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Delightful Rhine & Cologne Christmas Markets

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Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands

4 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: 21VXM

About the tour

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


What’s included


Day 1 - 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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Koblenz Christmas Markets
Day 3 - 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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Cologne Christmas Market
Day 4 - 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.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

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.


Hotel Pinger, Remagen

Hotel Pinger, Remagen

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Mr F Rose

Submitted 12/01/2018

Arrived too late in Remagen (see comment below) also didn't need to leave as early as we did in the last day. Trip was too short. A 5th day is needed. Because of train times the 4 day trip is really only a 2 day trip. We understand some later departures are done to accommodate people coming from further afield. However on a shirt 4 day trip you need to leave as soon as possible. Also we have been on many of your company's trips and anyone we've met from further afield have always come down the day befire anyway. They don't want to dare risk train delays so prefer getting to London the day before.

Mrs V Upton-Jones

Submitted 03/01/2018

Rail Discoveries trips are always well organised and interesting.


Submitted 03/01/2018

The organisation was first class and even when there were problems with the return Eurostar journey everything was sorted out painlessly.


Submitted 27/12/2017

We visited four separate xmas markets 3 of them were very poor . The only excellent market was at Arwyler. Hotel Pinger was excellent as per normal.


Submitted 20/12/2017

We feel we went a week too early as some of the markets didn’t appear to be fully finctioning

Delightful Rhine & Cologne Christmas Markets

Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands


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