• 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 £1289pp

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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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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 3rd - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1739
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1739 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2239 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789
    • May 11th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1939
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1939 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2239 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2539 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2639 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2989
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2539 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £3089
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1839
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1839 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2339 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2889
    • Jul 14th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1839
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1839 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2139 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2539 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2889
    • Jul 22nd - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Lord Tennyson From: £1839
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1839 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2339 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489
  • August
    • Aug 26th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Lord Tennyson From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1939 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589
    • Aug 30th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1939 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2989
  • September
    • Sep 28th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2539 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £3089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689
    • Sep 30th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Lord Tennyson From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2539 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689
  • October
    • Oct 26th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1389
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1739 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2139 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039
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