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XMAS MARKETS EXPLORER 2018

FREIBURG im BREISGAU

& BLACK FOREST

 

Thursday 29th November to Monday 3rd December 2018

 

 

    Chartered Tram in Freiburg

    Visit to Breisach Historic Town

    Wine Cellar Tour

    Rail ride to Titisee and Seebrug (Black Forest)

    Martin’s Brau & pub, Feierling Brau & Pub,

    Kleines Freiburger Brauhaus

    Optional visit to Mulhouse (Fr)

    Xmas Market

 

 

BACK TO GERMANY – DEEP IN THE FOREST

Freiburg im Breisgau is a smallish city nestled in the heart of the Black Forest, set against forested mountains and filled with cobbled streets and gabled beer houses. With its tilting town – and beer – houses, Freiburg feels wonderfully historic but a large student population certainly gives the town a buzz. They attend a gothic university founded in 1457, now located at the edge of the town. In the main square is the Minster, a beautiful cathedral with the most wonderful stained glass. During the last war the glass was removed and safely stored before being refitted at the end of hostilities. Freiburg has a five route metre-gauge tram system to get you around easily with your hotel-supplied free city ticket.

 

THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2018

The first intention was to use High Speed rail via Strasbourg with two changes and the short walk in Paris. With EasyJet flying so cheaply to Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg Airport (the exit sign says “turn right for France, left for Germany”) this route has to be offered as the preferred one. It does require a dedicated bus ride from the airport direct to Freiburg but if sufficient numbers opt to fly a charter coach will be used. If you do wish to use rail then please indicate accordingly on the booking form. Comparable costs are around £150 return by rail and £95 with one hand luggage by EZY and coach. A welcome evening meal will be provided in a brewpub. (D). The recommended flights are 14:00 LGW to Basel returning 17:00 to LGW.

 

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

We shall make a visit to the nearby Rhineland town of Breisach, surrounded by volcanic hills and a 25 minute journey by rail or one hour by bus. The historic town is full of attractive buildings to view and explore, and with a climate similar to the Loire Valley, this area is famous for its wine production. The Badisher Winzerkeller is one of Europe’s largest wineries with a fascinating tour which includes a ride on a miniature train. We shall arrange a special group tour which will include five wine tastings. Departure from the Hbf will be 09:56 (plat 5) arriving Breisach 10:20. It’s a gentle 20 minute walk to the winery. (B)

 

SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER

Today will be free for you to explore Freiburg with your transport ticket, and maybe ride the DB Hollentalbahn which climbs 2,000 feet on one of the steepest and most stunning railways in Germany. We would arrange a 5 person group ticket if appropriate. Alternatively, travel further afield perhaps to Mulhouse, renowned for its railway museum and Bugatti exhibition. (B)

 

SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER

A CT Xmas Markets tour has never been without a morning tram tour and this year will be no different. A vintage car will take you around some of the city for around 90 minutes. Thereafter the day is yours to explore with your city ticket. (B)

 

MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER

With a return home not beginning until after lunch we shall visit the Feierling brewpub for a tour and lunch, from 11:00. Departure for the airport will be at 14:00. Return by train would be at the same time, due Paris 18:05, London St. Pancras 20:39. (B) (L)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

The price of this four night trip (from and to Basel Euro Airport, based on 25 members) is costed at the rate of £1 = €1.10 and should not exceed £499 single occupancy or £445 double or twin share per person. Items included are:

    Four nights B&B at the Inter City hotel, Freiburg station

    Welcome meal on Thursday evening  Note: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

    Visits as shown in the Programme

    City travel tickets for each day

    Return rail fare to Breisach

    Breisach wine tour and sampling

    Monday lunch and brewpub tour

    Tram charter on Sunday

    Service and VAT at current rate

    Personal copy of the tour AVB

    IPP financial failure insurance cover

    Crookham Travel courier throughout.

 

OUR HOTEL

 

InterCity Hotel Freiburg ***

Bismarckallee 3, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Tel: +49 761 38000

In a modern building with a partially glass facade, this straightforward hotel is opposite Freiburg Hauptbahnhof station and 12 minutes' walk from Freiburg Minster cathedral. The rooms provide free Wi-Fi, TVs and minibars, as well as desks. Amenities include a breakfast buffet. There's a bright restaurant and an informal bar.

 

 

Most of the arrangements have already been confirmed but some are still outstanding, so the right is reserved to amend the programme should this be unavoidable.

 

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