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Program Type

Private touring

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

The tour begins in Frankfurt and follows the Rhine to Rüdesheim. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Rüdesheim’s old historic center. Next we embark on a cruise and sail along the most picturesque stretch of the Rhine River, the Lorelei Valley (approx. 1.5 hrs; from November to March the boat tour is not guaranteed). Disembark at Kamp-Bornhofen and ascend to Liebenstein Castle, which towers high above the village and offers a beautiful view of the Rhine. Accommodation in this 13th-century castle. The rooms have been beautifully restored in medieval style.

After breakfast, travel to the ancient Roman city of Koblenz, one of the oldest cities in Germany. Then continue to the “Deutsches Eck” (the German Corner), where the Moselle meets the Rhine. Cross the river in a panoramic cable car for a spectacular view. On the other side of the river, visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fort, the second largest fort in Europe. Then continue along the Moselle river and the Ehrbachtal Valley. Ascend to Ehrenburg Castle, where you spend the night

In the morning tour several villages nestled in the Moselle river valley. In Cochem visit the famous Burg Eltz castle. Enjoy a wine tasting. The next section of the tour will be by boat as you cruise along the Moselle to Bernkastel-Kues, a beautiful and romantic town on the river banks. Today’s final destination is the town of Trier, an old Roman settlement with more than 2000 years of history. Enjoy a wine tasting.

In the morning there is time to explore the lovely historic buildings of Trier. Then continue to one of the most popular destinations in all of Germany: Heidelberg. Along the way we pass through the city of Speyer and visit its magnificent cathedral, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage monument. Today’s final destination is Heidelberg where you visit the famous castle and stroll through the historical centre. Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town.

Return to Frankfurt. Along the way, travel through the city of Worms, also known as the city of Nibelungen. The Worms cathedral is one of the most stunning Romanesque churches in Germany, rivaling the beauty of the cathedrals of Speyer and Mainz. After a city tour, the program ends in Frankfurt.

Inclusions

Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
Daily buffet breakfast & city tax
Transportation by car or minivan during the entire tour
English speaking driver-guide during the entire tour
Visits and excursions as mentioned Admission to Heidelberg and Eltz Castles (Apr-Oct), boat tours along
the Rhine and Moselle (May-Oct), Cable car to Ehrenbreitstein (May-Oct)
Wine tasting

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Rates available on request for self drive without guide

Departure Period

01 Jan, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 4,556 P P twin share
AUD 4,989 P P single

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