|Travel by Air|
|4 Included Excursions|
Day One: UK to Boppard
Fly from your chosen airport to Frankfurt or Cologne-Bonn, where you will be met and transferred to our hotel for three nights. (D)
Day Two: Moselle Valley
Enjoy our excursion calling at Cochem and Zell, on the River Moselle. (B,D)
Day Three: Boppard
Relax and enjoy a day at leisure at our central hotel, located on Boppard’s bustling promenade. (B,D)
Day Four: Boppard to Black Forest
We call at Heidelberg on our way to Oberwolfach, where we stay for three nights. (B,D)
Day Five: Black Forest
Enjoy a scenic excursion through the Black Forest region, calling at Triberg and Lake Titisee. (B,D)
Day Six: Black Forest
Enjoy a day at leisure today or join our optional excursion. (B,D)
Day Seven: Black Forest to UK
Transfer to Stuttgart airport for your return flight home. (B)
B,D : Breakfast, dinner
This charming and traditional hotel in Boppard is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing break. Situated in a central location within Boppard, the Bellevue Rheinhotel boasts comfortable guest rooms and great facilities.
En Route: Heidelberg
Located on the River Neckar, the beautiful city of Heidelberg is overlooked by its majestic castle. The city is a delight to explore, with its charming narrow streets and quaint houses, as well as bustling pedestrianised streets. Cross the old bridge or ‘Alte Brucke’ to look back across to the picture-postcard castle and riverscapes below. Explore this amazing city at leisure to discover its many sights and attractions, as well as enjoying some shopping for fantastic souvenirs, and admire the beautiful scenery with an en route visit.
Evening Wine Tasting in Hotel Cellar
During our stay at the Bellevue Rheinhotel in Boppard, enjoy a fantastic wine tasting experience in the hotel’s wine cellar. The hotel included a wine shop and attached winery until the late-seventies. Today, this wine cellar is the perfect environment in which to sample some of the region’s finest wines. By candlelight, find out for yourself just why Germany’s wine is so distinctive.
Full Day: Black Forest, calling at Triberg and Titisee
We enjoy a full day included tour through the scenic Black Forest. Over 200km long and 50km wide the Black Forest is not only one of the most varied but also one of the biggest and best known regions of Germany. Enjoy this leisurely trip to some of the most famous areas of natural wonder including the charming towns of Triberg and Titisee.
Full Day: Moselle Valley, Zell and Cochem
Take in the seasonal landscapes as we explore the beautiful Moselle Valley, a corner of Germany famous for its picture-book scenery. We visit charming Cochem, a lovely little town overlooked by an iconic late-Gothic imperial castle, and dotted with medieval squares and lovingly restored timber-framed houses. We go on to call at pretty Zell, where you may also join an optional wine tour.
Full Day: Lake Constance and Mainau
Lake Constance, also known as the Bodensee, enjoys a mild climate and plentiful sunshine. The hillsides that slope to the water’s edge are covered with vineyards and orchards, the shores of the lake being shared by Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Our day on the lake includes a visit to the medieval town of Konstanz, once the most important city on the lake due to its strategic position. We also experience the island of Mainau, an exotic, scented floral isle renowned for its rich soil.
Heidelberg City Tour and Castle
Considered as one of the finest jewels in Germany’s crown, this city is one of the the country's most popular destinations. Located on the banks of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany, which dates back to 1386 and has over 28,000 students.
Admire Heidelberg’s historical city centre and the Hauptstrasse (main street), approximately one mile in length, and is reputedly the longest pedestrian shopping street in Germany. Discover the city’s fantastic sights, such as the Old Town, featuring beautiful German architecture. It will then be time to take in Heidelberg’s main attraction - its stunning castle, perched on the hillside overlooking the city.
The castle has a history almost as old as the city itself, with the first parts of the castle being constructed around 1300. From the Great Terrace and gardens, there is an amazing view of Heidelberg, the Neckar River and the Neckar valley, and on a clear day Mannheim is even visible on the horizon.
Rhine Valley Cruise passing Lorelei Rock
Relax with a cruise along the beautiful Rhine, Germany’s longest river. Admire stunning scenery as we sail along this famous river, taking in its riverside vineyards and majestic landscapes.
We will travel from Boppard, known as the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’, to Oberwesel, nicknamed the ‘City of Towers’. During our journey, we’ll pass one of the Rhine’s most beautiful landmarks - the Lorelei Rock.
Wine Tasting in Asti
Asti, located in the Piedmont region of Italy, is known for producing some of the finest of Italy’s red wines, along with a number of popular white wines.
Explore the spectacular scenery, with fields filled with vineyards, hidden gems and quaint villages found throughout this amazing destination. We’ll journey through the heart of Asti in order to discover this famous winemaking region.
Nestling between the Langhe and Monferrato region, the Cantina Sociale di Canelli association has been producing these classic wines of Piedmont since 1933, bringing together over 200 vine-growers.
This wide assortment of products includes the most prestigious wines of the Asti area. There’s a unique system used here, with red wines being produced from the grapes of old vines. This region also produces light, fresh and fruity whites, as well as the traditional sweet and dry white wine known as the Asti Spumanti.
We’ll explore the winery of the Cantina, which stretches across two thousand square metres of land. During our time here, we’ll learn about the various processes that take place from the planting of grapes to the finished product, and will get to enjoy the flavours of the different varieties when we enjoy a few samples of these delicious wines.