About the tour: Christmas in the Rhineland

Enjoy a traditional festive coach break in the Rhineland, with its pretty riverside villages and charming old towns, as we enjoy the spectacular scenery. On Christmas Eve, we enjoy a tour of the celebrated city of Cologne, where you can amble along the cobbled streets and pay a visit to the famous twin-spired cathedral. Before we enjoy our Christmas dinner, work up an appetite in Monschau, as you explore the narrow streets of this historic German town. Wind down after the Christmas celebrations and enjoy a relaxing Boxing Day trip along the Rhine and Moselle Valleys, all making for an amazing Christmas holiday you’ll never forget.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals & 1 lunch
  • Convenient local joining points

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Today we will have a short visit to Mons before continuing to the hotel, on the outskirts of Cologne for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we visit the majestic city of Cologne on our included excursion. This stylish and attractive city stands on the banks of the romantic River Rhine and you will have free time to explore all the city has to offer. During the Second World War around 90 percent of Cologne’s inner city was reduced to rubble. Today the Rhine metropolis is the fourth largest town and one of the most outstanding travel destinations in Germany and Europe. Cologne cathedral, famous around the world, dominates the panorama of the city and is still today the second highest building in Cologne after the telecommunications tower. The local cuisine, with its many traditional pubs and restaurants, is highly varied and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Whether it’s relaxing on the Rhine promenade or drinking a Kolsch in one of the typical breweries – a visit to Cologne is always worthwhile!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Merry Christmas! Today we start the day with an included morning visit to the old town of Monschau.

    We then return to the hotel for lunch and a relaxing afternoon ahead of tonight’s Christmas Dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Monschau
    Monschau

    Included Highlights

    • Monschau

    Join our included Rhine and Moselle Valleys excursion, as we explore the stunning scenery of these breath-taking valleys. Famous for its picture postcard villages, fairy tale castles and vineyards there is no wonder why the area is considered by many, to offer the most picturesque scenery in Germany.

    We travel first to Boppard, with its lovely Rhineside promenade. Here you will have the opportunity to take an optional lunch cruise along the River Rhine, as you enjoy some wonderful views of the scenery. We then continue along the meandering Moselle Valley to visit the riverside village of Alken, where you can toast the festive season with some local wines during an optional wine tasting at the famous House of Anton Hammes. As well as the wine-tasting you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine should you wish to do so.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    River Rhine
    Boppard

    Included Highlights

    • Boppard
    • Alken

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Lunch cruise along the River Rhine
    • Alken Wine Tasting
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Please note that Christmas Eve/Day is a traditional festival and in many areas is still celebrated as such. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early or be closed.

    Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (6 days).

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star H+ Hotel Hürth-Koln or H+ Hotel Brühl-Koln on the outskirts of Cologne. Both hotels have a restaurant and bar. Overnight stay in the Belgium area will be in city-style hotel.

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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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