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A Swiss, Austrian & German Confluence

Overview

As you fly into the Austrian capital of Vienna and head to Bregenz to begin your Alpine expedition, you pretty much know what to expect – soaring mountains, deep valleys, fairy tale towns and picture-perfect castles. What you do not expect is the deep connection that you form with the land as you pedal through various terrains.

As you cycle along Lake Constance, your guiding light, you pass through picture-perfect towns, half-timbered houses, vibrant waterfronts and stunning mountain vistas. You can immerse yourself in a fascinating culture that is overflowing with art and history.

Cycling around towns, you take back so many stories of the place. The locals welcome you warmly into cafés and restaurants and you get a taste of the local food that is a treat for your taste buds.

So, gear up to experience the best of Switzerland, Austria and Germany as you go around the pristine Lake Constance.

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Bregenz

Arrive at Vienna International Airport. Transfer to Bregenz via a domestic flight.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel located in the heart of Bregenz.

You can freshen up and head out for a leisurely stroll around this picture perfect town.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bregenz.

 

Day 02: Bregenz to Arbon

We start the day with a hearty breakfast.

We begin our cycling expedition along the southern shore of Lake Constance and cross the mighty Rhine delta that straddles the border between Austria and Switzerland.

As you cycle along this path of spectacular scenic beauty, the sights and sounds of the rich wildlife of this region greet you.

The last leg of today’s expedition takes you around the lake to the little town of Arbon, where beautiful half-timbered houses dating back to the medieval era and a stunning 16th century castle welcome you.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Arbon.

 

Day 03: Explore Arbon

Today, post a scrumptious breakfast, we head out to explore the historic old town of Arbon. Arbon’s well-maintained medieval architecture and its old-world charm are captivating.

Post lunch, we hop on the bus for a 35-minute ride to historic St Gallen, a bustling market town packed with 18th  century merchants' houses and open-air cafes. Here, we also visit the 8th century Benedictine Abbey's fabulous UNESCO library.

If time permits, you can even take a dip in the lake before we cycle back to our hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Arbon.

 

Day 04: Arbon to Stein am Rhein

We start the day with a hearty breakfast.

Today, we pedal clockwise around the lake and pass numerous waterfront villages. As we go past beautiful locales, we arrive at the historic town of Stein am Rhein.

Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star Hotel Chlosterhof in Stein am Rhein.

 

Day 05: Explore Stein am Rhein

We start the day with a scrumptious breakfast.

Today, we explore the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. With its immaculately preserved half-timbered houses, vibrant facades, 11th century monastery, beautiful frescoed square and lovely chocolate shops, Stein am Rhein is nothing short of extraordinary.

Alternatively, you can also visit Schaffhausen, a lively German town full of street theatre in the summers and perfect for shopping. You can cycle along the riverside to the magnificent Schloss Laufen castle perched precariously above the tumbling Rhine Falls, the biggest waterfall in Europe.

Overnight stay at the luxurious 4-star Hotel Chlosterhof in Stein am Rhein.

 

Day 06: Stein am Rhein to Konstanz

We start the day with a hearty breakfast.

Today, we pedal east and cross the border to enter Germany. Here, as you cross the Hornstaad Nature Reserve, you may catch a glimpse of the cormorant and red-crested pochard.

Cycling along the Gnadensee, you'll soon reach the UNESCO Heritage Site of Klosterinsel Reichenau, the first populated area on Lake Constance and home to an impressive 8th  century Benedictine Abbey.

We then head to the vibrant city of Konstanz located on Lake Constance.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Konstanz.

 

Day 07: Explore Konstanz

We start the day with a scrumptious breakfast.

Today, we explore the city of Konstanz. Navigating the narrow streets, we visit Altstadt, Munster and a lively centre crammed with quirky shops and museums.

Alternatively, you can hop on a boat to visit Mainau Island's palace and landscaped rose gardens. If you take your bike, you can pedal back at leisure along traffic-free lakeside cycle paths.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Konstanz.

 

Day 08:  Konstanz to Friedrichshafen

We start the day with a hearty breakfast.

Today, we head to Friedrichschafen. We take a short ride through the enchanting oak forest to catch the 15-minute ferry ride to the fairytale town of Meersburg with its twin castles, steep streets and hillsides of vines.

Post lunch, we continue cycling to Friedrichshafen.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Friedrichshafen.

 

Day 09: Explore Friedrichshafen

We start the day with a scrumptious breakfast.

