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Romance Of The Rhine

Europe
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGLE9074

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

11 days

11 Day River Cruise

Feast your eyes on the beauty of the Rhine and discover the history of extraordinary towns and cities on this wonderful cruise. Relax aboard your floating hotel as you glide into fairytale settings such as Colmar where labyrinths of cobblestoned streets are lined with medieval buildings. Strasbourg, the formal seat of the European Union, is renowned for its Gothic cathedral while the old university town of Mainz is celebrated as ‘Gutenberg’s City’ due to the first printing press being created here. 2000-year-old Koblenz enjoys a picturesque setting at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, while Cologne, Haarlem and Amsterdam each offer unique charms.

PRICE FROM ? £1999 per person
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Itinerary

River Cruise (Continental)

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return overnight ferry crossings
  • Excursions as stated
  • Full board with complimentary drinks package while cruising†
  • Welcome cocktail reception & gala dinner
  • ABTA bonded for your peace of mind
†Selected soft drinks, beer, house wine and spirits (Charges will apply for premium brands)

Holiday Highlights & Inclusions

• Entry to the Dutch Open Air Museum
• Ports of call: Amsterdam, Haarlem, Nijmegen, Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz, Strasbourg, Breisach, Colmar & Basel
• Ten nights dinner, bed & breakfast
• Full board with complimentary drinks package while river cruising†
• Welcome cocktail reception & gala dinner
• Coach travel throughout
• Return overnight ferry crossing to the continent 
• ABTA bonded for your peace of mind

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day One. We journey to our overnight ferry, where we enjoy dinner, entertainment and breakfast onboard.

Day Two. We travel into Amsterdam for free time before boarding the MS Symphonie. Join your fellow guests for cocktails with the crew, then dinner.

Day Three. Today we visit enchanting Haarlem, a medieval city with cobblestoned streets, gabled houses, and the picture postcard Windmill De Adriaan. Dinner, then an evening of dancing as you sail to Nijmegen.

Day Four. We rejoin our coach for an excursion to the Dutch Open-Air Museum in Arnhem. This popular attraction showcases life in Holland through its history with old homes, farms and factories. Stroll through the exhibits or hop aboard the authentic trams. Dinner and entertainment as you sail to Cologne.

Day Five. Enjoy free time in Cologne where the main attractions are its majestic cathedral which houses the Shrine of the Three Kings, and the Museum Ludwig, home to a Picasso collection. Later, your ship glides on through the Rhine to Koblenz. Here you might like to take the cable car up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or enjoy waterfront views at the Deutsches Eck promontory.

Day Six. We cruise through the Rhine Valley to Mainz. This onetime Roman fort city has a fairytale centre, elaborate cathedral and Gutenberg Museum. Dinner and dancing tonight, as you cruise to Strasbourg.

Day Seven. We arrive in Strasbourg this afternoon. Perhaps explore the Cathedral Notre Dame, visit one of the many museums or relax in Place Kleber. Look forward to a gala evening tonight.

Day Eight. We sail to Breisach, a German port town bursting with old world charm with pastel-hued buildings and a Romanesque cathedral. In the afternoon, step into a storybook as you visit Colmar in northeastern France. The town’s Little Venice area features half-timbered houses, romantic canals and tiny, twisting lanes. Its Unterlinden Museum boasts works of art and exhibits spanning over 7000 years. Dinner and entertainment onboard as you sail to Basel.

Day Nine. After breakfast, we disembark and enjoy some free time in Basel before continuing to our overnight hotel.

Day Ten. Breakfast, then we head to Amsterdam for free time before continuing to our ferry back to the UK, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast onboard.

Day Eleven. We travel home after a unique and wonderful experience.

†Selected soft drinks, beer, house wine and spirits (charges will apply for premium brands)
Moorings are unconfirmed at the time of printing, so itineraries may be subject to change.

River Cruise by Glenton

Our new partnership with one of Europe’s finest and most respected river cruise companies, CroisiEurope, was the huge success we expected it to be in 2023, with cruises selling quickly. Many customers told us they were hugely impressed with the  standards of food and service, as well as with the attentiveness of the crew and the comfort of their cabin. We are, therefore, very pleased to be working closely with CroisiEurope again in 2024, offering you holidays aboard excellent river cruise ships at prices that represent  outstanding value for money. CroisiEurope’s purpose-built ships have been providing the perfect cruising experiences for over fifty years. Why not make 2024 the year you experience their delights?

CroisiEurope

LIFE ON BOARD
Step aboard to a world of relaxation. Unwind in one of the spacious and comfortable lounges or enjoy the views and landscapes from the expansive sun deck. Perhaps pre-book one of the ship’s optional excursions for your free days†. The crew are dedicated to being of service, offering attentiveness and great knowledge and speaking both English and French to add a continental flair to your holiday. All cabins are ensuite with shower, satellite TV, a safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning and all face outwards, giving views of the river. Upgrades are available for cabins higher on the vessel and some cabins have French balconies or private terraces. Free Wi-Fi is also available on board.

EUROPEAN FLAVOURS
CroisiEurope have a fine reputation for their French cuisine. Start your day at the impressive self-service buffet, offering a wide-ranging continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner are local specialty set menus, with fresh ingredients, and carefully planned with an eye on the traditions of the finest French gastronomy and paired with premium complimentary wines. The overall atmosphere on board is informal with casual clothing, although dressing up in the evening adds a certain panache to the cruising experience.

UNLIMITED COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS*
Complimentary drinks are part of the package during your time on board your river cruise ship, including soft drinks, beer, house wines and most spirits. Premium brands are available to purchase from the drinks’ menu.

*Selected soft drinks, beer, house wine and spirits (Charges will apply for premium brands)
†Please ask your sales advisor for details.

Overnight Ferry to Continent

Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your overnight ferry for your sailing to the continent. Drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.

On Board Dining

All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to the à la carte restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?

Entertainment

Make your way to the show lounge and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening – or take your place on the dance floor for a wee boogie! Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.

Cabins

Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.

Shopping

Grab a bargain during your crossing where we leave the mainland prices behind! With special offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume. 

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Accommodation

MS Symphonie

The Premium MS Symphonie has a stylish restaurant with panoramic windows giving waterfront views while the crew serve superb cuisine. Relax in the elegant lounge bar or perhaps take to the dance floor. The sun deck is furnished with loungers and is where a morning fitness class takes place. Cabins are ensuite with  shower, TV, safe, air-conditioning and wi-fi. There is also a reception desk and gift shop.

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