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Three Rivers and a Castle

  • Hesse - Wine-growing district Rheingau © Deutschland abgelichtet Medienproduktion, GNTB

    Hesse, Germany - Wine-growing district Rheingau © Deutschland abgelichtet Medienproduktion, GNTB EXPIRES 16.11.2021-SMA
  • Boppard

    Boppard
6 day tour
From £359 per person - minimum 25 passengers

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Head to the beautiful Rhine Valley to discover scenic rivers and charming German towns.  While exploring this beloved area, visit Heidelberg, Koblenz and Rüdesheim.  It’s unsurprising that this is one of Germany’s most famous regions, because it is dreamily picturesque.  Everywhere you look, you see fairytale castles, terraced vineyards and quaint villages.

During the tour, stay in the wonderful little town of Assmanhausen, next to the famous town of Rüdesheim.  A beautiful town full of old-world charm,  it has an enticing core.  Drosselgasse beckons – a narrow cobbled lane bursting with vivacious restaurants, bars and cafes.  Furthermore, this is a wonderful place to experience spectacular scenery.  While you cruise along the Rhine and three more rivers, the Moselle, Main and Neckar, relax and enjoy some of Germany’s most beautiful landscape.

A highlight for many will be the visit to Heidelberg.  This beautiful old town is famous for its half ruined castle, which presides over the many bridges and narrow streets.  Others will delight in tasting the wines produced locally in this renowned wine region.  Drift along rivers between beautiful towns and past the Loreley statue.  Explore Koblenz, Boppard, Cochem and Mainz to see the best of this exceptional area.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Germany

Take a short sea crossing to Calais and travel to the Rüdesheim area.

Day 2

Boppard, Rhine Cruise and the Loreley Rock

This morning we step aboard our boat for a relaxing cruise along the majestic Rhine. We pass castles and vineyards, as well as the famous Loreley Rock. The legend has it that a beautiful maiden would sing to the sailors passing by, luring their ships towards the rock where they would meet their sorry end. Look out for the little statue on the rock itself, and don’t forget to look up at the viewpoint, high above, and all the tourists looking down at you! There’s free time in Boppard to explore this delightful town. We return via St. Goar, home to the world’s largest free-hanging cuckoo clock, and the Roman village of Bacharach where we take a ferry to cross to the opposite bank of the Rhine to return to our hotel.

Note: If a driver’s rest day is required, this excursion can be taken by boat.

Day 3

Heidelberg Castle and Neckar Cruise

Today we go on a full day excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. The combination of the beautiful setting on the River Neckar, the picturesque Old Town, and the half-ruined castle sitting in its prominent hilltop position, attracts around 12 million visitors each year. Take a tour (optional) of the castle and look out for the ‘Heidelberg Tun’, the world’s largest wine barrel. In the afternoon, we take a scenic cruise along the River Neckar.

Day 4

Rüdesheim Sightseeing

Rüdesheim is one of the most famous riverside towns on the Rhine, and with good reason. Take a stroll along the famous Drosselgasse, a lively, narrow cobbled street with bars, cafes and restaurants. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum to see and hear some remarkable musical instruments. You may want to take a ride in a cable car over the vineyards to the Niederwald monument high above the town for some magnificent views. If time permits, visit the Asbach Brandy distillery for a tour and a tasting.

Day 5

Koblenz and Moselle Cruise

At the famous ‘German Corner’, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers converge, lies Koblenz, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful towns. We follow the Moselle to the ancient town of Cochem. There’s time to explore the many medieval squares and lovingly restored houses before we join our boat for a relaxing round-trip cruise on the Moselle.

Day 6

Return to the UK

It’s time to leave Germany and return to the UK.

Extra day?

Eberbach Monastery, Frankfurt, Main Cruise and Mainz

This morning we travel into Frankfurt calling at the preserved 12th century monastery of Eberbach. There’s an opportunity for a wine tasting in the monk’s wine cellars. Frankfurt, perhaps best known as financial and conference city, has a magnificent old town. There may be time to see part of it before we step aboard our boat for a round trip on the Main River with views of the famous skyline of skyscrapers. In contrast, on the opposite bank is the historic district of Old Saschenhausen, home to Frankfurt’s famous apfelwein restaurants. We then travel to the beautiful city of Mainz with time to enjoy the cathedral, old town and Electoral Palace.


Suggested hotels

Hotel Alte Bauernschänke, Assmannshausen ***Superior

Centrally located hotel with strong family tradition. The hotel boasts its own winery and brand new wellness area. Very pleasant bar area with live music and a good atmosphere.

Lindenwirt Hotel, Rüdesheim ***

Centrally located family-run hotel next to the bustling Drosselgasse. The hotel has an inner courtyard with seating area and live music.


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Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.13. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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