Departs: 1st March 2019 | 6 Days
Tour Price: £446.00 per person
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Lahnstein is situated among beautiful mountain ranges at the conluence of the Rhine and Lahn Rivers. It is the tranquil Lahn valley as well as the hustle and bustle of the busy Rhine that gives this town its unique character. There are also numerous old and medieval buildings showing Lahnsteins great historic past. Lahnsteins towns fortifications 1324, St Johannis church 1130, Burg Lahneck 1245, old town hall 1540 just to name a few.
From the Historic city of Koblenz, the river Rhine flows south in majestic sweeping bends through the most magical of river landscapes in Europe. This is a land of magical castles overlooking the river like a string of pearls and wonderful half-timbered villages snuggled along the vine clad banks and steep valley sides. Some of Europe's best and most popular wines are produced here.
Carnival time in Germany is Festival Time. Many parades, lots of floats, many musical marching bands, music, entertainment, food and drink galore. The Towns are all decked with carnival bunting, streamers, balloons, clowns, and people dress in carnival outfits or paint their faces or wear funny hats, everyone gets into the carnival spirit. A good time is had by all.
- All coach travel
- 5 nights bed & breakfast design rooms (best)
- The currency you will need for this tour is the Euro.
- A Valid Passport.
- An EHIC card (European Heath Insurance card).
- To ring back to England you dial: - +44 then minus the 0 from your code, followed by your number.
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Your hotel request is put forward to the hotel, and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms (please bring your own).
- A two pin adapter will be needed for any electricals you may have.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Exchange rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £75.00
(Twin/Double for single occupancy)
Burgerm. Muller-Str. 3 - 5, D-56112 Lahnstein, Germany.
Tel: +49 (0) 2621 2233
The Weiland is a family owned hotel, originaly built in 1851. Since then the hotel has remained in the family and developed a tradition of Rhenish hostpitality. The Name Weiland stands for tradition, elegant ambience, international cuisine and regional delicacies, personal service and warm hostpitalty.
The hotel has recently been extended. All rooms are individualy decorated, thus each room has its own charm. All with private facilities, shower/WC, TV, hairdryer & safe.
The restaurant's distinctive style includes the imaginative offerings from the kitchen. Emphasis is not just on taste, but also the quality of care. The restaurant is a hall of mirrors with a small adjoining guest room. The hotel bar is a bright, colourful and comfortable place to enjoy a drink.
Day 1: Depart for Germany
After a very early start and all pickups have been completed, we continue our journey to Dover for our very early morning ferry crossing to Calais. We travel through France and Belgium then into Germany. We will have comfort stops on the way. After arriving in the Carnival town of Lahnstein, we check into our Hotel Weiland for the next 5 nights with bed & breakfast.
Day 2: Day at Leisure & Kinder Parade
After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure, you may like to go to Globus, which is only 10 minutes walk away. This is a big department store where many tend to meet for the carnival atmosphere. The German Prince and Lahno, the Kinder Prince, the English carnival queen and princesses may parade round in the store. Lots of people will dress up for carnival, and if you do not have anything for carnival, it can be bought in the store, lots of things to choose from, (hats, wigs, clothes, face paints etc). The kinder (children's) parade starts at 2pm and passes Globus Store. There will be the Oberburgmeisters (Mayor) reception at the Stadthalle at 17.00hrs, you are all welcome. There are many bars in the town where music will be played and many of the carnival parade groups and bands could be, or stay in the hotels bar.
Day 3: Mystery Excursion
Today being Sunday, some people may wish to go to church at 10am. We depart around midday for our mystery trip, may be in the beautiful Rhine Valley and surroundings, the Ahr Valley, or the Mosel Valley. Evening free.
Day 4: Mondays Parade
Today is known as Rosenmontag. The parade starts in Ober Lahnstein at 14.00hrs the crowds start to congregate along the route before that time to get a good place. Bags are a must? As the parade passes, sweets, knick knacks and gifts are thrown out into the crowd from the parade, you could end up with a shopping bag full of goodies. The parade finishes in the Salhof Platz. Evening free.
Day 5: Tuesdays Parade
Tuesday’s parade starts in Nieder Lahnstein at 14.00hrs. For those who wish we will have a morning excursion to Koblenz, returning by 12.30pm. The coach will leave the hotel again at 1pm to take you close to the parade route for you to take up your places with your bags. You will then be picked up again at 5.00pm and brought back to the hotel.
The driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at her discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.