advent magic at Lake Constance


Experience how the Four Country Region at Lake Constance creates the Christmas season in its very own way and revives the winter world. Look forward to beautiful landscapes around the lake - from Hegau to the Alps, picturesque Christmas markets in romantic towns and sparkling Christmas worlds in the Austrian Bregenz, Lindau Island and Meersburg Old Town.

And the highlight - an evening cruise with the Christmas ship in the colourfully illuminated Konstanzer Bucht - with buffet and dance. 


Day 1:  Arrival

During your arrival we will make you a detour to Ludwigsburg. The residence city of the Württemberg Dukes awaits you with an exciting tour of the castle and a subsequent stroll through the baroque Christmas market. In the late afternoon we continue to Konstanz.


Source: Konstanz Tourismus

Day 2:   Island of Mainau, Constance and the Christmas Ship

After breakfast you will get to know Konstanz during a guided tour of the city. Your  guide will pick you up in front of the hotel (depending on the distance to the city centre) and explore the city with you.

Afterwards we recommend a visit to the winterly island of Mainau. An exciting winter tour awaits you during which you will get to know the Palm House, the Tropical House and the changing exhibitions in the castle's coat of arms hall. Afterwards you have time to discover the winter beauty on your own or to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the castle cafe.

Afterwards you return to the old town of Constance. Time to explore the city and yourself and enjoy what is probably the largest Christmas market on Lake Constance.

In the evening a real highlight awaits you. In the nearby harbour there is a Christmas ship which invites you to an evening round trip in the bay of Constance. During the cruise you will be spoiled by the renowned gastronomy with a fine 3-course buffet. The ship moors again in the harbour from 21h00 - until approx. 24h00 can still be celebrated on the ship.

 


Day 3: Isle Reichenau - Meersburg

After the long evening on the ship, the day begins a little quieter. In the morning we recommend a visit to the monastery island of Reichenau. During a special guided tour you will be explained the impressive treasures of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (approx. 2.5 hours - optionally bookable).

In the afternoon we will take the country road across the Bodanrück or by car ferry across the Überlinger See (not included in the price) from Constance to Meersburg, where an enchanting Christmas market awaits you. In the picturesque little town you will first be greeted by a city guide who will introduce you to the wonderful corners of the old town. If you wish, you can also visit the Baden State Winery Meersburg. Here you receive a guidance in the impressing wine cellar (attention approx. 60 stair steps) with a tasting (3er Weinprobe) of the excellent drops.

Afterwards you let the day end with a stay on the wonderful Christmas market in the small town.


DAY 4: Departure or cosy Christmas market day with Alpine panorama: Lindau - Bregenz (optional)

 

You can extend this trip by one night!

While before the western places of the Bodensee were visited - it goes by request today to Linda and Bregenz.

After breakfast you take the bus by car ferry (not included in the price) and along the Sea to Lindau in Bavaria, where you can look forward to an entertaining city tour. Afterwards you will have enough time to explore the harbour Christmas market.

In the afternoon you will continue to nearby Bregenz. The Austrian capital awaits you with a whole Christmas world that you can explore during a stroll! During an informative city tour you will get to know the westernmost city of Austria with probably the narrowest house in Europe.

Your bus picks you up in Bregenz in the early evening and you drive back to the hotel to Konstanz - dinner (on request) and overnight stay.


Costs and Services included

Package Price per person in double room  

from EUR 299,--

 

 

- 3 x Ü/F in ***ibis to account

- City tours in Konstanz and Meersburg

- Evening cruise with the Christmas ship in the bay of Constance (incl. 3-course menu and dance)

- Visit to the Christmas markets in Constance and Meersburg

 

 

Costs not included

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks, Meals
  • Optional extra day (1x accommodation/breakfast) with city tours in Lindau and Bregenz possible 80 € p.p.
  • Visit to the baroque Ludwigsburg Residential Palace € 10.50 p.p.
  • Visit to the winterly Mainau (incl. guided tour) € 15.00 p.p.
  • Special guided tour to the treasures of the Reichenau 7,50 € p.p.
  • Transportation to/from the mentioned cities

    Bookable immediately: 
    at the indicated price bookable on request, non-binding price
    Price per person in a double room  from € 299,-- 
    28.11.2019 — 01.12.2019 - Small remaining contingent
    05.12.2019 — 08.12.2019 - Small remaining contingent
    26.11.2020 — 29.11.2020 - Small remaining contingent
    03.12.2020 — 06.12.2020 - Small remaining contingent