The 'Rhine in Flames' Festival


Rhine in Flames

Visit: Rhine in Flames, Germany

About the Tour

Every year villages and towns along the Rhine Valley are illuminated by a series of spectacular ‘Rhine in Flames’ Festivals, one of which is the highlight of this spectacular short break to Germany. Our tour takes us from our base in the beautiful Rhine Valley, to the Rhineland towns of Boppard and Rüdesheim before we cruise from St. Goar to St. Goarshausen, along one of the most breath-taking sections of the Rhine Gorge, it’s here our festival begins and an explosion of fireworks light up the sky! This distinctive holiday also offers the chance to visit the charming town of Cochem, in the meandering Moselle Valley.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach
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, then to Koblenz for a three-night stay.

We begin our included excursion through the beautiful Rhine Valley with a visit to Boppard, with its splendid Rhine Promenade. We continue to Rüdesheim, home of the vibrant Drosselgasse, lined with restaurants, bars and shops. Enjoy an optional river cruise on the Rhine as it meanders its way through its vine-clad gorge past fine medieval castles on the hillsides and the Loreley Rock. Tonight, we enjoy the highlight of our tour – the Rhine In Flames spectacle. A procession of boats cruise through the dramatic valley of the Loreley, from St. Goar to St. Goarshausen along one of the most breathtaking sections of the Rhine Gorge. The night sky is transformed into a sea of light, while spectacular fireworks ignite to music echoing between the steep cliffs.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Cochem

Cochem

Join our optional excursion to the charming wine town of Cochem, in the Moselle Valley. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the town, or you may prefer to relax with a glass of the locally produced white wine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Rhine In Flames - Firework spectacular
  • Rhine Valley - Picturesque riverside towns
  • Moselle Valley - Romantic scenery (2018 departures)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Moselle Valley - Romantic scenery (2017 departures)
  • Rhine Cruise - A leisurely exploration of the Rhine

Notes


Local departure by coach, then to Koblenz for a three-night stay.

Included excursion to the vibrant city of Cologne. See the magnificent Dom, the Gothic cathedral, which dominates this fine city and enjoy the Old Town with its welcoming bars and restaurants. Tonight, we enjoy the highlight of our tour – the Rhine In Flames spectacle in Bonn. The red fluorescent Bengal Fire lights the way downstream for a fleet of more than sixty decorated and illuminated ships along a 26 kilometre stretch – the longest stretch of any Rhine In Flames event – from Linz to the city of Bonn, from where we will see the spectacle.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Join our optional excursion to the charming wine town of Cochem, in the Moselle Valley. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the town, or you may prefer to relax with a glass of the locally produced white wine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Rhine In Flames - Firework spectacular
  • Rhine Valley - Picturesque riverside towns
  • Moselle Valley - Romantic scenery (2018 departures)

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Moselle Valley - Romantic scenery (2017 departures)
  • Rhine Cruise - A leisurely exploration of the Rhine

Notes


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

You will stay for three nights at the family run 3-star standard Hotel Scholz in Koblenz. The hotel has a restaurant and bar.

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Hotel Scholz

Hotel Scholz

Hotel Scholz


  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • 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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