Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

Your Holiday Itinerary 2015

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.

2015 Departure Dates & Prices - 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

April 13

£599
£558

July 27

£689
£641

May 11

£649
£604

August 10

£659
£613

June 15, 22

£659
£613

September 14

£659
£613

July 13

£659
£613

October 11

£599
£558

Travel Insurance £35.95 Single room supplement from £70 All prices shown are per person

Flexible Joining Options

Another good reason to book with Diamond Rail is that they are able to offer flexible travel options to help you start your rail holiday in the best possible way and one that is the most convenient for you.

Choose from the following:

Travel from a station near you

On many of their holidays you can enjoy the benefits of travelling from a train station near you and arrive at London St Pancras International relaxed and ready for your onward adventure. A small supplement will apply –  for further information contact Diamond Rail's Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Please note: Local rail departures are on request and subject to availability and your Tour Manager will meet you at London St Pancras International Station. Where available local rail tickets will be booked for collection at the self service ticket machine. 

Join at London St Pancras International

London hotel accommodation

Diamond Rail can book hotel accommodation for you close to St Pancras International so you can add an extra day, or more, to your holiday. Why not arrive in London a day early and explore this fascinating capital city, or end your holiday with a relaxing evening in a fine restaurant. Accommodation is on a request basis – simply call and speak to one of their Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help you.

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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 tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Diamond Rail Holidays 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

  • Return Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Brussels
  • Five nights’ half board accommodation in Remagen
  • Rail journeys as detailed
  • Services of our Tour Manager

Plus the following excursions:

  • Visits to the Ahr Valley, Rüdesheim and Cologne
  • Trip on the Vulkan Express

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.

Provisional Train Times

Outward journey

Departs St Pancras 08.57 - Arrives Remagen 16.49

Return journey

Departs Remagen 11.08 - Arrives St Pancras 17.03

There's so much to gain when you travel by train ...

Easy, hassle-free boarding

Check-in is a really straight forward process, so you don’t have to arrive at the train station hours in advance and lose time and patience in long queues.

Sit back and relax

On a train you have the space to relax, along with the freedom to move around. Chat with friendly locals and fellow travellers, lose yourself in a good book or just watch the world go by from your window.

Arrive in the heart of your destination

Most cities have a railway station right in the centre, so all the attractions, shops and restaurants are within easy reach as soon as you get there.

Sightseeing galore

You can really make the most of the places we visit with our expertly planned excursions, many of which are included.

Something for everyone

A holiday by rail appeals to single travellers as well as couples, because it gives you the security of being part of a group along with the flexibility of exploring at leisure.

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