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Fairy-tale Rhine and Moselle Valley

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Overview

3 Included Excursions
  • Take in the stunning scenery around the romantic Rhine Gorge and Moselle Valley
  • Relax as we take a cruise along the Moselle
  • Visit the beautiful riverside city of Heidelberg
  • Explore popular Rudesheim from our central hotel

Join us as we explore the beautiful Rhine Gorge, now a designated World Heritage Site, and the magical Moselle Valley. This stunning area is filled with history and legend, where the castles and vineyards create a fairy-tale atmosphere.

Staying at our welcoming family-run hotel at the centre of Rudesheim, there will also be chance to explore this popular riverside town at your leisure.

Added Value
Enjoy a traditional Rudesheimer coffee on one evening.

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One - UK to Belgium
Across to Calais, then on to Belgium, where we stay overnight tonight.

Days Two to Six - Rudesheim
On our way over to Rudesheim, we journey on the Hunsruck Railway, before continuing to our hotel for five nights. Enjoy our programme of excursions in this beautiful region of Germany, as well as the opportunity to join additional optional excursions. Staying at the centre of town, you can also explore popular Rudesheim at your leisure. (B,D)

Day Seven - Rudesheim to France
We leave Rudesheim and make our way to France for our final overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Eight - France to UK
Return to Calais, across to the UK and continue home. (B)

B,D : Breakfast, dinner

Extras included on this holiday

Rudesheimer coffee

Enjoy a traditional Rudesheimer coffee on one evening.

Hotel Rudesheimer Hof

This quaint, family-run hotel, built in 1792, is passionately run by Sissi and Wilhelm Haymach. Enjoying a central location, the hotel is perfectly situated to explore historical Rudesheim and the stunning surrounding area.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En route: Scenic railway and villages

Sit back and relax as we enjoy a wonderful trip, travelling on the scheduled train service of the Hunsruck Railway.

Take in the stunning scenery as we journey on our way to reach the pretty town of Boppard, before continuing on to call at the charming medieval village of Bacharach. A wonderful day seeing the traditional pictureque towns in this lovely part of Germany.

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Full Day: Heidelberg

Enjoy the picture-postcard townscapes as we travel today to visit the beautiful city of Heidelberg, set on the river Neckar at the point where it leaves its steep valley to join the Rhine.

Take a walk in the historic baroque style old town, or why not take the short funicular trip up to see the majestic castle, which offers great views down to the city below. Alternatively, you can cross the charming Old Bridge over the river, which gives you a wonderful view of the castle perched on the hill.

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Full Day: Rhine and Moselle Valley

Today we enjoy a wonderfully scenic journey exploring the beautiful Rhine and Moselle Valleys. This part of Germany is a popular holiday destination, with its lovely riverscapes, quaint towns and historic buildings.

We’ll call at the charming town of Cochem, overlooked by the majestic Reichsberg Castle and with a beautiful historic centre to explore. Then you can relax as we enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Moselle River.

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Optional Excursions

En Route: Rhine Gorge Cruise

Join us for a cruise along the remarkable Rhine, soak up the splendid views and scenery this river is so famous for, in one of Germany's most popular holiday regions.

Relax as the riverscapes pass by, with quaint villages and historic buildings, as well as seeing the other ships sailing along this popular waterway.

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Guided tour of Heidelberg

Join us for a wonderful guided tour of this magnificent destination, taking in Heidelberg’s many attractions to ensure we don’t miss a thing. Our guide will tell us more about the city's landmarks and history.

Surrounded by forest, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its beautiful baroque old town, charming riverside setting and half-ruined hilltop castle.

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Lorelei Rock, Whisper Valley and Rudesheim

On our scenic trip today we’ll see the legendary Lorelei Rock, steeped in myth and legend. Admire this famous landmark and take in the spectacular views of the Rhine as we travel along the beautiful Whisper Valley, before taking in charming Rudesheim. One of Germany’s oldest towns, Rudesheim offers plenty to discover, including the bustling Drosselgasse Street, where we’ll find an assortment of shops and boutiques. 

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Rhine and Lahn Valley by train

If you want to venture out today, why not take our optional trip to discover the Rhine and Lahn Valley, boarding a train service from Rudesheim to take in the beautiful scenery of this area. Sit back, relax and enjoy the passing views.

During our day out, we discover the historic town of Koblenz, set at the confluence of the Rine and Moselle rivers, and also call at pretty Limburg an der Lahn, home to impressive half-timbered buildings. 

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