glass paradise and its unique all-year-round Christmas shop. We then proceed to Strasbourg, the site of the European Parliament, and visit Petite France and the old medieval town with its superb cathedral and majestic buildings.

TUESDAY

The day is free to enjoy Schwenningen, or one can join the group and spend an optional day at the famous Europa Theme Park (extra), the fantastic world of adventure for all ages, with over 100 attractions and spectacular shows all prepared to make our day a special one. This experience will give us a perfect closure to our week’s holiday.

WEDNESDAY

We check-out of our rooms and make our way to Zurich airport. On our way, we shall stop in Schaffhausen with its fine Renaissance era buildings, and later proceed to admire the magnificent Rhine Falls. Later, we proceed to the airport for our return Air Malta flight departing at 5.40pm and arriving in Malta at 7.55pm.

PRICE PER PERSON

*SPECIAL PRICE

*€529 / €629 Adult in Quad

*€589 / €689 Adult in Triple

*€619 / €719 Adult in Twin

*€769 / €869 Adult in Single

*€449 / €549 Child sharing with 2 adults

*Special Price applies when all excursions are taken.

**We recommend a nearby restaurant where one can have dinner. Prices are good and selection of food is varied.

PRICE INCLUDES

Air Malta return direct flights to Zurich airport

7 nights in 4-star Central Hotel in Schwenningen or similar

Rooms with private facilities, free Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-fridge & hairdryer

Daily buffet breakfast

Welcome drink

Free access to the fitness & sauna area

Free visits to Schaffhausen & Rhine Falls

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

All taxes

Insolvency fund

EXCURSIONS

ADULT/CHILD

€40 / €20 Colmar/Freiburg

€43 / €22 Mainau Islands/Constance

€44 / €22 Stuttgart/Waldenbuch (Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory)

€40 / €20  Triberg/Furtwangen/Titisee

€45 / €23 Dorotheenhütte/Strasbourg

€36 / €18 Europa Theme Park (entrance extra)

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Mainau Island €20 per adult/€16 per child

Triberg Waterfalls €7.50 per adult/€3.50 per child

Furtwangen Clock Museum €7 per adult/€5 per child

Europa Theme Park €55 per adult/children under 4 years free

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Black Forest Magic

Price
€529 per person
Duration
8 Days
Travellers
50

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