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Discover the Heart of Europe

Explore the picturesque Rhine region with this itinerary from GRJ independent. Beginning in Cologne in Germany, you'll travel to the town of Boppard by train, where a boat awaits to take you along the Rhine Gorge. Journey on the Hunsuckbahn railway, discover local wines, and walk on the cobbled streets of Basel in Switzerland on this scenic holiday.

  • Cologne, with City Tour
  • Boppard
  • Rhine Boat Cruise
  • Basel
  • Hunsrück Railway
  • Boppard Winery
  • Kölner Dom
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Transfers in Paris, Boppard, Basel

Scenic Rhine - Cologne to Basel Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Cologne

Your journey begins at London St Pancras with the Eurostar to Brussels followed by the high-speed ICE train to Cologne. The city's impressive Kölner Dom is an ideal starting point from which to explore.

Day 2 Cologne

Explore Cologne

A guided walking tour is a great way to discover the highlights of Cologne, including its historic churches, houses and bridges. Meanwhile, art lovers should head to the city's modern art museum, The Ludwig.

Day 3 Boppard

Cologne to Boppard

Today take the scenic train journey from Cologne to Boppard. This charming riverside town has a rich history spanning over 2,000 years and is surrounded by picturesque scenery.

Day 4 Boppard

Boppard and the Rhine Gorge

Today you could stay in Boppard to explore the town's historical and architectural highlights, or alternatively take a boat trip through the beautiful Rhine Gorge where you'll be treated to magnificent views.

Day 5 Wine

Boppard and Surrounding Area

To explore further afield, take a journey on the Hunsrück Railway; Germany's steepest standard-gauge railway. Alternatively, visit a local winery.

Day 6 Basel

Boppard to Basel

Today, continue south by train to the wonderful Swiss town of Basel. Take a wander through the market square and along cobbled streets and alleys to discover its unique charm.

Day 7 Eurostar

Basel to London

After breakfast this morning, say farewell to the Rhine region as you travel back to London St Pancras via Paris.

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Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • Cologne hotel x 2 nights (B&B)
  • Boppard hotel x 3 nights (B&B)
  • Basel hotel x 3 nights (B&B)
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.
Mark Brennan
Laura Strawinski
Sally Hauser
Scenic Rhine - Cologne to Basel

Discover the Heart of Europe


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