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.
LAKES OF THE BLACK FOREST - TITISEE AND SCHLUCHSEE
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.
CUCKOO CLOCKS & WATERFALLS
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.