The Black Forest is the setting for many a Grimm’s fairy tale. Where picturesque villages are dotted across the landscape with hefty half timbered farmhouses.
Schonach is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful mountain valleys of the Black Forest making it the perfect setting for our Christmas market tour featuring the Alsace and Black Forest regions. We include the City of Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the pretty town of Colmar, and the medieval City of Freiburg.
Welcome glass of sparkling wine in Schonach
Glass blowing demonstration
Strasbourg & Colmar Christmas Markets
Freiburg Christmas Market
Metz Christmas Market
This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection service.
Early morning collection from your home to join our coach for travel to Folkestone and the short Eurotunnel crossing to France. We continue through France for our overnight accommodation in Metz, with evening meal on arrival.D
This morning we head to the pretty French town of Colmar, which is all the more beguiling at this time of year. Explore the Christmas markets in the Old Town, where a procession of decorations lead you to stalls selling a variety of festive goods. Later we continue into Germany arriving at our hotel in time to settle in before enjoying a welcome drink and 3 course buffet evening meal.B, D
Today we enjoy a full day excursion around the southern Black Forest, with a visit to the lakeside village of Titisee, famed for the beautiful lake of the same name and its crystal clear water. We then continue to the capital of the Black Forest, Freiburg, this medieval city is overlooked by its castle ruins. The Christmas market is held in the very heart of its beautiful old historical quarter. Here traditional arts and crafts from the Black Forest region can be found, including straw shoes and colourful wooden toys and maybe a visit the candle workshop.B, D
After breakfast we head for the French City of Strasbourg, with the opportunity to visit the extensive Christmas market. See the town’s giant Christmas tree, known as the ‘king of the forests’and stroll through the Marché de Noël, absorbing the sights and smells of seasonal treats.B, D
We stay close by as we make our way on the stunning Landwassereck road. A little further on in the Kinzigtal is Schiltach famous for its half timbered buildings and pretty centre. We also visit Wolfach where we can see crystal glass being blown at the Dorotheenhütte and visit the Christmas Village.B, D
We say farewell to our hosts at the Landhotel and return to Metz where we have free time to explore the Christmas market before checking into our overnight hotel.B, D
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Calais for a late afternoon Eurotunnel crossing to Folkstone with a late evening return to East Anglia where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.B
B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included
Landhotel Rebstock, Schonach
This charming hotel is situated in the village centrewhere the Schneider family offer guests a particularly
warm welcome and excellent home cooking. It has an indoor swimming pool & sauna. The hotel is a traditional Black Forest style house with steps to access reception.
The hotel has a lift and all bedrooms have en suite facilities,
TV and hairdryer.
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ardleigh Crown|| Ardleigh Crown Public House |
|Bramford, Angel PH|| Bramford, Angel Public House |
|Brentwood George & Dragon|| George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing |
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
|Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn|| Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9 |
|Capel St Mary (South)|| Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound |
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
|Chelmsford Services|| Chelmsford Springfield Services |
Lorry Park (Off A12)
|Claydon Crown|| Claydon Crown Public House Lay By |
|Colchester North Rail Stn|| Colchester North Rail Station |
|Combs Bus Shelter|| Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage) |
|Copdock - Tescos|| Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop |
|Debenham Angel|| Debenham Angel Public House |
|Diss Bus Station|| Diss Bus Station |
|Eye Town Hall|| Eye Town Hall |
|Felixstowe Coach Park|| Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, |
|Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq|| Felixstowe Great Eastern Square |
|Harleston Duke William|| Harleston Duke William Public House |
|Ipswich Village Car Park|| Ipswich, Village Car Park, West End Road, |
|Kelvedon - The Tavern|| Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road |
|Long Stratton|| Long Stratton Police Station |
|Mendlesham Kings Head|| Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House, |
|Mendlesham, Denters Hill|| Mendlesham, Denters Hill |
|Needham Market - Swan|| Needham Market, Swan Public House, |
|Norwich - Castle Meadow|| Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office) |
|Scole - Scole Engineering|| Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole |
|Sproughton|| Sproughton, Wild Man Public House |
|Stowmarket Railway Stn.|| Stowmarket Railway Station. |
|Stowupland Dents Corner|| Stowupland, Dents Corner, |
|Tollgate McDonalds|| Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG |
|Witham Old Post Office|| Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office |
(NOT McColls Store)
|Woolpit Church|| Woolpit Church |
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