The River Rhine, with its picturesque castles standing guard high above the waterway below, and its pretty, half-timbered villages strung out along the banks close to the water's edge, is one of the most picture - perfect and photogenic areas of Europe. Five times a year, between May and September, the banks of the Rhine blaze with the flames of a thousand fires and the sky becomes a kaleidoscope of colour as fireworks explode and cascae. This is the festival of the Rhine in Flames, one of the most colourful and stirring spectacles to be seen anywhere - don't miss this chance to experience it first hand!
Day 1 - Travel from local pick up points to Dublin airport for our flight to Frankfurt. Board a local coach to cross into Austria for a transfer to the Parkhotel for a 4 night stay. Welcome drink on arrival.
Day 2 - A day to relax and enjoy the local facilities in Rudesheim am Rhein with its long-standing reputation as a wine producing area. The Drosseglasse is a must-see attraction - a famous lane lined with a mulittude of restsurants, cafes and shops with live music and dancing every day.
Day 3 - A full day excursion to the Lorelei Rock with a stop in Koblenz and Boppard. Our evening cruise departs from directly outside the hotel to view the fireworks displays from the best vantage point there is. Dinner is included on board and the boat returns us back to the landing stage after midnight.
Day 4 - Today we enjoy a leisurely full day excursion to Mainz with its old town with half timbered houses and medieval market squares. In the centre (the Marktbrunnen) is a Renaissance fountain and nearby is the Romanesque Cathedral, built of deep red sandstone.
Day 5 - Travel day with coach transfer to Frankfurt for the flight to Dublin and onward travel to original departure points.
YOU WILL REQUIRE A PASSPORT FOR THIS TOUR
THE DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR IS £200 (PLUS TRAVEL INSURANCE IF REQUIRED)
We require all passengers travelling overseas to have travel insurance. If you do not already have travel insurance we can arrange a comprehensive policy for this tour. If required our travel insurance will cost £29 per person.
A family run 3 star hotel found overlooking the Rhine in the centre of Rudesheim. The historic town and famous Drosseglasse are only a short walk away.
Single Room Supplement: £68
Services of a Lakeland Tours representative
Return coach transfers enniskillen to Dublin Airport
Return Flights Dublin - Frankfurt
1 x 20kg Checked Baggage
Taxes & Charges
Return transfers Frankfurt airport to Parkhotel
Porterage on arrival and departure
4 Nights B&B
3 Evening Meals
Rhine in Flames Koblenz credit Thomas Frey - Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
Germany Rhine Pano credit GNTO
Germany Hotel Parkhotel Ruedesheim
Germany Rhine Festival Fireworks credit GNTB Marth
Rhine in Flames Koblenz 2 credit Thomas Frey - Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH