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Germany's Bavarian Forest - A Winter Wonderland!

Germany's Bavarian Forest - A Winter Wonderland!

Sat 24 Feb 2018:Be enchanted by the captivating Bavarian Forest in winter with its snow-capped mountains, peaceful valleys and picture perfect villages and towns

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There’s just something about going on holiday that makes us all a little more inclined to try something new; perhaps you fancy embracing an aspect of the local culture that is rarely found elsewhere, or have an urge to try a new activity that you’ve never done before. If so, then you can’t help but be enchanted by the captivating Bavarian Forest in winter with its snow-capped mountains, peaceful valleys and picture perfect villages and towns. This tour proved extremely popular when first introduced in 2017, staying on the edge of Germany’s oldest National Park, is full of wonderful winter experiences including visits to a husky farm, igloo village and a tree top walk plus a trip to the magical town of Passau.


Your Holiday Includes

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own Courier Service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 6 nights half board Inc tea/coffee

  • Engelmarer Erlebnis-Plus Card (Guest Card offering free or reduced entrance into numerous tourist attractions in the Bavarian National Forest)

  • Torch-lit walk including mulled wine

  • Guided Visits of the Neuschonau Tree-Top Walk & the Joska Crystal Adventure World

  • Guided visits to the Dreisessel Husky Farm & ‘Gipfelgluck’ Igloo Village with mulled wine & punch

  • Guided walk of Passau (1.5 Hrs) & guided visit to Aldersbach Abbey

Not Included: All lunches


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To Dover and our ferry crossing to France then on to our overnight at the Novotel Metz Hauconcourt


We cross the German Border at Saarbrucken and drive east into the Bavarian Forest region arriving at St Engelmar for our 4-night stay. Tonight, after dinner there is an opportunity for a torch-lit walk through the hotel's picturesque surroundings, including mulled wine.


Transfer by coach to Neuschönau where, fully escorted by a guide, you will walk amongst the tree tops on an elevated (step free) pathway high above the forest floor (Fully accessible with lifts available). Untouched nature, breathtaking views and a boundless forest wilderness awaits - it is a truly unique and invigorating experience! Travel on through the Bavarian Forest to Bodenmais and Joska Crystal Adventure World, a sparkling world of glass where glass blowers demonstrate traditional techniques, modern design and skilful artistry.


Today is what real winter is all about. Weather permitting, you will visit the Dreisessel Husky Farm to learn about the habits, training and feeding of these elegant and intelligent working dogs with their beautiful eyes and thick coats. After an included drink and visit, continue to the Igloo Village where you learn many interesting background stories about the igloo building and the things to do around the igloo village. In case of no snow, an alternative programme will be offered today which may feature a carriage ride.


Our journey takes us to Vilshofen, where you visit Aldersbach Abbey and its brewery where you can enjoy a typical Bavarian snack. We then continue to Passau where a guide in historical dress shows you the old district of the "City of the Three Rivers".


Departing Bavaria we drive north to Cologne for our final nights stay at the Leonardo Hotel


Today after breakfast, it's Auf Wiedersehen as you travel back through France to Calais for the return crossing to England.

Your Hotel


4* Romantik Hotel Gut Schmelmerhof, St Engelmar

Surrounded by idyllic countryside, this hotel lies at the foot of the Hirschenstein in the Bavarian Forest Nature Park. Spacious rooms with exclusive interiors and separate living and sleeping areas. All rooms feature modern amenities, a balcony or terrace and a luxurious bathroom with a bathtub and a bidet. The romantic restaurant serves traditional Bavarian dishes which are prepared with fresh ingredients from the region. Restaurant & bar, garden & terrace, indoor pool, sauna and solarium.

Mobility Grade: 4 – Good access throughout, Lift.


Hotel Facilities:


· Restaurant

· Bar 

· Lounge     

· En Suite Bedrooms 

· TV 

· Hairdryer 

· Hospitality Tray 

· Lift

· Indoor pool, sauna and solarium.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


7 Day Tour   

Saturday 24 February – Friday 2 March 2018 – £732


Tour Departs: 6.00am

Returns By: 9.00pm

Times are approximate


Please note that this holiday involves a medium amount of easy walking and you should come prepared with warm outdoor clothing and sturdy, non-slip waterproof shoes/boots.


Times are approximate




Single Room: £56

Holiday Insurance: £51


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain


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