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Title Thomas W Tidmarsh Rhine Diary
Author/Creator Tidmarsh, Thomas William
Date 23 Aug - 8 Sep 1882
Document type Travel Journal
Description Thomas William Tidmarsh's diary describing his trip along the Rhine. This copy of the diary was created by Tidmarsh's grandson, based on the original notebook. Tidmarsh was not on a conducted tour, but organised his tour based around Cook's guide books and timetables, and used Cook's hotel coupons and railway tickets. Tidmarsh and his friend, Charles Harding, travelled by boat to Antwerp, and then by train and steamer to Brussels, Cologne, Coblenz, Wiesbaden, Heidelburg, Baden Baden and Paris. During their stay in each city, the travelling companions take in churches, museums, art galleries, concerts and zoos. Tidmarsh comments on the local people, cuisine, hotels, customs and architecture, and often notes the cost of entrance fees to tourist sights. They travelled 1,500 miles and spent £18.
Theme(s) Historical, Cultural or Religious Tourism  Urban Tours and City Breaks  
Regions Europe  
Country/State Belgium  Germany  France  Netherlands  
Ships Adelaide
Keywords Antwerp, Brussels, Cologne, Coblenz, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Heidelburg, Baden Baden, Paris, Strasbourg, Baedeker, hotel, railway, steamboat, art, church, sightseeing, museum, weather, Rhine, food, advice for travellers, timetable, coupons, health and sickness, cathedral, zoo, shopping, tour guide, scenery, gardens, weather, tips, complaint
Library Thomas Cook Archives
Language English
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