Adapting ‘new normal’, Cherry Tours runs small-group tours. ONLY 7 Seats available for this tour!
On one fine weekend in September, we visit medieval castles and meeting great people! Visit three remarkable castles in the beautiful frontier of Germany and Luxembourg. Cochem Castle is on River Mosel, Vianden Castle is on the Our River, in Luxembourg’s Ardennes region, Drachenburg Castle is on the Rhine River near former Germany capital Bonn.
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Day 1 Schiphol -> Vianden Castle (Luxembourg) –> Hotel in Germany
After pick up in Schiphol, (pick up in Utrecht at 10:15 is possible if we have 5 people from there), directly head to Vianden Castle, Luxembourg.
Vianden Castle, on the banks of River Our. There we can visit the feudal castle with an audio tour explore the castle (at own cost for entrance and optional). With towers high above the city, you may hike or take the chairlift up to the Belvédère, which is at River Our at 450 meters altitude. Audio guided tour in the castle to (Entrance fee is €8 p.p. audio €2). Take lift-chair (optional €5 p.p.) to the hilltop to overview the beautiful town, or hiking.
Group dinner at a nice Italian restaurant next to the hotel (optional at own cost). Stay in a nice 3-Star hotel in Stadskyll with mountain view. Each room is spacious, with balcony view.
Day 2 Hotel in Germany -> Cochem Castle (Germany) -> Drachenburg (Germany) -> NL
After a nice breakfast buffet at hotel, we head directly to Reichsburg Cochem, a massive hilltop imperial castle – the largest in the Mosel Valley – that once guarded this stretch of the river. Built in 1020 and later destroyed by the French in 1689, much of the castle was restored in the 19th century in the Neo-Gothic architectural style. Hiking up the hilltop to oversee the beautiful medieval town and river. Take an English guided tour to explore the castle (at own cost).
After lunch in Cochem, we head directly to Drachenburg Castle (Dragon Castle) in Germany. We will take Cogwheel train go up to the hill visit Drachenburg Castle is a luxury castle-like estate on the Drachenfels in Königswinter, built from 1882 to 1884. In 1986 Drachenburg Castle was declared cultural heritage, now regards as one of the most significant castle buildings of the late 19th century in Germany. (Entrance fee and tram at own cost)
Late afternoon. we will head back to The Netherlands. Finish a romantic castle hopping tour!
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