European Tours 2024

5 Day Tour - Railways Of The Rhine

4* HOTEL – EBERTOR BOPPARD

Departs: Mon 13th May 2024 , Price: £710 , Single Supplement: £169

The Rhine
The Rhine

Included in cost: P&O CROSSING DOVER TO CALAIS, BED AND BREAKFAST, DINNER, WELCOME GLASS OF WINE ON ARRIVAL, STANDARD ROOMS HAVE WALK IN SHOWERS, 2 TRAIN RIDES AND 1 CIRCULAR CRUISE, FREE TIME IN KOBLENZ.

Itinerary

Day 1:
We arrive at the hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2: River Rhine Cruise & Drachenfelsbahn
Today we spend some free time in Boppard before a one-way river cruise upstream through the northern section of the UNESCO protected Upper Middle Rhine Valley, to Oberlahnstein, where we continue by coach to Königswinter, a historic Rhine Valley town located at the foot of the Siebengebirge Hills. Here we join the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany’s oldest cog railway for a return journey, covering a height difference of 220 metres. At the top we see the ruined medieval Drachenfels (‘dragon’s cliff’) Castle with great views across the River Rhine. After our time in Königswinter, we return to our hotel by coach.

Day 3: Cochem & Moselle Cruise
This morning we head to the Moselle Valley and the riverside town of Cochem. We embark on a circular cruise along the Moselle River enjoying views of the 11th century Gothic masterpiece Reichsburg Castle and the surrounding vineyards. After our cruise, we spend the rest of the day in Cochem at leisure, giving us time to explore the old Town.

Day 4: Vulkan Express & Koblenz
Today we travel to Brohl for a journey on the Vulkan Express, a unique narrow gauge railway. The line meanders up through the Brohl Valley into the Eifel Hills, with its dramatic rock formations from volcanic activity. The 11 mile journey which opened in 1901 takes 90 minutes as the locomotives reach a speed of 20 kilometres, climbing around 1,310 ft!

This afternoon we continue to Koblenz for some free time. Situated where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, options here include the cable car over the Rhine to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, Alternatively, the historic Old Town of Koblenz has plenty to offer.

Day 5:
After breakfast, we begin our journey home.

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Hythe & Waterside Coaches Ltd
1a The High Street
Hythe
Southampton
SO45 6AG.

Tel: 02380 844 788
Email: enquiries@watersidetours.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday09.00 - 16.30
Tuesday09.00 - 16.30
Wednesday09.00 - 13.00
Thursday09.00 - 16.30
Friday09.00 - 16.30
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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