The Dragon's Castle, Rhine & Wine

The Dragon's Castle, Rhine & Wine

The sleepy town of Konigswinter is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, at the foot of the Siebengebirge mountain region.

The romantic Drachenfels hill, crowned by the ruins of a castle built in the early 12th century, rises behind the town. With magnificent views from the summit, a cave in the hill is said to have sheltered the dragon which was slain by the hero Siegfried. We feature Drachenburg Castle, Bonn and Siebenbirge guided tour, River Rhine boat trip and wine tasting.

 

Tour highlights:

  • Castle

  • Konigswinter walking guide

  • Bonn city guide

  • Entrance to Konrad-Adenauer-Haus & welcome drink

  • Drachenfelsbahn Railway & Drachenburg gardens

 

This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel & our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

Morning collection from your home to join our coach for the drive to Dover for the late morning ferry crossing to Calais. We continue our journey through France and into Germany arriving at our hotel in Konigswinter.

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Day 2

This morning we head to the River Rhine for an included boat trip. Later we join the Drachenfelsbahn Railway. This cog railway line leads to the top of Drachenfels hill and was put into operation in the summer of 1883, now more than 125 years later, the entire complex has been rebuilt. At the summit we include entrance to the Drachenburg Castle, the private villa constructed in the late 19th century is a spectacular building. According to German folklore, Siegfried slayed a dragon just a little further up the mountain. But the story of this spectacular building, a jumble of architectural styles erected in less than three years in the late 19th century by a wealthy stockbroker, is strange enough to become legend in itself.

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Day 3

Today we have a guided walking tour through the City of Konigswinter, including entrance to the historic Siebengebirgs museum. We follow with a guided tour through the Siebengebirge region, which translates as seven mountains, featuring a cluster of rolling hills and mountains offering phenomenal views at every turn.

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Day 4

After breakfast we depart for Bonn where we have a guided tour of the city and enjoy free time to explore. Later we visit Konrad-Adenauer-Haus and gardens in Rhondorf, Konrad Adenauer was the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. We follow this with a visit to the nearby Weingut Broel for wine tasting.

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Day 5

We depart Konigswinter after breakfast and travel back to Calais, for the late afternoon ferry crossing to Dover, before continuing to East Anglia arriving by mid evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Maritim Hotel, Konigswinter

 

Located on the banks of the River Rhine, this hotel is in the idyllic wine growing area of Konigswinter. The restaurant enjoys panoramic views of the Rhine and other features of the hotel

include two bars, indoor pool, sauna and massage room. All bedrooms are en suite and have a hairdryer, TV, safe, minibar and telephone.

 

www.maritim.com

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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

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