Advent on the Rhine

4-days Cologne-Rüdesheim-Koblenz-Cologne

Fares From £945 pp

Single Supplement From 15%

No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise

Advent on the Rhine – Cruise Summary

 

This short pre-Christmas trip is the perfect way to get in the mood for the busyness and excitement of the festive season. Cruise the incomparable beauty of the Middle Rhine Valley, a place where the fairy-tale castles of the Rhenish Slate Mountains and the legendary Loreley Rock have inspired artists through the ages. You will also have an opportunity to stroll through two festive Christmas markets, before soaking up the atmosphere of this most wonderful time of the year with a glass of mulled wine.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Cologne

Fly/rail from London and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 15:00 to 16:00

Day 2: Rüdesheim rudesheim

Arrival 14:00

Enjoy a guided walk through the pretty half-timbered houses of romantic Rüdesheim, with time at leisure to shop for seasonal gifts, local delicacies and authentic brandy punch, at one of the most popular Christmas markets in Germany. Afterwards admire the artistic and musical inventions of the past over a glass of wine in “Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet.”

 

Day 3: Rüdesheim

Departure 08:30         

Morning passage of the famous Loreley Rock.

Koblenz

Arrival 12:00 – Departure 21:30

Guided tour through Koblenz, on the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner) where the Rhine and Mosel meet, for sights including the Town Hall, Schängel Fountain and the Church of Our Lady. Round of the day with a warming glass of traditional Glühwein as you explore the final Christmas market of your cruise.

Day 4: Cologne

Disembark until 09:00 for your transfer to the airport or train station.

The excursions in marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The traditional seasonal magic of the German Rhine
  • Traditional Christmas markets in Rüdesheim & Koblenz
  • Included city tours with expert local guides
  • Passage of the famous Loreley Rock
  • Time aboard your riverboat to relax and unwind

Sailing Dates

Fares from £945pp

Single Supplement From 15%

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

or email

sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 3-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 2 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • Sennheiser audio headsets on all excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise.
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