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Romantic Rhine for Christmas

Charming towns and villages and the beautiful River Rhine turn this German holiday into a fairytale festive break

What's included

  • Return travel by executive coach from the UK and Channel crossings by ferry
  • 4 nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis plus a turkey buffet lunch on Christmas Day
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager; Welcome drink
  • Glass of wine or beer with dinner on December 23 and 26, plus an 
all-inclusive drinks package between 6.30pm and 9pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (beer, wine or soft drink)
  • Hotel Porterage (one bag per person).

Included holiday highlights

 Stay in the charming town of Remagen, located on the banks of the River Rhine
  • Admire the architecture of the walled town of Ahrweiler before heading to the village of Mayschoss for a wine tasting and light lunch (full day)
  • Enjoy a free bar from 6.30pm until 9pm and a German-style five-course dinner on Christmas Eve
  • Stroll around historic Remagen in the company of a Local Guide and enjoy a glass of mulled wine before a turkey buffet lunch on Christmas Day
  • Enjoy a free bar from 6.30pm until 9pm and a Christmas party including a four-course buffet dinner with live music on Christmas Day
  • Take a nostalgic ride on the unique Vulkan Express train to the Eifel
Mountains (full day)
Board our executive coach at London Victoria for your transfer to Dover. From here you’ll take a ferry across the English Channel to Calais followed by an onward transfer to the German town of Remagen. Alternatively, you may choose to make your own way to the port.

On arrival in Remagen, a charming town located on the left bank of the River Rhine, check into your hotel and enjoy a welcome drink in the bar. This evening head to the hotel’s restaurant where you’ll be served traditional German cuisine alongside a complimentary glass of wine or beer.
After breakfast today join your Tour Manager on a full-day visit to the attractive walled town of Ahrweiler in the Ahr Valley. Admire architecture dating back to Roman and medieval periods and enjoy a stroll amongst lanes lined with charming half-timbered houses before time for shopping or sightseeing at your own pace.

Your tour then moves on to the village of Mayschoss, nestled amongst steep terraced south-facing vineyards which provide spectacular views as well as excellent wines. During a visit to a wine cellar here you’ll have the chance to taste different whites, reds and rosés of the region, as well as sparkling wine. This will be complemented by a light lunch of regional cheeses, meats, cornichons and bread, usually served on a wooden platter, and known as a Winzerplatte.

Back at your hotel there’s a free bar (beer, wine or soft drink) between 6.30pm and 9pm and a festive German-style five-course dinner and entertainment.
Start the day with a leisurely breakfast and an included stroll around Remagen with a Local Guide who will point out places of historical interest. Your walk is rounded off in festive style with a glass of mulled wine and the chance to attend mass at a local church if you wish.

Back at your hotel a turkey buffet lunch will be served. During an afternoon at leisure you might choose to take a walk along the banks of the Rhine to admire the lovely scenery.

This evening there’s another opportunity to enjoy a free bar, from 6.30pm until 9pm (beer, wine or soft drink), and attend the hotel’s Christmas party, which includes a four-course buffet dinner, live music and even a visit from Father Christmas.
Today’s included excursion takes you on a journey back in time aboard a unique locomotive, the Vulkan Express, on an 11-mile track which opened in 1901. Sit back and relax as you wind your way across bridges, over viaducts and past fairytale castles through one of the most scenic valleys of the Rhine from Brohl to Engeln in the Eifel Mountains.

Spend a relaxing evening back at your hotel, where dinner is served with complimentary wine or beer.
Your holiday comes to an end today as you travel back to Calais for your return ferry crossing to the UK.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that all rail excursions will be steam-hauled.

This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

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Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

The 3-star Hotel Pinger is a family-run hotel in Remagen, perfectly located for exploring the Rhine. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, café with large sun terrace, bar, wine cellar and sauna. Bedrooms feature private facilities, TV, telephone and hairdryer.

Hotel Pinger - Remagen

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour.  Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Wednesday 23 December 2015

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