Welcome 2013 in the delightful surroundings of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys. This great-value New Year holiday includes a special three-course meal on New Year's Eve, as well as offering the opportunity to visit some of the most scenic sections of this enchanting region.
Leaving the local area in the early morning, we travel to Dover or Folkestone for our Channel crossing and journey through Belgium, to Germany. We should arrive at our hotel in the evening, and our hosts will make us feel especially welcome before we settle down to dinner.
Day Two (New Year's Eve)
Spend New Year's Eve relaxing in the idyllic surroundings of our hotel, or join our optional excursion. Our first stop will be charming, Moselle-side Cochem, its quaint half-timbered houses dominated by the imposing Reichsburg Castle. Our second stop will be Koblenz. This historic city sits in a vital strategic position for controlling the Rhine's river traffic. Wander the riverside promenades, historic squares and picturesque alleyways before we return to the hotel.
In the evening, welcome in 2011 with a three-course evening meal at the hotel.
Today's optional excursion takes us to Rudesheim. On arrival we'll board the Rudesheimer Winzerexpress (road train) and travel up to the town centre, where you'll have plenty of free time to explore this charming town, with its famous 'wine street', the Drosselgasse lined with cosy bars and weinstuben, as well as enjoying an included visit to a traditional wine-cellar, where you will have the opportunity to taste a selection of the delicious local wines.
Today our festive break comes to an end, and we retrace our steps to Calais and across the Channel. Once back in the UK, we'll make our way to the local area, arriving in the mid to late evening.
Your holiday will include a three-course evening meal on New Year's Eve. To take full advantage of the famous hospitality of the region, you can upgrade to half-board accommodation and enjoy a three-course meal each evening at your hotel.
N.B. Depending on your time of arrival at the hotel on Day One, your first meal may be a cold buffet.
You will be accommodated in comfortable hotel in the Rhine and Moselle valley area. The advertised price is based on rooms with private facilities, and accommodation may be offered in either the main building or nearby annexes and guesthouses.