Alpine Quartet and Lake Constance
The mountainous Bregenzerwald is perfectly framed by Lake Constance and by the lush Alpine valleys of Austria and Switzerland. This tour goes off the beaten track to take in some less well known attractions. Just look to see how much is included! Tour departs on Friday but variations can be arranged on request.
3 Scenic Train Rides • Cheese and Chocolate Visits • Lake Constance • Bregenzerwald
Day 1 Channel crossing. Overnight in the Metz area.
Day 2 On, via the Black Forest and Switzerland, to Feldkirch for a 5 night stay.
Day 3 Included local bus, guided tour of historic Feldkirch and entrance to Schattenburg Castle Museum. The afternoon is free in Feldkirch.
Day 4 Full day excursion through the Bregenzerwald with a visit to a traditional cheesemaker. Then take the little Wälderbähnle Railway from Bezau to Scwarzenberg before traversing the breathtaking Bodelpass.
Day 5 To Lake Constance with an included railway trip at Rheineck. On then for a visit to Appenzell with its famous painted houses before an included train ride from Appenzell to Altstätten. Finally call into Hohenems for a chocolate tasting at the traditional Fenkart Schlosskaffe.
Day 6 See the old city of Constance, cross the lake on the ferry to Meersburg and then visit Salem Castle. Stop in Hagnau for an included wine tasting before returning to Feldkirch.
Day 7 Farewell to Austria. Overnight in the Metz area.
Day 8 Short Channel crossing to Dover and home.
Special Departures and Special Programmes
We offer special programmes to the Weisses Kreuz on selected dates, eg. drinks inclusive, house party and singles breaks. The hotel is also combined in our Glacier Express tour and could be the ideal location from which to operate a single centre Glacier Express tour.
Please request details if required.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Weisses Kreuz, Feldkirch
Family owned since 1852, the 4 star Weisses Kreuz hotel is located on the edge of historic Feldkirch. It has a cosy bar, restaurant, fitness room and garden. The hotel offers excellent hospitality and regular entertainment. We have used the Hotel Weisses Kreuz for many years and with great success.
• 4 star • 106 bedrooms • Lift
• Garden and Terrace • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 5 nights half board in Feldkirch with:
4 course dinner with choice from night 2
After dinner tea/coffee
Regular evening entertainment
• Rheineck Railway trip
• Appenzeller Railway trip
• Fenkart Chocolate visit
• Wälderbähnle Railway*
• Bregenzerwald cheese tasting
• Local bus, guide and castle visit, Feldkirch
• Constance ferry and Salem Castle visit
• Wine tasting in Hagnau
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
* Runs Sat and Sun, Apr to mid Oct.
At other times a charter is required, supplement applies
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