Itinerary Rhein River - 2017
Arrive into Prague 2-3 days before the tour departs for the Rhine Valley.
Explore Prague with Roger Green and friends.
Arrive either Friday or Saturday 21st / 22nd July.
Saturday, walking tour of Prague
Come to Cesky Krumlov for the day on Sunday 23rd.
Rest on Monday, July 24th - or arrive to join the tour.
Rhine Tour departs Prague early morning Tuesday, July 25th from your hotel
Arrive into Cologne and join the tour on the evening of Day 1
Tuesday, July 25th
DAY 1 - The beginning
Tuesday, July 25th
Depart Prague by coach - arrive Cologne (Köln am Rhein)
Night in Cologne
DAY 2 - The Sword
According to the legend, one of the 4 objects of Holy Grail - the Sword - ended up in hands of Charlemagne. You can supposedly see it in Vienna Treasury. But what if the original sword was buried with the King - can we find it in Aachen Cathedral?
To visit: Cathedral, Town Hall, Elisenbrunnen, the Spa, and the city gates
To taste: Local biscuits
Second night in Cologne
DAY 3 - The Treasure
One of the places where the legendary Gold of Rhine or Treasure of Nibelungs should be hidden until recent times, is the underground of the Cathedral in Cologne. It is worth trying to find it.
To see: Old town, Farina Haus with the museum of Eau de Cologne, the Cathedral with the Three Kings reliquary and the tower, Dionysus mosaic in the Romano-Germanic Museum. Afternoon Remagen - the bridge and Roman sites.
To taste: local beer Kölsch
About 65 km
Night in the spa town Bad Hönningen
DAY 4 - The Dragon
The cliff Drachenfels is said to be the place where the hero Siegfried killed the legendary dragon Fafnir and won the treasure from the Nibelungs. Drachenfels is also one of the legendary seven hills. We will climb up and meet the dragons!
To see: Castle ruin and the Hall of Nibelungs.
Afternoon coffee in the wine town Linz, and the hot water spa in Bad Hönningen.
To try: the healing waters
About 50 km there and back
Second night in Bad Hönningen
DAY 5 - The Limes
In their attempt to protect the borders of the ever-expanding Roman empire, the Romans built 550 km of protective walls with over 900 towers and hundreds of castles and strongholds.
To see: Limes museum, afternoon Abbey Maria Laach, the world's highest cold-water geyser. Visit: Andernach and the Roman fort in Boppard, the café-restaurant Gedeons Eck, the city of Boppard, and the local lakes.
To try: Kneipp-bad (barefoot and walk in the cold mineral water)
About 60 km
Night in Boppard.
DAY 6 - The Knights
The city of Koblenz used to be the headquarters of the Knights of the German Order. Rivers Mosel and Rhein meet here forming natural borders. The city is surrounded by castles and fortresses. Before an Emperor was crowned in Aachen, he had to meet the knights and prove his worthiness in a very special place - the Köngsstuhl near Koblenz.
To see: Deutsches Eck, Church St. Castor, House of the German Knights and Königsstuhl. Marksburg, the only castle that was never taken and destroyed, and many other castles and villages on our way
To taste: the wine
About 70 km
Night in Bacharach
DAY 7 - The Water Maid
Loreley, one of the immortal legends, she is the daughter of the River God who makes the sailors blind through her glittering hair and still they keep coming to search for her.
Shall we too?
To see: Loreley, the Islands called the 7 water maids, die Pfalz - the castle in the river, Oberwesel - a church with a hand-carved gold altar, and the intact city walls. Lorch - the church with the largest carved altar in Germany as well as Bacharach with its medieval flair.
About 50 km
Second night in Bacharach
DAY 8 - The Saint
Many believe that there are two people who can be called parents of all medicine in Europe - Paracelsus who lived in 16th century and wrote many important books on healing and disease and St. Hildegard von Bingen who lived in 12th centuries who wrote possibly the first medical description of plants, food and forces that influence our health in general. Even if there is nothing left from her original Abbey in Bingen, we can see her museum and a newly built Abbey that continues her legacy.
To see: Castle Rheinstein and many others on the way, Bingen, Hildegardis Museum, Abbay St. Hildegard, Ostein Tempel and Rüdesheim
To taste: Hildegardis herbs, spices, liqueurs, wines
About 70 km
Night in Eltville
DAY 9 - The Wine
Mainz is another city with strong Roman history and it is called the capital of wine as well as Rüdesheim, where the famous Riesling Route starts.
