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ABTA No. v0300
100% financially protected
Adults (12+)
Children (2-11)
Infants (under 2)

Bavaria and the Black Forest
Munich, Neuschwanstein, Mainau, Triberg, Freiburg

Package Prices

7 night escorted tour:
DIRECT from Jersey or Guernsey from only £1,389 per person*

*Inclusive price. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £199 per person applies.

Saturday 11th May to Saturday 18th May 2019

Direct return flights from Jersey & Guernsey

7 night fully escorted tour

Immerse yourself in the land of mystique and cuckoo clocks: from a fairy-tale castle to adorned alpine villages and a sparkling clean lake hiding a flower filled island. Finished it off with a cherry on top of your delicious homemade Black Forest Gateau.

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Tour Highlights

  • Be at peace in beautiful Ettal Monestary and Oberammergau
  • Visit ‘mad’ King Lugwig’s fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein
  • Explore Munich with a guided tour of the majestic Bavarian capital
  • Get a taste of Benedictine life with a beer tasting at Andechs Monastery
  • Sail Lake Constance to Island Mainau, a private flower garden
  • Live forest life discovering waterfalls and a hawk hunting show
  • Learn how to make Black Forest Gateau and sample it for yourself
  • Step back in time in medieval Frieburg and the Gothic Cathedral
  • Ride the cable car to Schauinsland for an awesome mountain view
  • DIRECT Channel Island flights to Zurich and all transfers
  • 7 nights B&B at 3* hotels in Munich and Triberg
  • 5 dinners including one themed with live folk music
  • Bontour Tour Manager throughout

Flight times

All times are local

Saturday 11th May 2019

Jersey Departure stopping in Guernsey. Remain on the plane for 20 minutes.

Jersey to Guernsey - 10.20 - 10.40

Guernsey to Zurich - 10.55 - 13.55


Saturday 18th May 2019

Guernsey clients required to disembark.

Zurich to Jersey - 14.25 - 15.25

Jersey to Guernsey - 17.10 - 17.30

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: DIRECT from Jersey via Guernsey (same plane connection) to Zurich

Jersey clients will be met in departures at Jersey Airport by their Bontour Tour Manager who will escort the tour throughout. (Departure to Zurich via Guernsey 10:20 – 13:55. You will remain on the plane in Guernsey for approx. 20 minutes).

Guernsey clients will board the flight direct at Guernsey Airport at 10:55 joining the rest of the group on-board for arrival into Zurich at 13:55 with FlyBe.

Munich

From Zurich Airport you will be collected by coach, along with your Tour Manager, and begin your journey to Munich. The journey will take around 4.5 hours through Swiss and German countryside, before arriving at the 3* Superior Mercure Hotel Munich Altstadt, located in a quiet area of Munich’s old town. You will have time to check-in and freshen up after the journey before enjoying a 3 course welcome dinner in famous Merienplatz Square, just a short walk from the hotel, where you can get to know your fellow travellers.


Day 2: Monastry Ettal, Oberammergau & Neuschwanstein Castle

After a hearty breakfast in the hotel you will be collected by coach, along with a local English speaking guide, for a full day excursion. The first stop on this busy day will be the famous Benedictine Monastery at Ettal, where you will have chance to feast your eyes upon the ornate Rococo Basilica, considered by many to be the most beautiful in Southern Germany. After time to explore the Monastery and its expansive grounds, you will be transferred by coach to nearby Oberammergau, home to the world-famous once-a-decade Passion Play. Enjoy lunch at your leisure in this quaint town, before admiring the traditional painted houses or perhaps picking up one of the hand carved wooden souvenirs for which the area is known.

Neuschwanstein Castle

After lunch you will depart Oberammergau for the scenic journey to Neuschwanstein Castle, the romantic medieval pile whose fairy-tale spires, standing proud amongst a mountainous backdrop, served as inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Built by ‘Mad’ King Ludwig II in homage to the composer Richard Wagner, Neuschwanstein is one of the most recognisable and popular tourist destinations on earth. Your tour will include some of the best vantage points to admire the spectacular views along with exploration of the majestic interior frescos and beautiful walled garden. Please Note: An uphill walk of circa 30 minutes is required to reach Neuschwanstein Castle. Carriage or bus transfers may be possible however these are not pre-bookable and will be at an additional charge.

