We are spending a few days in the Rhine Valley in July between Koblenz and Mainz as part of a 3 month trip through Europe (with Eurail pass) and I need some help with an itinerary (bit confused after reading all the forums!)
We will be coming from Amsterdam so I had planned to do Amsterdam to Koblenz, have two full days in the area then catch a train to Vienna from Mainz (this is a long trip so will need to spend the last night in Mainz in order to catch an early train.)
I like the idea of staying in St Goar for a night as it sounds like a lovely place, and would like to see Marksburg Castle, otherwise am open to ideas. I have 2 ideas for an itinerary below, but not sure if these are unrealistic and not sure of timings either so would welcome any suggestions!
Day 1 Amsterdam to Koblenz, stay in Koblenz
Day 2 Morning train to Braubach for Marksburg castle, return to Koblenz for bags and train to St Goar. Stay St Goar
Day 3 Spend morning seeing St Goar then cruise to Mainz. Stay Mainz.
Day 4 Mainz to Vienna.
Day 1 Amsterdam - Koblenz, stay in Koblenz
Day 2 Cruise Koblenz to St Goar, spend afternoon seeing St Goar
Day 3 Ferry to Braubach for Marksburg Castle, then back to St Goar to cruise to Bingen then train to Mainz.
Day 4 Mainz - Vienna
Many thanks in advance.