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Europe  Europe                                                               5 Days From £785pp

                                                                                 HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                 ■  Ride up the  Drachenfels Cog Railway
    GRAND  TOURS                                                               Rhine in Flames Bonn - View from "Erpeler Ley"- shutterstock  ■  Stay in convenient hotel in culture-rich Bonn
                                                                                 ■  Guided tour of the Schloss Drachenburg Villa

                                                                                 ■  Time to explore Bonn and Cologne
                                                                                 ■  Ride on the iconic Schwebebahn suspension railway

                                                                                 SELECTED HOTELS

                                                                                 Please note - hotel can be subject to change
     Bonn &                                                                      Bonn    InterCityHotel
                                                                                 PRICE INCLUDES
                                                                                 ■  All rail travel as stated in standard class
                                                                                 ■  Unlimited travel on local transport in Bonn city area
     the Rhine in Flames                                                         ■  Excursions as listed in itinerary
                                                                                 ■  Accommodation in good, quality hotel on a
                                                                                   bed and breakfast basis
                                                                                 ■  Services of a tour leader from London and
                                                                                   throughout the tour
     Thursday 5 May to Monday 9 May 2022
                                                                                 Price per person:
     A relaxing 5-day rail break to Bonn, a charming city straddling the Rhine. One of Germany’s oldest   Escorted holiday   £785
     cities, Bonn has a rich history including a period as the temporary capital of West Germany.  We   Single room supplement   £140
                                                                                 Deposit for this holiday      £100
     visit at the high point of the cultural calendar for the ‘Rhein in Flammen’ Festival.

      Day 1 - Travel to Bonn               guided tour of this 19th Century villa and marvel   Day 4 - Wuppertal Schwebebahn
      Taking  a  mid-morning  Eurostar  from  London’s  St.  at its vaulted ceilings and intricately painted murals   We take a morning train to Wuppertal and enjoy
      Pancras  station  to  Brussels  Midi  in  Belgium  where  - well worth a visit.  We return down the ‘Dragon   a return trip on the Schwebebahn hanging railway.
      we connect with an InterCityExpress train to  Rock’ on the Drachenfels Cog Railway to connect to   The railway opened in 1901 and has been in almost
      Cologne. Here we make a final change of train and  a late afternoon tram back to Bonn.  continuous  service  above  the  city  ever  since.   An
      travel to Bonn where we enjoy a 4-night stay at the                       integral part of the Wuppertal transport system, this
      InterCityHotel on a bed and breakfast basis, located   Day 3 - ‘Rhein in Flammen’ Boat Cruise  train is made even more fascinating by the fact the
      adjacent to the station.             & Firework Display                   wheels are on the roof!  We continue to Cologne,
                                           A  free  morning and early  afternoon to spend
      Day 2 - Drachenfels Cog Railway &    exploring Bonn, famously known as the birthplace   arriving lunchtime, and the afternoon is at leisure to
      a Tour of Schloss Drachenburg        of  Ludwig Van  Beethoven.    A  visit  to  this  world   visit the famous Gothic cathedral or explore the city.
      Morning  tram  ride  to  Königswinter  to  take  the  renowned composer’s house is a must and can be   Early evening return to Bonn.
      famous cog railway up the Drachenfels hill, known  found a short walk, or tram ride, away.  From late   Day 5 - Return Home to London
      as  ‘Dragon  Rock’.  Later  we  head  to  Schloss  afternoon and in to the evening we take a boat   After a leisurely breakfast we take a mid-morning
      Drachenburg, built for the banker Baron Stephen  cruise along the majestic Rhine.  During the cruise we   regional train from Bonn back to Cologne’s main
      von  Sarter,  who  actually  never  lived  here.  Enjoy  a  will watch the beautiful ‘Rhein in Flammen’ firework   station. Here we return to London in reverse of our
                                           display.  Enjoy Europe’s largest river boat parade and   outbound journey by taking a high speed train back
                                           marvel at the ever-changing kaleidoscope of lights   to Brussels Midi and finally connecting onwards for
                                           erupting above the river as shimmering cascades of   a Eurostar train to London St Pancras, arriving late
                                           colour plunge into the romantic Rhine Valley.  afternoon.

     Castle Drachenburg at Königswinter overlooking the Rhine  Rhine in Flames fireworks

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