Today, we go on a wine –tasting spree as we try the local Muller-Thurgau wines that come from Riesling and Silvaner grapes.

Alternatively, we can visit Friedrichshafen's amazing Zeppelin Museum, home to the world’s largest aviation collection.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Friedrichshafen.

 

Day 10: Friedrichshafen to Bregenz

Today, post a hearty breakfast, we head back to Bregenz.

We cycle past the pretty village of Langenargen and through peaceful vineyards and cherry orchards en route to lovely Lindau, a gorgeous island village surrounded by cobalt blue waters with long distance views of razor-edged peaks across the lake.

Then, we descend towards Bregenz. If time permits, we can take the cable car up the Pfander Mountain for a fantastic vista of your entire route.

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Bregenz.

 

Day 11: Departure from Bregenz

After an exciting 10 days of cycling and exploring this circuit on wheels, it is time to bid farewell to this beautiful place.

Post breakfast, you can check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Vienna.

From Vienna International Airport you will catch your flight back home.

Package Rates

The World on Wheels – Lake Constance Expedition takes you on a beautiful journey around Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

Our package ensures that you have a wonderful trip right from the start to the end. The transfers are smooth, the stays are luxurious, the experiences are impeccable and the memories are incredible.

We offer all of the above at AED 7,475.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Package Rate Inclusions:

  • Luxurious stays at :

Hotel in Bregenz for 02 nights

Hotel in Arbon for 01 night

Hotel Mazury in Gizycko for 01 night

4-star Hotel Chlosterhof in Stein am Rhein for 02 nights

Hotel in Konstanz for 02 nights

Hotel in Friedrichshafen for 02 nights

  • Travel with Emirates Airlines
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transport
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner (Days 01, 02,03,04,05,08,09,10)
  • Ferry from Staad to Meersburg

 

Package Rate Exclusions:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Return Domestic Flight airfare
  • Transfer from Gdansk to Warsaw
  • Optional electric bikes
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Any services or meals not mentioned in the inclusions

Terms & Conditions

This package is valid for travel from July – Oct departs every two days during this period.

Surcharge for peak dates and eid applicable on certain dates
Prices and seats availability are subject to change prior to final confirmation
Bank charges are not included in the package rate
Rates are in AED currency
Rates are not valid on peak dates EID, NATIONAL DAY, ISLAMIC HOLIDAYS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
The packages (rooms and airfare) are subject to availability &  any changes will be informed at the time of booking
Additional tours, attraction tickets, accommodation , room & meal plan upgrades can be requested and booked at an extra cost at the time of booking (subject to availability)
 
 
AL MAJID TRAVEL & TOURISM TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
The following terms and conditions form the basis of your contract with Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC.  Please read them carefully as they contain important information.  By asking us to confirm your booking, we assume that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to them. 
 
As an Agent, Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC arranges travel experiences and transportation with a large number of suppliers in the United Arab Emirates and around the world. These suppliers provide the following list of services.
 
·         Scheduled, Low Cost and Charter Airlines
 
·         Hotels, Villas, Apartments and Guesthouses
 
·         Package Holidays
 
·         Self-drive and chauffeur-driven car hire
 
·         Airport, Port and Resort Transfers
 
·         Luxury and Standard Rail Transportation
 
·         Ocean, Fjord and River Cruises plus Shore Excursions
 
·         Individual and Group Tours
 
·         Sightseeing and Attractions (including Theme and Water Parks)
 
·         Live Shows
 
·         Travel Insurance
 
·         UAE and International Visas
 
Each of these suppliers will have their own individual terms and conditions that will be explained to you prior to the booking being made. Copies are also available upon request.
 
BOOKINGS
 
A booking will only be made if the lead name in the booking is aged 18 years or older. The lead name assumes full responsibility for ensuring that all members of the travelling party accept the supplier’s terms and conditions. This person is also responsible for ensuring that all requested information is 100% correct. Failure to do so may result in the booking being rejected by any of the suppliers with no refund on any applicable cancellation charges. The information generally required includes the residency for each individual member of the party as well as the correct spelling of names, title, sex and age as per their passports.
 
PASSPORT, VISA & HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
 
It is the responsibility of the lead name to provide current copies of all passports for the party and to notify us if any member of the party has a passport (or UAE residence visa if applicable) due to expire with  6 months of the arrival back in the UAE post-travel. You must check visa and health requirements prior to confirming your travel arrangements, including transit visas if your flight in not direct. If a booking is made and confirmed at any time prior to visas being granted, this is done at your own risk. Neither we nor our suppliers accept any responsibility for either denied boarding or denied entry to a country for any reason, not limited to non-compliance of passport, visa and health requirements.
 
