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Black Forest Magic
Free visits to Schwenningen Schaffhausen & Rhine Falls
VISITING Schwenningen, Dorotheenh¨utte, Strasbourg, Mainau Island, Constance, Stuttgart, Waldenbuch (Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory Shop), Black Forest (Triberg, Furtwangen, Titisee), Colmar, Freiburg, Europa Theme
Park, Thyssenkrupp Tower & Tubingen
Group 1 11th – 18th August
Group 2 18th – 25th August
Group 3 29th August- 5th September
We meet at the airport at 12.20pm 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 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. In the evening we will meet at the reception area to be treated with a welcome drink.
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. 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.
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.
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 of 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. 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 Schwenningen, Schaffhausen & Rhine Falls
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Child under 12 urs pays half price
Dorotheenhütte & Strasbourg €45
Mainau Islands & Constance €43
Stuttgart & Waldenbuch (Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory) €44
Black Forest – Triberg & Furtwangen/Titisee €40
Colmar & Freiburg €40
Europa Theme Park (entrance extra) €36
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Mainau Island €15.70 per adult/€11.50 per child
Triberg Waterfalls €4.50 per adult/€2.00 per child
Furtwangen Clock Museum €7.00 per adult/€5.00 per child
Europa Theme Park €46.00 per adult/children under 12 years are free
Thyssenkrupp Tower €9.00 per adult/€5.00 per child
* All above prices are subject to change
Note: Day to day programme will vary for grp 4. Ask for detailed programme.