This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel and four nights’ accommodation on a full board basis during your cruise. The additional itinerary content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- Visit to Rudesheim
- Visit to Schloss Johannisberg and its vineyards
- Visit to Boppard with a guided walking tour
- Visit to Bonn & Beethoven's House
- Visit to Cologne & its Cathedral
- Visit to Valkenburg
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Taking a morning crossing to Calais you then travel onwards to Germany, boarding the vessel at Andernach (on the Moselle) mid-evening. Dinner on-board tonight.
Day 2 - Sail from Andernach to Rudesheim. Afternoon excursion to the spectacular Schloss Johannisberg, one of the best wine cellars in the region where you will have an included guided tour and tasting of 3 of the local wines. After dinner this evening, enjoy some free time in Ruedesheim this evening where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings of this famous Rhine town and the captivating Drosselgasse Street.
Day 3 - Sail from Ruedesheim via Boppard to Koblenz. We will include a guided walking tour of the Roman town of Boppard, once a 'Free Imperial City' before continuing by coach to Bendorf, where depending on sailing times you may choose to visit to the Sayn Palace and Butterfly Garden. You will re-board the boat in Koblenz for dinner after which there will be an evening walking tour of this fascinating and historic city.
Day 4 - Sail from Koblenz via Bonn to Cologne. In Bonn you can visit Beethoven's House Museum, situated in the city centre, before rejoining the boat for the last leg of your journey, to the city of Cologne. Dinner on board
Day 5 - Disembarking the boat after breakfast we re-trace our steps, stopping brifely in the historic Dutch town of Valkenburg, where you can purchase an early lunch, before returning to Calais for an early evening crossing back to the UK.
Rudesheim am Rhein : The picturesque landscape with its medieval castles, historic palaces, monasteries and wine-growing villages can be appreciated from the Rhine River. You can explore at your leisure Rüdesheim’s historic quarter and the famous “Drosselgasse” with its narrow windy streets. You may choose to take the cable car to the Niederwald monument, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the valley of the Rhine river. You will have time to see the famous “Lorelei” Cliff which towers above one of the narrowest parts of the Rhine. Schloss Johannisberg has been producing wines for over 900 years. The vineyards of the castle embrace an area of 86 acres and are planted exclusively with Riesling vines.
Historic Koblenz is situated in the middle of Europe and is a city with a true Roman history which over the centuries was captured by the Franks, chosen as a residence by German prince electors, conquered by the French and fortified by the Prussians - it is a truly European place. Koblenz is Germany's Most Beautiful 'Corner' and is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and is surrounded by four low mountain ranges and is over 2000 years old. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historical buildings, its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways, the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades give Koblenz its friendly face.
Bonn is Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace and the museum dedicated to him contains the Beethoven Archives and the largest Beethoven collection in the world. Its impressive authentic documents bear witness to Beethoven's life and compositions.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.