To see: Cathedral in Mainz, Guttenberg Museum, streets in Rüdesheim and Eltville, with many wonderful old houses and village sites
To taste: wine, Asbach Liqueur, sparkling wine in the Castle of Eltville
About 85 km there and back
Second night in Eltville
DAY 10 - Homeward bound
Morning coffee in Wiesbaden, a wonderful spa-city before we leave home.
Trip home, travel back to Prague (arrive late) or fly out of Cologne / Frankfurt
Accommodation and transfers your own arrangements.
Price booked by 1st Feb with a $600 deposit
$1900 USD (twin share)
Price booked by 1st April with a $600 deposit
Price booked after 1st April (if room available)
Remember: July is peak season for both Prague and the River Rhine
Book Now with a deposit for us to secure your hotel accommodation
All accommodation, country style hotels (twin share)
Tour guides and breakfasts daily
Transportation by our chartered motor coach throughout
Lunch and dinner, wine
Castle entrance fees if you wish to explore further
Airfares and airport transfers
We will match you for a twin shared room (if needed)
Single room supplement $300 USD
Very reasonable prices for food at small restaurants in the Rhine Valley
If arriving into Prague, we will send info on hotel accommodation, (approx. $120 USD per night), and arrange your hotel booking, plus information on our Prague walking tour ($60 per day) and the Cesky Krumlov trip ($84 bus ticket).
The hotel where you will be staying is where we depart for the Rhine on Tuesday morning via coach.
If flying into Cologne, we will email you the address of our hotel for July 25th
Complete refund minus admin charge of $250 available up to 30 days before departure
After 30 days, a complete refund minus a $600 admin charge.
Contact and Enquires
Roger Green in[email protected]
Eva is a translator, interpreter, lecturer, author and guide. Her life-long interest in history, traditions, wisdom, art and science of our ancestors and fascination with metaphysics formed a good base from which she was able to start her five years of working and studying with American historian, Vincent Bridges. She supported him in his search for evidence and resources for his books, guided him to places connected to his work in Czech, and interpreted and helped to organize numerous seminars, workshops, lectures and pilgrimages both in Czech and abroad.
Their alchemical walks in Prague were rather popular, a number of sacred geometry students enjoyed their magical rituals in the church at Zelena Hora as well as the labyrinth workshop near Cesky Krumlov. An enthusiastic group participated in the winter solstice 2012 ritual in Prague and a bunch of adventurers joined them to their South France tours (Gypsy festival in Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Nostradamus, Grail quest and Cathars in October 2010 and May 2012) and to their last public event - Moravian Michael-and-Mary lay line pilgrimage, as Vincent loved to call it.
Eva continues guiding groups of people to power places, leads rituals, organizes pilgrimages and tours to traditional festivals, on special occasions or with special themes such as South France ‘in the footsteps of the Magdalenes'. She is a member of the Czech Academy of Healing Nutrition team writing articles, teaching practical classes and guiding trips.
Mr. Roger Green
A New Zealander, is an international businessman based in New York and has been active for over 30 years in alternative energy systems, Eco-Design initiatives and Natural Healing education around the world. Mr. Green is a pioneer in modern day Natural Healthcare incorporating both eastern and western themes, having presented in over 70 countries. He is the Founder of the Academy Healing Nutrition based in NYC, a 30-year curriculum specializing in food and herbs as medicine, where he has assisted thousands in their recovery from disease through natural healing methods. He is a co-founder and director of the Prague Academy of Healing Nutrition.
He is the Director of the Academy Sacred Geometry. He has sponsored dozens of special and unique educational events, including study tours to China, Tibet, Peru and India, over 14 International Conferences in Sacred Geometry, Feng Shui and Ecology, retreats and tours of South France and the Alchemy of Prague celebrations. He was a pioneer of Classical Feng Shui in the West and has sponsored many Eco-design events and tours.
In 2008, he founded the Breakthru-Technologies Company, which is moving forward several projects including: The Theraphi Wellness Device, used for treatments for natural pain relief and other ailments, Waste to Energy technology (prototype built), Ecat Technology (cold Fusion), the supplement ‘Telostep’ that increases the length of ‘telomeres’, the ‘Bloom the Desert’ project, the Fractal Wave Software for stock market analysis and an ‘Ormes’ based agricultural product called Sea Jing.
He is a big fan of the German, River Rhine wines!