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Bodensee - One lake, three countries, countless treasures

27 September 2020

7 days from £2,825pp

Stay in a former Dominican Monastery on the banks of Lake Constance – otherwise known as Bodensee – and discover all three countries that line its shores. Explore the delights of Austria, Switzerland and Germany and sail the lake to magical island towns.
  • Explore the lakeside treasures of all three countries bordering Bodensee – Austria, Switzerland and Germany
  • Relax in five-star comfort in a former Dominican monastery for the duration of your stay
  • Sail to the monastic island of Reichenau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a morning of exploration
  • Discover merchant splendour in the magical island town of Lindau
With Shores in three Countries – Germany, Switzerland and Austria – Lake Constance (in German 'Bodensee') occupies an enchanted spot in the heart of Western Europe with charming mediaeval towns such as Lindau, Überlingen and Meersburg. Beyond the southern shore, the Swiss Alps rise to glacial heights, while gentle slopes with rich vineyards and luscious orchards fringe the German northern side. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and fertile agricultural lands have given this area, inhabited since the Bronze Age, the epithet 'God's Garden'. Moreover, the lake's gateway position has led to the development of august abbeys and flourishing towns along the shoreline, which offer a fascinating heritage ranging from pre-historic times to the present. This Art Pursuits Abroad study tour invites you to discover the region by coach and boat, from the millennium-old monastery island of Reichenau, one of the leading cultural centres of the Carolingian Empire, to the dazzling Rococo pilgrimage church of the Birnau, from Bronze Age lake dwellings to the busy merchant towns of Konstanz, Lindau and Bregenz.

Your Accommodation

Steinberger Inselhotel, Konstanz

★★★★★
Overview
This five star hotel is situated in a former Dominican monastery, located directly by the lake on a small private island of Constance and within easy walking distance of Konstanz city centre. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Minibar (additional charges may apply)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning