PRICE FROM ? £689 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDay 1 An early departure to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais, and then continuing the journey into Germany and to Boppard for a five night stay.
Day 2 Today you will visit Rüdesheim, located on the left bank of the Rhine within the Rhine Gorge which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002. Visit their Christmas market set in the town’s chocolate box quarter, the market brings a distinctly festive feel to the romantic old town and its popular representing 12 countries presenting Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. Take a stroll along the Drosselgasse with its pretty narrow lanes and you can see the noble courts and the Adlerturm (Eagle Tower) or just enjoy a glass of wine in one of the cosy taverns.
Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast you will travel to Spay where you will enjoy a vineyard walk to the Mandelstein Hutte with spectacular views of the area. You will return to the coach and back to hotel for a light lunch. In the afternoon you will be taken along the banks of the Rhine to the old town of St. Goar, which is the smallest cosmopolitan town on the Middle Rhine. With its pedestrian zone it is easy to explore this town.
Day 4 CHRISTMAS DAY Enjoy a buffet breakfast and join the coach for a leisurely drive around the surrounding area before returning to the hotel for a festive Christmas lunch with a glass of sparkling wine. Afterwards you will take a short ride on the Hunsrück mountain train climbing 400 m to Emmelshausen for some spectacular views. On the return journey in the coach, you will stop at a view point before reaching the hotel where the staff will be waiting for you with a glass of mulled wine.
Day 5 This morning you will take a cruise on the River Rhine and marvel at the spectacular surrounding scenery. Afterwards meet up in the hotel restaurant and enjoy a German light lunch. Then a stroll through the town to a winegrower who will tell you all about Boppard wines including a tasting.
Day 6 After breakfast, depart the hotel for the homeward journey.
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NB: This tour can only be booked direct with Angela Holidays.
Hotel Ebertor Hotel
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n an enviable location on the west bank of the Rhine. All bedrooms are simply decorated, en-suite and with TV, and hairdryer. Lift, bar, restaurant, lounge area, outdoor terrace, sauna and spa bath.
NB: Single rooms are in the side wing of the hotel
Single room supplement £132
Holiday insurance £31.50 (70 years and over £57.00)