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Rhine Valley Explorer

7 days - from only £649pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Rhine Valley Explorer

With fairy tale castles, rolling vineyards and picturesque villages, it’s easy to see why the Rhine Valley is one of Germany’s most popular destinations! Discover the region's most charming towns and villages on this 7-day tour, including Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Boppard, and enjoy tastings of some of the finest wine the region has to offer. You'll also have time to explore mighty Cologne and pretty Valkenburg, with the opportunity to also visit picturesque Cochem in the Moselle Valley.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium or northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Cologne

    We continue to our base in the Rhine Valley, stopping off in Cologne for some free time. With its 19th-century towers, Cologne's impressive Gothic cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Germany's most-visited attraction. Wander through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and admire the medieval churches, or explore the post-modern quarter on the banks of the River Rhine.

    We later reach Assmannshausen, our base for the next four nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cologne

    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 3: Rüdesheim and Wine Tasting

    This morning we make the short journey to Rüdesheim, a picturesque village perched on the River Rhine. Known for its vineyards and chocolate-box architecture, be sure to wander the Drosselgasse in the heart of the Old Town, which is home to many popular cafés and restaurants.

    The Rhine Valley is famous for producing some wonderful wines and we enjoy a tasting this afternoon before returning to our hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Rüdesheim

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    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim
    • Wine Tasting
  • Day 4: Rhine Valley

    Enjoy a full day exploring some of the most famous destinations in the Rhine Valley. We start in Koblenz which is known for being the confluence of both the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, and boasts pretty squares, historic churches and half-timbered buildings.

    We will also visit Boppard with its quaint old towns and charming shops, and St. Goar which is renowned for the largest free-hanging cuckoo clock in the world.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Boppard
    • Koblenz
    • St. Goar
  • Day 5: Moselle Valley

    Enjoy a free day today to explore more of the Rhine Valley at your leisure. Wander around our resort of Assmannshausen or utilise the river cruise boats to discover more pretty villages along the shore.

    Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the Moselle Valley, enjoying a scenic drive to the town of Cochem, perched high in the vine-clad slops. The picture-postcard Old Town boasts beautiful architecture, and the town is overlooked by the fairy tale Reichsburg Castle.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Moselle Valley
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    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Valkenburg

    We leave the Rhine Valley this morning and start our journey back to Belgium for an overnight stay. On the way, we will stop in the pretty Dutch town of Valkenburg where there will be some free time to explore. The town is renowned for its castle as well as the Roman caves and tunnels that run underground.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Valkenburg

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    Included Highlights

    • Valkenburg
  • Day 7:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (7 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Alte Bauernschanke Hotel in Assmannshausen.

Overnight hotels will be in city-style hotels.

  • Alte Bauernschanke

    Situated in the heart of charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley, the Alte Bauernschänke is located only a short stroll from the Rhine Promenade.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours
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