Inaugural Voyage of the "Scenic Crystal"
28 April- Black Forest Triberg - Basel
Full breakfast today- full day tour; make sure you get some extra water to take with you. Coach left at 830 am. Scenic Enrich: Today is a truly magical experience as you journey to the majestic Black Forest for a full day excursion with lunch included.
On the way we visit the open air museum "Vogtsbauernhof", relive history as a firsthand experience. Six fully furnished farmhouses, and 15 out-building with demonstrations and events will take you back to how it was in the 1600's and 1700's.
After this visit we stop along the way near Hornburg where we visit a cuckoo clock store and see the world's largest cuckoo clock. Price ranges from eur100.00 to eur 3100.00
We arrive in Triberg around noon. Lunch is at the Lilie restaurant. Real interesting decor, food was just average.
However it is at the base of the highest waterfalls in Germany. They have three hiking trails, the shortest is the Cascade trail the goes up the side of seven cascading waterfalls, over 160 m. Takes about 1 hour. Of course walking down is harder than going up. If you are not for taking the hike, then wander around the town and visit the shops , museums and enjoy the Black Forest hospitality.
We return to the Scenic Crystal via some of the prettiest mountain scenery you encounter in Germany. We arrive in Basel around 6 pm where the Crystal is now docked. For those whom stayed onboard, the Scenic Crystal left around 9 am to arrive in Basel later in the afternoon. The Captain's farewell cocktail is around 7 pm with the gala Dinner to follow. This evening the crew put on a show to entertain everyone. If you have stayed up to 10 pm you will be able to get a late night snack. Tomorrow everyone will disembark after breakfast.