Rhine Festival of 1,000 Lights

Rhine Festival of 1,000 Lights

The term "Rhine Romanticism" describes the atmosphere in Andernach perfectly.

The term “Rhine Romanticism” describes the atmosphere in Andernach perfectly: a sparkling blanket of lights is the main attraction at this dazzling festival where the Rhine promenade along Konrad-Adenauer-Allee shines brightly and brings enchantment to the whole town. The crowning finale of this two-day event is the spectacular firework display, where exploding rockets paint wonderful pictures in the night sky.


At a glance:

  • Heidelberg guided tour

  • Heidelberg Castle guided tour

  • Andernach River Lights Cruise including evening buffet

  • Boppard guided tour

  • Afternoon tea or coffee and cake on day 4

  • Cochem

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, journey to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel to Calais before travelling on to Germany, arriving at the Ebertor Hotel for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

This morning, head to the famous medieval City of Heidelberg. This outstanding city boasts the oldest (and one of the finest) universities in the whole of Germany. Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided walking tour of the city before visiting the iconic castle for a guided "Classical Tour" before concluding the day with a tasting of six wines.

B, D

Day 3

It's a more leisurely breakfast this morning before a guided walk of Boppard. Return to the hotel for lunch and time at leisure before boarding the Andernach River Lights Cruise at tea time. Spend all evening on the boat enjoying a buffet before the firework display late into the evening. Arrive back at the hotel shortly after midnight.

B, D

Day 4

Another leisurely breakfast this morning after the previous late night before taking a beautiful drive to Cochem with time at leisure to explore the Old Town, made up of quaint squares, winding alleys, half-timbered buildings and imposing town gates. Return to the hotel in the afternoon for tea or coffee and cake.

B, D

Day 5

Following a final breakfast travel to Calais to board the Eurotunnel crossing arriving back in East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Ebertor Hotel, Boppard


The family owned 3 star superior Ebertor Hotel has an enviable location on the west bank of the Rhine, surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage countryside.




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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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