New for Summer 2016, we are delighted to bring you this unique 'Explorer' itinerary. Using the excellent local transport network (travel pass included), and accompanied by your Explorer Guide throughout, you will discover the diverse gardens of this beautiful and little known region in Germany - from the monastery on the nearby island of Reichenau to the sculptured labyrinth of Salem castle and the magnificent 'Flower Island of Mainau', considered by many as home of Germany's most impressive array of floral displays.
DAY 1 WEDNESDAY OR SATURDAY
Fly to Zurich and transfer by train to Constance (1hr). A car will be waiting to pick you up at Constance station to transfer you to your hotel.
DAY 2 THURSDAY OR SUNDAY
We’ll start our week with one of many scenic boat trips, our first to the UNESCO Island of Reichenau to visit the medicinal garden in the grounds of the former monastery, which dates back 1200 years.
DAY 3 FRIDAY OR MONDAY
Today we take the boat to Überlingen to follow the ‘horticultural’ path, then continue to Salem Castle and former monastery for its French-style baroque gardens and vineyard. We’ll sample and learn about some of the local wines before we head back to Constance for our evening meal at the hotel.
DAY 4 SATURDAY OR TUESDAY
In the morning, we will explore the pedestrianised streets of historical Constance admiring the many frescoed buildings. The afternoon is free time at leisure for you to take the opportunity to explore a little further afield. Why not take a lake cruise to one of the many nearby lakeside villages. Our recommendations are Schaffhausen for the impressive Rhine Falls, or Unterühldingen for the UNESCO ‘Village on Stilts’.
DAY 5 SUNDAY OR WEDNESDAY
After another pleasant boat trip to the lakeside village of Mannenbach on the Swiss side of the lake, we’ll then take a short walk to the Park & Castle Arenenberg, home to the Napoleon museum and a beautiful landscaped garden with lawn, fountains and grassy labyrinth. From Arenenberg, we’ll continue onto the Charterhouse Ittingen and one of its 4 topical garden routes.
DAY 6 MONDAY OR THURSDAY
Free day at leisure - visit one of the regional attractions included on your Lake Constance Regional Pass - the Zeppelin Museum In Friedrichshafen, or the Sea-Life Aquarium in Constance.
DAY 7 TUESDAY OR FRIDAY
From Constance, our final day sees us visit one of the garden highlights of the region and spectacular ‘Flower Island of Mainau’ for its Italian rose garden, butterfly house, palm house with tropical flora (entrance included). On the way back will stop off on the way back in quaint Meersburg and for the chance to visit the New Castle with its vineyards.
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|Gardens of Lake Constance|
|Prices||1 Jun||2, 20 Jul||20 Aug||7 Sep|
|7 nights from||£1,259||£1,289||£1,279||£1,259|
|Supplements per person per night||
PB WC incl. PB WC & Lake View £34. Single £17
PB = Bath, PS = Shower, Balc = Balcony, Sgl = Single, incl = included
Price includes flights, resort transfers, accommodation and services of Inghams Rep. Flight supplements may apply. Prices and supplements are correct at time of going on the site and may vary up or down at time of booking.
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