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Rhine Valley All Inclusive

(Tour code: 17RIS)Admire the famous river and the incredible scenery

Discover the many treasures of the Rhine Valley, from its attractive wine towns to its favourite heritage railways, on this magnificent tour. We enjoy all inclusive meals and selected drinks with dinner.


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Tour Highlights
  • Remagen and the Peace Museum
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Boppard
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Visit to Rüdesheim
  • Optional excursion to the Ahr Valley
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    6 Packed Lunches
  • 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

After meeting your group and Tour Manager at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras International, board the Eurostar to Brussels. On arrival change trains and continue via Cologne to Remagen, a charming town on the banks of the Rhine. Here you will spend the next seven nights at the 3* Hotel Pinger. The delightful Hotel Pinger has been family-run since it was converted to a hotel in 1938. Tonight enjoy dinner together with your group, and from now until your departure all of your meals are provided by the hotel.

  • Dinner
The Vulkan Express
Days 2-3

The Vulkan Express

Today's excursion takes you by rail to Brohl, where you will join the Brohltal Railway - known as the 'Vulkan Express'. Opened in 1901, the 11 mile (18 kilometre) journey takes one and a half hours as the locomotives reach a speed of 12mph. The line runs along one of the Rhine's most scenic valleys, and through some truly incredible scenery as it makes its way up through the Eifel range to Engeln. Take in fairytale castles and see many of the dramatic rock formations created by volcanic activity during the journey. You will then arrive in pretty Engeln, having climbed around 1,310 feet. After free time to explore make the return trip to Brohl, continuing on to Remagen.

Enjoy a free day in Remagen on Day 3, or perhaps venture further afield. Nearby Cologne with its stunning cathedral, one of the largest Gothic structures ever built, is well worth a visit. It was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1996 and today you can see the relics of the Three Magi and climb the south tower for a spectacular view of the city and the Rhine. Cologne's attractive Old Town is also a delight to explore. Alternatively, you could take a trip to Bonn, a cosmopolitan city with over 2,000 years of history. As Beethoven's proud home town, Bonn boasts around 30 museums for you to explore, offering architecture, culture and history, delivered with typical Rhineland hospitality.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Vulkan Express
Rhine Gorge
Day 4

Rhine cruise

This morning take the train to Boppard. Once a Roman fort, Boppard has earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its history and outstanding natural beauty. Take in the handsome architecture of local landmarks, including the Alte Burg and the towering St Severus's Church, as you enjoy the views of this beautiful part of the Rhineland. From here you embark on a delightful round trip cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Sail past fairytale castles and lush vineyards, as far as the famous Lorelei Rock. One of the best-known features of the river, the Lorelei Rock rises a monumental 120 metres (393 feet) above the waterline. As well as being geologically impressive, the rock has a mysterious reputation for luring sailors dangerously close. After a day spent cruising, you have time to stroll along the attractive Rhine Promenade before your return to Remagen.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Rhine Gorge cruise
Ahr Valley
Days 5-6

Remagen & Peace Museum

With a day at leisure, why not join the optional excursion to the Ahr Valley (payable locally)? This trip visits the famous wine-growing region, taking in its vine-covered hillsides and old walled towns. Along the route you will stop in the quaint little town of Altenahr, situated on the river Ahr, before continuing on to Ahrweiler, the centre of the Ahr Valley's red wine production. Enjoy a wine tasting with one of the local vintners.

Day 6 is spent in Remagen with a visit to the Peace Museum at the famous bridge in the town, strategically taken by US Forces in 1945. The Remagen bridge was the last remaining intact bridge, despite German attempts to destroy it. Its interesting place in history even inspired a 1969 film, titled 'The Bridge at Remagen.' The museum, house in the bridge's towers, was opened in 1980,and tells the story of both the bridge's history and that of the nearby US prisoner of war camp known as the Golden Mile.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Free Day
Day 7


Today you visit the popular wine town of Rüdesheim, by rail along the Rhine. Free time here allows you to explore its quaint streets, such as the Drosselgasse, and its wine taverns. Half-timbered medieval houses, narrow streets and old inns give Rüdesheim the flavour of the Middle Ages. After sampling some of the town's local produce, you may wish to see the 9th-century Brömserburg, the oldest castle on the Rhine, or Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, with one of the largest collections of selfplaying instruments. Another option is a visit to the historic Klunkhardshof, a two-storey half-timbered building dating back to the early 16th century, situated in the town centre. Rüdesheim also offers a cable car ride, which takes you on a scenic journey up over the vineyards for terrific views of the region. Enjoy your final dinner in the hotel tonight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Excursion
Day 8

Return to London

After breakfast this morning, take the train firstly to Cologne, where you change for the service to Brussels. From here join the Eurostar travelling directly to St Pancras International in London, where your holiday concludes.

  • 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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