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Rüdesheim & the Rhine

(Tour code: 6RNS)Spectacular scenery, historic towns and fine wines

Discover the hidden gems of the Rhine from our base in the pretty village of Assmannshausen. Enjoy a relaxing cruise and explore beautiful medieval towns which are watched over by imposing castles.

Tour Highlights
  • Assmannshausen
  • Bacharac
  • Guided tour of Rudesheim
  • Wine tasting
  • Rhine Gorge, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • St Goar
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Day 1

London to Assmanshausen

Meet your group at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras International. From here, travel on the Eurostar service to Brussels, where you change trains. From Brussels, you will continue by train via Cologne and Koblenz to the pretty village of Assmannshausen and check into the 3* Rheinhotel Lamm for a four night stay.

  • Dinner
Rhine Gorge
Day 2

Rhine cruise

Today's included excursion takes you on a delightful cruise through the most scenic part of the Rhine Gorge, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will sail past fairytale castles and lush vineyards on your way to St Goar, where you have time to wander around the medieval town, which is sheltered by Rheinfels Castle. Re-board the boat and continue your journey by paddle steamer, passing Lorelei Rock before reaching Bacharach. You will have time to explore this medieval town, which is watched over by the 12th century Stahleck Castle, before returning to Assmannshausen for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Rhine Cruise
Day 3


Today, make the short train journey travelling beside the majestic Rhine to Rüdesheim, one of the Rhine Valley's most popular wine towns, for a guided tour. Rüdesheim is well known for its plethora of small Weinstuben serving the local wines. The guided tour visits the Old Town as well as the picturesque Drosselgasse, its quaint streets and wine taverns. You will see the 14th century parish church, the town's medieval fortifications and the Adlerturm, one of the Rhine's best examples of late-Gothic military towers. Following the tour you have free time to explore at your leisure. You can perhaps visit Siegfried's musical box museum or the Brömserburg wine museum. After dinner in Assmannshausen, enjoy a wine tasting with a local vintner, sampling some of the wines for which the region is rightly famed.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Rüdesheim Tour
Day 4

At leisure in Assmannshausen

Today is free to explore charming Assmannshausen. The village is part of the wine town of Rüdesheim, but retains its own character, and is famed for its red wine and extensive vineyards on the steep hills around the village.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 5

Return to London

Today you begin your journey home. After breakfast, you depart Assmannshausen by rail via Koblenz to Cologne. Here you join the rail service to Brussels, where you change to a Eurostar service to St Pancras International in London, where your holiday concludes.

  • Breakfast

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