We recommend that you contact your Doctor or Medical Centre for the latest inoculations and malaria medication. We strongly advise pregnant woman and young families to avoid countries where malaria is present.
 
A booking can only be made once the deposit or full payment has been received. All bookings made within 12 weeks of departure will be subject to full payment. All services are subject to availability at the time of booking, which may differ from the time of quotation. Prices are also subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received and the booking confirmed. For air travel, this means tickets issued. For hotel bookings, this means accommodation vouchers issued. It is important that all vouchers are read carefully for additional supplier information.
 
PRICING
 
We offer you the flexibility to create your own holiday from the range of accommodation, airlines and other services available. Because of this wide choice, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel or itinerary featured but this may vary depending on a number of factors such as your date of travel, number of people sharing a room, choice of accommodation and airline availability.
 
The rates at some hotels may vary depending on your residency and therefore it is important that you confirm the residency and nationality of everyone travelling at the time of quotation.
 
All prices are subject to availability and final confirmation from the supplier. Certain airlines permit us as their agent to hold reservations for a certain amount of time without tickets being issued. It is important to note that in these instances, the fares are only guaranteed until 2359 that day and we are not liable in the event of an increase. We, therefore, recommend that tickets are issued on the same day as the reservation. Some airports charge a departure tax, which is payable locally. These charges may not be claimed back from us.
 
Additional information on our supplier's pricing policy can be found in their booking conditions.
 
AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
 
All flight timings are provisional and subject to change. However you will be advised in advance of any major change as per your supplier's booking conditions. Only in extreme cases will an airline offer a full refund or date change should you not accept the change. On occasions your supplier may find it necessary to alter your any aspect of your holiday. Their policy regarding alterations is set out in their booking conditions.
 
Should you find it necessary to cancel or amend your holiday, please contact us without delay. Cancellations and amendments require written confirmation by the lead name in the party. Prior to making any changes, please verify any charges bearing in mind that these generally increase the closer you get to departure. In most cases, late cancellation will result in 100% charges.
 
TRAVEL INSURANCE
 
We strongly recommend Travel Insurance as protection against financial costs or losses in connection with medical treatment and travel inconvenience i.e. cancellation or curtailment and delay, damage or loss of baggage/personal effects.
 
GOVERNING LAW
 
Any matters that arise between you and us are governed by the laws applicable in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is also conditional on your agreement that any dispute that arises between you and us will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Dubai, except that we also we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms and conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

Cancellation Policy

45 days or more prior to departure – Free cancellation
44 days – 31 days to departure : 25% of the tour cost
30 days – 15 days to departure : 50% of the tour cost
14 days & less –100% of the tour cost

 

This package is valid for travel from July – Oct departs every two days during this period.

Surcharge for peak dates and eid applicable on certain dates
Prices and seats availability are subject to change prior to final confirmation
Bank charges are not included in the package rate
Rates are in AED currency
Rates are not valid on peak dates EID, NATIONAL DAY, ISLAMIC HOLIDAYS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
The packages (rooms and airfare) are subject to availability &  any changes will be informed at the time of booking
Additional tours, attraction tickets, accommodation , room & meal plan upgrades can be requested and booked at an extra cost at the time of booking (subject to availability)
 
 
AL MAJID TRAVEL & TOURISM TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
The following terms and conditions form the basis of your contract with Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC.  Please read them carefully as they contain important information.  By asking us to confirm your booking, we assume that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to them. 
 
As an Agent, Al Majid Travel & Tourism LLC arranges travel experiences and transportation with a large number of suppliers in the United Arab Emirates and around the world. These suppliers provide the following list of services.
 
·         Scheduled, Low Cost and Charter Airlines
 
·         Hotels, Villas, Apartments and Guesthouses
 
·         Package Holidays
 
·         Self-drive and chauffeur-driven car hire
 
·         Airport, Port and Resort Transfers
 
·         Luxury and Standard Rail Transportation
 
·         Ocean, Fjord and River Cruises plus Shore Excursions
 
·         Individual and Group Tours
 
·         Sightseeing and Attractions (including Theme and Water Parks)
 
·         Live Shows
 
·         Travel Insurance
 
·         UAE and International Visas
 
Each of these suppliers will have their own individual terms and conditions that will be explained to you prior to the booking being made. Copies are also available upon request.
 
