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Rhine In Flames

Europe
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8351

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

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 popular Rüdesheim and experience the 'Rhine in Flames extravaganza at Oberwesel from the deck of a river cruise boat.

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

Your Itinerary

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 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. €8 return in 2017). 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 Night of 1000 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 Hesse. 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

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Accommodation

Park Hotel, Rudesheim

This  wonderful 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 many museums (including a wine, musical and toy museum). The world famous “Drosselgasse” is just 100 yards from the hotel where you will find many bars, restaurants with live music for dancing and general entertainment,  as well as other attractions.

There is the opportunity to enjoy a magical cruise along the river from the landing  stage which is opposite the hotel.

The Park Hotel offers 91 comfortable bedrooms, some with Rhine views and balcony.  All bedrooms have bath or shower, WC, Radio and Satelite TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities and hairdryers.
The restaurant offers an extensive buffet breakfast and evening meals with local specialities. Lift to all floors.

The bar is open for your enjoyment, why not relax on the sun terrace with wonderful views over the Rhine.

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