Rhine Christmas Markets Party Break With Free Bar!
2020 - Hotel Wagner, Kamp Bornhofen - 5 Days (OE5002)
Enjoy this lovely festive break to the magical Rhine Valley and enjoy some of the best that this beautiful region of Germany has to offer PLUS a free bar every evening in Germany*.
Taking in the vibrant Christmas Markets held in the beautiful riverside towns of Bonn, Koblenz and Ruedesheim this is a great trip for anyone looking to do some great festive shopping in an authentic Germany setting.
The Rhine offers one of the most magical river landscape in Europe, a land of magnificent castles, wonderful half-timbered houses snuggled along vine-clad banks and steep valley sides. In the run up to Christmas, the entire region becomes a festive sparkle of lights and decorations. The markets we visit vary in size but all offer a unique range of food, drink and festive gifts that will delight you, your friends and family. And what better way to end each day of shopping than with a lovely dinner at our hotel and a free beer or two?...
* Free bar for 1 hour every evening on house wine, beer and soft drinks.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Hotel Wagner, Kamp Bornhofen
Situated near to the riverside promenade in the lovely village of Kamp Bornhofen, the Wagner has a terrace, bar, restaurant, sauna, hot tub, relaxation area and has a good reputation for its food and hospitality. There will be entertainment on some evenings here too. Guest bedrooms have large windows, en-suite and TV.
Pack your bags and grab your passport. It's time to go! Depart South Wales from one of our convenient local pick up points and head towards Dover for our short sea crossing to France and onwards towards Germany and the magical Rhine Valley. Arrive early evening at the Rheinhotel Wagner and check in and maybe enjoy a drink before dinner at our free bar.
Days 2 - 4
Enjoy great buffet breakfast along with time at leisure in Kamp-Bornhofen. Make sure you don't miss our INCLUDED excursions to the Christmas Markets in Bonn, Koblenz & Rudesheim. Dinner at the hotel every evening along with our 1 hour free bar every evening.
We depart our hotel after a final tasty breakfast and head for the channel ports and our return crossing to the UK and home.
Bonn & Christmas Market
The city of Bonn has an eventful past: not only was it the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990; it also looks back on a history that spans more than 2,000 years. This makes Bonn, the site of former Teuton and Roman settlements, one of the oldest cities in Germany. It is also Beethoven’s birthplace and, as you would expect, his life is widely celebrated throughout the city. Bonn also boasts fabulous architecture from modern buildings through to a network of half-timbered and historic buildings centred around the main square and town hall.
During the period of the Bonn Christmas Market there are concerts and a daily programme of events to enjoy along with great festuve shoppng options! Shop for festive bargains at Münsterplatz, Bottlerplatz Windeckstrasse, Friedensplatz and Vivatsgasse where you'll find everything from ingredients for special recipes to various art and craft items. You'll also find mulled wine, hot mead and chestnuts or you can purchase beeswax candles directly from the bee-keeper. While you shop in this illuminated environment, classical symphonies play in the background. What's more, there is a 280-square-meter ice rink at Friedensplatz—a huge hit amongst one and all.
Koblenz & Christmas Market
The romantic town of Koblenz, due to its strategic importance, has seen its fair share of battles throughout history. It remains rich in Gothic and Baroque architecture, with a pedestrianised area, town hall and attractive façades.
The Koblenz Christmas market is one of the largest in this lovely wine-growing region and offers all the flavours of Christmas including a Christmas bakery where stollen and many other famous German Christmas cakes and biscuits are made in front of your eyes. Every year a wealth of event highlights are planned for the Koblenz Christmas market, all under the watchful eye of the boy on the famous "Schängel" fountain. Expect an array of concerts (classical, jazz, gospel) as well as nostalgic carriage rides through the enchanting Koblenz old quarter, a perfect icing on the cake for romantic interludes. Finally, the 24 advent calendar windows on the roof of the baroque town hall are an other sure way to get every visitor into the Christmas spirit.
Rudesheim & Christmas Market
Situated on the banks of the Rhine is the pretty town of Rudesheim, with its crooked narrow streets, medieval houses, riverside cafes, colourful boutiques and the famous Drosselgasse - a street packed with lively Klosterkellers and Weinkellers.
Set in the town’s chocolate-box old quarter, the Christmas market in Rüdesheim brings a distinctly festive feel to the romantic old town and its popular Drosselgasse lane, as 120 stalls, representing 12 countries, gather to present Christmas customs and traditions from around the world. Among a huge choice of local and global foods, try some Finnish specialities on the Drosselgasse or a taste of the Far East in the Mongolian marquee.
An absolute must do at the Rüdesheim Christmas Market is to try some deliciously made Rüdesheim Coffee, which is exclusively made with locally distilled Asbach Uralt Brandy, whipped cream and traditionally served in an authentic Rüdesheim coffee set. Of course the coffee set itself would also make a perfect gift for anyone back home. Europe's biggest nativity scene can also be found in Rüdesheim with life-size figures which can be admired on the market square, now that is something to teel the family about when you get home!
- Executive coach travel
- Short sea ferry or shuttle crossings
- 4 nights at the Rheinhotel Wagner dinner, bed & breakfast
- Visit Bonn, Koblenz & Rudesheim Christmas Markets
- Free bar (1 hour of wine, beer & soft drinks at main stay hotel)
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.
Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.
This trip requires a valid UK passport (with at least 6 months remaining).
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