On return to Munich you will enjoy together a lively traditional 3 course dinner accompanied by Bavarian folk music in the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich, before retiring to your hotel.


Day 3: Munich & Andechs Monastery

After breakfast at the hotel you will be collected from the hotel by coach with your English speaking guide and embark on a tour of the fascinating city of Munich, where the traditional and the modern sit shoulder to shoulder. Your tour, on foot and by bus, will take in such impressive sights as the exterior of the baroque Nymphenburg Palace, futuristic BMW world, both old and new areas of the city centre, the historic Opera House and the bustling Marienplatz Square.

Andechs Monastery

Lunch is at leisure in Munich before you depart by coach for the one hour journey to the delightful Andechs Monastery, affectionately known locally as ‘The Holy Hill’ due its elevated position above the small town of Andechs. Despite being home to a number of enormously important relics, the Monastery is perhaps best known for its brewery where monks have been brewing a variety of Bavarian beverages for hundreds of years. Your tour will include a visit to the Brewery and tasting of 6 speciality beers.

On return Munich the evening is your own. Enjoy a hearty local meal in one of the city’s many restaurants, perhaps accompanied by another local beer.


Day 4: Munich at leisure

After a busy itinerary so far, today is a chance to catch your breath and spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel before heading out to explore Munich at your own pace. You may wish to pay a visit to one or two of the city’s fascinating museums such as the Glyptothek, housing a wealth of ancient sculptures, the Deutsches Museum of science and technology, or perhaps the Kartoffel Museum which tells the story of the humble potato! Alternatively you may wish to take advantage of your generous 20kg baggage allowance by hitting the shops, or simply relax in your hotel.

Munich Cathedral

Lunch and dinner are for you to find something for your own taste and we can make recommendations should you like. Options for local or international cuisine in the city are deliciously endless.


Day 5: Meersburg, Lake Constance & Mainau

This morning you will check out of the Mecure Hotel Munich Altstadt and be collected, along with your luggage, for another exciting day on route to Triberg.

The first stop today is the charming town of Meersburg, which like the surrounding vineyards, seems to roll down the verdant hillside towards the banks of Lake Constance. Famed for its wine growing history and immaculate medieval centre, the lower and upper sections of the town are linked by a network of stairs and steep streets. You will have time here to take a stroll along the lakefront promenade and explore the cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, before enjoying an independent lunch and perhaps a glass of local wine in a cosy tavern.

Lake Constance

After lunch you will be transported to the ‘Flower Island’ of Mainau. Lying just off the shore of Lake Constance this 45 hectare garden has to be experienced to be believed. Early summer flowers will be in full bloom during your visit and there will be time to soak up the tranquil atmosphere whilst discovering each unique zone; from the 150 year old arboretum to the meticulously landscaped Italian rose garden, or the vibrant and eclectic herbaceous area. Step inside the butterfly house to discover 120 colourful species from around the world or admire the architecture of the Baroque Palace.

After your visit you will be transported by coach to the 3* Superior Best Western Plus Schwarzwald Residenz in the Black Forest where you will check in before enjoying dinner with the group in the hotel.


Day 6: Triberg

After a substantial and tasty breakfast in your hotel you will depart by coach to explore the delights of the local area. First stop on today’s itinerary is the magnificent Triberg Waterfalls. Tumbling and tripping over seven tiers and a total drop of 163 metres, these wild and romantic falls are the highest in the Black Forest, and an awesome spectacle of nature. Those who wish to, can take a stroll along one of several inclined trails to the higher vantage points, or simply relax at the base of the falls and enjoy the natural environment and abundant wildlife.

