- 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.
Published on: 09 October 2016