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Germany - Boppard The Pearl of the Rhine

Germany - Boppard The Pearl of the Rhine

The Pearl of the Rhine has all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday: vine clad hills, picturesque valleys, quaint towns and romantic mountain-top castles.


The Pearl of the Rhine has all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday: vine clad hills, picturesque valleys, quaint towns and romantic mountain-top castles.

The Rhine itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originating in Switzerland and flowing to the sea in Holland, it provides a source of constant interest with all manner of shipping passing up and down stream. Boppard has a premier location right on the river bank and looks back on 2000 years of history. Our 4 star hotel is a Bluebird favourite offering Art Nouveau décor, a spa with pool and gourmet cuisine. Built in 1887 and family run for over 130 years, it successfully combines traditional service with modern luxury.


Saturday - Morning departure from Dorset via channel crossing to France for overnight stay at Mercure Hotel in Lille with set dinner and American buffet breakfast.

Sunday - Continue through Belgium and Luxembourg crossing into Germany with a stop in Trier, on the banks of the Moselle and Germanys oldest city. It is rife with attractions for architecture lovers and history buffs and offers a boozy cultural wine trail. Continue down the Moselle Valley passing Cochem, a showpiece gem and finally to our hotel in Boppard.

Monday - A day at leisure in Boppard - relax and enjoy the hotels facilities, stroll along the Rhine promenade, enjoy the bustling historic streets with their stylish shops and cafes or maybe join a boat cruise on the river. The chairlift up to the summit of the Gedeonseck is not to be missed and offers a fabulous view of the loop in the Rhine.

Tuesday - Cross the river by ferry - drive south through the Rhine Gorge, passing the famous Lorelei Rock, to Rudesheim. A charming town of countless attractions including the Drosselgasse - a narrow alley full of wine taverns, a mechanical music museum, another spectacular chairlift, and picture postcard buildings. This afternoon we shall pause in St Goar, a bewitching town with lovely preserved medieval heart, overlooked by several mysterious castles and having the world's largest free hanging cuckoo clock.
This evening after dinner we partake of 5 selected Rhine wine samples in the hotels historic cellar.

Wednesday - Visit the walled city of Koblenz with its winding streets and squares. A number of museums covers a broad spectrum of topics and Germanys first tri-cable car can carry you over the river with incomparable views of the world heritage site. Later we drive up the pretty Lahn Valley to the ancient town of Bad Ems, renowned as a glamourous Royal spa resort with curative mineral springs in the heart of a Nature Park.

Thursday - Homeward bound through Belgium to Calais and cross-channel crossing to Folkestone.
Return to Dorset late that night.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Bellevue Hotel, Boppard.

Situated right on the river promenade in the centre of the town, close to several ferry piers where boat cruises depart. The Bellevue is a historic building retaining many traditional features but offering the most up to date facilities. Bedrooms are spacious, elegantly furnished and provide private bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV/radio, minibar, safe and free wifi. The restaurant provides a substantial breakfast buffet and dinner is a multi-course menu of classic and regional affiliated foods sourced as locally as possible. On one evening we shall visit the hotels own wine cellar where, immersed in candlelight, we shall taste five different Rhine wines. Extensive leisure facilities include an indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room and massage. A lift serves all floors.



Tour Price: £719.00 per person

Single room supplement: £125.00

River view room: £50.00 per person


Price Includes: All coach travel, Return channel crossings, 1 night hotel in Lille, 4 nights hotel in Boppard, Half board meals, Rhine ferry fare, Wine cellar tasting session.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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