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Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

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Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

6 Days By Rail - 7% Discount

Prices from only £558

Travel through a magical landscape of towering hilltops, ancient castles, enchanting forests and old world towns, which are all infused with history and legends, and bound together by the mighty Rhine River. Diamond Rail's relaxing holiday is a wonderful way to see this famous river valley as we step aboard the Vulkan Express – a delightfully preserved railway that whisks you up the Eifel Mountains, ride in a horse-drawn carriage in the beautiful Ahr Valley, take a scenic boat trip along the Rhine and discover the highlights of the magnificent city of Cologne and the pretty wine town of Rüdesheim – all of which is enjoyed from our riverside base with rail travel throughout.

This delightful Rhine Valley rail tour comes with a 7% discount. To book call Diamond Rail direct on 0844 544 3808 and quote Travel 55 Ref: TE plus the tour code.

Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley
Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - London – Remagen

We journey from London 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 in to our hotel, our base for the next five nights.

Day 2 - Cologne

Our rail journey today takes us to Cologne, a city dominated by its magnificent gothic cathedral. A climb up 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 by rail for a short stay in Bonn, before enjoying a scenic boat trip along the Rhine which takes us to Königswinter. From here we take a journey on a small train up the Drachenfels (Dragon Rock). This is the most famous of the seven Siebengebirge mountains and, according to legend, is where Siegfried slew the dragon who lived in a cave on the mountain. Although you aren’t likely to spot any dragons on your train ride, the scenery is striking. After a delightful return journey, we take a train and a ferry across the Rhine and return to our hotel.

Day 3 - Ahr Valley

We travel by train along the Ahr Valley, an area of broad plateaux and narrow gorges where picturesque half-timbered towns nestle in 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 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 retrace our route to Brussels, where we join Eurostar for the return to London.

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Tour Code RERHV06

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Tour Code RERHV06

Diamond Rail Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Diamond Rail Reservations on 0844 544 3808 and Quote Travel 55 Ref: TE

3 April

£599
£558

7 August

£659
£613

8 May

£649
£604

11 September

£659
£613

5, 19 June

£659
£613

9 October

£599
£558

10 July

£689
£641

 

All prices are per person. Single Room Supplement from £70.00. Travel Insurance  £35.95.

Provisional train times:

Outward journey - Departs St Pancras 08.55 Arrives Remagen 11.08

Return journey - Departs Remagen 11.08 Arrives St Pancras 17.03

All holidays subject to Diamond Rail Holidays Terms and Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Optional luggage concierge service

Optional luggage concierge service

Diamond Rail can now offer you this optional luggage collection/return service so that you can enjoy the best possible travel experience.

This means you can now have your luggage collected from your home address and delivered to your first hotel, where it will be ready for your arrival; and on the final day of your holiday, it will be collected and returned to your home address just a few days later. What’s more, your luggage is fully insured throughout the whole duration of your holiday.

Destinations and prices -

UK - 1 case return £85 : 2 cases return £115 : Scottish Highlands - 1 case return £112 : 2 cases return £142 : European Union* - 1 case return £135 : 2 cases return £230 : Switzerland  - 1 case return £160 : 2 cases return £260

*Excluding Switzerland.

Please note: Terms and conditions apply. Cases should not exceed 20 kilograms . If your holiday includes more than one hotel, your case(s) will be delivered to the first hotel and picked up from the last hotel – you are responsible for handling your case(s) in between.

Diamond Rail

Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

6 Days By Rail - 7% Discount

Prices from only £558

Travel through a magical landscape of towering hilltops, ancient castles, enchanting forests and old world towns, which are all infused with history and legends, and bound together by the mighty Rhine River. Diamond Rail's relaxing holiday is a wonderful way to see this famous river valley as we step aboard the Vulkan Express – a delightfully preserved railway that whisks you up the Eifel Mountains, ride in a horse-drawn carriage in the beautiful Ahr Valley, take a scenic boat trip along the Rhine and discover the highlights of the magnificent city of Cologne and the pretty wine town of Rüdesheim – all of which is enjoyed from our riverside base with rail travel throughout.

This delightful Rhine Valley rail tour comes with a 7% discount. To book call Diamond Rail direct on 0844 544 3808 and quote Travel 55 Ref: TE plus the tour code.

Travel 55 in association with Diamond Rail Holidays. To book, call Diamond direct on 0844 544 3808 and quote Ref: TE to receive the 7% discount saving.

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What's included

What's included

  • Return Eurostar from London to Brussels
  • Return rail from Brussels to Cologne and connecting rail journey to Remagen
  • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Remagen
  • Services of our Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Visits to Cologne, the Ahr valley and Rüdesheim
  • Boat trip along the Rhine
  • Journey on the Dragon Rock Railway
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride in the Ahr valley
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
Your hotel

Your hotel

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.

Getting to London St Pancras

Getting to London St Pancras

Another good reason to book with Diamond Rail is that they make it easy for you to get to London St Pancras with the following options

Choose from the following:

Travel from a station near you - save up to 62% on travel from your local station

Choose from 197 railway stations across the UK and travel by rail to St Pancras. This is a great way to start your holiday and ensures you arrive in London relaxed and ready for the onward adventure. You can save up to 62% off UK journeys and it’s the same great price whichever day you travel, whether it’s at peak or off-peak times. Seat reservations can be requested. Call for information about travel from your local station.

Stay overnight in London

To really make the most of your holiday, you can travel to London the day before your holiday and stay in a hotel close to St Pancras for just £99 per room. This way you get to enjoy a leisurely morning with a hearty breakfast included before heading to St Pancras to join Eurostar. You can also stay in London on the return leg of your journey.

Rail travel has revolutionised holidays – you don’t have to endure traffic jams and endless queues; you don’t have to adhere to a strict luggage allowance; you’re not stung by hidden charges that can quickly add up; and you’re not strapped in the same seat for hours on end. Rail travel has never been more comfortable or convenient.

 

Eurostar upgrade

Eurostar upgrade

Diamond Rail include Standard Class travel on all their holidays by Eurostar, however if you would like that little bit extra, why not upgrade your ticket to Standard Premier Class for just £75 per journey (£150 return) and enjoy:

  • Dedicated coaches with spacious seats and power sockets
  • A light meal with hot and cold drinks served at your seat
  • Complimentary magazines

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