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Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets River Cruise

5 days from only €859pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and arrive in the renowned wine town of Rudesheim to browse the charming Christmas markets
  • Guided tour of Koblenz with its ancient squares, restored historic frontages and quaint hidden passageways
  • Discover Bonn on a guided tour of Germany’s historic former capital, then spend some time absorbing the festive atmosphere of its market
  • Discover Cologne, home of one of the most photographed cathedrals in Germany, and explore one (or all) of the seven themed Christmas markets
  • Return scheduled flights from Dublin or seats on Eurostar from London St. Pancras International 
  • 4 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river view
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day or arrival until breakfast on your day of departure, including Welcome Cocktails & Dinner and Captain’s Dinner
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers

Selected departures in December 2018

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At a Glance
4 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
4 visits & tours
Full board
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Checked Luggage
All port charges & airport taxes
 

Overview

Discover the magical ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets with their host of unique, inspired gift ideas, plus the stunning Rhineland in its wintry splendour.

Cruise through the world famous and dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in the renowned wine town of Rüdesheim. Spend the afternoon wandering the Christmas markets of this charming spot. Explore Koblenz, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers, on a guided tour with free time to browse its lovely Christmas market. Discover Bonn on a guided tour of Germany’s historic former capital before arriving back in Cologne, where the rest of the day is free to discover one (or all) of its seven Christmas markets.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

4 night drinks package available from €69 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Dusseldorf Airport Cologne  1 hr
Cologne Airport 30 mins
Brussels Station 3 hrs 30 mins (including a comfort stop)

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: €250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 25 mins to 2 hrs
  • Language: German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany