Rhine in Flames Spectacular

31st August - 10th September 2018(10 nights)pdfdownload

 





Fireworks, Flames and Romantic Flair

Enjoy a picturesque early autumn getaway along the River Rhine. The highlight of this tour will be an evening cruise with supper to see the magnificent Rhine in Flames, which is the collective name given to a series of spectacular firework displays that take place each year on the River Rhine.

We meet at the charming town of Valkenburg in the Netherlands, the campsite is next to the countries only hilltop castle, and sits above the caves and galleries created by the town’s long history of quarrying.

Our drive into Germany, takes us first to Bernkastle-Kues, nestling on the banks of the Mosel River. Here we visit a winery where we will taste some of the wines that the town is best known for. Then we move to Rüdesheim am Rhine, an attractive town laying in the rivers gorge and renowned for its wine-making. The narrow cobbled lanes of the Old Town, lined with wine taverns and gardens are certainly not to be missed.

We have included a visit to the fascinating museum of mechanical musical instruments, and you will also see the Germania Monument and get a bird’s eye view of the vineyards that cling to the sides of the Gorge as we return to the river by cable car.

It is from Rüdesheim that you will board the river cruiser where dinner will be served whilst enjoying a leisurely cruise along the river. Then we join a flotilla of illuminated riverboats to take in the spectacle of the fireworks, pyrotechnics and experience the riverbanks and landmarks as they change into a magical red glow – an unforgettable experience.

Sue & Derek Davies – Rhine in Flames Sept 2017 

A good tour with excellent leaders, wonderful food, wine and beer. Great locations along the way added to the enjoyment”

Andy & Jackie Kitchin – Rhine in Flames Sept 2017

“Another sociable trip with GB Tours, enjoyed the scenery and the company”

Rhine if Flames

Day One – Friday 31st August
The group will meet at the lovely Old Town of Valkenburg. This evening we will have a welcome dinner in a local restaurant

Day Two – Saturday 1st September
Valkenburg lies in the Geul Valley and in the past was known for its marl-stone which was quarried for building material. A number of caves and galleries have been made into museums and today your Tour Directors will take you to one.

Day Three – Sunday 2nd September
We drive into Germany today making our way to the next campsite in the town of Bernkastel-Kues which nestles on the banks of the Mosel River and is well known for the quality of its wines. Our plan is to arrive in time to see the parade of the Annual Wine Festival of the Middle Moselle. 110 miles

Day Four – Monday 3rd September
Free day in Bernkastel-Kues enjoying the last day of the wine festival

Day Five – Tuesday 4th September
Today we will visit a producer for a presentation and tasting accompanied by a selection of sausages and cheese

Day Six – Wednesday 5th September
Our destination today is the charming town of Rüdesheim am Rhine. Our campsite is situated near the river and you can take an easy stroll along the riverbank into town. 60 miles

Day Seven – Thursday 6th September
After a leisurely start to the day we will take the “Ring Tour” which offers fantastic view of the gorgeous scenery around Rüdesheim and the Niederwald Forest. We begin with a ten-minute ride on a cable car from the town, then walk around the Germania Monument and along peaceful forest paths. From here we take a chair lift down through steep vineyards to Assmannshausen where we will board a river boat for a 45- minute cruise back to Rüdesheim. All of this excursion may not be suitable for people with restricted mobility.

Day Eight – Friday 7th September
A free day, maybe you would like to visit the Asbach Distillery for a taste of their Brandy or a walk through the vineyards up to the Abbey that overlooks the valley

Day Nine – Saturday 8th September
Rüdesheim is the home of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and this morning we have a guided tour of its fascinating exhibits, some of which will be played for us. Early evening, we will walk into town to board our river boat for a cruise along the Rhine while enjoying drinks and dinner. The highlight of the evening will be the spectacular display of the fireworks that light up the night skies – a truly explosive ending to a memorable evening.

Day Ten – Sunday 9th September
Free day to re-visit Rüdesheim for some last minute shopping. This evening we will have our ‘Farewell’ dinner in one of the restaurants in the famous Drosselgasse area.

Day Eleven – Monday 10th September
The tour ends this morning and you can either head back to the UK, or extend your stay on the continent.

PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000

DEPOSIT £000

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 10 Campsite nights with electric hook-ups
  • All transfers required for the Excursions/Events as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees on excursions unless otherwise specified
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes + GPS Co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

Excursions, Events & Meals

  • Welcome Dinner in Valkenburg with wine
  • Entry to one of the Valkenburg Caves
  • Wine Tasting at Bernkastle-Kues
  • Tickets to the Rüdesheim “Ring Tour”
  • Entry to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • Rhine in Flames, River Boat Cruise with Dinner and wine
  • Farewell Dinner with wine

This tour starts in Holland, but if you would like to travel from the UK at the same time as the Tour Directors on the outward journey, please book the optional package so that everything can be arranged on your behalf

OPTIONAL EXTRA PACKAGE

  • Return Dover/Calais Ferry with 60 day Flexible Ticket + Club Class Lounge
  • Two additional camping nights with electric hook-up in Kent on Wednesday 29th August followed by a night in Belgium
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes + GPS Co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Directors travelling in their own motorhome

OPTIONAL PACKAGE PRICE

Motorhome with 2 people = £000 per person
Motorhome with 1 person = £000