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Christmas in Rhineland

Christmas in Rhineland

Spoil yourself to a"wunderbar" Christmas and join us on a visit to one of Europe's most picturesque wine regions - Germany's breathtakingly beautiful Rhine Valley. Rüdesheim can lay claim to over 1,000 years of wine-growing history, the invention of the Rüdesheimer Kaffee (coffee blended with brandy and sugar cubes) and Siegfried’s Music Museum, the first of its kind to exhibit such a huge display of amusing, self-playing instruments! Original, unique and exceedingly beautiful, the cobbled streets and quaint shops of this atmospheric town will charm you with its hospitable warmth, good food, wine, music and fairy-tale splendour.

Your Itinerary

Saturday 22nd: We head to Hull for our overnight Ferry to Zeebrugge. The Show Lounge
showcases live bands, singers and cabaret throughout the evening. If you’ve got dancing
feet, you can party all night long in the disco or just relax and enjoy the show. For a more
laid back atmosphere, relax and listen to familiar tunes from the onboard pianist. Dinner &
breakfast is included on board.

Sunday 23rd: We continue today through Holland into Germany and onto the Park Hotel
at Rüdesheim on the banks of the Rhine River. Today is the last day of the Rüdesheim
Christmas Market so we should be in time to pick up a bargain and enjoy the atmosphere.

Monday 24th; This morning we meet a guide for a City walk in the centre of Rüdesheim.
The historic old town has much to offer, picturesque streets, the remains of three castles
and the old city fortification and several Bourgeois and noble courtyards from the 16th
century. Some shops are also open over the Christmas period. Why not stroll along the
street and visit the famous “Kathe Wohlfahrt” Christmas shop.

Tuesday 25th: Merry Christmas! In the morning you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and
afterwards perhaps take a scenic walk along the banks of the majestic Rhine or just enjoy
the wonderful views of the river with a hot chocolate on the hotel’s terrace café. In the
afternoon, after a buffet lunch, Santa Clause is coming with a small gift from Rüdesheim.
Later you are invited to join in our Christmas Bingo with some fantastic prizes to be won
and then enjoy some traditional cookies and mulled wine. In the evening there will be a
special 5 – course Christmas dinner.

Wednesday 26th: No visit to Rüdesheim would be complete without taking part in a wine
tasting. As far as the eye can see, picturesque vineyards, steep slate rocks and dense
forests surround the hospitable wine town. We visit a local winegrower who will share his
passion and give us a fascinating insight in to the art of wine making and, of course, enjoy
a glass or two! In the afternoon, we visit the Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Monastery), a
beautiful old monastery near Wiesbaden. The grounds house several buildings that are
open to explore. The monastery was the major wine-producer for the area, with the monks
overseeing the operation.

Thursday 27th: Sadly it’s time to leave the beautiful Rhine Valley and head to Zeebrugge
for our overnight ferry crossing to Hull. Dinner & breakfast is included on-board.

Friday 28th: We depart Hull and continue homeward.

NB: EU Health Insurance Card recommended

Park Hotel***, Rudesheim

The Park Hotel is situated in the centre of the historic town of Rüdesheim. There are views of the river and its within easy walking distance of the world famous “Drosselgasse”. All bedrooms are en suite with TV and telephone. The hotel has a lift.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Owen’s Select Executive Coach
  • Return, Hull to Zeebrugge Overnight Ferry inc Dinner & Breakfast
  • 4 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast in Rüdesheim
  • 3 x Three Course Dinners Menu
  • Five Course Christmas Dinner Menu (25th)
  • Christmas Lunch Buffet (25th)
  • Christmas Tombola with a gift from Santa Claus (25th)
  • Christmas Cookies and Mulled Wine in the Afternoon (25th)
  • Guided City Walk Tour in Rüdesheim (24th)
  • Wine Tasting with 5 Wines & Bread in Rüdesheim by a Local Wine Maker (26th)
  • Entrance and Guided Tour of the Eberbach Monastery in Eltville am Rhein (26th)
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