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Christmas Markets Of The Rhine

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA9081

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Days | Full-board | River Cruise

Immerse yourself in the fabulous Christmas markets of the Rhine, together with amazing river cruising and on-board hospitality with CroisiEurope. This wonderful five day break includes the best of the Rhine’s famous Christmas markets in the old town of Koblenz and in ever-popular Rudesheim. Then to the romantic city of Heidelberg, where the traditional market is in full throng beneath the shadows of the iconic castle. And there is no better way to explore the Rhine than by gently cruising while enjoying unlimited complimentary drinks, fine dining and first class comfort.

PRICE FROM ? £899 per person
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Itinerary

Your Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: From local joining points we cross the Channel and make our way to Cologne to join our cruise ship, the MS Mona Lisa in time for dinner. This evening we begin our cruise as we make our way towards Koblenz.
DAY 2: This morning we continue our cruise along the Rhine before reaching Koblenz. This afternoon is free to enjoy the joys of Koblenz and to discover their Christmas markets, set up in several squares throughout the picturesque old town. We remain in Koblenz overnight.
DAY 3: This morning we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to reach the popular wine town of Rudesheim where the surrounding vineyards hug the riverbanks. Here the Christmas markets are in full swing with over 100 wooden chalets full of traditional gifts and culinary delights, alongside the famous Drosselgasse – a narrow lane crammed with wine taverns. We moor overnight in Rudesheim so the town can be enjoyed throughout the evening.
DAY 4: This morning we cruise to Speyer from where we join our coach and head to the enchanting city of Heidelberg. Here the well-known Heidelberg markets sprawl across the numerous squares, all under the shadow of the imposing castle. Re-joining our ship we begin to sail towards Strasbourg this evening while enjoying a final night gala dinner.
DAY 5: Arriving in Strasbourg this morning we disembark our ship and make our way homeward, crossing the Channel early evening.

Everything Included - River Cruises

  • Free local joining points 
  • All coach travel 
  • Return Channel crossings 
  • Services of CroisiEurope onboard hosts
  • Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated 
  • Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin 
  • Full board on the ship including continental buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner 
  • Complimentary drinks included 
  • Regular entertainment

On Board

LIFE ON BOARD
Step aboard to a world of comfort. Sit back and relax in one of the expansive lounges or enjoy the views and landscapes from the welcoming sun deck. The staff are dedicated to excellent service, offering attentiveness and great knowledge and speaking both English and French to add a continental flavour to your stay.

Throughout your cruise, CroisiEurope’s onboard hosts are there to help you enjoy your cruise to the maximum, answering questions, organising excursions and even providing orientation walks in some destinations. 

Inside your cabin unwind in comfort. All  cabins have shower and toilet, satellite TV, a safe and a hairdryer. Each also has air-conditioning and all are outside cabins offering your own view 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
Start your day at the impressive self-service buffet, offering an expansive continental breakfast that could include pastries, breads, jams, sausages and cold meats, eggs, fresh fruit and yoghurts.
Each lunch and dinner is prepared daily from local specialties, with fresh ingredients, and carefully planned with an eye on the traditions of fine French gastronomy. And what’s more, each dish is paired with excellent complimentary wines. The overall atmosphere on board is informal and casual clothing is normal, although most people like to dress up in the evening.

UNLIMITED COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS†
Complimentary drinks are part of the package during your time on board, including soft drinks, beer, house wines and most spirits. Premium brands are available to purchase from the drinks menu.  Each cruise also includes a welcome cocktail with the crew and a gala dinner evening.

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Accommodation

MS Mona Lisa

This intimate sized, standard ship within the Croisi fleet accommodates just 94 passengers over two decks, offering a cozy and comfortable experience. The public areas are tastefully decorated and pay tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous work, while offering spacious surroundings from which to enjoy your cruise. The restaurant has large bay windows for dining with a view and the lounge/bar comes with a dance floor for enjoying evenings on board. 

Cabin Facilities include: > Twin beds > Shower & toilet > Satellite television > Internal use telephone > Safe > Air-conditioning > 220v electricity sockets

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