8 Day Select Holiday
- 8 days
- Price from
- Date next
- Dinner, B&B
- Carefully selected quality hotels
- Luxury coach and ferry travel throughout
- Full holiday itinerary
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium welcome pack
- Carefully selected quality hotels.
||Mon 30 Jul, 2018
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||Mon 24 Sep, 2018
The enchanting Black Forest region brings to mind visions of ancient, thickset woodland, shimmering ponds and fairytale villages with welcoming beer gardens. Our holiday is based in Oberharmersbach, a chocolate box hamlet in the heart of the Black Forest with a relaxed rustic charm. We make the most of our time in this gorgeous part of Europe with visit to delights such as Triberg, home to Germany’s highest waterfall where the River Gutach thunders down. We also spend time in the refined spa town of Baden-Baden which hugs the banks of the River Oos and has a reputation as a hang-out for the rich and famous. Another holiday highlight is our day taking in pretty Freiburg, Germany’s southernmost major town, then continuing onwards to the glittering waters of Lake Titisee.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We journey to Hull for the overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We make our way to Oberharmersbach and check into the Baren Hotel for our five night stay.
Day Three. Our first Black Forest treat takes us through the picturesque kinzig and Elz Valleys to the Glotter Valley, arriving in the ancient village of St Peter where you might like to visit the beautiful baroque church. From here, we continue to the delightful clock making town of Fürtwangen with its German Cuckoo Clock Museum where exhibits range from a Stone Age calendar to atomic timepieces. Triberg is our next stop, home to Germany’s highest waterfall and to the Black Forest Museum which boasts Europe’s biggest barrel organ collection and the world’s largest cuckoo clock.
Day Four. Sightseeing today begins with a trip to Freiburg where you might like to wander around the Munsterplatz – a delightful cobbled square that encircles the mighty Minster of Our Lady gothic church and is also flanked by the ornate sixteenth century Merchants Hall. Later, we move on to Titisee where you might like to take a boat trip on the tranquil lake.
Day Five. First up today is the elegant spa town of Baden Baden, home to the Faberge Museum, the opulent kurhaus casino and a funicular railway that climbs Mount Merkur offering amazing views. Perhaps treat yourself to a horse and carriage ride around this graceful town. From here we travel along the Schwarzwald Hochstrase in the foothills of the Black Forest - Germany’s oldest panoramic road - reaching Mummelsee, the highest lake in the Black Forest. This tourist magnet is steeped in the myths and legends of nymphs and underwater kings!
Day Six. Enjoy a free day to relax or maybe use the complimentary ticket available from your hotel to take the train ride to the traditional town of Zell.
Day Seven. Auf wiedersehen Germany, as we head to our overnight ferry back to Hull, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Eight. We make our way home.
Baren Hotel - Oberharmersbach
Set in the heart of the pretty village of Oberharmersbach, the family run Baren Hotel simply burts with Black Forest charisma with it's style and decor. Facilities include spacious public areas and an inviting beer garden with terrance.
Overnight Ferry to the Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.