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2025

Germany & The Black Forest

Including Lake Constance

September 2025

Flights from the UK and all transport within the itinerary

Quality Accommodation of 4* and above

Experienced Tour Guide from the UK

All gratuities

The fertile southern part of the upper Rhine Valley is an important agricultural region, with many orchards and vineyards, which produce wines that rank among the finest produced in Germany. Germany’s largest continuous forest area, the Black Forest, spreads westward to the banks of the Rhine River. Valleys break its uniformity, and over the years low-lying portions have filled with water, with many small lakes now contributing to the forest’s scenery. The Black Forest edges onto the Hotzen Forest (Hotzenwald) in the south, where many lakes and reservoirs feed numerous power stations. Fruit is grown in the valleys cutting into the western escarpment, most commonly grapes, plums and cherries used in kirsch, the famous Black Forest cherry brandy.

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What's Included

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  • Flights from the UK

  • Experienced tour guide from the UK

  • German speaking local guide

  • Airport and Departure taxes

  • 3 nights in Bad Dürkheim 4*

  • 3 nights in Friedrichshafen 4*

  • 3 nights in Schwäbisch Hall 4*

  • Entry to World War II Museum at Brettheim

  • Guided walking tour of Rothenburg

  • Entry and guided tour of Langenburg Castle

  • All farm and technical visits including vegetable, vineyard, fruit, cheese, arable, beef, pigs and biogas

  • All meals included except 2 lunches where we thought you might like to choose your own lunch spot.

  • Modern touring coach to support the full itinerary

  • Baggage handling at each of the three hotels

  • Tea & coffee with evening dinners

  • Guided walking tour of Bad Dürkheim

  • Guided walking tour of Heidelberg

  • Return ferry to Mainau Island

  • Mainau Island and gardens

  • Guided walking tour of Schwäbisch Hall

Contact us for a full itinerary and we will send it to you by email or post. Then, if you want to book, just fill in the booking form and we will organise the rest.

We would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate!

Agriculture

Our itinerary incorporates agricultural visits to a variety of farms and agricultural related businesses including a mixed family farm (crops, cattle and energy), a cheese dairy and vegetable and fruit operations. We have also arranged a visit to the John Deere Factory in Mannheim.

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Weather

The climate during our tour will be pleasantly warm, with average daily temperatures being 16 to 22°C. Evenings will be a little cooler but can be very pleasant. As ever there is always the possibility of rain.

Variety of Coins
Currency

The Euro

Before the Euro came along it would have been the Deutsche Mark which is a lot harder to spell!

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Pace

Grade C

All of our tours are graded A to E according to the pace of the tour, with A being the least active. To find out more, please click here or on the goat!

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Meals

Breakfast each morning

8 lunches

Evening Dinner each night with Tea & Coffee

Contact us for a full itinerary and we will send it to you by email or post. Then, if you want to book, just fill in the booking form and we will organise the rest.

We would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate!

A day from your tour

We start the day with a ferry ride over Lake Constance to Mainau Island. The island is kept as a flower garden with seasonal displays, a butterfly house and magnificent views of the lake.

We will enjoy free time and lunch on the island before catching the ferry to the mainland village of Meersburg, a beautiful and historic place for you to explore. 

We top off this glorious day with a visit to an apple farm along the lake shore where we enjoy a tasting experience.

Return to our hotel to relax before our evening meal is served.

Customers love

Visiting a very interesting farm in the hills of the Black Forest where the owner as well as still being active in livestock farming, has diversified and now has a bakery, a distillery and has developed an outlet for the producers of many local artisan foods. He has also converted some old farm buildings into holiday accommodation. It would be rude not to have lunch here!

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It is difficult to find words adequate to express our thanks

for the wonderful tour  we have just experienced. It is great to go to another country and meet and talk to the native people to get a “feel” of their lifestyle and problems. The agricultural, sightseeing visits, and itinerary were so well organised. First class hotels,

a superb group of people, and weather to help, we doubt the tour could have been better.

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