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Christmas in the Black Forest

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FROM CUCKOO CLOCKS TO CASCADING WATERFALLS 

A fairy-tale-like backdrop sets the scene for a snow-filled getaway of quaint German villages, atmospheric markets, and natural splendours.  

Journey through the beautiful Black Forest from a base within Müllheim, nestled at its foothills. Festivities will kick off with visits to the pretty markets of Freiburg and Breisach, complete with time to browse and sip on Glühwein. Christmas Day will be celebrated with a guided morning walk and a special lunch alongside fellow guests. On Boxing Day, a scenic drive will take you to Triberg im Schwarzwald, with its famous waterfalls and cuckoo clocks before concluding at the glacial lake of Titisee-Neustadt.  

What does this price include?

  • Four nights’ half-board accommodation at the three-star Altes Spital Hotel Café Bar Restaurant, Müllheim
  • Four breakfasts, four dinners and a special Christmas lunch
  • Tour to Freiburg and Breisach
  • Morning walk around Müllheim
  • Drive through the Black Forest stopping at Triberg im Schwarzwald and Titisee-Neustadt
  • Return flights from Basel
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
  • One piece of hold luggage per person

Your Itinerary

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  • You’ll arrive at Basel airport and be welcomed by your friendly, experienced tour manager. A coach will then take you to the hotel in the town of Müllheim, set at the foothills of the southern Black Forest.  

    Once you’ve checked in, you can relax or walk around the neighbourhood before dinner.  

  • Start this Christmas Eve with breakfast and then board the coach for an excursion to two nearby towns, popular for festivities and Christmas markets at this time of year.  

    The first stop will be Freiburg, home to a reconstructed medieval old town, historic town halls, and lively beer halls, all illuminated with lights and decorations. Its delightful Christmas market has been around since 1973 and features over 120 stalls.  

    Embrace Freiburg tradition by sipping a steaming glass of Glühwein as you browse the hand-crafted trinkets and festive fare, like raclette and roasted almonds. At the heart of the market, an antique, wooden Ferris Wheel can also be found, and presents the perfect way to take in the city from above.  

    Breisach, located along the Rhine River and near the border of France, is next. You can view the towering St. Stephansmünster, a Romanesque and Gothic cathedral, and take a stroll around the atmospheric Christmas market. As Breisach is known for its wine production, sampling a local label is highly recommended, perhaps while buying a few gifts. A programme of live music and entertainment can also be enjoyed – keep an eye out for Santa Claus!  

    In the evening, you’ll return to the hotel for dinner with the other travellers.  

  • Commemorate Christmas Day with breakfast then join your tour manager for a guided morning walk of the area. As you amble, soak in the peaceful scenes of the well-preserved old town.  

    A special Christmas lunch will then be served at the hotel and the rest of the day will free.  

    This evening, you can return to the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. 

  • It’s Boxing Day, and you’ll be heading out into the Black Forest region for some fresh air and a scenic drive. This expanse of mountains, forests, and quaint villages is often linked to the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and is even more enchanting during the festive period, covered in snow.  

    You’ll begin by calling at Triberg im Schwarzwald, a town located in the centre of the Black Forest, and popular for its waterfalls and cuckoo clocks. The Triberger Waterfalls, are in fact, one of the tallest waterfalls in Germany, ringed by various viewpoints and gushing down several stages amongst the lush greenery. There are also clock shops in abundance here, where you can purchase your own timepiece if you want. The world’s largest and smallest cuckoo clocks can be viewed here, too.  

    For lunch, make sure to try the famous Black Forest ham, followed by a slice of Black Forest cake.  

    Later in the day, you’ll continue to Titisee-Neustadt, positioned on a glacial lake, and backed by dramatic mountainous scenery. The Black Forest Open-Air Museum is located nearby here, with farmhouses and workshops on display.  

    In the evening, you’ll head back to the hotel for the final dinner.  

  • After breakfast, you’ll check out and journey to Basel airport for your flight home.  

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Hotels

Altes Spital Hotel Café Bar Restaurant, Müllheim

A trendy hotel built inside a former hospital and within easy walking distance from the town’s highlights.  

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Further Information

  • The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 2 hours.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

  • Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.

    Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").

    Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

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