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A festive visit to Lake Constance | Newmarket Holidays

The Lake Constance break offered by Newmarket Holidays is the perfect choice for those who want to get away from it all during the Christmas Season. The price includes a four-night stay in a beautiful hotel, which is located close to the famously scenic ‘German Riviera’ shore, half-board accommodation (with a number of delicious, festive meals), and a programme of fascinating tours and activities.

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The trip begins with a flight to Zurich, after which you will be transferred to your hotel. The festive-themed programme includes traditional gingerbread and gluhwein on Christmas Eve, as well as a hearty lunch and a decadent feast on Christmas Day. Throughout the course of your break, a tour manager from Newmarket Holidays will be available; they can serve as a tour guide as you stroll around the stunning lake area, and during your visits to Meersburg, a medieval town, and Minaau, the ‘flower island’, where you’ll find the Butterfly House and the wintry parkland.

There will also be an opportunity to visit Lindau, an idyllic island town, which is considered to be one of the greatest treasures of southern Germany. The final optional excursion is a trip into Vorarlberg, an Austrian region famed for its picture-perfect scenery. During this tour, you will get to admire the beauty of the local area, from a cable car, before returning to your hotel, via Bodensee.

The Hotel Fohr, where you will stay, is just two hundred metres from the shores of Lake Constance, and is also conveniently close to the town centre. Combining German hospitality with modern amenities, the hotel is warm and welcoming. Offering rooms with telephones, mini-bars, and cable television, the hotel also has a charming restaurant that serves a combination of sophisticated international dishes and hearty local cuisine.

This break offers excellent value for money, and so is ideal for those who are on a tight budget but want to treat themselves to a holiday over the Christmas period. The total price is inclusive of the services of the tour manager, transfers to and from the hotel, return flights to and from Zurich, one night of full-board accommodation, and three nights of half-board, as well as a two-course lunch and a five-course supper on Christmas Day. In addition to this, it also includes trips to the aforementioned islands of Lindau and Mainau, as well as the gingerbread and Gluhwein that will be served on Christmas Eve.

Newmarket Holidays / Scenic UK Coach and Rail Tours

Newmarket Holidays has spent thirty years building up one of the largest portfolios of escorted tours for UK travellers both throughout the British Isles and overseas. By establishing long-lasting relationships with hoteliers, restaurateurs, airlines, railways and coach companies, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer their customers some of the best value for money holidays on the market. Each Newmarket Holidays trip successfully combines great experiences with affordable prices, whether customers are seeking a short break not too far from home or a trip abroad. Within the UK, Newmarket Holidays specialises in coach and rail trips through some of the most scenic areas of the British countryside.

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The Rails, Peaks and Fells tour from Newmarket Holidays takes in the historic Settle to Carlisle railway and the Severn Valley railway, some of the only steam railways left in the whole of the UK. This three-day trip also includes a tour of the picturesque Lake District and two night’s half-board accommodation, and is fully guided by an experienced Newmarket Holidays representative.

For those who wish to explore the rugged, dramatic coastlines of the Eastern shores and perhaps soak up a bit of history alongside visiting picturesque countryside, the Whitby, Beamish and Yorkshire Dales Newmarket Holidays four-day trip is ideal. Travellers are invited to spend a day investigating the ancient coastal resort of Whitby, famous for being where the ship carry Bram Stoker’s Dracula ran aground and the place where Captain Cook began his maritime career, after a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, one of the oldest and best preserved lines in the country. Next on the Newmarket holidays’ itinerary is a trip back in time at the outdoor Beamish Museum, where visitors are able to partake in a stunning recreation of Northern life in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, followed, on the final day, by a sojourn in the historic market town of Richmond, where bustling modern life continues along the traditional cobbled streets and amid the Georgian architecture.

Outside of England, Newmarket Holidays offers a wide variety of rail and coach trips throughout Scotland, Wales and Ireland, each exploring some of the most breathtaking scenery the UK has to offer. Each of these Newmarket Holidays trips is fully escorted, and includes free time to wander at will throughout the picturesque villages, market towns and other attractions along the way.