• Cologne
  • Koblenz
  • Boppard
  • Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
  • St Martin's Cathedral, Mainz
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Strasbourg
  • Colmar
  • Rudesheim
  • Lord Byron
  • Porta Nigra, Trier
  • River Rhine

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 or Leeds-Bradford

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7 Nights from £1189pp

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Superb-value cruise with MAN or LBA flights!

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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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Day 1 : UK - Cologne (Germany)

Fly from Manchester or Leeds-Bradford to Cologne or Dusseldorf 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 this afternoon arrive in the wine-producing town of Rudesheim which is situated in the heart of Riesling country. Wander the crooked streets or enjoy a local wine in an atmospheric Weinstuben. This evening there is the Captain's Dinner on board which includes regional specialties.

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 the UK.

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 or Leeds-Bradford
  • 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 for £99pp (2018) or £109pp (2019).

2018 Departures

Manchester Airport

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
Sep 25£1789
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Oct 25£1189
Ship: William Shakespeare Our Price From
Aug 23£1589

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Manchester Airport

Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
Jun 20£1889
Jul 25£1689
Ship: George Eliot Our Price From
May 17£1789
Jun 07£1889
Aug 02£1689
Sep 13£1989
Oct 11£1589
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Apr 30£1489
Jul 17£1639
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
Aug 28£1789
Sep 25£1989
Oct 23£1289
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Jul 22£1689

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Leeds-Bradford Airport

Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
Jun 20£1889
Ship: George Eliot Our Price From
Jun 07£1889
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
Sep 25£1989

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Lower Deck cabin
  • Single supplements are available
  • Jane Austen Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Lower Deck Superior Suite - £100pp
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £450pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £550pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Stern Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Suite - £800pp
  • Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Suite - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Suite - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £600pp
  • Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp
  • Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp
  • George Eliot Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Lower Deck Superior Suite - £100pp
  • Middle Deck Standard Suite - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £450pp
  • Upper Deck Standard Suite - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £550pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Suite - £900pp
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