German Christmas Market Cruise
When it comes to Christmas markets, nowhere does it quite like Germany. This special departure combines the best of the Yuletide atmosphere with a relaxing Rhine Cruise, taking in two fabulous festive markets – Koblenz and Cologne. Your coach and driver follow meet you at each port of call.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
3 nights full board cruise on the MV Esmeralda based in standard cabins
Afternoon tea with biscuits
Tea / coffee after dinner
Lunch each day
Day 1 - Rüdesheim From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach heading to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continuing via the auto-routes of France, Belgium and Germany to Rüdesheim. Board the MV Esmeralda this evening for your 3 night cruise. Full board including morning coffee, buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. On board entertainment on two nights. Dock overnight in Rüdesheim.
Day 2 - Koblenz The ship departs early to cruise all morning through the most spectacular part of the Rhine Gorge passing by the famous Lorelei Rock to Koblenz to arrive around lunchtime. Spend the afternoon at leisure in Koblenz. The old part of the city has more than 100 glittering, festive, cottage-style stands with their traditional gingerbread hearts and blaze of lights. One of Germany's oldest cities is turned into a Christmas paradise in the Advent season, ideal for romantic strolls around the city. Dock overnight in Koblenz.
Day 3 - Cologne - Continue cruising this morning to dock at your final destination this afternoon, the vibrant city of Cologne. The hive of festive activity takes place around the cathedral and the old town where you will find a maze of charming stalls and huts. There are also a number of smaller markets to enjoy including the Harbour Christmas Market held on the Rhine. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening with a small gift for the ladies.
Day 4 - Disembark early this morning as you bid a fond farewell to the Captain and crew to travel back through Germany, Belgium and France to Calais for the return to England.
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