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Experience Boppard

Steeped in history and culture, this traditional town enjoys a magnificent Rhine setting

It might not be the most obvious choice of German holiday destination but the historic and fascinating town of Boppard (pronounced bop-part) offers many compelling reasons to visit. First among these is Boppard's enviable location; the town occupies a remarkably scenic spot on the largest horseshoe bend in the River Rhine. This area falls within the popular Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002 recognised for its abundance of ancient castles, historic towns and villages, vineyards and outstanding natural beauty.

A history that began in the fourth century with a Roman fortress and settlement has bestowed a wealth of stunningly-preserved historic buildings upon Boppard from the remains of the original Roman city wall to the twelfth-century Church of St. Severus, notable for its twin spires and beautiful stained-glass windows, and to the many half-timbered houses which were built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Like many of its neighbouring towns, Boppard benefits from a warm and sunny microclimate and fertile soil that make perfect conditions for the cultivation of grapes, and the town is renowned for the quality of the wine it produces from the large Riesling vineyards which dominate much of the river valley. An annual autumn Wine Festival celebrates Boppard's winemaking heritage, but the fruits of this traditional industry can be sampled at any time of year at any of the town's excellent wine taverns.

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Alluring Rhine Valley

From your base at riverside Remagen, this beautiful Rhine Valley tour introduces you to the spectacular landscapes of the Rhine Gorge. Enjoy the fantastic scenery and ancient castles as you cruise along the river.

Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.
5 days from £495per personView tour details
Rhine Valley All Inclusive

Discover the many treasures of the Rhine Valley, from its attractive wine towns to its favourite heritage railways, on this magnificent tour. We enjoy all inclusive meals and selected drinks with dinner.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £695per personView tour details
Christmas in the Moselle Valley

Relax in the scenic Moselle Valley, experiencing a lovely Christmas Market, a wine tasting, a scenic boat trip on the Rhine and a heritage rail journey.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
Rüdesheim & the Rhine

Discover the hidden gems of the Rhine from our base in the pretty village of Assmannshausen. Enjoy a relaxing cruise and explore beautiful medieval towns which are watched over by imposing castles.

5 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
New Year in the Rhine Valley

Join us as we enjoy celebrating the festive season in the riverside town of Remagen with trips amidst the vineyards, winding rivers and delightful medieval towns.

6 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
Christmas in the Rhine Valley

Celebrate the festive season in the riverside town of Remagen and enjoy trips amidst the vineyards, winding rivers and delightful medieval towns that characterise the Rhine Valley in winter.

6 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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Whilst the town offers visitors a variety of memorable sights, activities and experiences to enjoy, Boppard's location within the Rhine Gorge makes it an ideal destination for those who appreciate wildlife, natural beauty and the great outdoors. An unmissable way in which to obtain the very best views of the town, river and their spectacular surroundings is to take the Sesselbahn Boppard. Built in the 1950s, this chair lift makes a leisurely 240-metre ascent of the hillside above Boppard, arriving at a terrace called Gideon's Corner which provides an unrivalled view of the largest bend in the Rhine. A few minutes' walk from here rewards visitors with a second, and unique, view of the river.  From the Vierseenblick ('Four-lakes-view') lookout point the unusual geographical layout ahead it appears that the viewer is seeing four separate lakes rather than a single stretch of river.

Covering an area of forty-four square kilometres, Boppard's Municipal Forest is one of the region's largest and is a tranquil and idyllic place in which visitors can wander at leisure and admire the local plants, flowers, birds and wildlife. Those who enjoy walking can choose from almost two hundred kilometres of trails which traverse the stunning landscapes surrounding Boppard.

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