Thu 26 Apr 2018: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Cologne to see Andre Rieu with Door to Door Pick Up with Johnsons CoachesBook Now
Andre Rieus concerts really caught the imagination this year and we are delighted that we can offer more chances to see him perform with the Johann Strauss orchestra and soloists. Come along and see the Dutch violinist and conductor who is known as the King of Waltz as he plays in Cologne.
Door to Door Service
Our own courier service
Club Class Extra Legroom Coach
Return Channel Ferry Crossing
3 Nts half board at the Maritime Hotel Cologne (1 evening dinner will be taken at a local restaurant)
1 Nt half board at the NH Hotel Bruges (4-Star)
Guided bus tour of Cologne with visits to the cathedral and Fragrance Museum
Excursion to Konigswinter with return ticket for the Drachenfels Rack Railway and entrance & guided tour of Castle Drachenberg
Visit & guided tour of the Chocolate Museum
Category 1 seats for the Andre Rieu concert in Cologne
Channel crossing to France then on to Cologne for our 3 night stay.
After breakfast we explore the huge Chocolate Museum on a guided tour followed by a tasting at the chocolate fountain. The afternoon is free for individual leisure time prior to an early dinner. Then, we depart for the Lanxess Arena where you'll take your seats for the highlight of the tour: Andre Rieu and his orchestra performing live on stage - A swinging evening with the 'King of Waltz' that will remain in your memory for a long time (Category 1 Seats provided).
This morning enjoy a guided bus tour of Germany's 'capital of carnival'. Cologne has a long and illustrious history, which stretches back to Roman times. The cathedral is Germany's most popular attraction and it is easy to see why. Hugely imposing, with twin steeples over 500ft tall, the gothic masterpiece can be seen from miles around. Your guide will explain all about its construction, and how it took over 600 years to complete, as well as all the features and history, which makes it such a special place. We continue to the Fragrance Museum of Cologne - home of the popular Eau de Cologne No 4711 which was launched in 1709 by the Italian perfume maker, Farina. In the afternoon we head south into the beautiful Rhine Valley visiting the city of Konigswinter. Here, we board the Drachenfels Bahn Rack Railway that will take you up to the beautiful Castle Drachenberg. Enjoy a stroll in the gardens and the breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley before a little guided tour through the castle. Tonight dinner is taken at a nearby beer cellar close to our hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast we depart Cologne late morning. We travel to Belgium, arriving mid-afternoon, in the beautiful medieval city of Bruges in time for dinner and our overnight stay.
A morning free to explore this lovely city, often referred to as 'the Venice of the North', before an early afternoon departure to Calais and our ferry home.
4* Maritim Hotel, Cologne
Centrally located in Cologne at Deutzer Brucke Bridge,
a 10 minute walk from Cologne Cathedral, this hotel provides excellent panoramic views of the River Rhine. All rooms include satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe & mini-bar.
Mobility Grade: 5 Locality: Generally level. Hotel: A few shallow steps with lifts to all seven floors of this lovely riverside hotel.
Rustic-style pub, piano bar & lounge
Glass covered atrium with exclusive shopping boutiques
Indoor swimming pool
Fitness centre with sauna & steam room
En Suite Bedrooms
5 Day Escorted Tour
Thu 26 Apr Mon 30 Apr 2018
Tour Departs: 5.30am
Tour Returns: 9.00pm
Times are approximate
Single Room: £135
Holiday Insurance: £41 (IPT included)
Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.
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