Black Forest & Switzerland - Multi-centre Holiday

ENJOY THE LOCAL CULTURE AND BEAUTY OF TWO CONTRASTING REGIONS

Code: BSLCL

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Activity types:

  • Flora
  • Food & drink
  • High Mountains
  • Rural peace

Level

  • Easy
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From £1,799.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

New at HF Holidays

A chance to uncover less known corners of two of Europe’s best loved walking destinations, enjoying the local culture and beauty of two contrasting regions.

Immerse yourself in unspoilt northeast Switzerland. This hidden corner with its small traditional towns and stunning mountainous landscape offers a quiet and unspoilt region perfect for discovering on foot. Enjoy the Black Forest’s low mountains and glacial lakes including Titisee. Take a boat ride beneath the Rheinfall, Europe’s largest waterfall.

Holiday Highlights

  • Well deserved lunch at the stunningly located Aescher Gasthaus
  • A chance to discover eastern Switzerland’s traditional way of life and try the local gingerbread
  • Taking a boat trip beneath the cascading waters of the Rheinfall
  • Uncovering the magical land of cuckoo clocks, famous gateaux and fairy stories in the Black Forest and its capital Freiburg

Price includes

  • A Multi-centre tour with a walk every day
  • All transport
  • The services of experienced tour guide plus local guides
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK airport transfers
  • 7 night's accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half Board –breakfast and evening meal and 1 lunch

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Accommodation

All of our partner hotels have been selected for their superb facilities and ideal locations for your holiday.

The Hotel Schwarzwaldhof at Hinterzarten

3 Star Hotel Schwarzwaldhof, Hinterzarten

Situated amidst the spa town of Hinterzarten, it’s one of the most centrally located buildings within town. It offers an architecture that's filled with history; comfort and hospitality.

Hinterzarten has a unique and diverse setting to explore with lush meadows, thick forests and clear mountain lakes all around.

The Romantik Hotel Santis, Switzerland

4 Star Romantik Hotel Säntis

It’s grand facade faces onto the Landsgemeindeplatz and offers a magnificent view of the surrounding hills and mountains. The interesting region Appenzellerland entertains all ages with its history and traditions.

Itinerary

This walking and touring programme offer one walk each day and a combination of sightseeing opportunities:

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy 5 to 8 miles on good paths, with some rocky sections. Up to 1,500ft of ascent in a day.

 

 

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Arrival at Zurich airport and transfer to Hinterzarten in the Black Forest, the largest forested region of Germany with picturesque farmhouses, wild and beautiful gorges, the home of cuckoo clocks and Black Forest gateau.

Hotel: Hotel Schwarzwaldhof (3*)

Meals: Welcome Drink and Dinner

 

Day 2 – Hinterzarten and Freiburg

Today we walk along the Heimatpfad, a high Black Forest footpath known as the "local" history path, to Loffel Creek.  Continue onto Höllsteig and after lunch we transfer to the train station and travel to Freiburg. This is the capital of the Black Forest and has been a university town since 1457.  We then enjoy a city tour visiting the famous cathedral built in 1120.

Hotel: Hotel Schwarzwaldhof (3*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 3 – Feldberg and Titisee

After Breakfast we transfer by postal bus to Feldberg Pass (4,000ft) and walk in a nature reserve to the glacial Lake Feldsee, through a mountain forest with plentiful birdlife.  We cross over a morain and along the Seebach Creek to finish at a mountain pasture.  After lunch, we walk along the Seebach Valley.  On our return transfer we stop at Lake Titisee, a large glacial lake, and take a relaxing boat ride.

Hotel: Hotel Schwarzwaldorf (3*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 4 – Transfer Day - Rheinfall and Appenzell

Today's journey takes us across to Appenzell, Switzerland, we stop on route to visit the Rhein Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe.  This cascade is 492ft in width and up to 75ft in height.  We experience the falls close up and take a short cruise before continuing onto Rheinau with an opportunity to explore this quaint village.  After settling into our host hotel at Appenzell, we can take an orientation stroll around the village and learn about the Biberli, a traditional honey gingerbread.

Hotel: Romantik Hotel Säntis (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 5 – Hoher Kasten

This morning we walk from the hotel along the Sitter River to Weissbad (altitude of 2,300ft) then we take a cable car up Mt Hoher Kasten (6,000ft).  Enjoy the magnificent views of the Alpstein, Autrian Alps and the Rhine Valley. After lunch there will be time to explore independantly. Transfer back to Appenzell.

Hotel: Romantik Hotel Säntis (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6 – Kronberg

Our groups take a train to Gontenbad and then walk on a high plateau, through pleasant meadows to Jakobsbad. A cable car will take us up Kronberg Mountain (5,450ft) with views of the highest peak of the Alpstein range, Mt Saentis (8,300ft).  After lunch, there is another cable car ride followed by a train journey which takes us back to Appenzell.

Hotel: Romantik Hotel Säntis (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 7 – Ebenalp-Schaefler

A train journey to Wasserauen starts the day, followed by a cable car to Ebenalp (5,000ft). Our groups will then descend through the prehistoric cave of Wildkirchli and visit the guesthouse of the Alpstein in its iconic location. Following a picnic lunch, the walk continues to the Chlus saddle at the foot of Mt Schaefler, offering magnificent views of the Appenzeller Mountains.  We then return to Appenzell by cable car and train.

Hotel: Romantick Hotel Säntis (4*)

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch on trail and Dinner

 

Day 8 – Departure Day

Transfer to Zurich airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel

All walks transport is now included in the price of the holiday.

‘With flight’ holidays

For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

We offer flights from London Heathrow and Manchester to Zurich (regional supplement £40).

Independent travellers

All our overseas holidays can also be booked without a flight. This is ideal if you are travelling from overseas, or prefer to make your own arrangements from your local airport. If you choose this option the transfer to the first hotel of the tour is included.

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
26 May 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 26 May 2018, 9:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 26 May 2018, 12:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Zurich Kloten

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 2 Jun 2018, 1:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 2 Jun 2018, 2:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Zurich Kloten
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,999.00 Book Now
26 May 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

SWISS

  • Depart: 26 May 2018, 8:45 a.m.
  • Arrive: 26 May 2018, 11:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Zurich Kloten

Flight - Return

SWISS

  • Depart: 2 Jun 2018, 5 p.m.
  • Arrive: 2 Jun 2018, 5:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Zurich Kloten
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,999.00 Book Now
26 May 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland - Without Flights 7 £1,799.00 Book Now
16 Jun 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

SWISS

  • Depart: 16 Jun 2018, 8:45 a.m.
  • Arrive: 16 Jun 2018, 11:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Zurich Kloten

Flight - Return

SWISS

  • Depart: 23 Jun 2018, 5 p.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Jun 2018, 5:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Zurich Kloten
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,999.00 Book Now
16 Jun 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 16 Jun 2018, 9:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 16 Jun 2018, 12:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Zurich Kloten

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 23 Jun 2018, 1:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 23 Jun 2018, 2:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Zurich Kloten
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,999.00 Book Now
16 Jun 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland - Without Flights 7 £1,799.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 9:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 12:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Zurich Kloten

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 1:10 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 2:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: Zurich Kloten
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £1,999.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

SWISS

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 8:45 a.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 11:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Zurich Kloten

Flight - Return

SWISS

  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 5 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 5:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Zurich Kloten
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,999.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 BSLCL - Multi Centre Black Forest & Switzerland - Without Flights 7 £1,799.00 Book Now

Information

  • Single room: £28 per night
  • Non member associate fee: £10 per person

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