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Cruising The Christmas Markets Of The Rhine Valley By Air

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGKXRC

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
Get a flying start to your Christmas festivities and join our river cruise along the Rhine Valley, by air. Visit Rüdesheim, Koblenz, and Cologne.
PRICE FROM ? £689 per person
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Itinerary

4-Day Cruise

  • Day 1

    Fly to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a three-night cruise.

    Meals - Light Supper

  • Day 2 - Rüdesheim & Koblenz

    We cruise from Remagen to Oberwesel, then travel by coach to Rüdesheim for an included visit to the Christmas market. We continue by coach to Koblenz where we rejoin our cruise ship and where there's time to enjoy the lively festive spirit of the delightful market. Tonight is Captain's dinner and party evening!

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Cologne

    We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne where you can explore the city’s colourful Christmas markets. The festive stalls will be overflowing with seasonal bargains and gift ideas.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4

    Transfer to Cologne or Düsseldorf for your return flight to the U.K.

    Meals - Breakfast

5-Day Cruise

  • Day 1

    Fly to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a four-night cruise.

    Meals - Light Supper

  • Day 2 - Koblenz & Moselle Valley

    We cruise to Koblenz. Why not join our optional coach excursion along the Moselle Valley, visiting the riverside village of Alken, where you’ll enjoy wine-tasting at the popular House of Anton Hammes. The Moselle River is the longest tributary of the Rhine. It is a gentle river valley that boasts some stunning scenery as the river meanders between the hills of the Hunsruck and the Eifel.

    During our tour we will visit the charming wine town of Cochem, dominated by the ancient and mighty Reichsburg Castle, dramatically perched on a hillside overlooking the town. The Moselle Valley is a famous centre of German white wine production and during our excursion we will have the chance to sample this local wine at the House of Anton Hammes. As well as the wine-tasting you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine should you wish to do so. We return to Koblenz for some free time to enjoy the festive spirit of the Christmas market before re-joining our ship.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Rüdesheim

    We cruise to Rüdesheim, home of the Drosselgasse, lined with traditional German bars and shops. Explore the Christmas market or why not join our optional ‘Highlights of Rudesheim’ excursion, enjoying sightseeing by little road train and visiting Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. The museum is home to one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments in the world and our visit provides a spectacle of fascination. You will see the various instruments and have the chance to listen too many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes.

    We return to the Rhine Princess for tonight’s Captain’s dinner and party evening!

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Cologne

    We cruise to charming Cologne where you can browse the city’s colourful Christmas markets. The festive stalls will be overflowing with seasonal bargains and gift ideas, and the magic of Christmas can be felt throughout the festively decorated city. Enjoy the aromas of baked apples, cinnamon, and mulled wine wafting through the alleys.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5

    Transfer to Cologne or Düsseldorf for your return flight to the U.K.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

Once again we have exclusively chartered the MS Rhine Princess for our Christmas market cruise breaks.

The ship's onboard facilities are located over four decks and include a large lounge bar with a small dance floor around which daily entertainment takes place. There is also an outside sun deck, ideal for viewing the passing scenery, and a small quiet lounge with a library. The ship also has a restaurant and shop with small gifts, souveniers, postcards and Rhine river maps for sale.

Cabins are located on three decks and all have twin beds and air-conditioning.
 

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