2022 Rhine In Flames
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TCRU8351
- Travel Type: Coach
Every year villages and towns along the Rhine Valley celebrate a series of spectacular 'Rhine in Flames' Festivals. Sensational firework displays light up the sky and flotillas of river boats illuminate the pretty stretches of the River Rhine where thousands of people watch on in awe. Join this fabulous weekend break based in the heart of popular Rüdesheim and experience the 'Rhine in Flames' extravaganza at Oberwesel from the deck of a river cruise boat complete with 3-course set dinner and music.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continue via the auto-routes to arrive at your 3* hotel in charming Rüdesheim this evening. Due to a late arrival, an evening light snack will be available on arrival. Bed & breakfast.
Day 2 - Enjoy a free day in lovely Rüdesheim, home of the vibrant Drosselgasse, lined with restaurants, bars and shops. You may like to take a trip in the cable car up to the Germania monument for awe-inspiring panoramic views over Rüdesheim's old town and the shimmering waters of the Rhine (fare not included - approx. €9 return in 2020). Lunch is included today in the hotel. Later on, board your boat directly opposite the hotel for an evening afloat which culminates in the spectacular firework display at Oberwesel - 'The Rhine in Flames'. The boat departs at approx. 7pm and will join the flotilla cruising the majestic Rhine. Enjoy a 3-course set dinner with music as you cruise to Oberwesel. The boat returns to Rüdesheim at approx. 23.30.
Day 3 - Head further east along the Rhine today for an included visit to the fashionable city of Wiesbaden, capital of the State of Hessen. One of the oldest spa towns in Europe, Wiesbaden still has its hot mineral springs which attracted movers and shakers since the days of the Romans. It is an ultra-sophisticated city with magnificent neoclassical buildings, beautiful expanses of parkland, elegant shops, ornate villas and tree-lined avenues. Wiesbaden is a town for wandering and enjoying!
Day 4 - After an early start, travel back to Calais for the return to England.
Park Hotel, Rudesheim
This excellent 3* hotel is located in the centre of the historic town of Rüdesheim am Rhein with views over the river and within easy walking distance of the world famous “Drosselgasse”, just 100 yards away. Here you will find many bars and restaurants with live music.
The Saturday evening 'Rhine in Flames' dinner cruise along the river departs from the landing stage directly opposite the hotel. The Park Hotel offers 71 comfortable bedrooms, some with Rhine views and balcony (supplement may apply).
The restaurant serves international and regional dishes and there is a lovely riverside terrace serving cakes, ice creams and local wines. Guestrooms, all with TV and either bath or shower, are on four levels and served by a lift.