Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Rhine in Flames

Resort - Lady Anne Ship

Overview

Experience some of the best scenery Europe has to offer on one of our River Cruise breaks. Here at Alfa we believe the journey is just as important as the destination so on our longer duration River Cruise tours we include overnight stays en route, meaning you can enjoy the journey in comfort without feeling rushed. With different routes on the outward and return journeys on most holidays, we also guarantee a great variety of location and hotels to sample on your European adventure! With 3 meals every day plus evening entertainment where everyone gets involved, a River Cruise truly is a memorable experience. Plus, don't forget that with Alfa all of the excursions are included in the tour cost!

Prices from

£1199 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 923MEC

Tour: Rhine in Flames

Resort: Lady Anne Ship

Days: 10

Date Travelling: 29 June 2020

Travelling by: River Cruise

Hotel: Mps Lady Anne

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Embarkment

Day 3 - Koblenz Cable Car & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

  • We take a trip on the Koblenz cable car, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
  • At the summit is the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress which guarded the confuence of the Rhine and Moselle.

Day 4 - Rudesheim Highlights & Rudesheim by Night

  • Rüdesheim is a pretty wine-producing town, on a bend in the river, opposite the confluence of the Nahe with the Rhine.
  • Our Rüdesheim highlights excursion features a panoramic ride to the heights of the gorge by cable car.
  • Our Rüdesheim by night excursion takes us to a traditional wine cellar before exploring the Drosselgasse.
  • The Drosselgasse is a narrow lane lined with cafes and shops reminiscent of York's Shambles.

Day 5 - Mainz & the Gutenberg Museum

  • This fascinating museum is named for the inventor of the printing press.
  • Situated opposite Mainz Cathedral, the collection includes presses and historic documents.
  • The highlight is a recreation of Gutenberg's workshop.
  • Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers.
  • Our guide shows us the highlights of Germany's wine capital, both ancient and modern.

Day 6 - Boppard & Rhine In Flames Festival

  • The wine-making town of Boppard lies in the spectacular Rhine Gorge.
  • Tonight we witness the thrilling Rhine in Flames spectacle.
  • Traditionally a harvest festival, Rhine in Flames is nowadays a vast flotilla accompanied by spectacular fireworks.

Day 7 - Ahr Valley Wine Tasting

  • We enjoy a spot of wine tasting and free time in Ahrweillier
  • Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is a renowned spa town, home to many mineral springs.

Day 8 - Dragon Rock Railway and Cologne Panorama

  • Near to Bonn we find the start of the cog railway leading to the Dragon Rock (fare included in tour cost).
  • Originally a steam railway, it was converted to electricity in the 1950s. A new station and museum are found at the base.
  • At the halfway pointof the railway, a small station serves the Schloss Drachenburg.
  • We have some free time to explore the city.
  • Cologne's cathedral is the city's second tallest structure and is believed to contain the remains of the Three Wise Men.

Day 9 - Disembark

Day 10 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Mps Lady Anne

From the spotless brass furnishings and smart uniform, to the well presented meals and sparkling glassware Captain Wido runs a tight ship aboard the MPS Lady Anne and the crew’s attention to detail is second to none. Yet the atmosphere is one of relaxation and informality, with smiling faces wherever you look.

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Midlands Tours – Watford Gap (M1, Junction 16/17) – South East England, East Anglia and Continental Europe


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