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Treasures of the Rhine Valley

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4.3 stars(78 reviews)

Discover the treasures of the Rhine Valley

No Solo Supplement

No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures. 

Mobility Rating 2

2023 Tour code: 23RIS

About the tour

Discover the treasures of the Rhine Valley, from attractive wine towns to favourite heritage railways. This magnificent tour takes in the beautiful scenery and captivating culture of this delightful part of the world.


What’s included


Day 1 - London & Remagen

Meet at London St Pancras and board the Eurostar to Brussels. Continue via Cologne to Remagen, a charming town on the banks of the Rhine. You spend the next seven nights at the Hotel Pinger, enjoying warm hospitality.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Remagen and the Peace Museum

Explore Remagen with a visit to the Peace Museum, located in the towers of the town's famous bridge. The bridge featured in several WWII battles before its fascinating museum was opened in 1980. Immerse yourself in the bridge's history, and that of the nearby US prisoner of war camp - known as the Golden Mile - during your visit here. Later, join your group on a walking tour of Remagen, learning more about the town.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Rail Excursion to Königswinter

We take the train to Königswinter this morning. Here you have free time to explore the city or there is an optional excursion onboard the rack railway. Later, return by rail to enjoy a wine tasting at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Remagen

Enjoy a free day to explore more of your surroundings. You could take the train to nearby Boppard with your included VRM card. Once a Roman fort, the town has earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its history and outstanding natural beauty. Here, you could admire the 12th-century St Apollinaris church, its twin spires and stained-glass windows, or see the remains of the original Roman city wall. Remagen is an ideal destination for those who love walking. Nearby are miles of walking trails which wind through its stunning landscapes. There is also a ferry service across the Rhine from Remagen in the summer months.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - The Rhine Gorge

Today takes you by rail to St Goar, where you board a riverboat for a scenic cruise along the Rhine Gorge. One of the most spectacular sights along the Rhine, is the legendary Lorelei Rock, a dramatic rock which rises up out of the water. Pause at Rüdesheim, a quintessentially German town where half-timbered medieval houses, narrow streets, and old inns give the town a flavour of the Middle Ages. Maybe stroll along the world-famous Drösselgasse, a vibrant street in the heart of the Old Town lined with quirky pubs, cafés, and wine cellars, before taking the train back to Remagen.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Cochem

Take the train to Cochem, on the banks of the Moselle River, where you have free time to look around. The town is known for its historic castle and Old Quarter, where you'll find preserved sections of the town walls and three of the wall's gates. Like many towns in the area, Cochem is celebrated for its wines, with its local Moselle famous across Germany. Maybe relax in one of the pastel-hued bars or restaurants lining the river, and sample some of this excellent wine.

  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Remagen

You have another free day. You might like to stroll along the river in Remagen, soaking up the natural scenic beauty of the town. Or further afield, you could head to Koblenz. Set at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers and considered the historic gateway to the terraced vineyards and ruined castles of the Rhine, there's plenty to explore. Alternatively, an 18 minute train journey takes you to the cultural city of Bonn - the birthplace of Beethoven.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - London

After breakfast, you take the train to Cologne, where you join the service to Brussels. From here, join the Eurostar direct to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown 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.

Mobility information

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.


Hotel Pinger, Remagen

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4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 78 reviews

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I Buxton

3 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

The holiday was interesting and enjoyable, however the travel arrangements far from satisfactory. Arrived at the hotel 22.30 missed evening meal why did RD not use the booked service? Return service issues with DB overcrowded train with no seats available RD aware in advance and alternative arrangements should have been made

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Clive Turner

4 stars

Submitted 25/Sep

Great trip,hotel fine bit basic but clean and nice breakfast.Trips good and varied all by train.lovely scenery,loved Remagen river front cafes and bonus is hotel rents out bikes for easy rides up the Rhine

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Sue Willacy

3 stars

Submitted 25/Sep

Itinerary was great in the brochure but was not up to standard in real life as last minute changes. Hotel very basic. Noise from rail station near hotel.Rhine Valley itself super excellent views,tour manager excellent.

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Mr Mason

4 stars

Submitted 25/Sep

Good place

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Mrs. Marion Langford

4 stars

Submitted 09 Nov 2022

Visited some beautiful places on this tour with spectacular scenery. Train travel was easy but a bit unreliable at times. Hotel Pinger very pleasant with friendly staff and very close to the station. Food was fine and the free wine and beer was great. (Hotel could do with a ground floor toilet) The Rhine cruise was a highlight and we were lucky with the weather. Places were very quiet as it was almost out of season. We were well looked after by our guide and it was a really enjoyable holiday.

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D Foster

4 stars

Submitted 06 Nov 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and thought that Wendy our guide was excellent

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