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Explore the Rhine Valley by train, boat & railway

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2020 Tour code: 20RES

About the tour

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

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - 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
Remagen
Day 2 - 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
Königswinter
Day 3 - 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
Ahr Valley
Day 4 - 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
Rhine Gorge
Day 5 - 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
Eurostar

Additional information

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.

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

Hotel Pinger, Remagen

Hotel Pinger, Remagen

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Drachenfelsbahn
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Reviews

95% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Anonymous

Submitted 30/04/2019

Very enjoyable, good pace, good weather.

Mrs B Alexander

Submitted 26/11/2018

Comfortable travel,excellent accommodation &food&also good included excursions

Mr N Brooks

Submitted 26/11/2018

Very nice hotel, pleasant journey out and back and interesting excursions. An excellent short break overall;;

Mr P Hodson

Submitted 20/11/2018

Helpful Tour Manager ; pleasant hotel well situated for exploring the area . perhaps we felt slightly disappointed that the tourist season had to all intents and purposes closed down at the end of the previous week ; also Rhine Water levels were such that some excursions had to be curtailed ; Not much the tour company could do about it, but some pre warning might have minimised a slight sense of disappointment.

Mr H Smith

Submitted 19/11/2018

Lovely holiday, well organised, good value

Mr D Hammond

Submitted 19/11/2018

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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