• Koblenz
  • Lucerne
  • 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 £1349pp

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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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Alpine Scenery

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 past the rolling hills along the Rhine including the Siebengebirge (seven mountains) to picturesque Koblenz for a guided tour. Founded by the Romans, this city is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

Day 3 : Rudesheim

Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, a highlight of this cruise, as you continue along the Rhine to Rudesheim. This afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour taking in the marketplace, the half-timbered Klunkhardshof and Bromserburg Castle.

Day 4 : Speyer

Cruise past the vineyards which produce the popular Liebfraumilch wines. Moor in medieval Speyer. During the 16th century Martin Luther was excommunicated in nearby Worms, and his followers in Speyer protested at this and for the first time they were called 'Protestants'. You can visit the neo-gothic Gedaechtniskirche, built to commemorate this event and the richy decorated Basilica.

Day 5 : Strasbourg

Relax on board as you cruise upstream to Strasbourg in France, capital of the Alsace region and now one of the centres of the European Union. Enjoy a walking tour of its unique 16th century old town. Captain's Dinner on board this evening serving delicious regional specialities.

Day 6 : Breisach (Germany) - Titisee

Visit the ancient town of Breisach before driving amidst some of the more stunning scenery of the Black Forest this afternoon. See the rugged vallets, cascading waterfalls and rolling hillsides covered in densley packed pine trees. Visit the archetyical town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its crystal clear lake. Cruise to Switzerland this evening.

Day 7 : Lucerne (Switzerland) - Bernese Oberland

This morning, enjoy a drive into the stunning Bernese Oberland where the views are breathtaking. Enjoy an ascent and descent by mountain railway before driving to Lucerne, 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. Please note: Lunch is not provided but the ship will offer a packed lunch.

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 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 £109pp.

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