The Picturesque Rhine & Moselle Valleys

7 days from £469pp.


Cologne

Visit: Cologne, Germany

Rudesheim

Visit: Rudesheim, Germany

Cochem

Visit: Cochem, Germany

Moselle Valley

Visit: Moselle Valley, Germany

River Rhine

Visit: River Rhine, Germany

Boppard

Visit: Boppard, Germany

About the Tour

Enjoy the majestic river valleys of the Rhine and Moselle, with their vine-clad slopes, fairy tale castles and picturesque riverside towns. As we head for our base in Assmannshausen, we pay a visit to Cologne, where you can spend time visiting the city’s old town, which is a haven of bars and restaurants. Explore the ‘wine town’ of Rüdesheim, where you can stroll the narrow streets and perhaps partake in a spot of shopping. Why not visit Koblenz and see where the mighty Moselle and Rhine rivers meet, or spend a full day taking in the sites of the Rhine Valley, from the famous Loreley Rock, to the pretty towns of Boppard and St. Goar. End your holiday to Germany with an opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Heidelberg, with its spectacular castle and charming old town.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals (2017)
  • 4 evening meals (2018)
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service or Luxuria
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Cologne

Cologne

We leave our hotel this morning and continue on to the vibrant city of Cologne which stands on the banks of the Romantic River Rhine. Here you can enjoy some free time to explore the many shops and boutiques. 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 city and one of the most outstanding travel destinations in Germany and Europe. The 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. Maybe take time to visit the famous Gothic Cathedral, with its most celebrated work the Sarcophagus of the Magi, thought to hold the remains of the three wise men. 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! After free time we continue our journey through the Rhine Gorge to Assmannshausen, where we stay for the next five nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Rudesheim

Rudesheim

After a morning at leisure we spend the afternoon in the ever popular ‘wine town’ of Rudesheim, home to the vibrant ‘Drosselgasse’, a narrow alley lined with restaurants, shops and bars, many playing traditional Rhineland music and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer. Why not join our optional ‘Exploring Rudesheim’ excursion. We travel by road train to the cellars of Adolf Störzel where there will be the chance to sample some of the local produce. From here we continue to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, where you can see one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments. Your guide will tell you about the various instruments and you will have the chance to listen to many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Cochem

Cochem

Today’s optional excursion takes us to Koblenz, the meeting point of the Moselle and Rhine rivers, then along the Moselle River to the charming wine town of Cochem, dominated by the ancient and mighty Reichsburg Castle, dramatically perched on a hillside overlooking the town. During the day we visit the cellars of Anton Hammes in Alken, one of the famous vintners of the area. The Hammes family have been vintners here for over 300 years, and you will enjoy a winetasting, with 4/5 different varieties offered, before having the chance to purchase your favourites to bring home with you!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Boppard

Boppard

Marvel at the beautiful scenery of the Rhine Valley including medieval castles, picturesque villages and vine-clad slopes. We see the world-famous Loreley Rock; Boppard, where the splendid Rhine Promenade is situated; and St Goar, home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock shop. During the day enjoy an optional cruise along the Rhine, Germany’s largest river. Our cruise lasts for approximately 1 hour and will take us through the Rhine gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine clad slopes. Our cruise is a perfect way to view the splendour of the Rhine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Today we enjoy time at leisure in Assmannshausen, or why not join us for an optional excursion to the ancient university town of Heidelberg. The city of Heidelberg enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Neckar. It is often referred to as the ‘Romantic Town’ on account of its castle ruins and red sandstone buildings, which dominate the city. Heidelberg castle has been described as the most beautiful castle ruin of Germany, and enjoys a prominent location overlooking the town and from where the views across Heidelberg and the Neckar are astounding.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Cologne
  • Rüdesheim
  • Rhine Valley
  • Cochem & Koblenz (2018 only)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Cochem & the Moselle Valleys (2017 only)
  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Heidelberg
  • Exploring Rüdesheim

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (7 days).