Having explored the waterfalls, the next stop is a nearby falconry centre where you will enjoy an impressive birds of prey flight display featuring hawks and owls, and have the chance to view these beautiful and majestic creatures at close range.

Triberg

After a lunch at leisure, an afternoon of fun awaits. Of many things that The Black Forest area is synonymous, two of best known and most popular are Cuckoo Clocks and Black Forest Gateau, and no trip would be complete without including them. In the afternoon you will visit the world’s largest Cuckoo Clock and perhaps have an opportunity to pick up your own smaller version to take home, before enjoying a demonstration of how to make the traditional Black Forest treat. It goes almost without saying that there will be an opportunity to taste!

In the evening you can enjoy another dinner in your hotel


Day 7: Freiburg

On your last full day in Germany you will be collected after breakfast for transfer to historic Freiburg, famed as being the country’s sunniest city and known as Jewel of the Black Forest. The cobbled old-town is the stuff of story-books, with brightly painted gabled townhouses, cafe-lined plazas and chiming clock towers. Meeting an English speaking guide you will embark on a walking tour of the medieval centre, taking in significant sights along the way, not least the Gothic Cathedral.

Freiburg

After a relaxed lunch at leisure, you will be transported to the lower station of the Schauinsland Cable Car, from where you will ascend to the highest peak of the Freiburg area and enjoy breath-taking views for miles in each direction. Learn about the history of this particular cableway, first of its kind in the world and now classified as a technical monument, before descending back to your coach and returning to Triberg.

Enjoy a farewell dinner in your hotel in Triberg before packing and preparing for the journey home.


Day 8: Return to Jersey (onwards to Guernsey)

Enjoy a final breakfast with your fellow travellers, by now no doubt new friends, before departing by coach at 09:30 for return to Zurich Airport.

Your direct flight for Jersey departs Zurich Airport at 14:25 arriving at 15:25 with FlyBe. The connecting FlyBe flight to Guernsey departs at 17:10 arriving at 17:30.


Please note:

  • The currency in Germany is the Euro
  • We advise you should be able to walk for up to one hour at a leisurely pace to be able to enjoy this tour to the full. There may be some steady inclines / declines
  • Note, it is a 30 minute walk uphill to Neuschwanstein Castle – horse-drawn carriages and special buses can be booked and paid for locally on arrival, subject to availability
  • Drinks are not included with your meal unless otherwise stated

Terms & Conditions

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  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £199 applies in a single room
  • A non-refundable deposit of £100 per person is due at time of booking
  • Each tour is reliant on minimum numbers of 15 people to go ahead. If the tour cannot go ahead due to not meeting the minimum number commitment you will be notified at the latest by the 20th March and your deposit will be returned
  • Full payment is due on the 22nd March
  • You will need a valid passport to travel
  • We strongly recommend that you have a valid insurance policy before you travel. C. I. Travel Group is working in partnership with Cherry Godfrey. Please visit Cherry Godfrey to complete the online form or please call 01481 711666, ask for the 'Travel Insurance Department' and quote C. I. Travel Group to get your tailored quote
  • A Bontour Tour Manager will be available throughout your holiday
  • Baggage allowance: 1 hold luggage at 20kg per person plus 1 piece of hand luggage (Max weight 8kg, and max dimensions of 50 x 35 x 20cm)
  • Please advise us of any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The itinerary and timings are subject to change at any time without prior notice
  • Return Flights:

    All times are local

    Saturday 11th May 2019

    Jersey Departure stopping in Guernsey. Remain on the plane for 20 minutes.

    Jersey to Guernsey - 10.20 - 10.40

    Guernsey to Zurich - 10.55 - 13.55


    Saturday 18th May 2019

    Guernsey clients required to disembark.

    Zurich to Jersey - 14.25 - 15.25

    Jersey to Guernsey - 17.10 - 17.30

Package Prices

7 night escorted tour:
DIRECT from Jersey or Guernsey from only £1,389 per person*

*Inclusive price. Price is per person and based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £199 per person applies.