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Christmas on the Rhine

Combine the contrasting cities of the Rhine with the stalls and sparkle of the Christmas markets on this festive, floating tour; cruising to medieval streets and multiple UNESCO sites, from Cologne to Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Speyer, Mainz, and Koblenz

Sail on the stylish A-ROSA SILVA for a wonderful winter cruise through the colour, culture, and Christmas traditions of six cities and towns. The cruise begins in convivial Cologne, where medieval churches meet avant-garde design, and the city’s cathedral oversees its effervescent Christmas market. Our first port of call is charming Rüdesheim, the home of Riesling wines, within a UNESCO protected landscape of the Rhine Gorge. The city of Speyer (‘Spires’) is centred on its magnificent, UNESCO listed, Romanesque cathedral, and stuffed with architectural gems and archaeological finds. The Alsace regional capital, Strasbourg is famed for its French and German cultures, medieval and modern architecture, illustrious old town on the ‘Grande Île’ river island, and for its Christmas market, one of Europe’s oldest. Mainz marks the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers with market squares, Baroque palaces, and the iconic octagonal cathedral tower; and the route runs from here between the super-scenic banks of the Rhine Valley, where the river creates its own legend of the water nymph, Lorelei; to characterful Koblenz, its triangular ‘German Corner’ promontory piercing the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle.

Overview

  • Days 1 & 2  - Cologne
  • Day 3  - Rüdesheim
  • Day 4  - Germersheim / Speyer
  • Day 5  - Kehl / Strasbourg
  • Day 6  - Mainz / Koblenz
  • Day 7  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • 3 UNESCO Sites
  • Jules Verne Representative

Combine the contrasting cities of the Rhine with the stalls and sparkle of the Christmas markets on this festive, floating tour; cruising to medieval streets and multiple UNESCO sites, from Cologne to Rüdesheim, Strasbourg, Speyer, Mainz, and Koblenz

Notes:

Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.

The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Cabins are available from 3pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double Cat. S – Deck 1 cabin
Eurowings from Heathrow

There are currently no departure dates available for this tour. 

Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 1 night hotel, 5 night-cruise, breakfast daily, full board on cruise vessel, local guides and representatives, Jules Verne Representative. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

A city tax is payable locally, currently approx. €2.70 per person.

Supplements per person

Tour Only
  • Arrival transfer
  • £25
  • Departure transfer
  • by train included

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