Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance

Castles & Gardens of Lake Constance
 

For more information or to book our Twin Centre Holidays & Tours please call 01483 79 11 11

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 castles and palaces. Travelling as part of a small group with a Guide throughout and a choice of accommodation, the cultural treasures will be laid bare including the adolescent home of Napoleon III at Arenenberg castle, the sculptured labyrinth of the Salem former monastery and the magnificent ‘Flower Island of Mainau’, considered by many as home of Germany’s most impressive array of floral displays.

Itinerary 2019

DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY

Fly to Zurich and transfer by train to Constance (1½ hours). A car will be waiting to pick you up at Constance station to transfer you to your hotel.

DAY 2 | THURSDAY

Enjoy a short guided tour of Constance Old Town and in the afternoon we take a scenic boat trip to Meersburg for the chance to visit the Old Castle, as well as the New Castle with its vineyards.

DAY 3 | FRIDAY

Travel back in time to the Late Bronze Age with a visit to the UNESCO site ‘Village on Stilts’ at Unteruhldingen, a sunken settlement found by divers in 1864. We’ll continue to Salem Castle to discover its Frenchstyle baroque gardens and vineyard, where we’ll learn about some of the local wines and enjoy a session of wine tasting.

DAY 4 | SATURDAY

Free day at leisure. Perhaps explore the UNESCO Island of Reichenau or visit the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, all free on your travel pass.

DAY 5 | SUNDAY

A pleasant train journey brings us to Charterhouse Ittingen for a tour of the chapel and gardens. From here we travel to Mannenbach on the Swiss side of the lake, we’ll take a short walk to the Park & Castle Arenenberg where there will be time to explore the adolescent home of Napoleon III followed by a guided tour of the beautiful landscaped garden and grassy labyrinth.

DAY 6 | MONDAY

Free day at leisure - visit one of the 160 regional attractions included on your Lake Constance Regional Pass, your Guide will help with suggestions.

DAY 7 | TUESDAY

Our final day sees us visit the garden highlights of the region and spectacular ‘Flower Island of Mainau’ where you're free to explore its impressive floral displays. Learn of the Island’s history and discover its 13th century baroque palace, a palm house and the biggest butterfly house in Germany.

DAY 8 | WEDNESDAY

Transfer to Zurich airport (1½ hours) for your return home  or extend your stay in Constance.


Included Highlights

  • Early Booking Offer Save up to £80 per couple. Discount has been included in prices shown
  • 7 nights' accommodation on half board at 3 star Hotel Barbarossa or the 5 star Steigenberger Inselhotel
  • A 7 day 'Lake Constance Seebären' travel pass with unlimited travel on the White Fleet lake steamers
  • Visit to UNESCO 'Village on Stilts' with insights into the Stone and Bronze Age
  • Guided tour of Constance's Old Town with its histroucal twisting alleyways
  • Guided tour of Arenenberg's Medieval Garden and timw to discover Emperor Napolean III home
  • Guided tour of Ittingen Charterhouse, a historic Carthusian Monastery
  • Guided tour & wine-tasting at Salem castle - one of Lake Constance's most important cultural heritage sites
  • Entrance to the 'Flower Island' of Mainau and butterfly house
  • Experienced Inghams Tour Guide throughout

 

 

Your Hotels

Lake Constance 

Hotel Barbarossa *** (7 nights)

Steigenberger Inselhotel ***** (7 nights)

 
Gardens of Lake Constance
Code: DEXX3000 / 3001
Prices (2019) 29 May 19 Jun 10 Jul 31 Jul 21 Aug 11 Sep
3 Star Hotel £1,279 £1,299 £1,309 £1,319 £1,289 £1,309
5 Star Hotel £1,569 £1,599 £1,609 £1,619 £1,589 £1,609
Supplements per person per night

3 Star Königsklass inc; Single £56; 5 star PB WC Park or Cloister View incl; Lake View £38. Single £21

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.

 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 to book this holiday

General Terms and Conditions: All prices, offers and availability are correct at time of publishing, are subject to change & availability and can be withdrawn at any time. All offers are for 7 nights unless otherwise stated. All prices are per person based on maximum occupancy of a room or apartment and on the lowest priced departure point, supplements for other flights/airports may apply. The late booking fee of £30 per person applies to late bookings made within 14 days of departure.

(age at the date of return)
Finding your best holiday options...
loader modal