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Christmas in the Moselle Valley

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(Tour code: 19CMX)

Discover the Rhine on our festive Moselle Valley tour

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.

Highlights
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Trier and its Christmas Market
  • Cochem including a guided walking tour
  • Moselle wine tasting
  • Christmas Eve Rhine cruise
  • Christmas walk through the Moselle Valley
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Festive Christmas dinners
  • Rhine Gorge Cruise Excursion

Christmas in the Moselle Valley 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar
Eurostar

London to Löf

Depart St Pancras by Eurostar to Brussels. Then continue to Luxembourg by train. Here, change to a local train to Löf, a village nestled at the bank of the Moselle River, where you will stay for six nights at the 4-Star Parkhotel Krähennest. Dinner is served every night in the hotel and includes a glass of wine.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 Trier Christmas Market
Trier Christmas Market

Trier Christmas Market

On today's excursion, travel by train to Trier, on the banks of the Moselle. There is a wealth of impressive Roman and medieval buildings located around the city, including the famous Porta Nigra. Admire the half-timbered buildings of the main square and one of Germany's most popular Christmas Markets on an included guided tour.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Cochem
Cochem

Cochem

Today, make the short journey by train to Cochem. After a guided walking tour, you are free to explore some of its many highlights including its most famous landmark, the magnificent 11th century Reichsburg Castle. Return to the hotel for a tasting of the local Moselle wines.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Rhine Gorge
Rhine Gorge

Christmas Eve Rhine cruise

Today (Christmas Eve) travel to Boppard by regional train, along the left bank of the Rhine to this riverside village. Here you board one of the riverboats for a scenic Lorelei Valley cruise to St Goar, passing some of the Rhine Gorge's most beautiful scenery. After returning to Löf, enjoy a festive menu, followed by Christmas music in the bar.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Christmas Day
Christmas Day

Christmas Day

After a leisurely start to Christmas Day, enjoy a guided walk through the countryside followed by a warming glühwein. Later, you will sample home-made stollen and coffee at the hotel before enjoying a special Christmas menu this evening.

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

Vulkan Express

Your Boxing Day excursion is a trip on the Vulkan Express. One of the region's most picturesque railways, head to Brohl by local train, hugging the Moselle and Rhine Valleys. Here you join the Vulkan Express heritage train. This privately owned narrow-gauge diesel train winds its way from the riverside across bridges and viaducts to Engeln.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Eurostar
Eurostar

Löf to London

Today we travel via Luxembourg to Brussels, where we connect with the Eurostar service to London.

Includes:
  • 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
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Visit to the Trier Christmas Market
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Rhine cruise
  • Guided tour of Trier and Cochem
  • Christmas walk through the Moselle Valley
  • Moselle wine tasting

Not Included

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

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Helen Laverack
Helen
Kathryn Cambridge
Kathryn
Julie Pacalon
Julie
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