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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises

 

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Experience more with so much included

  • Marvel at the sights along the Rhine River, including passage through the Rhine Gorge and the river bend outside of Boppard.
  • Tour five historic towns and cities, including Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Speyer and Lucerne.
  • Drive through the folkloric scenery of Black Forest on a visit to the idyllic Titisee.
  • See stunning mountain vistas on a railway journey up the Bernese Oberland Mountain range.
  • Enjoy a live folk music band and a classical violin soloist performance on board the luxury ship.
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on board a five-star ship
Return flights & transfers
10 included experiences
Full board (except one lunch)
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers
 

Overview

Glide passed the pretty towns along the Rhine River, experience the breathtaking Alpine scenery on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland and discover Switzerland’s most attractive city.

On our journey through the Rhine valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we have time to explore the old town at the confluence of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Next, we continue through the Rhine Gorge where the valley walls tower over 400m above our heads and onto Rüdesheim, where we enjoy another evening complemented with an excellent dinner on board. Our cruise continues south, stopping in medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica that dominates this pretty town. The next day we arrive at the city of Strasbourg where you enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Continuing, we drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest onto the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake. Our final destination is Switzerland where we moor in Basel, from where we venture to stunning Lucerne and into the Bernese Oberland for unforgettable mountain vistas.

This holiday is ideal for travellers looking for a relaxing way to see stunning alpine views and visit historic European towns. 

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Full board during your cruise from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day (except one lunch)
  • Free Superior drinks package
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary)
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Return flights or Eurostar & TGV
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Transfers from the airport or station to and from the port of embarkation
  • English-speaking expert guides 
  • The services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge

Travel Concierge


 

Travel Concierge

Looking to add on a couple of nights pre- or post-trip? Feel like flying a day earlier or from a different airport? Or want door-to-door private transfers? Personalise your holiday with Travel Concierge.

Here's how our Travel Concierge service can help:

  • Add up to two nights before you sail in the destination your river cruises starts from
  • Add up to two nights after your cruise in the destination your river cruises ends in
  • Change your departure airport (depending on flight availability) 
  • Add a stay in an airport hotel

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Personalise Your Holiday

Make It Your Own

Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet - from €6.80 per person

Embark on a fantastical adventure into the world of automatic musical instruments. See the impressive collection of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion.

Please contact us for more information.

Useful Information & Transfer Times

Fact File

  • Flight time: Approx. 1 hr 30 mins (outbound to Germany) to 2 hrs (inbound from Switzerland)
  • Eurostar & TGV Time: Approx. 2 hrs (outbound to Brussels) & 5 hrs 30 mins (inbound from Basel, via Paris)
  • Language: German, French
  • Country: Germany, France, Switzerland

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

Irish Citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany or Switzerland however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. 

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 comfort stop
Basel Airport Basel 30 mins
Zurich Airport 1 hr 30 mins
Basel Station 20 mins

Ships Available

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MS Oscar Wilde sailing on the river through mountainous areas
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MS George Eliot sailing down the river
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