• Cologne
  • Koblenz
  • Boppard
  • Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
  • St Martin's Cathedral, Mainz
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Strasbourg
  • Colmar
  • Rudesheim

Magnificent Rhine Cruise

Discover riverside villages, historic towns and the breathtaking Rhine Gorge on this Rhine river cruise from magnificent Cologne. Includes guided excursions and return flights from Manchester

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £1389pp

Riviera Travel
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Join your stylish ship in Cologne for this superb cruise exploring the beautiful towns and cities that lie along the Rhine, one of Europe's most loved rivers.

Enjoy a tour of Koblenz, founded by the Romans and located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, then admire Boppard's medieval streets before cruising through the dramatic Rhine Gorge with its fairytale castles.

Discover Mainz, birthplace of Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, and see the original Gutenberg Bibles in the excellent museum. Head to scenic Heidelberg, nestled in a stunning valley surrounded by forests and dominated by a stunning castle.

In Strasbourg, the fascinating capital of the breathtaking Alsace region, a walking tour explores its enchanting Petite France district and magnificent Gothic cathedral. Perhaps sample some local wines in the wine-making town of Rudesheim before sailing back to Cologne for an overnight stop with plenty of time to see the city's iconic sights.

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Rhine Valley

Day 1 : UK - Cologne (Germany)

Fly from Manchester to Cologne and transfer by coach to the ship moored in Cologne. On board, meet the crew and settle in to your luxurious cabin.

Day 2 : Koblenz - Boppard

Koblenz was founded by the Romans and is beautifully located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Admire the pretty, half-timbered buildings and narrow streets on a walking tour this morning then return to the ship for lunch and cruise to the medieval town of Boppard, home to the stunning Rheinallee promenade.

Day 3 : Rhine Gorge - Mainz

Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge with its sheer valley walls and hilltop castles. Arrive in Mainz where there is the opportunity to visit the printing museum with its working reconstruction of the earliest printing press and the original Gutenberg Bibles, the first book printed in Europe.

Day 4 : Heidelberg

Take a short drive to Heidelberg for a guided walk of the city, home to an impressive castle, 14th-century university and romantic old town. There is time to explore at leisure before rejoining the ship.

Day 5 : Strasbourg (France) - Colmar

Enjoy a walking tour of Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region, to see its meandering alleys, crooked lanes, tranquil canals and gothic cathedral. Next, take a scenic drive to 16th-century Colmar and explore its medieval streets at leisure.

Day 6 : Rudesheim (Germany)

Late afternoon, arrive in the wine-producing town of Rudesheim for a guided walking tour. It is located in the heart of Riesling and is a typical Rhine town with crooked streets and terraced slopes. This evening, enjoy the Captain's Dinner which includes regional specialities.

Day 7 : Cologne

Sail back through the Rhine Gorge early this morning en route to Cologne. Enjoy a walking tour of the city, home to a magnificent twin-spired Gothic cathedral with beautiful stained glass.

Day 8 : Cologne - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased from £109pp

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