Lindau & Lake Constance
- Beautiful lake and mountain scenery
- Holiday based in the charming German lakeside town of Lindau
- Excursions to Austria (Innsbruck) and Switzerland (Appenzell) at no extra charge
- Rhine river cruise from Schaffhausen to Stein am Rhein
- Visit to Obertsdorf in the Allgäu Region
- 9 days from £1,725pp
Monday 4 September to Tuesday 12 September 2023
Lindau, a delightful German town situated at the north-eastern corner of Lake Constance, is also close to both Switzerland and Austria, making it an ideal base for exploring the region.
Day 1 – Eurostar to Brussels & Cologne
Morning Eurostar train from London St. Pancras to Brussels with connection for Cologne. We arrive in time for a relaxing evening in the old city.
Day 2 – The Scenic Rhine Valley
Our train follows the Rhine with its many castles and river traffic upstream to Mainz, then via Stuttgart and Ulm to Lindau for a 6-night stay in the centre of the town which is within easy walking distance of both the Insel station and the quayside.
Day 3 – Around the Lake
We take the train to Schaffhausen in Switzerland, then river boat up the Rhine to Stein am Rhein, train along the southern Swiss shore to Rorschach Hafen and finally boat across the lake back to Lindau.
Day 4 – Innsbruck in the Austrian Tyrol
All excursions over the next three days are optional in the sense that they can be taken free of charge using your InterRail Pass with your tour leader or you can simply enjoy Lindau and its surroundings at your own leisurely pace. Today we head over the Arlberg Pass for a few hours exploring Innsbruck.
Day 5 – Obertsdorf
Staying within Germany, we visit the resort of Obertsdorf in the Allgäu region. This area, dotted with lakes, has a mountain backdrop.
Day 6 – Switzerland’s Appenzell Region
We visit St. Gallen and have a circular tour of the scenic Appenzell Region by narrow gauge electric train.
Day 7 – At Leisure
By now you will have discovered other things you would like to do in the area – perhaps the Zeppelin Airship Museum at Friedrichshafen or the Insel Mainau (Flower Island) on Lake Constance. Today is your opportunity to explore at your leisure.
Day 8 – Bonn
Our homeward stopover is in the lovely city and former federal capital of Bonn where our hotel is adjacent to the station and close to the old city.
Day 9 – Return to London
A short rail journey brings us back to Cologne from where we catch a mid-morning train to Brussels. This connects with a Eurostar service to London, arriving late afternoon.
Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne
Hotel Insel, Lindau
InterCity Hotel, Bonn
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- 10-day Global InterRail Pass for unlimited rail travel (European residents only)
- Free travel from home station to London and vice versa within the 10 day validity of InterRail
- Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
- Excursions as listed
- Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour
Price per person
|Single room supplement:||£235|
|Deposit for this holiday:||£100|
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