Travel Challenge: A summer holiday in the Black Forest

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Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: one week in the Black Forest, departing on 25 July. Prices are for two people.


£530: Herzogsweiler

Includes flights from Heathrow to Stuttgart and room only at the Hotel Zum Hirsch. "This family-run hotel is in the countryside six miles from the historic town of Dornstetten in the northern Black Forest," says Expedia's Jonny Cudworth. (0871 226 0808;

Ffestiniog Travel

£830: Lake Titisee

Includes b&b at the Waldlust Hotel, return train from Basel and a travel card; travel from the UK is not included. Ffestiniog's Gina Warren says, "Our popular Black Forest break is excellent value for money, with unlimited travel on the reliable transport network." (01766 772 030;


£1,598: Lake Titisee

Includes flights from London to Frankfurt, rail transfer and b&b at the four-star Maritim Hotel Titisee. "The charming Maritim Hotel is on the banks of Lake Titisee and is perfect for exploring the enchanting Black Forest," according to Dertour's Lawrence Peachey. (020-7290 1111;