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Christmas in the Black Forest

6 days from £919*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 22 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW


The scenic setting for the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and a rolling wooded landscape dotted with ancient villages of half-timbered houses, the Black Forest provides the perfect backdrop for a Christmas break. Enjoy visits to historic Freiburg and to Triberg's enchanting Christmas Magic outdoor show, on this delightful wintertime holiday.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Stay in the heart of the beautiful Black Forest
  • Visit historic Freiburg on Christmas Day
  • See scenic Lake Titisee
  • Watch a 'Black Forest' cake-baking demonstration
  • Take time in Triberg, world's cuckoo clock capital
  • Entrance to the Triberg Christmas Magic illuminations show
  • Delightful optional excursions include elegant Baden-Baden and Alsace capital Strasbourg
  • Five nights' accommodation at the three-star Verena's Parkhotel, Loffingen, on a half-board basis
  • Return flights to Zurich or Basel
  • Comfortable coach travel and all transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, professional Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Fly to Zurich or Basel, and upon arrival make the scenic transfer to your hotel. Settle into your Black Forest surroundings, and enjoy a first dinner.

Day Two

Today you are free to rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps making use of the wellness centre's amenities. Alternatively, join the optional excursion to the beautiful spa of Baden-Baden, one of Germany's most elegant cities, with its thermal baths, stylish shopping malls and, at Christmastime, its beautiful Christkindelsmarkt,. Here you'll find scents of cinnamon, roast chestnuts and gluhwein wafting through the winter air.

You'll return to the hotel at the end of a wonderful day.

Day Three (Christmas Eve)

Join today's optional excursion to the Alsace capital Strasbourg, where one of Europe's oldest Christmas markets is held. The market takes place in the shadow of the city's magnificent cathedral, overlooking the ancient Petite France quarter of canals, covered bridges, cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings. Return to the hotel to begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner this evening.

Day Four (Christmas Day)

A memorable day begins with a morning visit to Freiburg, the region's capital, with its historic squares and great sandstone cathedral, the Munster. Stroll through the city's old town, with its medieval buildings and babbling Bachle - tiny rivulets that run alongside the cobbled streets - before returning to the hotel via the pretty lakeside resort of Titisee. A special Christmas Day meal awaits you, accompanied by traditional entertainment - a delightful way to spend the day.

Day Five

Enjoy a restful Boxing Day at your hotel. Alternatively after a leisurely breakfast join our optional excursion to the village of Hofgut Sternen, home to the largest cuckoo clock in the Bavarian Highlands and discover how these beautiful clocks are made, together with the pretty lakeside resort of Titisee.

Day Six

Bid farewell to your Black Forest hosts and transfer back to airport for the return flight.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol 22 December 2018 £969
Edinburgh 22 December 2018 £969
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 December 2018 £919
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 December 2018 £979
London Luton
London Luton 22 December 2018 £919
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 December 2018 £919
Manchester 22 December 2018 £969

Verena's Parkhotel ★★★

This family run, three-star superior hotel is in the Black Forest town of Loffingen, at the entrance to the Black Forest Park.

Further Information

European 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.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

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.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Luggage Allowance

Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £40 per bag.

Foreign Office travel advice

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** Low deposit of £49pp applies to new bookings made between 6th March and 29th March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.