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. Travelling as part of a small group with a Guide throughout, 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.
DAY 1 | WEDNESDAYFly 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 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 French-style 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 - explore the UNESCO Island of Reichenau or visit the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, all free on your travel
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.
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Hotel Barbarossa *** (7 nights)
Steigenberger Inselhotel ***** (7 nights)
|Gardens of Lake Constance|
|Prices (2018)||30 May||20 Jun||11 Jul||1, 22 Aug||12 Sep|
|3 Star Hotel||£1,189||£1,219||£1,239||£1,229||£1,189|
|5 Star Hotel||£1,429||£1,459||£1,479||£1,469||£1,429|
|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.
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