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Romanesque Rhineland

21 March 2022

6 days from £2,395pp

This is a one-off opportunity to explore Romanesque art and architecture of the Rhineland in a wider context. Three fine examples of Middle Rhenish Romanseque architecture – The Romanesque cathedrals of Worms, Speyer and Mainz – are an architectural focus of this tour through the Middle Rhine. 
  • Visit to the Cistercian abbey of Eberbach, home to the German State Vineyard, with included lunch and a taste of their famous Rheingau Rieslings
  • Private boat cruise along a scenic stretch of the Upper Middle Rhine, now a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visits to Lorsch and Ingelheim with rare Carolingians remains
  • Visit three fine Romanesque cathedrals – Worms, Speyer and Mainz
 
Three fine Romanesque cathedrals – Worms, Speyer and Mainz – are an architectural focus of this tour through the Middle Rhine. The Salian, or Frankish, dynasty ruled the Holy Roman Empire from 1027 to 1125 and made this area their centre. Four successive kings became emperors and established a power base on the Rhine that reflected their influence. During this period, they expanded their cathedrals to become some of the most spectacular in Europe. Mighty Speyer cathedral became the largest church in the Western Christian world and burial place of the Salian dynasty. All three cathedrals are good examples of Middle Rhenish Romanseque architecture, featuring stone-vaulted basilicas with impressive silhouettes rich in spires, cylindrical turrets, and arcaded galleries. The remains of the abbey at Lorsch and the imperial palace at Ingelheim are testimony to the Carolingian vision of a Northern European empire of two centuries earlier. The Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt offers a significant collection of mediaeval ivories and gold-work, complementing the architectural gems. 

Your Accommodation

Hyatt Regency, Mainz

★★★★★
Overview
The five-star Hyatt Regency, is located along the Rhine River near Mainz Old Town. There are two restaurants, a terrace and a bar. The bedrooms included high-speed internet access, television, telephone, individual climate control, safe, coffee and tea making facilities and a mini bar.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Flat screen TV with satellite TV channels 
  • Individual climate control
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities