About the tour: New Year in the Rhineland

On New Year’s Eve, celebrations take place all around the world, and in Germany, it’s no different. Join us as we welcome in the New Year and tour the scenic Rhineland. This festive holiday blends together the dramatic landscape of the Rhine and Moselle valleys, the charismatic architecture in Cologne, and the pretty idyllic town of Monschau, to create the perfect setting for a celebration you’ll remember for years to come.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 brunch & 1 evening meal
  • Convenient local joining points

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

    Today we visit the majestic city of Cologne on our included excursion. This stylish and attractive city stands on the banks of the romantic River Rhine and you will have free time to explore all the city has to offer. During the Second World War around 90 percent of Cologne’s inner city was reduced to rubble. Today the Rhine metropolis is the fourth largest town and one of the most outstanding travel destinations in Germany and Europe. Cologne cathedral, famous around the world, dominates the panorama of the city and is the second highest building in Cologne after the telecommunications tower. The local cuisine, with its many traditional pubs and restaurants, is highly varied and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Whether it’s relaxing on the Rhine promenade or drinking a Kolsch in one of the typical breweries – a visit to Cologne is always worthwhile!

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Included tour along the Rhine Valley, first to Boppard, with its lovely Rhineside promenade. We then continue along the meandering scenery of the Moselle Valley to visit the riverside village of Alken, where you can toast the festive season with some local wines during an optional wine tasting at the famous House of Anton Hammes. As well as the wine-tasting you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine should you wish to do so. Tonight, celebrate with a buffet evening meal with live music and dancing and sparkling wine at midnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Boppard
    Boppard

    Included Highlights

    • Boppard
    • Alken

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Alken Wine Tasting
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Leisurely start before an included scenic drive to the lovely old town of Monschau. Monschau is known as the ‘Gem of the Eifel Region’. Centred on the banks of a small river and overlooked from opposite hillsides by the ruins of a stone watchtower and an old palace, Monschau is a classically pretty town.

    • Included meals: Brunch
    Monschau
    Monschau

    Included Highlights

    • Monschau

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    New Year in the Rhineland

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 811 500

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star H+ Hotel Hürth-Koln or H+ Hotel Brühl-Koln on the outskirts of Cologne. Both hotels have a restaurant and bar.

    H+ Hotel Koln Hurth

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone