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Magical Markets in the Rhine Valley

Weihnachtsmarkt Koblenz

It's the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make the most of the festive season by enjoying the magical Christmas Markets


It's the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make the most of the festive season by enjoying the magical Christmas Markets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not make the most of the festive season by enjoying the magical Christmas Markets. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of quaint little towns such as Rüdesheim, Boppard, Wiesbaden and Koblenz.


Bellevue Rhinehotel ****

Offering elegant Art Nouveau décor, a spa with free pool, and gourmet cuisine, this 4 star-superior hotel in Boppard stands beside the River Rhine.


The centrally located, family-run, Bellevue Rheinhotel has spacious, elegantly furnished, ensuite rooms with satellite television. WiFi is available throughout the property.


Guests are free to use the Bellevue Rheinhotel’s indoor pool, sauna, and gym. Massages and beauty treatments can be booked on-site.


Regional specialities are served in the Bellevue Rheinhotel's Le Bristol and Le Chopin restaurants. Other facilities include the Papillon bar, wine cellar, and conservatory. All guests receive a special pass which includes free admission to Museum Boppard and free use of public transport.


Price includes:

  • 2 night stay at the Bellevue Rhinehotel

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast while at the hotel

  • All excursions

  • Free time in Boppard, Koblenz, Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim

  • Return overnight ferry crossing between Hull and Zeebrugge

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Services of an experienced tour driver


Following a morning departure from Cumbria we travel to York where you can start to get into the Christmas spirit by indulging in some retail therapy before we continue our journey to Hull where we will catch the overnight ferry. On the ferry you can relax in the comfort of your own cabin or spend the evening enjoying the on board facilities including live entertainment, a scrumptious meal in the brasserie restaurant, visit the cinema or even try your luck in the on board casino.


Our morning begins in Zeebrugge where we make our way to Boppard stopping enroute at Koblenz. The traditional Koblenz Christmas Market is one of the largest Christmas Markets in Rhineland palatinate. More than 100 stands spread over 6 locations in the Old City offer a huge selection of gift articles for the holiday table, as well as an extensive range of arts, crafts and Christmas decorations. From here we travel to Boppard an check into our hotel where you will have the remainder of the evening to spend at your leisure.


Today takes us to Wiesbaden, one of Europe's oldest spa towns. The name Wiesbaden translates as 'meadow baths' on account of its sprawling areas of parkland and its thermal baths. There will be time at leisure for you to explore all Wiesbaden has to offer. Perhaps visit the historic old quarter home to the Old City Hall, New Town Hall and the Marktkirche.

This afternoon we head to the Rhine town of Rudesheim. Rudesheim has one of Germany's prettiest Christmas markets with over 100 stalls representing different nations from around the world. From the heart of the historical old town, on the Market Square through the Markstrasse, over the Oberstrasse to the world-known Drosselgasse, onto the Rheinstrasse and back to the Market Square, Rudesheim's Christmas Market circles the old town. The festively decorated Christmas stands provide lots of handmade arts and crafts; candles, decorations, wood figures, wood carvings, glass engravings, 'schwibbogen' arched candles, mangers, pewter casters and dolls. Of course, festive dishes from the region and the famous mulled wine will also be available.


Sadly, today sees us bid farewell to our hosts but not before you spend your final hours in Boppard, famous for its beautiful Rhine Promenade. Why not see the late Romanesque building of St Severus Church on the Market Square, the Carmelite Church originally built in 1300 or take a ride on the chair-lift for a bird's eye view of the Rhine Gorge.

After lunch we board the coach for the journey back to Zeebrugge top take the overnight ferry crossing back to Hull.


After our morning arrival in Hull we will continue our journey back to Cumbria.

Monday 30th November 2020

5 days

Price per adult twin or double: £319.00

Child price available on request

Single supplement: £30.00

Deposit £40.00 payable on acceptance of booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before departure. All sums quoted include taxes where applicable.


Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure




Important information

Meals available on the ferry at an additional surcharge.

Ferry crossing based on an inside berth cabin, outside available at a supplement.

Please advise us on booking of any mobility needs. The hotel also has three lifts and various facilities for disabled people and is therefore wheelchair friendly.

Where tourist services are provided orally this will be done in English.

The size of the tour will not exceed 61 and in the majority of cases will be less than this.

The minimum number of persons required for the holiday to take place will be notified to you at least 20 days before the commencement date.


This package is organised by Reays Coaches.


“The rules for travel to most countries in Europe will change if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal. The government has increased planning for a no deal EU Exit and is asking citizens to make sure they are also prepared. UK passport holders should therefore check their passport to see whether it is valid for travel after 29 March 2019."

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
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Barrow Ramsden Square Ramsden Square (Stop K), LA14 1XL
Barrow Walney Promenade The King Alfred, Ocean Rd, LA14 1HA
Barrow, The Strawberry 228 Abbey Road, LA14 5LD
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Carlisle Devonshire St 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Cockermouth, Aldi Aldi Cockermouth, Low Road,
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 4HH
Dalton, Tudor Square Outside The Golden Ball Pub, Dalton-in-Furness
LA15 8RJ
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Grange-over-Sands Lindale Bus Stop, outside Hadwins Garage, Lindale
Grange-over-Sands LA11 6LJ
Harrington GallopingHorse Galloping Horse Inn, 95 Main Road
High Harrington, Workington CA14 4NQ
Keswick Booth's Store, Bus Station
Tithebarn Street, Keswick CA12 5EA
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Newby Bridge On the A590, Near Swan Hotel, Ulverston LA12 8NA
Penrith Castle Gates bus stop / opposite Penrith Train Sta
Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7JQ
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Ulverston Greenodd Greenodd bus stop, Ulverston, LA12 7RG
On the A5092, near end of Main Street
Ulverston, The Kiosk The Kiosk, Victoria Road, Ulverston, LA12 0BY
Whitehaven Bus Stop on Lowther Street (by Wilkinsons)
Whitehaven, CA28 7DG
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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Reays Coaches Ltd, Strawberry Fields,

Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999


Company No: 3910309

VAT No: 843 1444 43

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