Rhine Christmas Markets & The Vulkan Express
Save up to £25pp on selected 2019/20 Winter holidays
when booked on or before 31/05/2019
Discover the splendid Christmas markets of the Rhineland and indulge in some festive retail therapy in the most beautiful towns of the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.
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.
Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Discover the splendid Christmas Markets of the Rhinelands