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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.

Useful Information

Resort Code: DECO

Explore the local area independently, at your own pace with these recommended trips:

Bookable locally*
- Meersburg Castle £10, daily (entrance only)
- Friedrichshafen and Zeppelin Museum £7, daily (entrance only)
- ‘Village on Stilts’ Unteruhldingen £7, daily (entrance only)
- Mainau Flower Island £15, daily (entrance only)
- Schaffhausen and Rhine Falls by boat £50, daily


*Prices for guidance only and many are included with the purchase of the Regional Pass.
Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities &
excursions.

Languages spoken: German/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£689pp
  • 50 rooms
Hotel Barbarossa, Lake Constance, exterior, Lake Constance, Germany.jpg

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£809pp
  • 102 rooms
Steigenberger Inselhotel,exterior, Lake Constance, Germany.jpg

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.

  • from£659pp
  • 38 rooms
Ganter Hotel Mohren, exterior, Lake Constance, Germany.jpg

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

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
Wednesday/Saturday Zurich Gatwick
Heathrow
London City
Luton
Birmingham
Manchester

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

Inghams Plus

  • Free Constance guide magazine for all guests - worth £5
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels. Discount included in the prices shown
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Excursions

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

Meersburg Castle £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 £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 £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 £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 £15 (garden entrance only)
Wonderful floral displays, Italian rose garden, butterfly house, palm house with tropical flora as well as 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.

Things To Do

  • 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.

Activity Information

Great Value Travel passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips! The excellent-value 'Lake Constance Seebären Regional Pass' (pre-bookable) to use during your stay.

Costs £65 (3 days), £81 (7 days)

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

  • Free unlimited 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
  • 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 village, art and culture museum

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

Things to do in Constance

  • Bodensee Lake Festival with spectacular fireworks display takes place on 10 Aug
  • 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 old town
  • UNESCO world heritage site of St. Gallen convent nearby (approx. 1hr by train)
  • Nearby ‘Flower island of Mainau’ with rose garden, palace and butterfly house

Walking

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.

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.

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

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