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Rhine Christmas Markets & The Vulkan Express

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(Tour code: 20VXM)

Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands

Discover the splendid Christmas markets of the Rhineland and indulge in some festive retail therapy in the most beautiful towns of the region.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Excursion to Koblenz and its Christmas Market
  • Excursion to Linz am Rhein and its Christmas Market
  • Journey on the Kasbach Valley Railway
  • Excursion to Ahrweiler and its Christmas Market
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Enjoy some Mulled Wine before dinner
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Rhine Christmas Markets & The Vulkan Express 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Koblenz Christmas Markets
Koblenz Christmas Markets

Koblenz Christmas Markets

This morning, you take the train to Koblenz, an ancient city at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Here your time is at leisure to explore charming Koblenz, 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 alluring Linz am Rhein. You are free to explore Linz am Rhein, with its delightful half-timbered buildings. After time at Linz am Rhein's quaint Christmas Market, join the Kasbach Valley Railway. Traveling in historic carriages, the railway passes through the Kasbach Valley whilst climbing 300 metres to the summit at Kalenborn. After some time to explore, take the Kasbach Valley Railway back to Linz am Rhein.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Vulkan Express
Vulkan Express

Vulkan Express to Brohl

Enjoy a wonderful steam-hauled journey on the famous Vulkan Express today. You travel by train from Remagen to Brohl, where you join the Vulkan Express. The journey begins deep in the valley, travelling along one of the most scenic valleys of the Rhine, up through to Oberzissen. Admire the glorious views as you travel through the wintry countryside, taking in castles and dramatic rock formations. After returning to Brohl, you continue to Ahrweiler. Enjoy time to explore the Christmas Market.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Remagen

Remagen to London

Bid Remagen a fond farewell as you return to Cologne. Here you change trains for Brussels, where you connect with the Eurostar service to London. Here, your journey concludes.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed 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
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • 3 dinners
  • The Christmas Markets of Koblenz, Linz am Rhein and Ahrweiler
  • Journeys on the Vulkan Express and the Kasbach Valley Railway

Not Included

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

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Rhine Christmas Markets & The Vulkan Express

Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands


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