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Christmas in the Rhine Valley

(Tour code: 17REX)A festive rail break based in riverside Remagen

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.

Tour Highlights
  • Remagen
  • Optional Christmas Eve excursion to Ahrweiler
  • Five-course Christmas Eve dinner and festive entertainment
  • Christmas Day guided tour of Remagen
  • Traditional Christmas Day turkey lunch
  • Excursion on the Vulkan Express
  • Boppard
  • Rhine cruise to St Goarshausen
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Christmas Lunch
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Rhine Cruise Excursion

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

London to Remagen

Travel on the Eurostar after meeting at our departure office in St Pancras. From Brussels, continue via Cologne and along the banks of the Rhine to Remagen. Spend five nights here at the 3* Hotel Pinger, following check-in you enjoy hot mulled wine.

  • Dinner
Ahr Valley
Day 2

Christmas Eve in the Ahr Valley

The optional Christmas Eve excursion is by rail to picturesque Ahrweiler, nestled at the heart of the wine-growing region. On arrival there is time to explore the ancient walled city, with its half-timbered houses, before moving on to Mayschoss for a wine tasting. Alternatively you could explore Remagen or even Cologne. This evening celebrate Christmas with a five-course dinner and festive entertainment.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Christmas Day
Day 3

Christmas Day in Remagen

On Christmas Day, enjoy a refreshing walk through Remagen, exploring the town's history with a local guide, followed by warming mulled wine. Back at the hotel, prepare for a Christmas Day traditional turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Your afternoon is free - why not take a stroll along the banks of the Rhine and admire the rugged landscape? Tonight you dine again at the hotel, with live entertainment and a very special guest of honour.

  • Breakfast, Christmas Lunch/Dinner
Vulkan Express
Day 4

Boxing Day and Vulkan Express

Boxing Day's excursion is a nostalgic journey on the Vulkan Express, a narrowgauge diesel train which winds its way up across bridges and viaducts from the Rhine Valley at Brohl to Engeln, set in the Eifel Mountains.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
St Goarshausen
Day 5

River cruise to St Goarshausen

Travel by rail to the charming 2,000-year-old riverside town of Boppard. Here there is time to explore. Why not take the Sesselbahn cable car up the hillside for wonderful views of the sprawling town and river below before a cruise up the Rhine to St Goarshausen, a pretty riverside town crowned by Burg Katz Castle.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6

Remagen to London

Depart Remagen by train for Cologne, then continue to Brussels. Here you join the Eurostar to London.

  • 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.


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