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      Heart of the Black Forest
Heart of the Black Forest One of the most picturesque and most popular destinations in Germany

New for 2017, your holiday base is situated close to the cheerful, sunny town of Freiburg, ideally located for a leisurely exploration of the beautiful Southern and Central regions of the stunning Black Forest. One of the most picturesque and most popular destinations in Germany, the Schwarzwald delights visitors with its unique charm - wooded slopes, lush green valleys, cuckoo clocks, rushing rivers, pretty villages and in places, a dark forest canopy from which the name Black Forest originates. 

  • Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner
  • Overnight hotel for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Two included excursions as stated
  • En-route stops in Boppard and Reims


3* Alemannenhof Hotel
Just 10 miles from the old town of Freiburg in the village of Schallstadt-Mengen, the 3* superior Alemannenhof is a traditional hotel. There is a restaurant with bar - perfect for relaxing after a day's sightseeing. The 56 modern guestrooms are newly decorated and all offer TV and hairdryer. There is a lift. Twin rooms here are continental style twins (two mattresses on one bedstead).

Freiburg is best reached by the regular direct train service from Schallstadt (journey time approx. 8 minutes). Schallstadt station is approx. 3km from the hotel and can be reach either by local bus or by taxi. Full details available at the hotel reception.


Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then continue for your overnight stop. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2 - Head south through Germany for an included stop in Boppard, one of the prettiest towns on the Romantic Rhine. Your driver may be able to offer an optional river cruise (depending on schedules). Continue into the heart of the Black Forest for your 4-night stay. Enjoy a welcome drink, dinner, bed & breakfast.

Days 3 - 5 At leisure in Schallstadt-Mengen with two included excursions. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

On your day at leisure you may like to take public transport into the lively university town of Freiburg - approximately 10 miles away. On the western edge of the southern Black Forest, Freiburg with its sunny microclimate, has a charming old town which is criss-crossed with pretty little brooks and canals. Take a leisurely stroll to discover the cobblestone lanes, café filled squares and gabled houses. Look out for the famous 'Red Bear' (Zum Roten Bären), Germany's oldest inn.

Alternatively you could visit Bad Krozingen, a 15 minute journey away by local bus - a pretty spa town, known for Vita Classica Therme, its extensive Thermal Baths and Spa.

A full day around the southern Black Forest, visit the stunning resort of Lake Titisee, known for its 2km long lake of the same name and its crystal clear waters. An optional boat trip will be offered. Maybe admire the scenery with a slice of Black Forest gateau? Head on to Schluchsee, the region's largest lake and a haven for nature lovers, walkers and water sports fans. Enjoy a gentle woodland stroll or time in the resort centre.

A scenic drive through the beautiful countryside to Triberg, home to Germany's highest waterfall which thunders 163m down the mountainside. Lots to explore here including the Black Forest Museum (entrance not included), lots of shops full of souvenirs and knick-knacks and nearby the largest cuckoo clock in the world. A stop will also be made in the old town of Hornberg in the Gutach Valley on the Black Forest Railway.

Day 6 - Auf Wiedersehen Schwarzwald as you held north to France for your overnight in the Reims area. You will have free time this afternoon in Reims to enjoy this wonderful cathedral city. Bed & breakfast.

Day 7 - After breakfast, travel back through France to Calais for the return to England.

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