One of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations, the River Rhine meanders through stunning landscapes taking in beautiful villages featuring Gothic Churches and castles. Our base of Rudesheim is the epitome of a Rhine wine town, with its old courtyards and winding alleyways lined with half-timbered houses.
Day One - We head to Hull for an overnight ferry to the Continent. Dinner and Breakfast are included on the ferry and accommodation is provided in twin inside low-berth cabins. (Sole occupancy cabins available for a supplement).
Day two - After a good night’s sleep, we make our way to the Rhine Valley and our hotel in Rudesheim, the Rudesheimer Hof Hotel, which will be our base for the next five nights.
Day three - We explore Cochem, a beautiful town on the banks of the Moselle River overlooked by an imposing fairytale castle. On our return to the hotel there will be a stop at the Niederwald Monument which offers magnificent views over the Rhine. You will also have the opportunity to take a cable car ride to enjoy the views in dramatic style.
Day four - Today enjoy a cruise on the Rhine departing from the promenade in front of the hotel. This round trip offers magnificent views of Rheinstein Castle, one of the finest examples of Rhine Romanticism architecture. There will also be free time in Rudesheim.
Day five - An excursion to Koblenz, Germany’s most beautiful “corner”. Enjoy an abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways and the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades. On the return we’ll stop at the famous viewpoint of Lorlely Rock.
Day six - A half day visit to the Farmers Market in Mainz to sample some local food and drink delicacies, and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. On the return we’ll stop at the Asbach distillery which makes the famous German brandy.
Day seven - We begin our homeward journey by travelling to the overnight ferry sailing to Hull. Dinner and breakfast are included on the ferry and accommodation is provided in twin inside low-berth cabins.
Day eight - After breakfast on the ferry, we head back up to Scotland. When you get off the coach, your car will be waiting to take you back home - all part of the Eclipse Door to Door Service.
Price includes: Dinner, B&B | Coach & ferry travel throughout | Excursions | Door to Door Collection*