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German Christmas Market Cruise

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU2126

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

When it comes to Christmas markets, nowhere does it quite like Germany and this special departure combines the best of the Yuletide atmosphere and speciality shopping with a relaxing Rhine Cruise. A magical weekend awaits as your cruise aboard the MV Esmeralda takes in two of the finest festive markets on the Rhine – Koblenz and Cologne. Your coach and driver follow the cruise to meet you at each port of call.

PRICE FROM ? £449 per person
Plan My Trip



  • 3 nights full board cruise on the MV Prinses Christina based in standard cabins
  • Morning coffee
  • Afternoon tea with biscuits
  • Tea / coffee after dinner
  • Lunch each day
  • Porterage assistance

Your Itinerary

Day 1Rüdesheim 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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