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Black Forest & Strasbourg at Christmas

(Tour code: 17BFX)A festive tour in the heart of the Black Forest

Enjoy a delightful festive break in the heart of the romantic Black Forest. From our base in idyllic Titisee, we visit medieval Freiburg, admire the Triberg Waterfalls and journey through stunning winter scenery by rail.

Tour Highlights
  • Titisee in the Black Forest
  • Freiburg
  • Triberg Waterfalls
  • Schwarzwald Railway excursion
  • Höllental Railway
  • Strasbourg and its post-Christmas markets
  • Excursion to Schluchsee, including a horse-drawn sleigh ride
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Day 1

London to Titisee

Meet at our exclusive St Pancras departure office for the Eurostar to Paris. Continue to Strasbourg then transfer to Titisee for five nights at the 4* Maritim Hotel. You are served warming mulled wine after check-in.

  • Dinner
Triberg Waterfall
Day 2

Excursion to Triberg Waterfalls

Discover the real magic and natural wonders of the Black Forest on an excursion to Triberg Waterfalls today. The Falls have seven separate cascades, and are often frozen, making them a sight to behold. Next you join the Schwarzwald Railway for a journey through icy ravines and snow-covered hills to Donaueschingen. Stretch your legs in this pretty town before boarding the Höllentalbahn Railway, to travel through the imposing Höllen Valley back to Titisee.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
The Black Forest
Day 3

Christmas Day is at leisure

Christmas Day is at leisure; take a stroll through Titisee, or unwind and make use of the hotel's facilities. Tonight a special Christmas dinner will be served.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
  • Heritage Rail Journeys
Black Forest
Day 4

Boxing Day

After a relaxed start to Boxing Day, travel by coach to Schluchsee, for a festive horse-drawn sleigh ride through the majestic winter landscape.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
Day 5

Medieval Freiburg

Take the train to medieval Freiburg today, the Black Forest's capital. Enjoy a guided walking tour, taking in the delightful Old Town and the 14th century Minster. Following the tour you are free to explore further.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 6

To Strasbourg

Leaving Germany behind, today travel by coach back to Strasbourg, for a night at the Monopole Metropole Hotel.

  • Breakfast
Day 7

Strasbourg to London

We join the high-speed TGV to Paris. Here we board the Eurostar to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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