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Alluring Rhine Valley

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(Tour code: 18RES)

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 ancient castles as you cruise along the river.

Highlights
  • Remagen
  • The Ahr Valley
  • Königswinter
  • Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn cog railway
  • Ahrweiler
  • 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 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Remagen
Remagen

London to Remagen

Meet at Rail Discoveries' Departure Office in St Pancras International, then join the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing on to Cologne on the high-speed 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 will spend the next four nights at the Hotel Pinger. Remagen is a popular town in the Rhineland region, an hour from Cologne. The town is famous for its iconic and inspiring Apollinariskirche, a wonderful church building with tall spires reaching into the sky.

Equally famous is the town associated with World War II and the Battle of Remagen, where in which, Allied American forces attempted to capture Ludendorff Bridge during the closing months of the war. The railroad bridge was one of the only remaining bridges across the Rhine to remain intact, as German forces failed to demolish it in time as they retreated towards central Germany and the capital of Berlin.

Please Note: For departure 18RES01 you will travel from Brussels to Koln before heading to Remagen.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Rhine Gorge
Rhine Gorge

Rhine Gorge Cruise

Your excursion today is 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, as you travel to Rüdesheim where you enjoy free time.

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

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 feel.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Königswinter
Königswinter

Königswinter and Linz

This morning you 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 outcrop known as 'Dragon's Cliff', Drachenfels earned its name from the legend of 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 from the bottom of the valley, up to 722 feet, in just one mile of track. Later enjoy a cruise back to Remagen, stopping in the town of Linz where you have 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 St Pancras International in London where your journey ends.

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

Not Included

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

 

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