Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

Dates & Prices 2014 Departures - Tour Code RERHV06

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April 7

£569
£530

July 14, 21

£629
£585

May 12

£599
£558

August 25

£629
£585

June 9, 23

£629
£585

September 15

£549
£511

Travel Insurance £31.95 Single room supplement £70 All prices shown are per person

Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1: London – Remagen

We journey from London St Pancras to Brussels by Eurostar, where we join the high speed rail connection to Cologne. From here we take a local train along the Rhine to Remagen and check into our hotel, our base for the next five nights.

 DAY 2: Ahr Valley 

We travel by train along the Ahr Valley, an area of broad plateaux and narrow gorges where picturesque half-timbered towns nestle into the landscape and castles crown hill summits. This is the most northerly of Germany’s wine-producing regions that is mostly dedicated to the production of red wines. Seldom is this wine exported so our special excursion to Bad Neuenahr- Ahrweiler will give us the opportunity to sample some and purchase a souvenir bottle or two as well as enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. 

DAY 3: Cologne

Our rail journey today takes us to Cologne, a city dominated by the magnificent Gothic Cathedral. A climb up to the south tower to the viewing platform rewards you with extensive views across the city and the Rhine. The architecture is striking, from Romanesque churches, simple post-war and classic modern buildings and many historic monuments. A walk into the medieval Old City reveals the lively old Market square and historic Town Hall, the oldest in Germany. Cologne also offers excellent shopping and is of course most famous for its Eau de Cologne legacy. We travel to Bonn by train for a short stay and then travel by boat to Remagen, enjoying a scenic boat journey along the Rhine.

DAY 4: Vulkan Express

We enjoy a nostalgic ride on the Vulkan Express, a privately owned narrow-gauge train. The journey through one of the most scenic valleys of the Rhine, takes one and a half hours, passing castles, crossing viaducts and going through a tunnel as we ascend to the Eifel Mountains and the village of Engeln.

DAY 5: Rüdesheim

Today we travel through the Rhine Gorge by train, passing the legendary Lorelei Rock to reach the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim. The Drosselgasse is the hub, lined with taverns serving the Rheingau region’s finest Riesling wines. The Niederwald monument which depicts the mythical figure of Germania can be reached by cable car, where spectacular views of the Rhine Valley and castles can be enjoyed. The ruins of Ehrenfels Castle is another idyllic location, surrounded by vineyards above the Rhine Gorge.

DAY 6: Remagen – London

We depart our hotel in the morning and travel by train along the Rhine to Cologne. From here we take the high speed train to Brussels where the Eurostar connection return us to London St Pancras

 

Please note: the itinerary and order of excursions are subject to change.

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Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

6 Days By Rail - 7% Discount

Prices from only £511

The Rhine Valley is the epitome of a romantic landscape, a place so easy to fall in love with. Steep valley hillsides rise from the waters of the Rhine, clad with vineyards and fairytale castles which balance imperiously on mountain summits. Quintessential towns and villages extend a warm welcome, tempting us to pause and sample their delicious harvests of local wines. From trains and boats to horse drawn carriages, you can experience this region from various angles and relish in the beauty of the Rhine Valley. Travel 55 offer 7% discount on all Diamond Rail Holidays. To book call direct and quote the Travel 55 discount code.

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Your holiday includes

  • Return Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels 
  • Five nights’ half board accommodation
  • Rail journeys as detailed 
  • Visits to the Ahr Valley, Rüdesheim & Cologne
  • Trip on the Vulkan Express
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Your accommodation

Hotel Pinger, Remagen

This 3 star establishment is owned by the Pinger family, who have been running hotels in the area since 1938. It is conveniently located close to the railway station and the town centre, and offers comfortable rooms all of which are fitted with en-suite facilities and have colour TVs and telephones. Public areas include a restaurant, coffee shop, bar with seating area outside for relaxing, sauna and plunge pool. The hotel also has a lift.

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