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Wines of the Rhine – NEW GROUP TOUR

  • Mainz, Germany © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

    Germany, Rhine Valley, Mainz, old town market square, Group travel, group tour © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  • Boppard, Rhine Valley, Germany © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

    Germany, Rhine Valley, Boppard, Group travel, group tour, © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  • Mainz © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

    Germany, Rhine Valley, Mainz, Church of Christ, Group travel, group tour © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  • Vineum Winery, Boppard

    Germany, Rhine Valley, Boppard, Vineum winery, wine tasting, group tour, group travel,
  • Rudesheim, Rhine Valley © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com

    Germany, Rhine Valley, Rudesheim, Group travel, group tour, © Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  • Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett

    Germany Group Travel
5 day tour
From £285 per person - minimum 25 passengers

A tour of delicious wines amidst breathtaking scenery.

Vines cling to the Rhine Valley’s slopes. This is Germany’s primary wine-producing area, and therefore an expanse of green vineyards stretches out from the river. A wonderful way to admire the area’s stunning scenery is to drift through it on a river cruise. Enjoy a cruise to Boppard, one of the towns in the Rhine Gorge’s UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, spend some time exploring Boppard’s cobbles and coloured houses. Visit Vineum, a family run winery, to sample local wines including ice wine. During your tasting, you’ll hear about the production of wine in the area, along with its challenges.

Potter through the winding streets of picturesque Rüdesheim. Explore this pretty little town and perhaps relax in its cosy taverns. From here you can take a chair lift up over the vine-covered slopes. Spectacular views will surround you. At the top, you’ll find the impressive Niederwald monument, commemorating the unification of Germany in 1871. Visit charming Mainz too, with its pretty pedestrian areas and fascinating museums. Perhaps visit the Gutenberg Museum – one of the oldest printing museums in the world, it is a delight for book lovers. Furthermore, head to the ethereal Eberbach Monastery. During your tour, you’ll uncover the monastery’s history and sample the aromatic wines the produced there.


Dates

16th June & 14th July 2019


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in the Rhine Valley

Drive to Dover for your ferry to Calais. From there, travel across France and continue into Germany. See the beautiful landscape unfold you you travel to your hotel in the Rhine Valley.

Day 2

Cruise to Boppard

Travel along the Rhine on a scenic river cruise, and relax as you enjoy the verdant landscape of the Rhine Valley. Arrive in Boppard, one of the prettiest towns on the river. Spend some free time exploring the streets of half-timbered houses. After lunch at leisure, enjoy a wine tasting at Vineum, a family run winery. As you taste the wine, you’ll be given an introduction to the production process, influential environmental factors, and the difficulties and challenges of producing and harvesting wine as well as ice wine in this region. The tasting includes a red wine, white wine, an ice wine and a peach liquor. Transfer back to your hotel by coach.

Day 3

Rüdesheim

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. Perhaps visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum to see and hear some remarkable musical instruments. It’s quick and easy to pop across to Rüdesheim by train, cruise or 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. Walk through the forest to a second chairlift which goes back down, directly to Assmannshausen.

Perhaps late this afternoon, enjoy a wine-tasting at the hotel. The family produces wine from grapes grown in their own vineyard and they are very keen to indulge you with different flavours and bouquets.

Day 4

Mainz and Eberbach Monastery

Today, venture to the beautiful city of Mainz at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers. This beautiful town boasts a Romanesque cathedral, marvellous windows by Chagall in St Stephan’s church and the fascinating Gutenburg museum – a haven for bibliophiles. Explore the town at leisure before continuing to the preserved 12th Century Monastery of Eberbach in the afternoon. This remarkable monastery is so atmospheric, is was used in the filming of The Name of the Rose. Enjoy a guided tour followed by a Riesling wine tasting in the building’s wine cellars.

Day 5

Departure

The time has come to return to the UK. Leave the Rhine Valley behind and begin your journey home via the Channel ports.


Featured hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in July 2018

Hotel Alte Bauernschänke, Assmannshausen ****

At this traditional family-run hotel, the hosts provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Located in the charming town of Assmannshausen, you enjoy all the beauty and romance of the Rhine away from the crowds. The historic hotel building has a charming traditonal facade and inside you’ll find a bar, wine store, sauna and spa facilities. The traditional decor continues throughout. Although recently renovated, the dining room retains its authenticity and is in keeping with the style of the area. The en suite rooms feature telephones, safes, TVs and some also boast historic ceiling beams. Free WiFi throughout. Free coach parking less than 5 minutes walk from hotel.


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5 Day Tour Half Twin Single Supplement
16th June 2019

14th July 2019

From £285.00 per person From £65.00 per person

 

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.116. 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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