Germany (Rhine Valley, North Rhine-Westphalia , Lower Saxony), Linz

Take a journey through picture book scenery of rolling hills, fairytale castles, terraced vineyards and picturesque villages to discover the spectacular Rhine Valley, steeped in history and legend. Not just for rail enthusiasts, this break is for anyone who appreciates wonderful landscapes, old world charm and a friendly welcome. Based on the left bank of the mighty River Rhine, Remagen is the perfect base to explore this picturesque region and its Rhine promenade is ideal for a stroll to watch the endless flow of busy barges and pleasure boats pass by.

Itinerary

Day 1
Cross the Channel from Dover to Calais and continue to Remagen for your 4-night stay. Light supper on arrival due to late arrival. Bed & breakfast.

Days 2 – 4
In Remagen with two included excursions

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Konigswinter & Drachenfels Railway

From the lovely riverside resort town of Königswinter, take a 1.5km ride up to the legendary Drachenfels on Germany’s oldest rack railway. Enjoy the comfortable ascent up an incline of (in parts) 22% to admire the breathtaking views from the 321m summit. Continue to Linz, the ‘colourful town on the Rhine’ with its cobbled alleyways and pretty timbered houses.

Vulkan Express & Koblenz
A ride on the narrow gauge Vulkan Express is a very special experience. Although named ‘express’, it is actually takes 90 minutes to travel 11 miles up the Brohl Valley into the Eifel mountains. From Engeln continue by coach to Koblenz, famous for its ‘German Corner’, the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress towers above the town at 118m above the river.

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION
Rhine River Cruise – please ask your Driver for details.

Day 5
Travel back to Calais for the return to England.

Accommodation

Pinger Hotel Remagen
This 3* family run hotel is located in the heart of the Remagen directly opposite the railway station and some train and road noise can be expected at busy times of day.

The Pinger offers the Galerie Restaurant, a cosy beer bar, rustic wine cellar and the Paradise Café with its large sun terrace. Guestrooms are bright and welcoming and feature shower, WC, hairdryer, TV and telephone. There is a lift.

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