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The Enchanting Rhine & Moselle Valley

The Enchanting Rhine & Moselle Valley

Join us on this wonderful tour which discovers the Rhine region with journeys on some of the most charming railways of the Rhine as well as relaxing river cruises through the spectacular scenery of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys.

The majestic river valleys of the Rhine and Moselle represent some of the best-known regions in Germany where the outstandingly beautiful landscapes are magical with fairytale castles, quaint half-timbered houses, enchanting forests and a multitude of vineyards clinging to the hillsides. This wonderful tour discovers the region with journeys on some of the most charming railways of the Rhine as well as relaxing river cruises through the spectacular scenery of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys. Our base is the lovely riverside town of Boppard, known as the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’ located in a remarkably scenic spot on the largest horseshoe bend in the River Rhine.

 

BELLEVUE RHEINHOTEL

This elegant four star ‘superior’ hotel is situated on the main riverside promenade, just a short distance from the town centre. The hotel is beautifully decorated in a ‘Belle Epoque’ style with gilded mirrors and artwork on the walls. Facilities include the Papillon Bar, the wood-panelled ‘Le Bristol’ restaurant, a candlelit wine cellar, plus a swimming pool, sauna and steam bath. All bedrooms feature television, telephone, hairdryer, minibar, room safe and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at Lille

  • Three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast at Boppard

  • Return journey on the Drachenfelsbahn Railway

  • Single Journey on the Vulkan Express Railway

  • Rhine river cruise

  • Moselle river cruise

  • Return Eurotunnel journeys

  • Return travel by Luxury Coach

Day One

We travel to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing to Calais, then continue on to Lille where we have an overnight stay.

Day Two

We continue our journey through Belgium and cross the border into Germany, then on to our base of Boppard where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Historic Boppard is one of the Rhine’s prettiest towns with a scenic riverfront setting, charming half-timbered houses and cosy taverns.

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Day Three

This morning we’ll have a brief spell of free time in Boppard before we embark on a relaxing cruise along the Rhine to Koblenz where upon arrival we will have some time to look around and have some lunch. This afternoon we continue by coach to Königswinter, a historic Rhine Valley town located at the foot of the Siebengebirge Hills. Here we enjoy a journey on Germany's oldest cog railway, the Drachenfelsbahn, which will take us up to the summit of Drachenfels Mountain. During the journey we’ll pass Schloss Drachenburg - a beautiful villa that is said to have inspired the castle in Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty'. On arrival at the top of the mountain you will see the ruins of the 12th century Burg Drachenfels and enjoy spectacular views across the River Rhine.

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Day Four

Today we head to the breath-taking Moselle Valley and the fairytale-esque riverside town of Cochem from where we embark on a round-trip cruise along the Moselle River, enjoying views of unspoilt lush-green countryside dotted with vineyards. After the cruise we spend the rest of the day in Cochem at leisure, allowing an opportunity to explore the Old Town’s narrow streets and twisting, maze-like alleys, quaint pastel coloured half-timbered buildings and imposing town gates. Literally unmissable is the magnificent 11th century Reichsburg Castle, a Gothic masterpiece which is perched above the town on a rocky outcrop from where there are fantastic views.

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Day Five

This morning we check-out of the hotel and travel to Brohl for a 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! Following this we board the coach and commence our journey back to Lille for another overnight stay.

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Day Six

We depart Lille this morning and make our way to Calais for our return Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone, then continue on home to north Wales.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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