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Rhine in Flames

4 days from £235*
Departing: August 2017
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River fireworks spectacular

Imagine a land of rolling hills, fairytale castles and picturesque medieval towns transformed at night by brilliant fireworks. This is the 'Rhine in Flames', a series of summer festivals that culminate in an explosion of colour and fire.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A scenic Rhine Valley excursion
  • A visit to Koblenz
  • An evening at the Rhine in Flames
  • Three night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the Rhine/Moselle area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return Channel crossings
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Event Information

From their 18th-century origins, the Rhine in Flames celebrations have grown into massive festivals, with hundreds of rockets and fireworks, and illuminated river boats floating by in a magical procession of light and colour.

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area this morning we'll make our way to Dover or Folkestone for our Channel crossing. We'll continue our onward journey through France and into Germany, arriving at our hotel in the late evening.

Day Two

After breakfast we'll board the coach for a tour through the vineyards and ancient villages of the Rhine Valley. See idyllic Boppard's Roman fort, the 1000-year-old Schonburg Castle in Oberwesel, and St Goar, which nestles beneath the imposing ruins of Rheinfels Castle.

This afternoon, you'll also have the chance to join our optional river boat cruise. See the region's riverside towns and castles from the water, and pass through the narrow gorge beneath the Lorelei - the legendary rock where sirens were said to have lured sailors to their fate - before re-boarding the coach to continue to Koblenz for the Rhine in Flames.

From their 18th-century origins, the 'Rhine in Flames' celebrations have grown into massive festivals, with hundreds of rockets and fireworks, and illuminated river boats floating by in a magical procession of light. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the carnival atmosphere before the evening culminates in a spectacular fireworks display, illuminating the river, town and surrounding area in a riot of colour.

Day Three

Today you're free to relax or explore at leisure, though many will want to join our optional tour to Rudesheim. After travelling through rolling hills and picturesque villages, we'll stop in Rudesheim to visit a traditional wine-cellar where you'll have the opportunity to taste the delicious local wines.

Day Four

Today we retrace our steps to Calais, and embark for our return Channel crossing, arriving back in the local area mid to late evening.
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Date Price From
11 August 2017
11 August 2017 £235

Rhine/Moselle Area Hotel ★★★

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver 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.

Meet at port option

To give you greater flexibility and allow you to travel on the date that suits you best, you may like to meet the coach at Folkestone Services (called Stop 24) on the M20, which is just a five-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and a 15-minute drive from Dover. If you wish to do this, please select the county 'Kent' and the pick-up point 'Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood' when booking. You will be notified of the exact pick-up location in your Final Travel Details, which you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure. Further information and car parking charges can be found at www.stop24.co.uk

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.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

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.

Channel crossings

Where possible, we will cross the Channel by ferry at the beginning and end of your holiday. However, we reserve the right to substitute crossings by Eurotunnel when necessary.

Rhine in Flames reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Rhine in FlamesScores 7.7 out of 10 based on 175 reviews
(8 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Camberley Couple
Rhine in Flames: A long weekend trip to Koblenz. Hotel was over 70km outside of Koblenz and river trip boarding point even further so considerable time spent on coach. Some consideration needed to be given to those with limited mobility as the coach parked a distance from actiities, this always caused a delay so at times it was hurry up then wait then the issue of exceeding drivers hours. The suggestion of the Tour Guide to watch the Rhine Fireworks from the coach due to drivers hours was farcical! Nice hotel, clean and pleasant bar and restaurant, simple continental breakfast. I would recommend that the coach driver is fully briefed as to where to park at hotels and to use the larger service stations enroute. Bit of an issue all 52 people trying to get through the one pay to enter toilet gate with only 35 minutes given by the Tour Guide for people to obtain an evening meal on the journey out and parking over 200m from the restaurante, similarly sitting outside the hotel for 20 minutes whilst the Tour Guide then found out where to park All these little points make for the experience to 'flow' better. All in all I enjoyed myself.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 09 October 2016
(6 out of 10)

BRIDGETTE

Stroud
The Rhine is beautiful. Koblenz and Rudesheim were charming. The Rhine in Flames fireworks were stunning. Overall though too much travel for the amount of time on the Rhine and sightseeing.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 09 October 2016
(8 out of 10)

Pamela

Staines Friends
the journey was trouble free and enjoyable.
The hotel was a little disappointing but having said that, it was clean and comfortable.
i prefer a male tour manager to the female that we had.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(8 out of 10)

Jim

Oxford Couple
The tour guide was excellent in terms of the care she gave to guests. More information about the excursions before asking for bookings would have been a good idea however.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(10 out of 10)

ANTHONY

South London Single traveller
A very enjoyable and colourful holiday.
The Tour manager and Driver were exceptional in their care and supervision.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
(8 out of 10)

RICHARD

Reading Friends
Overall - pretty good. Too much walking.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016
(9 out of 10)

ANNE

Brighton Friends
It was an interesting trip....we saw a lot of things/places in a very short time......Because of this it involved early mornings and late nights .....I enjoyed it but if you are after a relaxing trip , then I dont think this is for you.....
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016