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Cologne

Cologne

We head along the Moselle River to the charming wine town of Cochem, dominated by the ancient and mighty Reichsburg Castle, dramatically perched on a hillside overlooking the town, then to Koblenz, the meeting point of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. We continue to Assmannshausen for a four-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Rudesheim

Rudesheim

After a morning at leisure we spend the afternoon in the ever popular ‘wine town’ of Rudesheim, home to the vibrant ‘Drosselgasse’, a narrow alley lined with restaurants, shops and bars, many playing traditional Rhineland music and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer. Why not join our optional ‘Exploring Rudesheim’ excursion. We travel by road train to the cellars of Adolf Störzel where there will be the chance to sample some of the local produce. From here we continue to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, where you can see one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments. Your guide will tell you about the various instruments and you will have the chance to listen to many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Cochem

Cochem

Marvel at the beautiful scenery of the Rhine Valley including medieval castles, picturesque villages and vine-clad slopes. We see the world-famous Loreley Rock; Boppard, where the splendid Rhine Promenade is situated; and St Goar, home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock shop. During the day enjoy an optional cruise along the Rhine, Germany’s largest river. Our cruise lasts for approximately 1 hour and will take us through the Rhine gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine clad slopes. Our cruise is a perfect way to view the splendour of the Rhine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Boppard

Boppard

Today we enjoy time at leisure in Assmannshausen, or why not join us for an optional excursion to the ancient university town of Heidelberg. The city of Heidelberg enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Neckar. It is often referred to as the ‘Romantic Town’ on account of its castle ruins and red sandstone buildings, which dominate the city. Heidelberg castle has been described as the most beautiful castle ruin of Germany, and enjoys a prominent location overlooking the town and from where the views across Heidelberg and the Neckar are astounding.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Heidelberg

Heidelberg

We head to the vibrant city of Cologne which stands on the banks of the Romantic River Rhine and has many shops and boutiques. 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 We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Cologne
  • Rüdesheim
  • Rhine Valley
  • Cochem & Koblenz (2018 only)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Cochem & the Moselle Valleys (2017 only)
  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Heidelberg
  • Exploring Rüdesheim

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (7 days).

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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Accommodation

2017 - You will stay for five nights at the traditional 4-star Hotel Alte Bauernschänke in charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley.

The hotel has been welcoming Leger guests for many years and is typically ‘Rhineland’ in style, with an atmosphere to match. The original building is over 600 years old, and there is entertainment most evenings, a lift, restaurant, large bar area and a state-of-the-art wellness centre, including sauna, steam-bath, massage, beautician and relaxation area.

The overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

2018 You will stay for four nights at the traditional 4-star Hotel Alte Bauernschänke in charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley. 

The hotel has been welcoming Leger guests for many years and is typically ‘Rhineland’ in style, with an atmosphere to match. The original building is over 600 years old, and there is entertainment most evenings, a lift, restaurant, large bar area and a state-of-the-art wellness centre including sauna, steam-bath, massage, beautician and relaxation area.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

Germany

Alte Bauernschanke

Alte Bauernschanke

Belgium

Holiday Inn Hotel Brussels Airport

Holiday Inn Brussels Airport

Alte Bauernschanke


This friendly family-run hotel extends a warm Rhineland welcome to all its guests. Situated in the heart of charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley, the hotel is located only a short stroll from the Rhine Promenade. The chair lift, next to the hotel, takes you to the summit of the Niederwald, from where a short walk takes you to the cable cars, which run into the bustling wine town of Rüdesheim. The Alte Bauernschanke, a wonderful half-timberered building, was originally a tavern dating back to the 15th century and has become a landmark in the town. Owned by the Berg family, all 54 bedrooms have en-suite facilities, television and telephone. Enjoy a drink on the terrace or a night of dancing and singing in the cellar bar. You may also wish to use the excellent wellness facilities (at additional cost).

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Holiday Inn Brussels Airport


The Holiday Inn Brussels Airport is a modern and friendly hotel close to Brussels airport and has easy access to the city centre which is 15minutes away. The hotel is also located close to NATO headquarters. The hotels facilities include a Wi-Fi/Internet access, swimming pool*, cocktail lounge, health and fitness club, currency exchange, a bar and restaurant. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, safe, Iron/Ironing board, hairdryer, Tea and Coffee making facilities, flat screen T.V with international channels and radio, desk, mini fridge and en-suite bathroom. *The swimming pool can close without prior notice.

  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

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.

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Travel Information

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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