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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, Oberammergau, Bregenz, Mainau, Triberg, Freiburg

Package Prices

7 night escorted tour: DIRECT flights to Zurich from the Channel Islands from only £2049 per person*.

Single supplement of £250 per person

7 night escorted tour:
DIRECT from Jersey or Guernsey

Flights are direct to Zurich from Jersey (via a short stop in Guernsey). On the return trip Guernsey clients will need to disembark and clear passport control in Jersey before flying on to Guernsey.

7 night fully escorted tour DIRECT from the Channel Islands

Saturday 11th May to Saturday 18th May 2024

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

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Tour Highlights

  • Be at peace in beautiful Oberammergau
  • Visit ‘mad’ King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein
  • Explore the city of Munich at your own pace
  • Get a taste of Benedictine life with a visit to Andechs Monastery
  • Sail Lake Constance and visit Mainau Island, a private flower garden
  • Live forest life discovering waterfalls and a hawk 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

What's included in the tour

Flight times

All times are local

Saturday 11th May 2024

  • JERSEY DEPARTURE (Stopping in Guernsey. Remain on the plane for 20 minutes).
    Blue Islands, Jersey to Guernsey 09:50 - 13.55
  • GUERNSEY DEPARTURE direct
    Blue Islands, Guernsey to Zurich 10:35 - 13:55

Saturday 18th May 2024

  • Blue Islands, Zurich to Jersey 14:35 – 15:55
  • GUERNSEY ONLY (Disembark for onward connection)
    Blue Islands, Jersey to Guernsey 17:30 - 17:50
  • Please note that flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the time

Itinerary

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 09:50 – 13:55. We will remain on the plane in Guernsey for approx. 20 minutes). Guernsey clients will board the flight direct at Guernsey Airport at 10:35 joining the rest of the group on-board for arrival into Zurich at 13:55 with Blue Islands.

From Zurich Airport we will be collected by coach, along with our Tour Manager, and begin our 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. We will have time to check-in and freshen up after the journey before enjoying a 3-course welcome dinner near the famous Marienplatz Square, just a short walk from the hotel, where we will get to know our fellow travellers.


Day 2: Munich

After a hearty breakfast in the hotel we will be collected by coach, along with a local English speaking guide, for a full day excursion. We embark on a scenic ride to Castle Nymphenburg, we will not be entering the castle itself but we will have time to enjoy the beauty of the exterior and surrounding gardens.

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the modern BMW world, where we have the opportunity to witness the latest innovations in automobile technology before heading back into Munich city centre.

We will tour by both coach and on foot the highlights of this beautiful city.. Following the tour the rest of the day is yours to explore Munich at your own pace. Dinner is also at your leisure tonight!


Day 3: Munich, Andechs, Ettal & Oberammergau

After breakfast at the hotel we will check out from our stay in Munich for the next part of our Bavarian Tour. We will be collected by coach and make our way to the historical area of Andechs.

We will have some time to explore and have lunch at leisure

After lunch the next leg of our journey is a coach transfer to Herrsching, from where we will board a scenic 90 minute circular cruise on Lake Ammersee, promising breath-taking views and a tranquil experience out on the water.

Following the cruise we make our way to the charming town of Oberammergeu with a short stop on the way at Monastery Ettal. Oberammergau offers a unique and culturally rich experience and tonight we check in to the 3* Hotel Alte Post where we also have our dinner as a group.


Day 4: Oberammergau, Linderhof, Neuschwanstein & Bregenz

This morning we will check out of the Hotel Alte Post in Oberammergeu and be collected, along with our luggage, for another exciting day on route to Bregenz in Austria where we will end the day!

The first stop of the day will be at Castle Linderhof, situated amidst the picturesque Bavarian countryside. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the castle's gardens, known for their enchanting design. Following our time at Castle Linderhof, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant of your choosing.

After lunch we will depart Castle Linderhof and enjoy 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. Our 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.

We then hop across the border to Austria as we check into the 3* Hotel Messmer in Bregenz. After we have checked in tonight we have dinner as a group at the hotel and then a restful nights sleep.

Day 5: Bregenz, Meersburg, Lake Constance & Mainau, Furtwangen

This morning we will check out of the Hotel Messmer and be collected, along with our luggage, for another exciting day on route to Furtwangen.

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. We 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.

After lunch we 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. Summer flowers will be in full bloom during our 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.

By around 19pm, we will arrive in our destination the 3* Hotel Zum Ochsen in Furtwangen in the Black Forest where we will check in before enjoying dinner with the group in the hotel.

Day 6: Triberg

After a substantial and tasty breakfast in our hotel we 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, simply relax at the base of the falls and enjoy the natural environment and abundant wildlife, or take an option to visit the model railways and miniature cities on display at Museum Triberg-Land.

After a lunch at leisure, an afternoon of fun awaits, the next stop is a nearby falconry centre where we 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.

Of many things that The Black Forest area is synonymous, one of the best known is Black Forest Gateau, and no trip would be complete without a taste! In the afternoon we will enjoy a demonstration of how to make the traditional Black Forest treat. It goes almost without saying that there will be an opportunity to try a slice with a tea or coffee.

In the evening we will enjoy another dinner in your hotel.

Day 7: Freiburg

On our last full day in Germany we 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 we will embark on a walking tour of the medieval centre, taking in significant sights along the way, not least the Gothic Cathedral.

After a relaxed lunch at leisure, we will be transported to the lower station of the Schauinsland Cable Car, from where we 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 Furtwangen.

Enjoy a farewell dinner in our hotel in Furtwangen before packing and preparing for the journey home.

Day 8: Return to Jersey (onwards to Guernsey)

Enjoy a final breakfast with our fellow travellers, by now no doubt new friends, before departing by coach at approximately 08:30 for return to Zurich Airport.

Download and print the full itinerary here.

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a room. Single supplement of £250 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 20 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 14th March 2024 and your deposit will be returned.

  • Full payment is due on the 15th March 2024 and once paid is non-refundable.

  • 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 are working in partnership with Cherry Godfrey. Please visit Cherry Godfrey to complete the online form or please call 01534 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.

  • Participants in this tour should have a good level of mobility and be able to walk unaided 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 and in some rural areas may be slippery or uneven underfoot.

  • Itinerary and timings are subject to change at any time without prior notice

  • Download and print the full Terms & Conditions here.

Package Prices

7 night escorted tour: DIRECT flights to Zurich from the Channel Islands from only £2049 per person.

Single supplement of £250 per person

Flights are direct to Zurich from Jersey (via a short stop in Guernsey). On the return trip Guernsey clients will need to disembark and clear passport control in Jersey before flying on to Guernsey.