Groups 6 Days from £775
Staying at the Rheinhotel Lamm in Assmannshausen in the heart of the romantic Rhine Gorge, visit 5 different wine regions and taste their produce amidst stunning scenery. From our host village's Pinot Noir to neighbouring Riesling, Boppard's variety on the opposite bank to sparkling Sekt, rounded off with the marvellous Moselle region, it's a taste sensation!
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• Half-board & wine tasting of Assmannshausen pinot noir
• Visit Ruedesheim and taste its Riesling
• Boat Trip to Boppard for a wine tasting
• Taste Moselle wines in Cochem
• Toast your tour with sparkling wine in Eltville
• Return rail travel from London St Pancras (Standard Class)
This is an all rail holiday, beginning at London St Pancras International and, as you are responsible for your own luggage, mobility is important. Please note that we can also arrange this holiday by coach or air, should you prefer. Please contact us for further details.
Our host village, Assmannshausen, nestles between the Rhine riverbank and steeply sloped vineyards. The village is a rare red wine producing enclave within a region of Riesling, the local grape of preference being Spätburgunder, more commonly known as Pinot Noir. We enjoy a tasting at the hotel with a local vintner.
Assmannshausen's larger neighbour, Ruedesheim, has is one of the gems of the 'Romantic Rhine'. Wander up the quaint Drosselgasse from the riverside to village centre, maybe take the cable car through the vineyards or marvel at Siegfried's collection of self-playing music boxes. Our visit also includes a taste of the local Riesling with a wine producer.
Boppard by Boat
No visit to this part of the world would be complete without a scenic boat trip on the Rhine itself. Our destination is the Middle Rhine Valley's other gem, Boppard, on the opposite bank, where we taste the local wines before gently making our way back upstream to Assmannshausen.
Cochem & the Moselle Valley
Leaving Assmannshausen by rail, we enjoy great scenery once more from the train, switching to see the most scenic part of the Moselle Valley Line en route to Cochem, a wine town overlooked by its stunning castle. Our visit includes a Moselle winetasting too, of course!
Sparkling Wine at Eltville
Our final wine region is in the nearby Rheingau, where the town of 'Town of Roses and Sekt', Eltville, produces Germany's version of sparkling wine, Sekt. Once again, our visit includes a talk and tasting with a local producer of this fine product.
The Rheinhotel Lamm is a family run 3 star hotel in Assmannshausen, close to the railway station and situated on the banks of the Rhine. En suite rooms are comfortably furnished and have a tv, hairdryer and safe. Public rooms include a comfortable lounge and welcoming bar. Airedale's Rob has been sending groups to Assmannshausen and the Kesseler family for nearly 20 years.
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