Discover the lush alpine valleys of Austria and Switzerland, the beautiful mountanious Bregenzerwald and the central European Lake Constance bordered by three countries! This tour criss-crosses all three, experiencing some of their treasures from fantasic train journeys and picturesque towns to historic castles.
A free day in FELDKIRCH with a guided tour. Explore this beautiful, medieval city, with many winding streets and alleys, all at the foot of the imposing SCHATTENBURG CASTLE. Entry is included to this impressive medieval fortress.
In scenic Bregenzerwald, visit the BERKASE MOUNTAIN CHEESE DAIRY with a tour and tasting included. From Bezau, the starting point of the historic WALDERBAHNLE, ride an old locomotive that travels leisurely through unspoilt, picturesque countryside to the beautiful village of SCHWARZENBERG.
The RHEINECK to WALZENHAUSEN mountain cog railway is a wonderful journey through the Appenzell foothills. When you reach the top, enjoy panoramic views over the whole of Lake Constance.
At the Maestrani Chocolate Factory, enjoy a guided tour and visit their new attraction ‘CHOCOLARIUM’. Discover fascinating facts, the history and even sample the delicious chocolate.
The APPENSELLER RAILWAY, runs from the tiny village of Appenzell, with attractive wooden painted houses, all the way through the beautiful Rhine Valley to the town of Altstätten.
From Constance we take the ferry across the lake to Meersburg and continue to SALEM MONASTERY AND PALACE, a stunning ensemble of Gothic and Baroque buildings, all set amongst orchards and gardens. HAGNAU VINEYARDS are situated on the sun drenched shores of Lake Constance and its here we sample the local wine.
Your holiday includes
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Rheineck, Appenzeller & Walderbahnle Railways
Maestrani Chocolate visit
Bergkase cheese visit
Hagnau wine tasting
Salem Palace visit
Complementary tea/coffee on coach
Driver & courier throughout tour
All coach travel & excursions
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The 4 star Hotel Weisses Kreuz is located on the edge of historic Feldkirch in the Vorarlberg region of Austria and prides itself on excellent, friendly hospitality. All rooms are en suite with television, telephone and hairdryer. The hotel also has free WiFi, a sauna and lift.
Overnight hotels: Best Western Hotel Arlux, Arlon (outward) Hotel Campanile Reims (return) Both are 3 star hotels, with en suite rooms, television, hairdryer, WiFi is also available. Only the Hotel Campanile Reims has a lift.