Majestic Mosel and Rhine Discovery Tour

9th - 29th May(20 nights)pdfdownload

 

 

 

Meandering through the Mosel and Rhine valleys

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Mosel and Rhine rivers during this twenty-night tour, meandering through both the Mosel and Rhine valleys with their rolling hills, stunning scenery, dramatic vineyards and quaint villages and towns. As well as the scenic attractions, we will also enjoy great local cuisine and wines throughout the tour.

The tour begins in Luxembourg from where we travel to Trier and our campsite located directly on the banks of the Mosel. Continuing our leisurely journey, we follow the course of the majestic Mosel, to Bernkastel-Kues and then onwards to Koblenz. Along the way, we will pass by the many vineyards and beautiful villages which border the river. This entire area is a cyclist’s paradise, so if you have a bike please bring it along. On reaching Koblenz our campsite is located directly at the confluence of the Mosel and the Rhine.

From Koblenz, we make a small detour to visit the delightful old town of Limburg an der Lahn before re-joining the river Rhine at Rüdesheim am Rhein where we will have time to explore this charming town, and sample the local wines and culinary treats.  

Strasbourg, our next port of call, is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg’s historic city centre, the Grande Ile (Grand Island) was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. From our conveniently located campsite we will visit the city for a guided tour, dine in a traditional Alsatian restaurant in “Petite France” and take a leisurely cruise on the river whilst enjoying lunch.

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‘Delightful tour visiting many interesting places with several opportunities to sample local delicacies while meandering gently along the Mosel and Rhine in good company’ Peter & Sue Drake – Rhine & Mosel May 2016

‘A thoroughly enjoyable experience, Tour Directors were excellent going above and beyond expectations – looking forward to our next GB Motorhome Tours holiday.’ Ian and Lorna Nicol – Rhine & Mosel May 2016

‘Tour Directors Alan & Chris organised an interesting and fun tour for our super group of 11 motorhomes. All you motor homers sitting at home thinking – Stop thinking, Start booking and Enjoy.’ Peter and Alice Garioch – Rhine & Mosel May 2016

Mosel & Rhine

Day One – Wednesday 9th May
The tour begins in Luxembourg. Those travelling independently should aim to reach the campsite during the afternoon. This evening we will meet at the Tour Director’s van for welcome drinks, introductions and a tour briefing.

Day Two – Thursday 10th May
Travel to Trier and our first campsite on the banks of the Mosel River. Trier is Germany’s oldest city and the birthplace of Karl Marx. During the 1st Century BC Trier became the centre of power for the Western Roman Empire. It is possible to reach the town centre on foot via the footpath which borders the river or alternatively there is public transport available nearby. This evening we will have a group dinner in the campsite restaurant. 35 Miles

Day Three – Friday 11th May
This morning we make our way to the Porta Nigra – the magnificent 2nd Century City Gate, where we will meet our guide who will take us on a walking tour of the city focusing principally on its Roman legacy including the Imperial Baths and Amphitheatre. After our guided tour there will be free time for lunch, sightseeing or shopping before returning in your own time to the campsite.

Day Four – Saturday 12th May
It is only a short distance to our next campsite at Bernkastel-Kues. We will follow the meandering course of the Mosel to our destination. There will be ample time to stop off at one of the charming wine villages which abound along the route. The campsite is located just on the outskirts of town and is surrounded on two sides by the Mosel. 27 Miles

Day Five – Sunday 13th May
We will be collected this morning, from the campsite, by an Open Vintage Tourist Bus for a journey up through the steep vineyard slopes to the castle ruins which overlook the town. Once we reach the castle we will have time for exploration and photographs before continuing our journey back through the vineyards and into town. Once back in town, there will be some free time before we meet for lunch in a restaurant located in the heart of the town. After lunch, more free time for sightseeing before making your own way back to the campsite – about 2km of level walking, or take a local taxi.

Day Six – Monday 14th May
Free time this morning. You may choose to stay on the campsite and relax, walk back into town for further exploration, or if you are a cyclist, explore the surrounding area with its many miles of flat, easy and safe cycle routes. This afternoon we will visit a local wine producer for a Presentation and Tasting accompanied by a selection of sausages and cheese.

Day Seven – Tuesday 15th May We drive to our next location at Koblenz once again following the meandering course of the Mosel. As you make this journey you will be surrounded by vineyards clinging to the steep slopes leading down to the river edge. 77 Miles

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Day Eight – Wednesday 16th May
This morning we will take the passenger ferry across to the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) where we will meet our guide for a tour of the most important parts of the city. The afternoon is free for you to further explore the city. This evening we will have a group dinner with wine in the campsite restaurant.

Day Nine – Thursday 17th May
A free day today. Take the opportunity this morning to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with its amazing views over the city and its wonderful exhibitions. To reach the Fortress you will travel over the Rhine on the BUGA cable car, built as an attraction and an environmentally friendly means of transport specifically for the “Bundesgartenschau 2011” (Federal Horticultural Show 2011).

