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Discover the Rhine on our festive Moselle Valley tour

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2020 Tour code: 21CMX

Itinerary

Day 1 - 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.

Includes
  • Dinner
Eurostar
Day 2 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Trier Christmas Market
Days 3-4 - 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.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Cochem
Day 5 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Christmas Day
Day 6 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
The Vulkan Express
Day 7 - Löf to London

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

Includes
  • Breakfast
Eurostar