Bonn & The Rhine in Flames

Bonn & The Rhine in Flames overview

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Prices from: £645.00
Single supplement from: £160.00
Duration: 5 days
First available departure: 3 May 2018
Last available departure: 3 May 2018
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Bonn & The Rhine in Flames

Bonn is a charming city straddling the Rhine. One of Germany’s oldest cities, Bonn has a rich history, once the temporary capital of West Germany. We visit at the highpoint of its cultural calendar for the ‘Rhein in Flammen’ festival.

Drachenfels Railway
Drachenfels hill ‘Dragon Rock’
Rhine on Flames fireworks - © Suman4th/Shutterstock.com

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Travel to Bonn

Mid-morning Eurostar from London to Brussels to catch an Intercity Express train to Cologne. We change for a train to Bonn for a 4-night stay at the Intercity Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Drachenfels Cog Railway

Morning tram ride to Königswinter to ride up the Drachenfels hill ‘Dragon Rock’ on the famous cog railway. Elevation of 220m with inclines of up to 20%, gives spectacular views of the Siebengebirge region and River Rhine. Return to Bonn by lunchtime for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 – ‘Rhein in Flammen’ Firework Display

Rail trip along scenic lines via Euskirchen, Trier and the beautiful Moselle Valley. We break for lunch in Trier, a Roman town on the banks of the Moselle and then continue to Remagen via Koblenz, arriving in time for dinner. Evening spent on the banks of the Rhine to enjoy the ‘Rhine in Flames’ festival atmosphere and watch the display. Return to Bonn by train.

Day 4 – Wuppertal

Morning train to Wuppertal for a return trip on the famous Schwebebahn suspension railway. Continue by train to Cologne for an afternoon at leisure to visit the cathedral or explore the main city of North Rhine-Westphalia. Early evening return to Bonn.

Day 5 – Return Home to London

Mid-morning departure from Bonn via Cologne and Brussels, arriving St. Pancras late afternoon.

Price Includes

  • All rail travel as stated in standard class
  • Unlimited travel on local transport in Bonn city area
  • Excursions as detailed
  • Accommodation in a good quality hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour