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Christmas in the Black Forest

7 days from £599*
Departing: December 2017
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Fairy-tale festivities

The Black Forest provides the perfect backdrop for a wonderful Christmas break. The scenic setting of the Grimms' fairy tales is a rolling, wooded landscape with ancient villages and half-timbered houses. Visit charming Colmar, cuckoo-clock-making Triberg, and make an en-route stop in Strasbourg, home to 'Europe's oldest Christmas Market'.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Visits to Strasbourg, Triberg and Colmar
  • A scenic drive through the Black Forest countryside
  • A welcome drink on arrival at the Hotel Baren
  • Two nights' en-route bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a comfortable hotel, such as the Campanile, Epernay
  • Four nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Baren, Oberharmersbach
  • A four-course lunch on Christmas Day
  • A five-course candlelit dinner including one glass of wine or beer, and live music on Christmas Day
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Travelling by comfortable coach, you'll leave the local area today to make your way to the Channel port, and continue to your overnight hotel.

Day Two

Today you'll stop en route in Strasbourg. Here, the city's festive market is held in the shadow of the magnificent cathedral, which overlooks the ancient Petite France quarter of canals, covered bridges, cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings.

You'll then cross the Rhine and head into the scenic countryside of the Schwarzwald. When you arrive at your hotel, you'll be welcomed with a complimentary drink.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

Enjoy a visit to picture-postcard Colmar in the Alsace region. Explore the Christmas market and other gems, such as the Pfister House with its wooden gallery and octagonal turret, and the high, half-timbered houses in the Tanner District. During the late afternoon we return to our hotel to continue our Christmas celebrations.

Day Four (Christmas Day)

Celebrate Christmas Day with a scenic drive through idyllic Black Forest countryside to the famous spa-town of Triberg, famous for its wood-carving and its cuckoo-clocks. Afterwards, you'll return to your hotel to enjoy Christmas lunch and a special five-course dinner.

Day Five

Enjoy a restful Boxing Day at your hotel. Alternatively, join our optional excursion and see pretty Lake Titisee before we continue to a local bakery to learn how a true Black Forest cake is made, and visit a Schnapps distillery.

We'll also stop at Freiburg. See its historic squares, great sandstone cathedral, delightful old town and babbling Bachle - tiny rivulets that run alongside cobbled streets - before we return to our hotel for dinner.

Day Six

Today we'll begin our journey home, travelling north to a comfortable overnight hotel.

Day Seven

Continue your homeward journey, across the Channel and into the UK.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stalybridge, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Cumbria
Cumbria Barrow In Furness, Carlisle, Crooklands Services M6, Kendal, Maryport, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Ilkeston, Matlock
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Goole, Hessle, Hull
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford, Ross On Wye
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Barnet, Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
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Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Cleveleys, Eccles, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Manchester, Middleton, Morecambe, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Salford, Skelmersdale, St Annes, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon, Woolwich
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Malton, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Pickering, Redcar, Ripon, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Northumberland
Northumberland Morpeth
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
Shropshire Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Gateshead, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, South Shields, Sunderland, Washington, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Castleford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Garforth, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Wetherby, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Warwick Services M40
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From
22 December 2017
22 December 2017 £599

Hotel Baren (and stopover hotel) 

You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Epernay area of France, and the Hotel Baren on the edge of the Black Forest.

Further Information

European Christmas closing times

Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Your journey

Depending on your departure point, you may leave your pick-up point very early in the morning and return very late at the end of the holiday, in order to meet your scheduled Channel crossing. There will also be a stop to transfer you from a feeder coach to your main coach, on both the outward and return journeys.

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Hotel accommodation

Accommodation may be offered in 'nebenhause', which are adjoining buildings just a short walk from the main reception area.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Christmas in the Black Forest reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas in the Black ForestScores 7.2 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
(10 out of 10)

JEANETTE

Nottingham Couple
Hotel was comfortable and warm. The staff friendly and very had working. Loved the 'Gifts' at meal times! The drivers friendly and helpful and the coach was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 26 January 2017
(2 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Bristol Couple
Never again! What a dreadful experience, thanks to the Hotel Baeren, and the feeder coach arrangements.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 17 January 2017

Thank you for your review and for contacting us directly, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval. We hope that our private response has addressed all issues to your satisfaction.

(8 out of 10)

Lesley

Chideock, Dorset Single traveller
Overall the holiday was very pleasant
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 15 January 2017
(10 out of 10)

GERALDINE

Chippenham Couple
Had a wonderful time everything was perfect would have liked a bit of snow this time
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2016
Published on: 15 January 2017
(8 out of 10)

Margaret

Aylesbury |Bucks Couple
Very enjoyable, exceptional Tour Manager Joseph as he was so well informed about the places visited. All accommodation excellent but main courses disappointing - meat served with an unimaginative tasteless pasta accompaniment only. Good Xmas lunch but then evening well overcooked goose hacked into thick pieces, what a waste. It was obvious they need kitchen staff that know how to present a meal !
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2015
Published on: 05 January 2016
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

Lincoln Couple
The hotel needed to have a more xmas feel.
Should have tea making in rooms
Menu to be looked at.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2015
Published on: 05 January 2016
(10 out of 10)

ALASTAIR

suffolk Couple
We really enjoyed our holiday with Newmarket travel, Joseph, Richard and Ken were excellent tour guides, and the excursions were also very good, we saw so much it was one of the best Christmas I have had in a long time and will be looking at booking with you again for a flight holiday this time.
Confirmed traveller: 28 December 2015
Published on: 05 January 2016