30th November 2014
P & O Ferries
A six day holiday to the German Christmas Markets, based in Boppard. Our tour is based in the charming four star Best Western Bellevue Hotel, located in an excellent position directly on the banks of the River Rhine and a short walk from the pedestrian area.
On route to Boppard we visit Bonn, the former capital of West Germany. Bonn is an elegant city founded by the Romans and now a thriving university city. We soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas Markets dotted around the market square before continuing to Boppard, 'The Pearl of the Rhine', with its vine-clad hills, romantic alleyways and quaint buildings.
We tour the Mosel Valley, visiting the Christmas Markets in picture-postcard Cochem. Cochem boasts a collection of half-timbered houses, a fairy-tale castle, towering above the medieval town and a pleasant riverside promenade. We follow the course of the mighty Rhine to Mainz, where the historic market square turns into a festive Christmas Market. Our return journey takes us to historic Aachen, where Charlemagne's impressive cathedral never ceases to impress and the Christmas Market stalls line the squares surrounding the cathedral and town hall.
Sole Use Cabin £40
The Best Western Bellevue Hotel in Boppard boasts well-appointed rooms, indoor swimming pool, cosy bar and a lift. Situated on the banks of the River Rhine, it is a short walk from the pedestrianised area.