Alluring Rhine Valley
Low Deposit £50pp
From your base at riverside Remagen, this beautiful Rhine Valley tour introduces you to the spectacular landscapes of the Rhine Gorge. Enjoy the fantastic scenery and ancient castles as you cruise along the river.
Meet at Rail Discoveries' Departure Office in St Pancras International, then join the Eurostar to Brussels, continuing on to Cologne on the high-speed rail service. Under the spires of Cologne cathedral, transfer to a local service and travel along the banks of the Rhine to Remagen, where you will spend the next four nights at the Hotel Pinger.
This morning you take a leisurely train ride to the riverside town of Königswinter, nestled in idyllic surroundings at the foot of the Siebengebirge hills. Rising above the town is the rocky outcrop known as 'Dragon's Cliff', Drachenfels earned its name from the German legend of Siegfried, who slew a dragon in one of the mountain's caves. Here you take a ride on the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany's oldest cog railway from the bottom of the valley, up to 722 feet, in just one mile of track. Later, we take a boat journey to picturesque Linz where you have free time.
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful region at your own pace. You may want to join today's optional excursion on a local train along the Ahr Valley, a wine-growing region famous in Germany for its secluded, old world feel.
Your excursion today sees you visit nearby St Goar where you embark on a panoramic cruise, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Rhine River and venturing out as far as the famous Lorelei Rock, as you travel to Rüdesheim where you enjoy free time
Today you leave Remagen by regional train for Cologne where you join the high-speed service to Brussels. Here connect with the Eurostar service back to St Pancras International in London where your journey ends.
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown 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.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
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Everything went smoothly. The hotel had improved since I was there last and the food was better. Whilst there was sometimes quite noisy building work going on at the station and train noise all through the night, it did not bother me at all, we were on a train holiday after all. Our tour guide was great and the excursions were really good.
Wonderful destination, brilliant hotel helpful tour leader, and sunshine! A most enjoyable time
Very good hotel, friendly staff and excellent food and the VRM travel card an unexpected bonus and the Rhine cruise was great
Overall good tour. Need more detail in the brochure regarding the area being toured and surrounds. e.g. train times to all surrounding areas giving the opportunity to explore if required without group
Every thing was just right from the train journeys to the hotel and meals and a excellent tour manager who couldn’t have been more helpful .
Everything ran smoothly. Fun and interesting.
Good hotel interesting days out
It was a perfect break with outstanding scenery and a great group
Excellent break hotel excursions everything
Everything worked according to plan, we had a real fun time and Rob Webb looked after us famously!
Explore the Rhine Valley by train, boat & railway