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Explore the Rhine Valley by train, boat & railway

From your base at riverside Remagen, this beautiful Rhine Valley tour introduces you to the spectacular landscapes of the Rhine Gorge. Enjoy the fantastic scenery and travel aboard the Drachenfelsbahn, the oldest cog railway in Germany.

Highlights
  • Remagen
  • The Ahr Valley
  • Königswinter
  • Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn cog railway
  • River cruise along the Rhine Gorge
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
    Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn cog railway
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Rhine Gorge Cruise

Alluring Rhine Valley 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Remagen
Remagen

London to Remagen

Meet at Rail Discoveries' Departure Office in London St Pancras, then join the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing to Cologne on the highspeed rail service. Under the spires of Cologne cathedral, transfer to a local service and travel along the banks of the Rhine to Remagen, where you spend the next 4 nights at the Hotel Pinger.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Königswinter
Königswinter

Königswinter

This morning, take a leisurely train 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 'Dragon's Cliff'. Known to locals as Drachenfels it's named after the German hero, Siegfried, who slew a dragon in one of the mountain's caves. Here you take a ride on the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany's oldest cog railway, travelling from the bottom of the valley up 722 feet, in just 1 mile of track.

Later, travel to picturesque Linz where you have free time. Linz is situated on the west bank of Rhine perfect for a couple of hours at leisure by the river. Alternatively, why not explore its colourful half-timbered houses?

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Ahr Valley
Ahr Valley

At leisure in the Ahr Valley

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful region at your own pace. You may want to join today's optional excursion on a local train along the Ahr Valley, a wine-growing region famous in Germany for its secluded, old world fee (payable locally).

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Rhine Gorge
Rhine Gorge

Cruise on the Rhine

Your excursion today takes you to nearby St Goar, where you embark on a panoramic cruise taking in the beautiful scenery of the Rhine River and venturing out as far as the famous Lorelei Rock. Arrive into Rüdesheim, where you enjoy free time.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Eurostar
Eurostar

Remagen to London

Today you leave Remagen by regional train for Cologne, where you join the high-speed service to Brussels. Here connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

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
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Remagen and Königswinter
  • Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn cog railway
  • River cruise along the Rhine Gorge

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar from £85pp each way

Not Included

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

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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