4-Star 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.

7 days from £699pp

Single Room Supplement from £159pp

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Your Tour Includes

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


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

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

Included Highlights

  • Cologne

After a morning at leisure, 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. We travel on the Winzerexpress road train to the cellars of Adolf Störzel where there will be the chance to sample some of the local produce.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Rüdesheim
  • Wine Tasting

Enjoy a full day exploring some of the most famous destinations in the Rhine Valley. We visit 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

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

  • Moselle Valley
    • 2024: TBC

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

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

Included Highlights

  • Valkenburg

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (7 days).


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

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.

Location: Niederwald Strasse 18-23, , 68385 Assmannshausen,

Hotel Facilities

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  • English Speaking Staff
  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Train / Tram Nearby
  • Laundry Service
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £159

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