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Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands

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2020 Tour code: 21VXM

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Remagen

Your tour starts at our St Pancras Departure Office before the journey to Brussels on the Eurostar. Here you continue to Cologne, and join the local service to Remagen in the picturesque Rhine Valley. After check-in at the 3* Hotel Pinger, you enjoy dinner in the hotel tonight.

Includes
  • Dinner
Eurostar
Day 2 - Koblenz Christmas Markets

This morning you take the train to Koblenz, an ancient city at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. You have free time to explore this charming city, and of course, its Christmas market, with over 100 glittering, cottage-style stalls set up in the heart of the Old Town.

This afternoon, you take the train to Linz am Rhein, where you are free to explore its delightful half-timbered buildings. After time at Linz am Rhein's Christmas Market, join the Kasbach Valley Railway. Traveling in historic carriages, the railway passes through the Kasbach Valley, climbing 300 metres to the summit at Kalenborn. After time to explore, take the Kasbach Valley Railway back to Linz am Rhein.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Koblenz Christmas Markets
Day 3 - Cologne’s Christmas Markets

This morning, you are free to explore Remagen before travelling to Cologne. Here, you are free to enjoy the wonderfully festive atmosphere of Christmastime in Cologne. The city is Europe's unofficial Christmas market capital, boasting 7 individual Christmas markets, each with its own unique character.

Festive chalets offer a special selection of gifts, decorations, arts, and crafts as well as traditional stalls selling sausages, waffles, wine, and beer. Perhaps make visits to the Maritime-themed market, next to the Rhine and the city's Chocolate Museum. Or explore the market in Roncalliplatz beneath the cathedral, which has the biggest Christmas tree in the Rhineland.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Cologne Christmas Market
Day 4 - Remagen to London

Today you bid Remagen farewell as you return to Cologne. Continue to Brussels where you join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Remagen