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Springtime In The Magnificent Rhine Valley

Europe
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8975

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days

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Discover the beauty of the Rhine Valley, the longest river in Germany, renowned for its stunning scenery. It offers one of the most magical river landscapes in Europe, a land of enchanting historic towns, magnificent castles, and wonderful half-timbered houses snuggled along vine-clad banks and steep valley sides.

Our base is the pretty town of Rudesheim, situated on the banks of the Rhine with its crooked narrow streets, medieval houses, riverside cafes, colourful boutiques and the famous Drosselgasse - a street packed with lively Klosterkellers and Weinkellers. Ride the cable car up into the vineyards steeped high above the town (small charge applies) or just spend the time wandering Rudesheim’s pretty streets, listen to the traditional German Oompah bands or just sit on one of the many terraces with a local beer or coffee and watch the world go by...

We will also experience some of the breathtaking natural beauty along the Rhine on our included excursions including visits to Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns. Vineyards, forests and four mountain ranges form the unique backdrop to this 2,000-year-old city. We also visit the spa town of Wiesbaden, tucked in a lovely valley between the Rhine River and the Taunus Mountains.

An overnight hotel on the outward journey will be conveniently located on our route on a bed and breakfast basis.

This is an ideal choice for:

- Discovering the romance and beauty of the Rhine
- Enjoying the scenic splendour of picturesque towns and landscapes
- First time visitors that are curious to travel beyond the UK

Please note valid passport required for travel

PRICE FROM ? £599 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at any of our convenient local pick up points and start off on your fabulous adventure as you head for Dover and your channel crossing to France. Continue on the way before arriving at your overnight hotel and checking in to relax and enjoy a good night's sleep.

Day 2

After a good rest and included breakfast, rejoin your coach for the drive across Belgium into Germany and on to the Rhine Valley. We expect to arrive at our hotel in the afternoon and in good time for your first taste of the Rhine. Unpack, relax and unwind before enjoying dinner and an opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers.

Days 3 - 5

Enjoy hearty buffet breakfasts every morning to set you up for whatever your day holds. Take time to explore Rudesheim and its world famous ‘Drosselgasse’, a beautiful narrow street of restaurants, bars and shopping. Perhaps try the renowned local Rudesheimer Coffee! A cable car can take you from the town up to the Neiderwald Monument from which you will have spectacular views of the town and Rhine below. Why not hop on one of the many cruises that depart from the area and travel along the Rhine river (not included in price).

Spend all of your time in and around Rudesheim or to experience some more of this wonderful region, don't miss out on our INCLUDED excursions. We will head out following the course of the Rhine to discover the romantic town of Koblenz, due to its strategic importance at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, has seen its fair share of battles throughout history. It remains rich in Gothic and Baroque architecture, with a pedestrianised area, town hall and boasts pretty squares, historic churches, and half-timbered buildings. Enjoy an abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, cosy lanes and narrow alleyways and the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades.

We also make a visit to Wiesbaden, one of Europe's oldest spa towns tucked in a lovely valley between the Rhine River and the Taunus Mountains. Explore its historic old town, Schlossplatz (Palace Square) and the impressive Kurhaus Wiesbaden or the pretty parks.

Return to the hotel every evening for a traditional 3-course meal and an opportunity to share your experiences.

Day 6

An early start today as it is time to bid farewell to Rudesheim and Germany. Board your coach, then sit back and relax as we head back to Calais and your return crossing back to the UK. As you the head back home, arriving late evening, there will be plenty of time to reflect on the holiday memories you are bringing home with you - and maybe a few souvenirs?

Tour Includes

  • Return ferry crossing Dover / Calais
  • 1 night bed & breakfast at overnight hotel day 1
  • 4 nights dinner bed & breakfast in Germany
  • Free time in Rudesheim
  • Excursions along the Rhine to Wiesbaden & Koblenz
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Valid passport required for travel
£75 deposit per person applies on these departures
Tourist Tax is charged locally at the hotels and is payable directly by all tourists at approx 2 Euros per person per night

Rudesheim

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationRüdesheim is a picturesque town perched on the banks of the Rhine, known for its vineyards and chocolate-box architecture. Why not spend time exploring the famous Drosselgasse area in the heart of the Old Town. This historic lane, which is 144 meters long and only two meters wide, is full of popular cafés and restaurants, wineries and stalls. Listen to the chimes of the Glockenspiel from the tower of the Rüdesheimer Schloss. Take a cable car journey from the town to experience stunning views or why not hop on one of the many cruises that depart from the area and travel along the majestic Rhine river.

Koblenz

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationSituated where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and with a history dating back over 2,000 years, Koblenz is one of Germany’s oldest cities – and one of its most picturesque, home to a wealth of sights and cultural attractions. The historic Old Town has plenty to offer. Marvel at the spectacular palaces, stately homes, grand townhouses, narrow lanes and romantic corners. Enjoy the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades. If time allows, you can take a cable car over the Rhine to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, with incredible views over Koblenz.

Wiesbaden

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe elegant spa town of Wiesbaden promises a delightful blend of relaxation, culture, and history. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Rhine-Main region in Germany, tucked in a lovely valley between the Rhine River and the Taunus Mountains, Wiesbaden is known for its therapeutic hot springs, magnificent architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. Explore its historic Old Town, or Altstadt, a charming area filled with historical buildings, quaint shops, and cosy cafes. The impressive Kurhaus is an exquisite Belle Époque building, testament to the city's grandeur. Marktkirche, a neo-Gothic church, and the Schlossplatz, a picturesque square, are spots that exude an old-world charm. Back to top

Accommodation

Overnight hotel

Your overnight hotel will be a comfortable tourist class hotel with facilities to match. You will be advised in advance of where you will be staying but our chosen hotel will be well located for your journey.

Hotel Lindenwirt Rüdesheim, Rhine Valley

This charming and traditionally decorated 3 star hotel is situated in Rüdesheim, just a few steps from the Rhine, on the famous Drosselgasse. This family-run hotel is built around a courtyard featuring huge original wine casks and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All 90 ensuite bedrooms are individually decorated and equipped with a TV and hairdryer (some bedrooms are accessed via open-air corridors that face the courtyard). The restaurant is spacious with large windows overlooking the Drosselgasse and summer evenings can be spent on the large terrace/beer garden where local bands play. The is a lift to all floors.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window, site is in German, so click on translate)

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