Lake Constance is one of the most diverse and interesting lakes in Europe, covering a total area of approx. 220 square miles. The lake enjoys an exceptionally mild climate with palm trees, exotic plants and flowers growing effortlessly. Medieval gardens, ancient monasteries, UNESCO pile dwellings, and Napoleon III previous home name but a few of the gems that don the shores of Lake Constance. Fringed by three countries, Lake Constance in our opinion is central Europe’s best kept secret. Ideal for cultured travellers who enjoy sightseeing and relaxation by the lakeside, very few areas compare in variety and scope of attractions and a week’s package holiday simply skims the surface of all you can do here. The whole area is opened up with the use of the Regional Pass including use of the efficient passenger ships and local buses. The large ‘White Fleet’ of lake steamers regularly tour the waters, stopping at a seemingly endless selection of romantic towns and historical sights. There is plenty to discover in this region, with excursions also into Switzerland and further into Austria. Guests can soak up the sun on a lake cruise, enjoy a fresh fish lunch or delicious ice cream in the one of old towns, visit one of the plentiful cultural museums or simply relax in one of the hotel’s terrace or gardens.