2017 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

2017 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

Experience four of the Rhine Valley's rail highlights on one fabulous tour! Including Germany's oldest rack railway, the Drachenfelsbahn, the heritage railbuses of the Kasbachtalbahn, the scenic branch line through the red wine vineyards of the Ahr Valley and, not forgetting, heritage steam and diesel on the Vulkan Express!

5 Days From Only £555.00

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 27 April 2017

Friday 14 July 2017

Thursday 24 August 2017 ***** “Bahnfest” Festival on the Vulkan Express

Thursday 28 September 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Standard Class travel from London to Germany and return

4 nights at the family-run Hotel Pinger in Remagen

Excursion to Königswinter and the Drachenfelsbahn rack railway

Return journey on the Kasbachtalbahn Railway

Return journey on the Vulkan Express by steam and diesel

Exploring the Ahr Valley branch line, with vineyard visit and winetasting

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

Dinner every evening at your hotel

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar, speeding across Kent and towards France. Our Eurostar terminates at Brussels, where we change onto a high-speed train into Germany. Our hotel for four nights is the Hotel Pinger in the Rhine riverside village of Remagen.

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DAY 2

Today we explore the local region by scheduled service through the scenic Ahr Valley, an enclave of red-wine production in a predominantly white-wine area. Guided by our hotelier, we stop first at the lovely town of Altenahr before heading back down the valley to the pretty walled-town of Ahrweiler. During the day we also visit Germany's oldest wine co-operative in Mayschoss, with a buggy ride through the vineyards, followed by a tasting of the local wines.

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DAY 3

Today we head for the opposite bank of the Rhine by ferry and railway, travelling first to Königswinter. Here we take a return trip on Germany's oldest rack railway, the Drachenfelsbahn, from the valley station up a height difference of 220 metres to the top station, where you will find the ruined Drachenfels ('dragon's cliff') Castle and great views across the river and the Siebengebirge hills. At Linz-am-Rhein we join the heritage diesel Kasbachtalbahn Railway, whose 1950s 'Roter Brummer' Uerdinger Railbus transports us from the bottom station to Kalenborn over 9 kms of track that rates amongst Germany's steepest.

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DAY 4

This morning we take the train along the Rhine to Brohl, where we join the Brohltalbahn. Otherwise known as the Vulkan Express, the line meanders up through the Brohl Valley into the Eifel Hills, whose dramatic rock formations were created during a period of volcanic activity. The railway has recently reintroduced steam to the line and today's steam-hauled journey leads us to the village of Oberzissen, from where diesel locos take over for the final leg to Engeln.

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DAY 5

Leaving Remagen, we change trains onto the high speed line in Cologne. In Brussels we join the Eurostar service to London St Pancras

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Hotel Pinger, Remagen

Conveniently situated for Remagen’s centre and its railway station, yet just a short stroll from the Rhine Promenade, the family-run Hotel Pinger is very much the hub of this small Rhineland town. The hotel boasts a traditional restaurant, bar and coffee shop. The Pinger brothers are the third generation to manage the hotel, which was bought as a restaurant by their grandfather and converted into a hotel after WWII.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International

£555

Single Room Supplement

£85

 

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Eurostar Standard Class rail travel

  • Standard Class rail travel to Remagen and return

  • All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

Fares based upon sharing a twin-bedded en-suite room; single rooms available for a supplement.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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