Four Rivers Explorer 2022
8 Days | Full Board | River Cruise
Highlights: Heidelberg, Rudesheim, Worms, Mainz, Frankfurt, Cochem, Spectacular Rhine Gorge, Koblenz, Neckar Valley, Frankfurt, Cologne
Explore four great rivers in one amazing eight day cruise! Meandering along the legendary Rhine with its spectacular backdrops, you’ll also take in the tranquil waters of the Moselle, the lovely River Main and the beautiful Neckar Valley - Germany’s best kept scenic secret. Enjoy relaxed cruising, wonderful food, fascinating excursions and fabulous scenery - river cruising doesn’t get any better than this.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDAY 1: From selected local departure points we head for the Channel crossing to Calais. Then it’s into Germany and to Cologne to board the Esmeralda for a late supper before our ship slips out of Cologne overnight.
DAY 2: This morning we arrive in Koblenz or some free time, before turning onto the River Moselle to Winningen. In the afternoon we enjoy a scenic coach excursion to Cochem with its colourful promenade and in the shadow of the landmark Reichsburg Castle.
DAY 3: Cameras at the ready today as we enjoy a spectacular day cruising through the Rhine Gorge, passing Boppard - the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’ and the fabled Loreley Rock, to reach Rudesheim. Here you have time to enjoy the many wine taverns of the famous Drosselgasse.
DAY 4: Cruising overnight and throughout the morning we explore the wonderful River Neckar to reach Heidelberg. It’s home to the oldest university in Germany and the old town, watched over by the magnificent castle, never fails to impress.
DAY 5: This morning we head for Worms before continuing our cruise to Mainz, where the River Main and Rhine meet.
DAY 6: Today we cruise along the River Main to Frankfurt, Germany’s financial centre which boasts a ‘Manhattan’ style skyline. Beyond this the city reveals an historic and elegant centre of cobbled alleys and timber-framed buildings.
DAY 7: A full day cruising today as we return to the Rhine, back through the Rhine Gorge and on to arrive in Cologne mid afternoon, for a final evening on board.
DAY 8: We disembark this morning and return across the Channel and home.
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Everything Included - River Cruises
- Free local joining points
- All coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Tour Manager escorted
- Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
- Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
- Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
- Half board in overnight hotel
- Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
- Regular entertainment on board
DisclaimerPlease note that we try our very hardest to make sure that the information on our website is correct. All hotel details and sightseeing excursions are correct at the time of being published, however we may have to change specific tour details under extreme circumstances. If you are booked on this holiday and any changes are made, we will endeavour to let you know before you departure date. Details on your ticketing information will be correct if you are in any doubt.
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The Esmeralda is a spacious, superior, river cruise ship with 63 outward facing cabins on two decks with a homely friendly atmosphere. The vessel has air-conditioning throughout.
Public areas include: • Forward lounge/bar on Promenade Deck • Restaurant on the Main Deck • Partially covered Sun Deck
All cabins include: • Picture window • Shower & toilet • Satellite television • Safety deposit box • Twin beds at floor level • Continental electricity socket (220 volts)
Please note: Prices reflect cabin location. Promenade Deck cabins are higher above the waterline and have better views. There is a stair lift between Main and Promenade Deck and Promenade Deck and Sun Deck. Whilst there is a stair lift on board wheelchair access to and from ship is not possible.
Single cabin supplement:
Main Deck: £159*
Promenade Deck: £239*
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