BOOKINGS
 
A booking will only be made if the lead name in the booking is aged 18 years or older. The lead name assumes full responsibility for ensuring that all members of the travelling party accept the supplier’s terms and conditions. This person is also responsible for ensuring that all requested information is 100% correct. Failure to do so may result in the booking being rejected by any of the suppliers with no refund on any applicable cancellation charges. The information generally required includes the residency for each individual member of the party as well as the correct spelling of names, title, sex and age as per their passports.
 
PASSPORT, VISA & HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
 
It is the responsibility of the lead name to provide current copies of all passports for the party and to notify us if any member of the party has a passport (or UAE residence visa if applicable) due to expire with  6 months of the arrival back in the UAE post-travel. You must check visa and health requirements prior to confirming your travel arrangements, including transit visas if your flight in not direct. If a booking is made and confirmed at any time prior to visas being granted, this is done at your own risk. Neither we nor our suppliers accept any responsibility for either denied boarding or denied entry to a country for any reason, not limited to non-compliance of passport, visa and health requirements.
 
We recommend that you contact your Doctor or Medical Centre for the latest inoculations and malaria medication. We strongly advise pregnant woman and young families to avoid countries where malaria is present.
 
A booking can only be made once the deposit or full payment has been received. All bookings made within 12 weeks of departure will be subject to full payment. All services are subject to availability at the time of booking, which may differ from the time of quotation. Prices are also subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received and the booking confirmed. For air travel, this means tickets issued. For hotel bookings, this means accommodation vouchers issued. It is important that all vouchers are read carefully for additional supplier information.
 
PRICING
 
We offer you the flexibility to create your own holiday from the range of accommodation, airlines and other services available. Because of this wide choice, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel or itinerary featured but this may vary depending on a number of factors such as your date of travel, number of people sharing a room, choice of accommodation and airline availability.
 
The rates at some hotels may vary depending on your residency and therefore it is important that you confirm the residency and nationality of everyone travelling at the time of quotation.
 
All prices are subject to availability and final confirmation from the supplier. Certain airlines permit us as their agent to hold reservations for a certain amount of time without tickets being issued. It is important to note that in these instances, the fares are only guaranteed until 2359 that day and we are not liable in the event of an increase. We, therefore, recommend that tickets are issued on the same day as the reservation. Some airports charge a departure tax, which is payable locally. These charges may not be claimed back from us.
 
Additional information on our supplier's pricing policy can be found in their booking conditions.
 
AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
 
All flight timings are provisional and subject to change. However you will be advised in advance of any major change as per your supplier's booking conditions. Only in extreme cases will an airline offer a full refund or date change should you not accept the change. On occasions your supplier may find it necessary to alter your any aspect of your holiday. Their policy regarding alterations is set out in their booking conditions.
 
Should you find it necessary to cancel or amend your holiday, please contact us without delay. Cancellations and amendments require written confirmation by the lead name in the party. Prior to making any changes, please verify any charges bearing in mind that these generally increase the closer you get to departure. In most cases, late cancellation will result in 100% charges.
 
TRAVEL INSURANCE
 
We strongly recommend Travel Insurance as protection against financial costs or losses in connection with medical treatment and travel inconvenience i.e. cancellation or curtailment and delay, damage or loss of baggage/personal effects.
 
GOVERNING LAW
 
Any matters that arise between you and us are governed by the laws applicable in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is also conditional on your agreement that any dispute that arises between you and us will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Dubai, except that we also we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms and conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

Package Rate Inclusions:

  • Luxurious stays at :

Hotel in Bregenz for 02 nights

Hotel in Arbon for 01 night

Hotel Mazury in Gizycko for 01 night

4-star Hotel Chlosterhof in Stein am Rhein for 02 nights

Hotel in Konstanz for 02 nights

Hotel in Friedrichshafen for 02 nights

  • Travel with Emirates Airlines
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transport
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner (Days 01, 02,03,04,05,08,09,10)
  • Ferry from Staad to Meersburg

 

Package Rate Exclusions:

  • Return airport transfers
  • Return Domestic Flight airfare
  • Transfer from Gdansk to Warsaw
  • Optional electric bikes
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Any services or meals not mentioned in the inclusions
45 days or more prior to departure – Free cancellation
44 days – 31 days to departure : 25% of the tour cost
30 days – 15 days to departure : 50% of the tour cost
14 days & less –100% of the tour cost