|Travel by Coach||Days|
Day One - UK to France
We travel to Calais and then continue to France for dinner and an overnight stay. (D)
Day Two - France to Germany
Following breakfast we travel into Germany and the Black Forest in time for dinner this evening. (B,D)
Day Three - Freiburg and Titisee
After breakfast we take a scenic excursion into the Black Forest, calling at Freiburg and Titisee, before returning to our hotel for dinner. (B,D)
Day Four - Christmas Eve
This morning we visit a traditional local distillery, then have time at leisure or why not join our optional excursion to Strasbourg? Enjoy cake and coffee at the hotel this afternoon and later our evening meal. (B,D)
Day Five - Christmas Day
After breakfast we have time to relax before our turkey lunch, then later we'll enjoy a five-course candlelit dinner with live music and dancing. (B,L,D)
Day Six - Germany to France
Sadly it's time to say goodbye to Germany as we head back to northern France for our overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Seven - Northern France to UK
We head back to Calais after breakfast for our journey home. (B)
The traditional, family run Bären is situated in the village centre of Oberharmersbach, surrounded by picture postcard Black Forest scenery. The hotel provides a welcoming atmosphere and traditional accommodation in the typical style of the Black Forest.
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Freiburg, Titisee and the scenic Black Forest
We travel to the old town of Freiburg, known as the gateway to the southern Black Forest and home to the magnificent 'Muster', a dark red sandstone Cathedral, as well as a beautifully preserved Old Town. We continue our journey as we venture onto Titisee with its natural drinking water reservoir and nature reserve with its picturesque waterfront promenade. Titisee is also famous for making the world renowned Hones cuckoo clocks.
After this, we enjoy a scenic tour of the Black Forest. Over 200 km 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.
Visit to a Schnapps distillery
Join us as we make our way to a Schnapps distillery to learn more about this alcoholic beverage. We'll find out how it is distilled and the different processes used to prepare this popular German drink - this is sure to make for an interesting excursion!
Half Day: Strasbourg
Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries. Its picturesque 'La Petite France' neighbourhood looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale book, with charming timbered buildings.