Day Ten – Friday 18th May
Travel to Limburg today. Our campsite is located within easy walking distance of the town centre and boasts its own restaurant should you wish to give the ‘chef’ a night off. 35 Miles

Day Eleven – Saturday 19th May
A free day today -Take a short stroll along the banks of the Lahn into the historic town centre and enjoy the interesting architecture and the many Timbered Buildings. Visit the amazing Castle and Cathedral or stop at one of the numerous pavement cafes/bars/ restaurants. This evening the Tour Directors will hold a “Cheese and Wine Evening” at their pitch so we can all enjoy some local produce.

Day Twelve – Sunday 20th May
Today we make the short drive to Rüdesheim located on the banks of the Rhine, where we stay for 4 nights. 53 Miles

Day Thirteen – Monday 21st May
This morning we will stroll into town for a group visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum which houses an amazing collection of over 350 musical instruments. After our museum visit you will have free time to enjoy this enchanting town. Rüdesheim is a town that offers many opportunities for the tourist and the Tour Directors will be able to advise you on the various options thus ensuring that you enjoy your day to the full.

Day Fourteen – Tuesday 22nd May A free day today. After a leisurely start to the day you could take the Ring Tour which offers fantastic views around Rudesheim and the Niederwald Forest. The tour comprises a short ride on the cable car from the town followed by a walk along peaceful forest paths before taking the chair lift down through steep vineyards to Assmannshausen where you board a river boat for a 45 minute cruise back to Rudesheim. This evening we will walk into town for a Group Dinner in one of the restaurants in the famous Drosselgasse.

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Day Fifteen – Wednesday 23rd May
You are invited to join the Tour Directors on their pitch this morning for a Group Breakfast and Get-Together after which you will have free time to further explore this lovely riverside town with its many tourist attractions including the famous Asbach Distillery and visitor centre.

Day Sixteen – Thursday 24th May
Our journey today will take us to our campsite at Strasbourg. The campsite is located within 3km of the historic centre of the city and public transport is available from outside the campsite entrance. 142 Miles

Day Seventeen – Friday 25th May
Using public transport (tickets provided), we will travel the short distance into town where we will meet our guide for a tour of the historic part of the city. Following on from our guided tour we have lunch in a restaurant located in the “Petite France” area. After lunch, there will be free time for further sightseeing and exploration before returning to the campsite in your own time.

Day Eighteen – Saturday 26th May
A Free Day today enabling you to relax on-site and catch up with some chores or using the excellent public transport to make your way back into the city for further sightseeing or shopping.

Day Nineteen – Sunday 27th May
A Free Day today.  As our tour is coming towards its end we will all meet this evening for drinks and a buffet at the campsite terrace/bar. This will be the opportunity to recall those special moments on the tour.

Day Twenty – Monday 28th May
Our final day of the tour. Mid-morning, we will take the tram into town and the Quai Des Pecheurs where we board a River Boat for a cruise around the historic city centre whilst enjoying a Gourmet Lunch accompanied by local wines. Following our cruise there will be the opportunity for that final bit of sightseeing in this wonderful city before returning in your own time to the campsite.

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Day Twenty-one – Tuesday 29th May
The tour ends this morning, all subsequent costs incurred are your responsibility. If the Tour Directors are returning to Calais, you may accompany them by a route and timings of their choice.

PRICE                                         TOUR DEPOSIT £250

Motorhome with 2 people – £1119 per person
Motorhome with 1 person – £1309

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 19 Campsite nights with hook-up
  • Transport for Excursions/Events as per the Itinerary
  • Entrance Fees as per the itinerary
  • Tour information pack with suggested routes + GPS Co-ordinates
  • Services of Tour Director’s travelling in their own motorhome

Excursions, Events & Meals

  • Welcome Drinks Reception
  • Morning Guided Tour of Trier
  • Group Dinner in Campsite Restaurant in Trier
  • Excursion by Open Vintage Tourist Bus to the Castle in Bernkastel followed by lunch
  • Wine Tasting and Presentation with Buffet
  • Guided Tour of Koblenz
  • Group Dinner in Campsite Restaurant in Koblenz
  • Cheese and Wine Evening in Limburg
  • Visit to Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim
  • Group Dinner in Drosselgasse Restaurant
  • Group Breakfast in Rudesheim
  • Morning Guided Tour of Strasbourg with Lunch
  • Evening Drinks and Buffet
  • Lunchtime River Cruise in Strasbourg with Gourmet Lunch

This tour will start in Luxembourg, but if you would like to travel at the same time as the Tour Director on the outward journey, please book the optional tour 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 Campsites with electric hook-up starting in Kent on Monday 7th May followed by a night in France
  • 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 @ £149 per person
Motorhome with 1 Person @ £275