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Delightful Rhine & Cologne Christmas Markets

4 Days from £499per
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(Tour code: 21VXM)

Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands

Discover the splendid Christmas markets of the Rhineland and indulge in some festive retail therapy in the most beautiful towns of the region.

Highlights
  • Excursion to Koblenz and its Christmas Market
  • Experience to Linz am Rhein and its Christmas Market
  • Discover Ahrweiler and its Christmas Market
  • Indulge in Cologne’s Christmas Markets
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Journey on the Kasbach Valley Railway
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • UK Tour Manager from start to finish
    Standard Class rail travel
    All rail and coach transfers

Delightful Rhine & Cologne Christmas Markets 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar
Eurostar

London to Remagen

Your tour starts at our St Pancras Departure Office before the journey to Brussels on the Eurostar. Here you continue to Cologne, and join the local service to Remagen in the picturesque Rhine Valley. After check-in at the 3* Hotel Pinger, you enjoy dinner in the hotel tonight.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Koblenz Christmas Markets
Koblenz Christmas Markets

Koblenz Christmas Markets

This morning you take the train to Koblenz, an ancient city at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. You have free time to explore this charming city, and of course, its Christmas market, with over 100 glittering, cottage-style stalls set up in the heart of the Old Town.

This afternoon, you take the train to Linz am Rhein, where you are free to explore its delightful half-timbered buildings. After time at Linz am Rhein's Christmas Market, join the Kasbach Valley Railway. Traveling in historic carriages, the railway passes through the Kasbach Valley, climbing 300 metres to the summit at Kalenborn. After time to explore, take the Kasbach Valley Railway back to Linz am Rhein.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Cologne Christmas Market
Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne’s Christmas Markets

This morning, you are free to explore Remagen before travelling to Cologne. Here, you are free to enjoy the wonderfully festive atmosphere of Christmastime in Cologne. The city is Europe's unofficial Christmas market capital, boasting 7 individual Christmas markets, each with its own unique character.

Festive chalets offer a special selection of gifts, decorations, arts, and crafts as well as traditional stalls selling sausages, waffles, wine, and beer. Perhaps make visits to the Maritime-themed market, next to the Rhine and the city's Chocolate Museum. Or explore the market in Roncalliplatz beneath the cathedral, which has the biggest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Remagen
Remagen

Remagen to London

Today you bid Remagen farewell as you return to Cologne. Continue to Brussels where you join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed 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
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • 3 dinners
  • The Christmas Markets of Koblenz, Linz am Rhein and Ahrweiler
  • Journeys on the Vulkan Express and the Kasbach Valley Railway

Not Included

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

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Luke
Helen Laverack
Helen
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