From the dreamy spires and turrets of its fairy-tale Bavarian castles to the modest half-timbered houses of its medieval villages, Germany's super-efficient rail service is a fast track through a living history book. The futuristic design of Berlin's Potzdamer Platz is as dramatic and inspiring as Dresden's picturesque skyline, whose elegant churches have been faithfully restored after the Second World War. Eastern Europe beckons with a fascinating culture and poignant histories.
Cologne has five incredible bustling Christmas Markets to choose from. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine in Europe's Christmas Market capital, before we take a journey on Wuppertal's Kaiser's carriage.
Historic Trier, picturesque Cochem and charming Bernkastel are highlights on a tour that samples the best of the meandering Moselle as well as a journey along the breathtaking Rhine Gorge.
Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.
Discover some of Germany's best-loved 'fairytale' cities as they are illuminated for advent. Colourful guided tours uncover the Brothers Grimm fairytales and fascinating histories along with the fabulous Christmas Markets.
With its idyllic location and romantic castle, Heidelberg has long been one of Germany's most popular destinations. Discover the city and its Christmas Market, before visiting Frankfurt's world-famous markets.
Since the days of Lord Byron the British have been visiting the Rhine, charmed by its riverside castles and vineyards. Our ship navigates the father of German rivers, visiting an array of Christmas Markets en route.
Ancient half-timbered houses with timeless charm clamour for attention in the beautiful Alsatian towns of Colmar and Strasbourg, which come alive with Christmas atmosphere during their annual 'Marchés de Noël'.
We stay in Boppard, one of the Rhine Valley's charming wine towns, exploring the surrounding picturesque Rhine region. The highlight is an evening cruise to experience the magical 'Rhine in Flames' spectacle.
Fairytale castles and winding rivers are traditional Rhine delights. On this holiday, based in lovely Königswinter, we embark on a leisurely cruise and three scenic rail trips into the hills.
Sample the Christmas Markets in Cologne from the comfort of the 5-star Wasserturm Hotel, and visit Wuppertal's Christmas Markets, connected by its unique suspended railway and its historic "Kaiserwagen".
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