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Admire the famous river and the incredible scenery

Discover the many treasures of the Rhine Valley, from its attractive wine towns to its favourite heritage railways, on this magnificent tour. We enjoy all inclusive meals and selected drinks with dinner.

Highlights
  • Remagen and the Peace Museum
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Boppard
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Visit to Rüdesheim
  • Koblenz
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    6 Packed Lunches
  • Rhine Cruise Excursion

Rhine Valley All Inclusive 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar
Eurostar

London to Remagen

After meeting your group and Tour Manager at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras International, board the Eurostar to Brussels. On arrival change trains and continue via Cologne to Remagen, a charming town on the banks of the Rhine. Here you will spend the next seven nights at the 3* Hotel Pinger. The delightful Hotel Pinger has been family-run since it was converted to a hotel in 1938. Tonight enjoy dinner together with your group, and from now until your departure finishes all of your meals are provided by the hotel.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Ludendorff Bridge
Ludendorff Bridge

Remagen and the Peace Museum

Today is spent in Remagen with a visit to the Peace Museum at the famous bridge in the town, strategically taken by US Forces in 1945. The Remagen bridge was the last remaining intact bridge, despite German attempts to destroy it. Its interesting place in history even inspired a 1969 film, titled 'The Bridge at Remagen.' The museum, house in the bridge's towers, was opened in 1980,and tells the story of both the bridge's history and that of the nearby US prisoner of war camp known as the Golden Mile.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Rudesheim
Rudesheim

Rudesheim

Today you visit the popular wine town of Rüdesheim, by rail along the Rhine. Free time here allows you to explore its quaint streets, such as the Drosselgasse, and its wine taverns. Half-timbered medieval houses, narrow streets and old inns give Rüdesheim the flavour of the Middle Ages. After sampling some of the town's local produce, you may wish to see the 9th-century Brömserburg, the oldest castle on the Rhine, or Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, with one of the largest collections of selfplaying instruments. Another option is a visit to the historic Klunkhardshof, a two-storey half-timbered building dating back to the early 16th century, situated in the town centre. Rüdesheim also offers a cable car ride, which takes you on a scenic journey up over the vineyards for terrific views of the region. Enjoy your final dinner in the hotel tonight.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 The Vulkan Express
The Vulkan Express

The Vulkan Express

Today's excursion takes you by boat to Brohl, where you will join the Brohltal Railway - known as the 'Vulkan Express'. Opened in 1901, the 11 mile (18 kilometre) journey takes one and a half hours as the locomotives reach a speed of 12mph. The line runs along one of the Rhine's most scenic valleys, and through some truly incredible scenery as it makes its way up through the Eifel range to Engeln. During the journey, take in fairytale castles and see many of the dramatic rock formations created by volcanic activity. You will then arrive in pretty Engeln, having climbed around 1,310 feet. After free time to explore make the return trip to Brohl, continuing on to Remagen where you enjoy dinner.

Enjoy a free day in Remagen on Day 5, or perhaps venture further afield. Nearby Cologne with its stunning cathedral, one of the largest Gothic structures ever built, is well worth a visit. It was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996 and today you can see the relics of the Three Magi and climb the south tower for a spectacular view of the city and the Rhine. Cologne's attractive Old Town is also a delight to explore.

Alternatively, you could take a trip to Bonn, a cosmopolitan city with over 2,000 years of history. As Beethoven's proud home town, Bonn boasts around 30 museums for you to explore, offering architecture, culture and history, delivered with typical Rhineland hospitality.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7 Boppard
Boppard

Boppard

This morning take the train to Boppard. Once a Roman fort, Boppard has earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its history and outstanding natural beauty. Take in the handsome architecture of local landmarks, including the Alte Burg and the towering St Severus's Church, as you enjoy the views of this beautiful part of the Rhineland.

After some free time in Boppard, we continue by rail into Koblenz, the historic gateway to the terraced vineyards and ruined castles of the Rhine. After time in this fascinating city, we return to Remagen, where you take dinner in the hotel. Enjoy another free day on Day 7 to continue your explorations of this region.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Eurostar
Eurostar

Return to London

After breakfast this morning, take the train firstly to Cologne, where you change for the service to Brussels. From here join the Eurostar travelling directly to St Pancras International in London, where your holiday concludes.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast, 6 packed lunches and 7 dinners
  • House wine and beer with dinner each night
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Visit to Remagen's Peace Museum
  • Rhine cruise from Remagen
  • Trips to Koblenz & Rüdesheim

 

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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