• Koblenz
  • Lucerne
  • Speyer
  • Lucerne
  • Basel
  • Rhine Gorge
  • Lord Byron
  • William Shakespeare

Rhine to Switzerland

A 7-night River Rhine cruise through Germany, France and Switzerland to riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest. Includes excursions and return flights from Manchester

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £1249pp

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Cruise along the River Rhine, taking in beautiful Alpine scenery, riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest.

From Cologne sail through the Rhine Valley to historic Koblenz and enjoy time at leisure to explore this picturesque town's medieval streets. Continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, past the famous Lorelei Rock, to Rudesheim. Visit medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica before cruising to Strasbourg in France for a walking tour of its unique 16th-century old town.

Drive through the stunning scenery of the Black Forest and on to the charming lakeside town of Titisee. Take a short drive to Lucerne and perhaps walk along the 14th-century Chapel Bridge, before sailing to Basel.

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Day 1 : UK - Cologne (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Dusseldorf and transfer to your ship, moored in Cologne, where the friendly crew will welcome you aboard your five-star floating hotel.

Day 2 : Koblenz

Cruise through stunning Rhine scenery to Koblenz, set at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Spend the afternoon at leisure and explore the medieval buildings, traditional shops and Rhineland cafes of this historic town.

Day 3 : Rudesheim

A highlight of this cruise is sailing through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and past the famous Lorelei Rock. Discover Rudesheim where you can relax in the cafes or perhaps enjoy a cable car ride to the statue of Germania.

Day 4 : Speyer

Sail past the vineyards which produce Liebfraumilch wines and moor in medieval Speyer. You can visit the neo-gothic Gedaechtniskirche, built to commemorate Martin Luther.

Day 5 : Strasbourg

Cruise to Strasbourg in France, capital of the Alsace region, and join a walking tour of its unique 16th-century old town. Enjoy the Captain's Dinner on board this evening serving superb regional delicacies.

Day 6 : Breisach (Germany) - Titisee

Visit the ancient town of Breisach and drive through the stunning scenery of the Black Forest. Admire the region's cascading waterfalls, rolling hillsides and densely-packed pine trees. See lovely town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its crystal clear lake, before cruising to Switzerland this evening.

Day 7 : Lucerne (Switzerland) - Bernese Oberland

Take a short drive to Lucerne this morning, Switzerland's most beautiful city, nestled among stunning mountain views. Stroll along the Chapel Bridge - a unique covered wooden walkway crossing the lake supported by stilts, lined with colourful window boxes. The scenery becomes even more dramatic as we enter the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. This is the Alpine heart of Europe..

Day 8 : Basel - UK

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

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

Cruise Extensions

  • Glacier Express Extension Enjoy 1 night at the 4* Hotel Stern in Chur and 2 nights at the Hotel Simi in Zermatt. Includes a journey on the legendary Glacier Express along one of Europe's most scenic railways - from £649pp

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

Cologne - Basel

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
Sep 11£1749
Oct 02£1449
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Oct 11£1449
Ship: William Shakespeare Our Price From
Aug 30£1649
Sep 13£1749

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Basel - Cologne

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
Aug 28£1549
Sep 18£1749
Oct 09£1249
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Oct 18£1249
Ship: William Shakespeare Our Price From
Sep 06£1699
Sep 20£1749

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Cologne - Basel

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
Jul 07, 21£1599
Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
May 02£1599
May 16£1699
Jun 06, 27£1899
Jul 11; Aug 08£1699
Ship: George Eliot Our Price From
Apr 26£1549
May 24£1699
Jun 21£1899
Aug 16£1699
Aug 30; Sep 27£1799
Oct 18£1349
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Jul 03, 31£1649
Oct 10£1499
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
Aug 14£1699
Sep 11, 18£1949
Oct 09£1549
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Jul 29£1729

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Basel - Cologne

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
Jul 14, 28£1599
Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
May 09£1649
May 23£1699
Jun 13£1899
Jul 04, 18; Aug 15£1699
Ship: George Eliot Our Price From
May 03£1599
May 31£1699
Jun 28£1899
Aug 23£1699
Sep 06£1949
Oct 04£1649
Oct 25£1249
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Jul 10; Aug 07£1649
Oct 17£1249
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
Aug 21£1699
Oct 16£1349
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Aug 05£1699

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 and flight upgrades 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 Robert Burns 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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