The magnificent Rhine is Europe’s longest and busiest waterway and is linked with the peace and tranquillity of the River Moselle. Marvel at the diverse German countryside through which the mighty rivers flow, including fairy-tale castles and a multitude of vineyards in Germany’s famous wine growing area. Our base is the pretty riverside town of Assmannshausen and included in the package is a Rhinish evening with music, wine tasting with a slide show, 1 x candle-lit dinner with Rudesheimer coffee, river boat cruise and a train journey on the ‘Winzer Express’.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT - Required.
The 3 star Alte Bauernschanke Hotel is a friendly family run hotel situated in the heart of Assmannshausen only a short stroll from the Promenade. It is a wonderful half timbered building and was originally a tavern dating back to the 15th century and has become a landmark in the town. All the bedrooms are en suite with colour TV and telephone. There is a lift.
Late morning transfer to Hull for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. (Meals not included).
We disembark and travel through the Netherlands into the Rhine area of Germany for a late afternoon arrival in Assmannshausen for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Alte Bauernschänke Hotel. There will be a welcome drink before a set 3 course dinner.
We take a scenic drive along the banks of the Rhine River to the ancient city of Koblenz, with an abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, cosy lanes and narrow alleyways. Later in the day we visit Boppard with its splendid Rhine promenade before continuing to St Goar with its enchanting houses and out of the ordinary attractions like the world's largest free-hanging cuckoo clock.
Today we take a relaxing drive alongside the river to the spa resort of Wiesbaden. The city centre has many fine buildings situated on broad tree lined avenues with attractive restaurants, cafes and bars in which to relax and watch the world go by. We return via The Niederwalddenkmal War Memorial from where there are amazing views over the river. After dinner we enjoy a traditional Rhinish Evening with music and dancing.
A local day around Rudesheim, including a boat trip on the Rhine and a scenic train journey on the ‘Winzer Express’. The journey takes you through vine laden slopes to enjoy magnificent views of the Rhine as we descend through the picturesque streets and alleys of Rudesheim. There will be time to explore the famous ‘Drosselgasse’ (a street of restaurants and bars frequented by the regions famous ‘Oompah Bands’) before returning to our hotel for a candle light dinner including Rudesheimer coffee.
Transfer to Rotterdam with a scenic stop en route, before joining our ferry for the overnight crossing to Hull. (Meals not included).
Hull to local area arriving home mid-day.
2 nights aboard P & O ferries in 2 berth inside cabins, 4 nights dinner, bed & continental breakfast, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Services of experienced tour driver, Excursions including boat trip and train journey.
Hotel package includes: 1 glass of white wine, small beer or soft drink with dinner on 4 nights, 1 Rhinish Evening with live music and dancing, wine tasting with slide show, 1 candlelit dinner including a Rudesheimer coffee.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £125.00, Outside cabin supplement: £18.00 per person return, Lower berth supplement: £14.00 per person return, Outside cabin single occupancy: £35.00, Return dinner & breakfast package on P & O Ferries: £50.00 per person in the Kitchen Restaurant.