Rhine Castle Tour

St Goar – Cologne – Rothenburg – Heidelberg

8 days | from EUR 1,326.00 pp in dbl-room*

Enjoy unforgettable views of the Rhine from your castle chamber on a tour that includes stops in the historical cities of Cologne, Rothenburg and Heidelberg. This tour offers the ideal combination of history, adventure and culture.


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Day 1 and 2: Oberwesel

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 03.06.2019): AB – Opel Corsa /AC/2dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD
Location: Frankfurt, Airport

To Oberwesel98 km | 2 hours

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Accommodation:
A medieval castle overlooking the Rhine1 Night | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

During the 12th century the Dukes of Schöneburg ruled the area from this castle on a hill above the town of Oberwesel and levied duties on Rhine commerce. The castle was burned down in 1689 and lay in ruins for over 200 years until it was bought and restored by an American named Mr. Rhinelander in the early 1900s. Read more→

Today the modern, luxury hotel is owned once again by the town of Oberwesel and has been managed by the Hüttl family since 1957. It offers 20 elegant, individually furnished rooms and two suites with four-poster beds and balconies facing the Rhine River. Guests can stroll through the surrounding forests, meadows and vineyards or just relax and enjoy the one-of-a-kind views.

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Day 2 to 4: Cologne

From Oberwesel to Cologne159 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
An award-winning hotel next to Cologne Cathedral2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The 5-star hotel has been an institution in Cologne since it was first opened in 1863. In 1910 it made headlines when it began offering ensuite bathrooms with running warm water, a rarity at the time that was considered the epitome of luxury and comfort. This tradition has been proudly maintained over the last century: exactly 100 years after it began offering warm water, the hotel in the heart of Cologne was named the Hotel of the Year by one of the country's leading hotel and restaurant guides. The exceptional service extends from the “pillow card” which enables guests to select just the right pillow for a good night's rest, to the free minibar and valet parking. Two restaurants are available: the “Hansestube”, serving innovative French cuisine, and the Japanese restaurant Taku, which received a Michelin Star in 2012. The rooms are surprisingly quiet despite the central location just steps from the train station and the Cathedral.

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Day 4 to 6: Rothenburg

From Cologne to Rothenburg374 km | 4 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A Tollhouse from the year 12642 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Originally built in 1264 as a customs house, the hotel occupies one of the best locations in Rothenburg: on main street, next to a medieval city gate and just minutes from the central square. The current hosts, Stephan and Lilo, are the fourth generation of the same family to run the facility, which has been a hotel since 1488. The first thing guests notice is the charming entryway decorated with antiques. The bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and no two are alike. They all have one thing in common, however: Each was personally decorated by the hostess with exquisite attention to detail. Guests can sample traditional Franconian dishes and home-brewed beer in the rustic restaurant.

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Day 6 to 8: Heidelberg

From Rothenburg to Heidelberg182 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A Renaissance hotel in downtown Heidelberg2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Heidelberg is a romantic old university town with a long pedestrian street, the Hauptstraße, which constitutes the dynamic heart of the city. The hotel stands at the beginning of this key avenue. Its stately facade dates from 1592, the year the gold sign was imprinted that still hangs above the door. Official records show the building served as a town hall for a decade before becoming the Hotel Zum Ritter. Thanks to the hotel's impressive facade and central location, its lovely panelled dining room is popular among the throngs of tourists that flock to Heidelberg. This makes the hotel a very bustling place in the evenings. It has been extended to the rear, and in the newer wing you find ten spacious, modern bedrooms with custom-fitted furniture and floor-to-ceiling draperies. The remaining rooms vary from small single rooms to large bedrooms overlooking the busy main street. The decor is more modern than old-world.

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Day 8: Frankfurt

From Heidelberg86 km | 1 hour 30 minutes

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Lorsch Monastery
When the abbey was consecrated in 774, Emperor Charlemagne was personally present with his family and court. Later he raised the abbey to one of his most important imperial monasteries. Three buildings of the formerly large complex remain: a fragment of the Nazarius basilica, a section of the monastery wall and the famous Königshalle. When Lorsch Monastery was declared a World Heritage Site in 2014, the monastery areas were linked in terms of landscape architecture. An herbal garden was also created – according to the specifications of 1,200-year-old Lorsch pharmacopoeia.

Rental car drop-off
Location: Frankfurt, Airport


Additional Services

Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 03.06.2019): AB - Opel Corsa /AC/2dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 1,459.00*
(from EUR 1,326.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-57

Leslie Jalowiecki
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-67

Jessica Parkin
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4. Payment + Travel Documents
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5. Tour
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