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Alluring Rhine Valley 2013, Germany

Alluring Rhine Valley 2013

5 Days from £375

What to Expect from Rhine Valley Tours

The excursions stated in the itinerary are included within the price of your holiday and we also give you some free time to spend independently, perhaps taking a trip to other nearby places of interest. The accommodation that we use for our holidays is chosen for its suitable location, range of facilities and friendly service, and breakfast is provided at the hotel. Your Tour Manager accompanies the group to take care of all the travel arrangements and to ensure that everything runs smoothly, leaving you free to unwind and fully enjoy your time away on our Rhine valley tours.

Rhine Valley Tours

Explore the majestic Rhine Valley by train, boat and rack railway on our Rhine Valley tours. From our base at riverside Remagen, a town famous for its wine production, the beautiful Rhine Valley tour introduces you to the spectacular landscapes of the Rhine Gorge with pretty vineyards and hilltop castles dotted along the valley sides. Sample local wines as we cruise beneath ancient vineyards and hilltop castles and visit the "Dragon's Cliff", topped by its imposing ruined castle, on board Germany's oldest cog railway.

 

Key features:
  • Remagen
  • The Ahr Valley
  • Optional excursion by train along the Ahr Valley
  • Königswinter
  • Journey on the Drachenfselsbahn
  • Excursion to Boppard
  • River cruise along the Rhine Gorge to Oberwesel
Included:
  • Return rail travel
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Excursion to Königswinter & journey on the Drachfelsbahn
  • Excursion to Boppard and panoramic boat trip
  • The services of a Tour Manager
  • Single room prices include the supplement for single occupancy throughout: £75

 
   
Tour highlights
  • Remagen
  • The Ahr Valley
  • Optional excursion by train along the Ahr Valley
  • Königswinter
  • Journey on the Drachenfselsbahn
  • Excursion to Boppard
  • River cruise along the Rhine Gorge to Oberwesel
 

Day 1 - London to Remagen


We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels. We continue on to Cologne on the high-speed train. Under the spires of Cologne cathedral, we transfer to a local train and travel along the banks of the Rhine to Remagen. We spend the next four nights at the 3* Hotel Pinger. (D)


Day 2 - Königswinter & the Drachenfelsbahn

 

This morning we take a leisurely boat ride to the riverside town of Königswinter, nestled in idyllic surroundings at the foot of the Siebengebirge hills. Rising above the town is the rocky outcrop known as the Drachenfels "Dragon's Cliff" topped by its imposing ruined castle. The Dragon's Cliff is named after the German legend in which the warrior hero Siegfried slayed a dragon in a cave in the mountain. After free time to explore we take a ride on the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany's oldest cog railway, connecting Königswinter with the summit of Drachenfels. Opened in 1883, the railway leads from the bottom of the valley, up steep inclines and a height difference of 722 feet (220 metres) in one mile (1.6 kilometres) of track. We return to Remagen by boat in time for dinner. (B,D)



Day 3 -  Ahr Valley


Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful region at your own pace. You may choose to take a walk along one of the signposted walking trails. Alternatively, today's optional excursion is on a local train along the Ahr Valley, a wine-growing region famous in Germany for its secluded, old world feel. The steep valley sides covered in vines and old walled towns provide a scenic backdrop for our tour. Along the route we stop in the quaint little town of Altenahr, situated on the river Ahr, before continuing on to Ahrweiler, the centre of the Ahr Valley's red wine production, featuring a wine tasting with one of the local vintners. We enjoy dinner together this evening. (B,D)


Day 4 - Boppard & the Rhine Gorge


On our final day in Remagen we enjoy an included excursion by train to the lovely wine town of Boppard. From here we enjoy a relaxing panoramic cruise to the winegrowing town of Oberwesel taking us along the most scenic part of the Rhine Gorge, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the alluring Lorelei Rock on the bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, which soars some 394 feet (120 metres) above the water line. We return to Remagen by rail, skirting the riverside beneath the lush vineyard slopes, a different castle seeming to appear around every corner. We enjoy dinner together this evening. (B,D)


Day 5 - Remagen to London

 

We leave Remagen by regional train for Cologne, where we join the high-speed service to Brussels. Here we board our Eurostar service to St Pancras International in London. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your holiday

 

 

 

 

Booking info:

To book, call Teryn Holidays on 01904 734 250 quoting TravelRecipes

Terms and conditions:

Travel insurance is not included. Calls from a BT landline cost 5p per minute, mobile and other networks may vary. All prices are per person in UK £ based on two persons sharing a twin/double room. All tours are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offers are applicable to new direct bookings only. Terms and conditions apply, and can be obtained on request. All tours are operated by and your resulting contract will be with Treyn holidays, a company wholly independent of Travel Recipes Limited.

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