Rhine in Flames
Experience a spectacular 7 day tour to the Rhine Valley for the 'Rhine in Flames' celebrations, staying in Rüdesheim. Embrace the annual celebration of the wine harvest season. As the summer sun sets over the Rhine Valley, a flotilla of beautifully illuminated ships makes its way down the legendary Rhine, which basks in the glow of a thousand Bengal lights. Meanwhile, hilltop fireworks create shimmering cascades of colour high above the mountains, castles and vineyards.
The Rhine Valley is straight out of a picture book; with sheer cliffs, steep vineyards, a castle perched on virtually every hilltop and pretty villages lining the riverbanks on either side. Myths and legends are everywhere here, such as the story of Loreley, the beautiful siren of the rocks. Towns like Bacharach, Boppard, St. Goar and Linz epitomise the charm of this remarkable area with its rich cultural heritage.
Rüdesheim is one of the most popular towns in the Rhine Valley, Germany. It is known for winemaking, especially of Riesling wines. In the town centre is the Drosselgasse and, nearby, you'll find Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a museum of automated musical instruments. Medieval Brömserburg Castle is home to the Rheingau Wine Museum, exhibiting wine paraphernalia from ancient times to the present.
The Drosselgasse, in heart of Rüdesheim’s old town, is a meeting place for locals and visitors from all over the world who revel in its unique atmosphere. This is where the music is and where it never stops! Whether you're after something lively or classical, romantic or groovy, from brass bands to string quartets, from dusk until dawn you will find it here. There's a wide range of wine bars and beer gardens to satisfy everyone.
Rhine in Flames
Drive to your chosen port of departure for the crossing to Europe followed by the drive to Verviers, Belgium & the Van der Valk Hotel including a welcome dinner
Mileages from the Port to the Hotel
Calais - 215 miles / Zeebrugge - 150 miles
Rotterdam - 165 miles
Look What’s Included
• Return P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
- see other crossings options above
• 1 Night at the Van der Valk Hotel, Verviers, Belgium
• 4 Nights at the Hotel Lindenwirt, Rüdesheim
• 1 Night at the Ibis Riverside Hotel, Dinant
• Breakfast each day & dinners as meal basis below
• Rhine in Flames Dinner Cruise
• Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions
• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate
• Car Parking at all Hotels - charges may apply locally
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