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New Year in the Rhine Valley

(Tour code: 17REN)The Ahr Valley, Remagen and the Vulkan Express at New Year

Join us as we enjoy celebrating the festive season in the riverside town of Remagen with trips amidst the vineyards, winding rivers and delightful medieval towns.

Tour Highlights
  • Remagen
  • Optional excursion to the Ahr Valley
  • New Year's Eve journey on the Vulkan Express
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner with live music and dancing
  • Guided walk through Remagen
  • 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
  • Optional Bag Concierge

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
The Ahr Valley
Day 2

The Ahr Valley

Our optional excursion today is by rail to picturesque Ahrweiler, situated at the heart of the wine-growing region and dating back to Roman times. On arrival there is time to explore the medieval walled city, with its battlements and half-timbered houses, before moving on to Mayschoss for a tasting of some of the wines. The Ahr Valley is a red wine enclave located amidst a region renowned for its white wine varieties.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Ahrweiler
  • Wine-tasting
The Vulkan Express
Day 3

The Vulkan Express on New Year's Eve

Our New Year's Eve excursion is a nostalgic journey on the Vulkan Express, a privately owned narrow-gauge diesel train which winds its way up across bridges and viaducts from the floor of the Rhine Valley at riverside Brohl to Engeln, situated deep in the majestic Eifel Mountains. We return to Remagen and enjoy a gala dinner with live music, dancing and fireworks to welcome in 2015.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Vulkan Express
New Year's Day
Day 4

Exploring Remagen on New Year's Day

On New Year's Day we enjoy a refreshing walk today through Remagen, exploring the town's history and traditions with our local guide. The afternoon is free; why not take a stroll along the banks of the Rhine and admire the rugged beauty of the landscape?

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Remagen Walking Tour
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 before a cruise up the Rhine to St Goarshausen, a pretty riverside town crowned by splendid Burg Katz Castle. Afterwards return by rail via Koblenz.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Boppard
  • Rhine Cruise
  • St Goarshausen
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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