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Castles of the Romantic Rhine

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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Castles of the Romantic Rhine

  • Walk along the Upper Rhine Valley, between historic castles on the Rheinsteig
  • Exploring romantic vineyard riverscapes on footpaths high above the river
  • The Loreley rock, made famous in song, at the narrowest point of the Rhine
  • Walking between picturesque villages and historic hilltop fortresses
  • Sipping a Riesling in a timber-framed tavern in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse
The picture-book Upper Middle Rhine Valley is perfect for walkers and wine lovers. Discover countless (more than 30!) hilltop castles and stately homes as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail along the eastern side of this UNESCO World Heritage region. Walk from Koblenz to the pretty wine village of Rüdesheim. Rewarding, undulating footpaths offer panoramic views, as you wander through vineyards, deep gorges and quiet woodland. Myths and legends abound here, such as the story of Loreley, the beautiful siren of the rocks. And of course, there’s the world-class wines, which you can sample as you drink in the rich cultural heritage of the romantic Rhineland.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Koblenz Day 2 Walk to Braubach 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 3 Walk to Kamp-Bornhofen 11 miles / 18 km Day 4 Walk to St. Goarshausen 14 miles / 23 km Day 5 Walk to Kaub 15 miles / 24 km Day 6 Walk to Lorch 8 miles / 13 km Day 7 Walk to Rüdesheim 14 miles / 22 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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