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Christmas in the Moselle Valley

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(Tour code: 21CMX)

Discover the Rhine on our festive Moselle Valley tour

Explore Trier Christmas market on a festive escape in the idyllic Moselle Valley. Sip delicious local wines, soak up the scenery of the Rhine on a boat trip, and journey on a nostalgic heritage railway.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Visit Trier’s Christmas markets
  • Cochem including a guided walking tour
  • Moselle wine tasting
  • Christmas Eve Rhine cruise
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Celebrate Christmas in Löf
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
    All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Festive Christmas dinners
  • All included experiences

Christmas in the Moselle Valley 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London & Löf

You depart London St Pancras on the Eurostar for Brussels, and continue to Luxembourg by train. Here, you change to a local service bound for Löf, a village nestled on the banks of the Moselle River, where you stay for 6 nights.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Trier Christmas Market
Trier Christmas Market

Trier Christmas Market

Today you travel by train to Trier, a city that boasts a wealth of impressive Roman and medieval buildings, including the famous Porta Nigra. You can admire the half-timbered buildings of the main square and visit one of Germany's most popular Christmas markets on an included guided tour.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 Cochem

Cochem and a Rhine cruise

Today, you make the short journey by train to Cochem. After a guided walking tour of this picture-postcard town with its winding streets, you are at leisure to explore. Return to the hotel for a tasting of the local Moselle wines, which are famous across Germany.

On Day 4, which is Christmas Eve, you travel to Boppard and board a riverboat for a cruise to St Goar, passing some of the Rhine Gorge's most beautiful scenery. On your return to Löf, you enjoy a festive meal, followed by Christmas music in the bar.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Christmas Day
Christmas Day

Christmas Day

After a leisurely start to Christmas Day, you can enjoy an optional guided walk through the countryside followed by some warming glühwein. Later, sample homemade stollen and coffee at the hotel before enjoying a special Christmas dinner this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 The Vulkan Express
The Vulkan Express

Vulkan Express

Your Boxing Day excursion is a trip on the Vulkan Express. This privately owned, narrowgauge diesel train winds its way up from the riverside, across bridges and viaducts to Engeln. On the way, take in the enchanting scenery at its atmospheric best, especially the deep fir forests. You enjoy some time in Engeln before the return journey.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Eurostar

Löf to London

You travel via Luxembourg to Brussels, connecting with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour 
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • All included experiences

Included Experiences

  • Journey on the Vulkan Express - Embark on a journey that crosses rivers and takes you through enchanting scenery, on its way to Engeln.
  • Visit Trier's Christmas markets - Explore the enchanting Christmas markets and get into the Christmas spirit before the big day itself.
  • Cruise on the Rhine - Spend Christmas Eve on the spectacular Rhine River as you cruise from Boppard to St Goar in style.
  • Celebrate Christmas in Löf - Enjoy Christmas Day at leisure or head out on an optional guided walk around Löf.

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson
Christmas in the Moselle Valley

Discover the Rhine on our festive Moselle Valley tour


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