Constance Holidays

Undiscovered lake region covering 3 countries

Constance is the largest town on the lake and is perfectly situated to explore this beautiful region, just where the river Rhine meets the lake. The town has a fascinating history and a beautiful frescoed traffic-free old town with cobbled streets, brimming with shops, cafés and wine cellars. Visit the historic gothic-style Münster cathedral, the historic 'Konzilgebäude', or take and evening stroll along the lakeside and harbour, watched over by the famous 'Imperia' statue. The Lake Festival is due to take place here on 10th August with a spectacular firework display.

Added value

Free use of local buses- with resort card

Free Constance guide magazine for all guests - worth £5

  • from£659pp
  • 50 rooms
Hotel Barbarossa, Lake Constance, Germany (2)

In a central location, right in the heart of Constance ‘old town’ on the historic ‘Obermarkt’ square, the Barbarossa is a family-run hotel providing a comfortable base from which to explore this beautiful region.

  • from£769pp
  • 102 rooms
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A former monastery with an interesting history dating back to the 13th Century, this 5 star luxury hotel is set just a few steps away from the cobbled streets of the old town, an ideal location for both relaxing and exploring the numerous attractions the area is so famous for.

  • 38 rooms
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This stylish hotel is located in Mittelzell centre on the UNESCO World Heritage Site island of Reichenau.

Useful Information
Information about Constance
Resort Code DECO
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.6603300
Longitude 9.1758200
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from
Wednesday/Saturday Zurich Gatwick
London City

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by rail (Constance) / additional 15mins by taxi for Reichenau

Supplements may apply and are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No


Book Locally | Prices are shown for guidance only. Don’t miss these recommended trips….

Meersburg Castle from £10 (entrance only)
Visit Germany’s oldest castle in this romantic wine-village (approx. ½ hr by boat from Constance)

Friedrichshafen and Zeppelin airship museum from £7 (museum entrance only)
Visit the birthplace of the Zeppelin airship and the museum dedicated to its history. (1½ hrs by boat from Constance).

‘Village on Stilts’ at Unteruhldingen from £7 (entrance only)
Learn the history of the ancient lake dwellers at this interesting village re-built on stilts (approx. 1hr by boat from Constance)

Pfänder cable-car and park from £10 (return cable-car journey only)
Reach the summit at 1064m of the local mountain near Bregenz, for great panorama and hiking opportunities. Or enjoy the bird of prey falconry
show (full day trip from Constance)

Great Value Entrance and boat travel to the above destinations is included from all resorts with the purchase of a Lake Constance ‘Seebären’ regional pass.

Beautiful Flower island of Mainau from £15 (garden entrance only)
Wonderful floral displays, Italian rose garden, butterfly house, palm house with tropical flora as well as the church, palace and several cafés. From Constance (approx. ¾ hr by boat)

Many more excursions available through your Representative

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Resort Combination

Multi-Centres | Combine your stay on Lake Constance with any one or more resorts of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Lake Lucerne. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. Or try our recommended independent rail holiday that also features Lake Constance: GoldenPass Line including UNESCO highlights.

Things To Do

Things to do in Constance

  • Occasional classical concerts at the Konzilgebäude
  • Wine-tasting at Meersburg vineyards
  • 'Bodensee Therme’ spa near Constance with outdoor and indoor pools, thermal baths and lake swimming
  • Wine festivals throughout summer in Constance, Meersburg and Reichenau
  • Casino, cinema and ‘Sea-Life Konstanz’ aquarium
  • Great boutique shopping and gift shops, and selection of bustling cafés, bar and ice cream parlours in the old town
  • UNESCO world heritage site of St. Gallen convent nearby (approx. 1hr by train)
  • Nearby ‘Flower island of Mainau’ with a rose garden, palace and butterfly house
  • Sight-seeing
  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Lake steamers regularly tour the waters, stopping at a seemingly endless selection of romantic towns and historical sights, such as attractive Meersburg, with its old castle and vineyards; the lovely 'Flower Island' of Mainau, with its fabulous gardens; and Lindau, a delightful bustling Bavarian island town. Constance, Germany, the largest town on the lake, has a fascinating history and a beautiful frescoed traffic-free old town with cobbled streets, brimming with shops, cafés, and wine cellars. In the evenings' visitors stroll along the lakeside or enjoy a glass of the local Müller-Thurgau wine.


'Bodensee Card Plus' Great Value Travel pass

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips! The excellent-value 'Bodensee Card Plus' (pre-bookable) to use during your stay.

Costs from £65 (3 days), from £81 (7 days)

This excellent value ‘all-inclusive’ regional pass is recommended for guests staying in Constance

  • Travel on the ‘White Fleet’ passenger boats around the lake including to Constance, Lindau, Bregenz, Meersburg, Mainau, Friedrichshafen, Stein am Rhein, Überlingen and Schaffhausen for the Rhine Falls.  Travel 4 days with 7 days pass or 2 days with 3 days pass
  • Free entrance to 160 attractions in the region including Friedrichshafen Zeppelin museum, Meersburg castles, Salem castle, Unteruhldingen ‘Village on Stilts’ and Sea Life Konstanz
  • Free travel on Pfänder cable-car near Bregenz, and Säntis cable-car in Switzerland
  • Free entrance to many villages, art and culture museum

Subject to change. Travel on a catamaran and car ferry services not included.


There is some wonderful lakeside walking in and around Constance, which is mostly on the flat and great for enjoying the region’s mild climate and great scenery. Guests in Constance can take the pleasant leisurely stroll following the lakefront round from the town centre to the Bodensee therme spa, or take the boat to Mainau for walking on this beautiful flower island.


Discover the best of Lake Constance on this private tour to the diverse gardens of this beautiful lake region and uncover the unique history of its palaces and castles.


This holiday combines 3 contrasting regions from Lake Geneva in south-western Switzerland, via the Bernese Oberland and the Golden Pass line to Germany's Lake Constance on the north-eastern border, with opportunity to visit some popular and lesser known UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way.

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