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Discover the seasonal scenery along some of Germany’s wonderful valleys and waterways, take in the historic architecture and buildings at the charming towns along our way, as well as enjoying a great value inclusive drinks package at the Hotel Lindenhof.
After an overnight stay in Belgium, we continue across into Germany, staying at the Hotel Lindenhof in Osterspai for six nights. From here we’ll explore the surrounding scenic area on our included and optional excursion programme.
Relax and take in the views as we call at the charming riverside towns of Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues located along the Moselle Valley, where you can see the majestic Reichsburg Castle and admire the traditional half-timbered buildings.
We’ll follow the River Rhine to visit the popular town of Rudesheim, famous for its wine, particularly the Riesling variety. Take a stroll along the bustling Drosselgasse pedestrianised street and try one of the local wines or warm up with a traditional Rudesheim coffee, made with the local Asbach brandy.
Take in the seasonal countryside views around the Ahr Valley as we enjoy another excursion, also visiting Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, made up of the spa town of Bad Neuenahr and the picturesque old town of Ahrweiler, with its charming medieval streets.
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Day One – UK to Belgium
On day one of our holiday, we’ll travel from the UK to Belgium, via Calais, and will stay at a comfortable hotel overnight.
Day Two - Belgium to Osterspai
In the morning, we’ll journey onwards into Germany, calling at the historic city of Aachen, before continuing to our hotel in Osterspai for six nights. (B,D)
Day Three – Moselle Valley
Today we’ll call at the pretty towns of Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues, located on the River Moselle. (B,D)
Day Four - Osterspai
Relax in our resort today, venture out or join our optional excursion to pretty Limburg an der Lahn. (B,D)
Day Five – Ahr Valley
Sit back on our coach as we journey through the Ahr Valley, calling at Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. (B,D)
Day Six - Osterspai
Today is a day at your leisure, or you may choose to join our optional trip to Koblenz. (B,D)
Day Seven – Rudesheim
Driving along the River Rhine, we’ll visit the popular town of Rudesheim for chance to explore. (B,D)
Day Eight – Osterspai to Belgium
We leave Germany behind today and continue to our overnight hotel in Belgium. (B,D)
Day Nine - Belgium to UK
We’ll travel back to the UK today, via Calais, and will then continue home. (B)
A warm local welcome is extended to guests at the traditional family-runHotel Lindenhof, set in the quaint town of Osterspai directly overlooking the River Rhine.
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Moselle Valley And Cochem
Enjoy a full day included excursion exploring the Moselle Valley. Admire the beautiful scenery as we drive through the region to the town of Cochem. The old quarter of Cochem is dominated by the late-Gothic imperial castle and is dotted with medieval squares and timber framed houses to make this village an architectural gem.
We’ll follow the River Rhine to visit the popular town of Rudesheim, famous for its wine, particularly the Riesling variety. Take a stroll along the bustling Drosselgasse pedestrianised street and try one of the local wines or warm up with a traditional Rudesheim coffee, made with the regional Asbach brandy.
Today we explore this beautiful region, known as the ‘wildest daughter of the Rhine’. The origins of this name are obvious when you look at the spectacular scenery, as the Ahr River meanders its way through the picturesque valleys, with breath-taking rock formations, idyllic castles, ruins and terraced vineyards rolling down the hillsides.
We visit the charming town of Ahrweiler, the ‘metropolis of red wine’. The town is surrounded by medieval town walls, and many of the buildings are original, giving it a truly medieval atmosphere. We continue our journey back to the ship, passing through pretty little villages along the way.
Set at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, overlooked by the majestic Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz is known as the ‘Deutsches Eck’ which translates as the German Corner. Enjoy a walk through the narrow lanes and delightful squares and admire the city’s historic buildings.
Limburg an der Lahn
Join our optional excursion to visit pretty Limburg an der Lahn, a well-preserved historic town, renowned for its timber-framed architecture. Look out for the striking, painted cathedral and the old house of seven sins, where carvings represent the sins. Enjoy a stroll alongside the River Lahn and see the 14th century bridge with its fortified tower.