Enjoy experiencing the German and French cultures with this varied tour which combines the modern element of Stuttgart with the traditional feel of Colmar whilst also taking in the breath-taking beauty of Lake Constance.
Rhine, Black Forest & Alsace
Stuttgart – Stuttgart was founded in the 10th century. Presently it is the 6th largest city in Germany. It is most famous for its automotive industry – both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have their headquarters in Stuttgart and both have car museums.
Baden Baden – Thanks to its mild climate and hot springs, Baden-Baden is one of the world’s best-known spa towns and one of the most popular places to visit in Germany. The mineral-rich spas that make it famous have been used since Roman times, and you can visit the remains of their baths, as well as enjoying the spa experiences first-hand at the 19th-century Friedrichsbad and the modern Caracalla Baths.
Strasbourg – The Great Whites. Strasbourg is the gateway to Alsace’s great wine route. Not just offering wine bars, cellars, and tasting opportunities, wine makers open their doors to visitors and provide the secrets of centuries of know-how and the history of wine-making in the capital.
Colmar – Colmar was apparently the inspiration for the village in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast and it’s not hard to see why. Walking through the streets of Colmar is like seeing those childhood fairy stories come to life. There’s a wooden turret which would be just perfect for Rapunzel to let her hair down from, tiny cottages that would make the ideal home for seven dwarfs and a candy-coloured bakery that Hansel and Gretel would love to get their teeth into. In real life, Colmar is a small town in the Alsace region of northeast France. This is where France meets Germany and the two cultures come together to create a unique mix – think of it as France with a twist.
Freiburg – It is a beautiful, walkable city on the edge of the Black Forest known for being in the sunniest corner of the country. The university and its students keep it vibrant and cultural. It is a good base to explore this region with day trips to the nearby spa towns and the numerous hiking opportunities of the forest nearby.
Todtnau – Todtnau is located in the heart of the Southern Black Forest regional park between the Feldberg and Belchen mountains in the upper Wiese valley. Owing to its location between the highest mountains in the Black Forest, Todtnau offers hiking, cycling and mountain bike routes of various levels of difficulty.
Schluchsee – At 930 m (3,051 ft) above sea level, the manmade is the highest reservoir in Germany. You can reach it via the scenic Three Lakes Railway. The cool waters are flanked by three picturesque towns: Schluchsee, Seebrugg, and Aha, all of which epitomize the charm of German mountain villages.
Lake Constance – Exploring the beautiful Lake Constance means taking a peek at Germany, Austria and Switzerland and tiny old Lichtenstein is so close to the lake that you can easily visit four countries in one weekend. These beautiful destinations also work together to create a unique tourism experience.
Motorhome parking locations
What’s Not Included
Hire of the motorhome
Booking of campsites
Motorhome GPS system
Channel Crossings – These can be arranged as we have Tour Operator agreements