Day 1 – Cross the Channel from Dover to Calais and continue to your overnight stop. Bed & breakfast.
Day 2 – Journey passed the mighty Rhine Falls in Switzerland on the way to Feldkirch for your 4 night stay with welcome drink on arrival. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 3 - 5 – At leisure in Feldkirch with two included excursions
Local transfer into medieval Feldkirch with included entrance to the hilltop castle of Schattenburg.
Lake Constance – by boat & coach
Board one of the ‘White Fleet’ ships at Bregenz and cruise to the pretty Bavarian port of Lindau. Disembark to explore the little harbour with its waterfront cafes before re-joining a boat to Friedrichshafen, home of the excellent Zeppelin Museum (entrance not included). Return to Feldkirch by coach.
Lake Lucerne & the Rigi Rack Railway
Enjoy a Swiss scenic drive via Lake Walen to the lakeside resort of Vitznau on Lake Lucerne. Today’s highlight is a trip up the world’s first rack and pinion railway opened in 1871. In little over 30 minutes you climb from Vitznau (435m) to the Rigi-Kulm (1798m) where you can expect breathtaking panoramic views. Time for photos before descending where the coach continues to Altdorf, birth place of Wilhelm Tell.
JULY DEPARTURE ONLY – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Enjoy a very special evening at the spectacular Bregenz Opera Festival. Every summer, audiences can experience monumental open-air opera productions in a spectacular lakeside setting performed on a ‘lake stage’. In 2018, Georges Bizet’s Carmen will be performed (in French). Category 2 tickets included. Return to the hotel late.
Day 6 – Farewell to Austria as you head north to your final overnight stop. Bed & breakfast.
Day 7 – Back to Calais for the return crossing to England.