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We meet at the airport at 12.25pm for our direct Air Malta flight to Zurich airport (opportunity for duty-free shopping) departing at 2.25pm 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 and later join our tour leader for a familiarisation walk.
On our first day, 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.
A full day optional excursion to the Black Forest awaits us today to take us on a pleasant drive through endless paths amongst the forest trees. We start with a visit to see the world’s largest cuckoo clock in Clock Park Eble. Later, we experience a fascinating view and 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. 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.
Today’s 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.
Our full day optional excursion first takes us 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.
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 ideal for personal sightseeing and a shopping paradise. In the afternoon we drive to climb up the Thyssenkrupp Tower in Rotweill (extra). This 246-metre high twisting engineering tower was inaugurated in October last year. It is the tallest testing elevator tower in the world and also the newest tourist attraction in the region. From its high observation deck one can admire the beautiful view of the Black Forest.
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.
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 7.50pm.
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Price per person
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
€699 *€599 Adult in Quad
€739 *€639 Adult in Triple
€769 *€669 Adult in Twin
€869 *€769 Adult in Single
€599 *€499 Child Sharing with 2 adults
We recommend a nearby restaurant where one can have dinner. Prices are good and selection of food is varied. Payments are to be made directly to the restaurant.
Air Malta return 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
Free access to the fitness and sauna area
Free visits to Schaffhausen and Rhine Falls
Return airport transfers
Service of tour leader
Children under 12 pay half:
€45 Dorotheenhütte & Strasbourg
€40 Black Forest – Triberg, Furtwangen & Titisee
€40 Colmar & Freiburg
€43 Constance & Mainau Islands
€44 Stuttgart & Thyssenkrupp Tower
€36 Europa Theme Park (entrance extra)
Not included in price
Triberg Waterfalls €4.00 per adult/€2.00 per child
Furtwangen Clock Museum €7.00 per adult/€5.00 per child
Mainau Island €15.70 per adult/€11.50 per child
Thyssenkrupp Tower €9.00 per adult/€5.00 per child
Europa Theme Park €49.50 per adult/children under 12 years are free
The above prices are subject to change