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Rhine Valley excursion (day tour, Unesco World Heritage Site)

This is an excursion with our hired emc2012 tour bus, by boat, by mini road train in St. Goar and on foot. Costs include snacks and drinks in the bus, boat trip, the ticket for the train and the castle entrance fee.

Date: Friday, 7 September 2012

Departure: 9.00h at conference venue in Frankfurt

Arrival: approx. 18.30h at Frankfurt central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) and 2 hotels in downtown Frankfurt

Costs: 55 € pp

Min. participants: 22


9.00 meet at the conference venue in Frankfurt to take the emc tour bus to Rüdesheim, a traditional little city on the Rhine shore.

10.15 Departure from Rüdesheim by boat to St. Goar. We will pass the numerous historic castles bordering the Rhine as well as the famous LORELEY cliff.

11.55 Arrival in St. Goar. We will take the mini road train up to the castle “Rheinfels”. There will be a tour of the historic castle and its cellars (bring a torch, if possible!). Afterwards, you may have a small lunch or coffee in the scenic restaurant or on the terrace of the Castle Restaurant and enjoy the spectacular view over the Rhine valley.

15.30 If you do not like to walk down the pictoresque trail down the hill to the meeting point in St. Goar (plan 1 hour for this), meet at the Castle parking site for the bus transfer down to the meeting point in St. Goar.

15.45 Bus transfer from St. Goar to the historic village of Bacharach. Enter any of the many traditional small restaurants in Bacharach and taste the famous Rhine wine.

17.30 Departure from Bacharach to Frankfurt.

19.30 (approx.) arrival at Frankfurt central railway station (Hauptbahnhof), or we drop you off at one or two hotels in downtown Frankfurt

Important notes

Collect your tour ticket before Monday 3 September 2012, 18.30h at the emc2012 social & guest programme desk at the latest!

The reservation from the advance payment of 15 Euros expires on Monday 3 September 2012, 18:30h (no refund possible). Please pay the difference to the full costs for your tour in cash when you collect the ticket for the tour.

In case the minimum number of participants is not reached until 15 May 2012, we will contact you via email to give you the opportunity to book another of the three social programme excursions. If none appeals you, you will get a refund at the conference.