Splendours Of The Rhine & Moselle Cruise By Air (Plus Hotel Stay)
8 nights. September - October 2018. From £1285.00.
SAVE GBP50 PER PERSON* - QUOTE CODE JANRC
BOOK BY 15TH MARCH
German cities, castles and vineyards
Cruise the meandering Moselle and the mighty Rhine on a scenic voyage through a land of villages, vineyards and fairy-tale castles. Discover a trio of exquisite wine towns, visit the fascinating cities of Trier and Koblenz and perhaps take a scenic drive along the breathtaking Mosel Weinstrasse, before rounding off your holiday with a two-night hotel stay in Cologne.
Life on board Olympia
There's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.
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Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Return flights from your local airport to Germany
Return airport-to-Olympia transfers
Six nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
Two nights' accommodation in Cologne
Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
On-board English commentary
The services of a friendly, professional crew
The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager
All prices are per person and based on two sharing. Single cabins are available for a supplement.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Fly to your chosen airport in Germany, and join Olympia in Cologne. Spend the evening settling into life on board, or head into Cologne to explore.
Enjoy a wonderful, scenic cruise past Koblenz and into the Moselle, today. By early afternoon, Olympia will have moored in delightful Cochem, nestled beneath the Reichsburg's fairytale turrets. Explore the town, or join this afternoon's optional shore excursion to discover the castle and its secrets.
This evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment on board, then step ashore for an optional wine tasting visit.
Today, Olympia heads through a landscape of vineyards and fields to pretty Traben-Trarbach, where she moors for the night. Join the optional afternoon coach excursion and discover more of the Moselle Valley and its winemaking villages as you travel the breathtaking route of the Mosel Weinstrasse.
After a scenic morning cruise, Olympia will arrive in the twin town of Bernkastel-Kues. Discover this famous wine town on our walking tour, with its ancient, half-timbered houses surrounding the central square, and perhaps visit the ruins of the Burg Landshut to enjoy the spectacular view of the river.
Boasting the finest collection of Roman remains north of the Alps, Trier is Germany's oldest settlement. Today's optional excursion will take you to the city by coach. Enjoy our optional walking tour, and don't miss the birthplace of Karl Marx and the imposing Dom cathedral.
This morning, Olympia arrives in historic Koblenz. Enjoy a guided tour of the town as you wander through the pretty altstadt or along the riverfront promenade in the company of our Cruise Manager, before re-boarding the ship and continuing to Andernach, where you'll have the opportunity to go ashore.
This evening, enjoy the special Captain's Farewell Dinner, while Olympia cruises gently to Cologne.
Disembark Olympia in Cologne, and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay in the city.
You're free today to enjoy the sights of Cologne. See the soaring twin towers of the Gothic cathedral and stroll the attractive altstadt - its streets crammed with shops, cake-selling 'Konditorei' and bars where you can sample the city's famous 'Kolsch' beer.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.Back to top
AccommodationOlympia and Conti Hotel, Cologne
Modern, well-equipped Olympia provides everything you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.Back to top
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Optional shore excursions
Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.
Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.
The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
Pre-paid drinks package
Spend just GBP19.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
*Low deposit of GBP79pp applies to new bookings made between 28th December 2017 and 31st March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
*This offer applies to new bookings made between 28th December and 15th March 2018 (inclusive) and is valid on selected cruises departing in 2018 on board Olympia only. Offer excludes cruises departing in November and December. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.