About the tour: Little Trains of the Romantic Rhine at Christmas

It’s full steam ahead on this festive coach holiday to Germany as we journey through the Rhine Valley on a number of exhilarating rail rides. Experience a German-style Christmas with a 5-course dinner on Christmas Eve, after an optional tour into the Ahr Valley on board the Ahrtalbahn and explore the wine region of Mayschoss. On Christmas Day enjoy a guided walk of historical Remagen before lunch. It’s then time for more festive celebrations as you indulge in a Christmas buffet with entertainment from a live band. And, to finish on a high, we board the Vulkan Express and journey through one of the most scenic valleys of the Rhine on Boxing Day.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals & 1 lunch
  • Christmas party with live music and buffet on 25th December and a present from Father Christmas
  • 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.
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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 Valkenburg before continuing to Remagen, Germany for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Pinger.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion into the Ahr Valley on board the Ahrtalbahn. We board the train not far from our hotel, which will then take you on a journey through narrow valleys past stunning scenery. We visit the old town of Ahrweiler which still retains its medieval gates and fortifications. The pedestrian streets, surrounded by half-timbered houses, are easy to explore on foot. We continue to Mayschoss by train, famous for producing some of the finest red wines in Germany. You will have the chance to taste the dark red wine for yourself on our visit to a local wine cellar, where a cold platter lunch will be served. Tonight, we enjoy our German-style Christmas with a 5-course candlelit dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Ahr Valley Train & 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 only).

    Happy Christmas!

    Morning included guided historical walk of Remagen with a mug of mulled wine. The small town of Remagen is famous for its bridge that fell into American hands in 1945 providing them with a passage across the Rhine, but then only days later the bridge collapsed under the sheer weight of their armoured vehicles. Today stands a Peace Museum within the remaining towers (closed in winter). Enjoy Christmas lunch.

    Tonight, we enjoy a Christmas party with live band and festive buffet.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Remagen Bridge

    Included excursion, as we discover the Eifel region on board the Vulkan Express, a narrow gauge railway. The train will take you through one of the most scenic valleys of the Rhine from the half-timbered station at Burgbrohl to Engeln. The carriages are pulled by steam and diesel locomotives through the Brohl Valley where you will see volcanic formations, stone viaducts, castles and a monastery as you meander through the countryside.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Vulkan Express

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (6 days).


    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 3-star Hotel Pinger in Remagen, situated only a short walk from the banks of the Rhine and the promenade. Overnight stay in the Belgium area will be in a 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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