Group Tour Operator and DMC for the Rhine Valley, Germany
Three Rivers and a Castle
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.
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Travel to Germany
Take a short sea crossing to Calais and travel to the Rüdesheim area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Return to the UK
It’s time to leave Germany and return to the UK.
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.
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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