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0330 160 7700
11am - 4pm

Rudesheim & Koblenz Christmas Markets

4 days from £259*
Departing: December 2016
* Price shown: 02 December 2016 from - - UNL

Rhine and Moselle Christmas markets

Shop for traditional Yuletide gifts in the enchanting surrounds of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys as you visit some of the most picturesque German Christmas markets. See Cochem and historic Koblenz, and enjoy an excursion to charming Rudesheim's magical Christmas market.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to the Christmas Market at Cochem
  • A visit to the Christmas Market at Koblenz
  • A visit to the Christmas Market at Rudesheim
  • Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a comfortable hotel in the Rhine Valley area
  • Dinner at your hotel on Days Two and Three
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return Channel crossings
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we travel to cross the channel by ferry/Eurotunnel. Once in France, we continue to Germany, arriving at our hotel in the early evening.

Day Two

After breakfast we'll visit two traditional German Christmas markets. Our first stop will be charming, Moselle-side Cochem, its quaint half-timbered houses dominated by the imposing Reichburg Castle. During this special time of the year, the Market Square is alive with shopkeepers selling unique gifts and tasty local delicacies.

Our second stop will be Koblenz. This historic city sits in a vital strategic position for controlling the Rhine's river traffic. Here, beneath the festively illuminated Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, you'll find around 100 seasonally decorated wooden huts selling all manner of festive fare, and an atmosphere of winter fun with live music and carriage rides through the romantic old town.

While in Koblenz you'll also be able to join our optional wine-tasting, and sample the local vintages at a wine cellar in the old quarter, before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Day Three

Today we visit the famous wine town of Rudesheim, one of Germany's most visited Christmas markets in its wonderful riverside setting with the day at leisure. Perhaps join our optional river cruise to Rudesheim instead, where on arrival, the Winzerexpress (road train) takes you to the town centre to view the remarkable collection of musical instruments found in the Siegfried's Musik Kabinett museum.

Soak up the atmosphere of Rudesheim's famous Christmas market, which features Europe's largest Nativity Scene, before we head back to the hotel for dinner.

Day Four

Today we retrace our steps and cross the Channel. Once back in the UK, we'll make our way to the local area, arriving by mid to late evening.
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Date Price From Code
02 December 2016
02 December 2016 £259.00 NB6UNL02
09 December 2016
09 December 2016 £259.00 NB6UNL02

Rhine Valley Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good quality hotel in the Rhine or Moselle Valley area in a room with private facilities. Accommodation may be offered in either the main building or in adjoining annexes. Meals will be taken in the main hotel building. As is traditional with hotels of this type, twin rooms may consist of a double bed with two separated mattresses.

Further Information

Changes to your itinerary

It may be necessary to change the itinerary of your optional excursion on Day Three, visiting Rudesheim in the morning and with the river cruise in the afternoon.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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