Little Railways of the Rhine 2019

Our exciting new packaged itinerary features journeys on some of the most charming little railways of the Rhine as well as relaxing cruises along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, all of which offer panoramic views and spectacular scenery - jump on board, relax and watch the beautiful scenery gently pass you by...
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 River Rhine Cruise & Drachenfelsbahn
Today we spend some free time in Boppard before hopping on board for a one-way river cruise from Boppard, upstream through the northern section of the UNESCO protected Upper Middle Rhine Valley, to Oberlahnstein, from 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. From the Valley Station to the summit we cover a height difference of 220m and 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
Today we head to the Moselle Valley and the pretty riverside town of Cochem from where we embark on a round-trip cruise along the Moselle River, enjoying views of 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, made up of quaint squares, winding alleys, half-timbered buildings and imposing town gates, watched over by its magnificent 11th century Reichsburg Castle, a Gothic masterpiece which is perched on a rocky outcrop from where there are fantastic views.

Day 4 Vulkan Express & Mayschoss Wine Tasting
Today we travel to Brohl for a one-way journey on the Vulkan Express, a unique narrow gauge railway. The line meanders up through the Brohl Valley into the Eifel Hills, where dramatic rock formations were created during a period of volcanic activity. Opened in 1901, the 11 mile journey takes one and a half hours as the locomotives reach a speed of 20km, climbing around 1,310 ft! We continue by coach from Engeln to the Ahr Valley, one of Germany’s most famous wine growing regions where we visit the charming town of Mayschoss and enjoy wine tasting in one of the town’s traditional wine cellars.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

Bellevue Rheinhotel

Boppard
AAAA Collection Hotel Traditional Hotel
This elegant, 4 star 'superior' hotel is beautifully decorated in a 'Belle Epoque' style and is situated on the main riverside promenade, only a stone's throw from the centre of the town. The 93 bedrooms are bright and elegant and each is equipped with TV and hairdryer. During their stay, guests can relax in the hotel's bar or admire the stunning view of the river through the windows of the wood-panelled restaurant. The hotel also has a sauna, steam bath and 'Romanesque' styled indoor swimming pool. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Ebertor Hotel

Boppard, Rhine Valley
AAA+ Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
With an enviable location on the west bank of the Rhine, this 3 star hotel has welcomed groups to Boppard for many years. The hotel has 66 bedrooms, with the majority of these being located in a modern extension attached to the main building. Each bedroom is simply decorated with modern facilities including TV and hairdryer. The hotel has a restaurant as well as a lounge area, outdoor terrace overlooking the river and a sauna and spa bath. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Rheinhotel Wagner

Kamp-Bornhofen, Rhine Valley
AAA Value Hotel
This traditional hotel is spread across 5 adjoining buildings located in the centre of Kamp-Bornhofen, just a 3 minute walk from the River Rhine. All 55 bright and airy bedrooms are traditionally furnished and equipped with TV and hairdryer. The hotel offers three different restaurants, all of which are traditionally decorated with wooden features. There is also a garden terrace, spa bath and 2 saunas. • Lift • Bar • Restaurants • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

Bellevue Rheinhotel

Boppard, Rhine Valley
4 Nights Half Board
May - Oct 2019 Twin from £409pp
Single Supplement from £42
Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome glass of wine
• Choice of main & tea/coffee after dinner
• Regional dinner on 1 night (set menu)
• Boppard Guest Card

OR

Ebertor Hotel

Boppard, Rhine Valley
4 Nights Half Board
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £324pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £54
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome glass of wine
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Regional dinner on 1 night (set menu)
• Guided walk of the town on 1 morning
• Tea/coffee with cake on 1 afternoon

OR

Rheinhotel Wagner

Kamp-Bornhofen, Rhine Valley
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £209pp
May - Sept 2019 Twin from £217pp
Single Supplement from £25
Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome glass of schnapps
• 3 course set menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• BBQ on 1 night
• Free bar on selected drinks each night 20.00 - 21.00 hrs
• Wine tasting on 1 night
• Music player on 2 nights

Inclusions for all hotels
• One way river cruise Boppard - Oberlahnstein
• Drachenfelsbahn return rail journey Drachenfels station - summit
• 1 hour return Moselle cruise from Cochem
• One way journey Vulkan Express Brohl - Engeln
• Wine tasting in Mayschoss
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Prices starting from...

£209 for 5 days

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Features of this tour


  • One way river cruise Boppard - Oberlahnstein

  • Drachenfelsbahn return rail journey Drachenfels station - summit

  • 1 hour return Moselle cruise from Cochem

  • One way journey Vulkan Express Brohl - Engeln

  • Wine tasting in Mayschoss