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Railways & Wines Of The Rhine

(Tour code: RVB17)The Rhine from beautiful Königswinter

Fairytale castles and winding rivers are traditional Rhine delights. Cruise the famous river, and enjoy scenic rail journeys through the vineyards of the Ahr Valley and into the foothills of the mighty Drachenfels.


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Tour Highlights
  • Schloss Drachenburg
  • Wine tasting in Ahr Valley
  • Cruise along the Rhine to Linz am Rhein
  • Scenic Rhine Cruise
  • The Vulkan Express
  • Drachenfels Cog Railway
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
  • Journey on the Drachenfels Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Selected Porterage
    Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Day 1

London to Konigswinter by train

Departing from the dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras International, we take the Eurostar to Brussels continuing on to Cologne. Here we transfer by coach to Königswinter.

  • Dinner
Drachenfels Railway
Day 2

The Drachenfels Railway

This morning we take a trip on the nearby Drachenfels Cog Railway and ascend the mighty Dragon's Hill. At the summit, we visit the imposing Schloss Drachenburg for a tour, an opulent 19th century private villa, its colourful spires towering over the surrounding forests.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3

Day at leisure

Today is at leisure. You may wish to visit the nearby city of Bonn, the former capital of West Germany. Alternatively, you could return to historic Cologne.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Vulkan Express
Day 4

Vulkan Express and the Ahr Valley

Today we travel to Brohl, joining the Vulkan Express deep in the valley, for the scenic ride up through the foothills of the Eiffel Mountains. Later, we take a coach into the Ahr Valley, famous for its vineyards, and visit a local winery for a tasting of the area's famous produce.

  • Breakfast
  • Vulkan Express
Kasbach Valley Railway
Day 5

Linz am Rhein

This morning we gently cruise along the Rhine to Linz, where we have time to explore this medieval town. Here you can explore the city's Old Town district and mighty castle, or perhaps undertake a ride on the Kasbach Valley Railway, riding a traditional Uerdinger Railbus along one of the steepest routes in Germany.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6

The journey home

After coaching to Cologne, we take the high-speed rail service to Brussels. Once in the Belgian capital, we continue on the Eurostar to London, travelling in Standard Premier Class.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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