• 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 or Leeds-Bradford

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
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).
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 25th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1189
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1639 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1739 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 30th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1489
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1939 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289
  • May
    • May 17th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1789
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2239 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2339 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1889
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2339 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789
    • Jun 7th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Leeds Bradford Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1889
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2339 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789
    • Jun 20th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1889
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789
    • Jun 20th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Leeds Bradford Airport - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1889
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2789
  • July
    • Jul 17th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1639
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1639 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1739 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1939 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2139 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439
    • Jul 22nd - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1689
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589
    • Jul 25th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1689
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1689
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2139 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2239 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589
    • Aug 28th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1789
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2689
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1989
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2089 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2439 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2539 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2889
    • Sep 25th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1989
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2889
    • Sep 25th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Leeds Bradford Airport - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1989
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2389 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2889
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1589
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2039 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1989 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2139 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2489
    • Oct 23rd - Cologne and back - Flying from: Manchester Airport - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1289
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1289 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1589 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1689 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1889 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1789 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2189
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