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£2425

Tributaries of the Rhine

Cruising the rivers and crossing the borders of France, Germany and Luxembourg, this is a fabulous tour on five waterways, the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Saar; sailing through serene landscapes, seeing splendid towns and cities, and sampling local wines

Travelling in the contemporary comfort and style of the MS Leonardo da Vinci, this five-river route follows the Rhine through vineyards and history, as it forms a natural divide of Germanic and Celtic cultures. Sailing north from Strasbourg, and taking off at tangents east and west, the cruiser’s float on the Rhine calls at Rüdesheim, the home of Riesling wines; passes the siren Lorelei statue and the fortress towers of Koblenz; and visits thriving Mainz, with medieval streets at its heart and the multi-turreted cathedral as its soul. This marks the confluence with the Main River, Frankfurt hemming its banks with a blend of striking modern architecture and characterful old town. A brief detour on the Neckar drifts to captivating Heidelberg, famed for its photogenic castle and literary heritage; and on the meandering Moselle are Cochem’s castle crowning a conical hill; and Germany’s oldest city, Trier, with a cluster of well-preserved Roman monuments. From here we sail the short miles south on the Saar to beguiling Saarburg, its tightly packed houses forming a colourful hillside collage; and return to the Moselle at Remich, in Luxembourg, its fascinating, old-world capital marking the end of the journey.

Itinerary

  • Day 1  - Strasbourg
  • Day 2  - Heidelberg
  • Day 3  - Mainz / Frankfurt
  • Day 4  - Rüdesheim
  • Day 5  - Koblenz
  • Day 6  - Cochem
  • Day 7  - Trier
  • Day 8  - Luxembourg
  • Day 9  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Excursions Included
  • Drinks Included
  • 2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • No Single Supplement
  • Jules Verne Representative

Cruising the rivers and crossing the borders of France, Germany and Luxembourg, this is a fabulous tour on five waterways, the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Saar; sailing through serene landscapes, seeing splendid towns and cities, and sampling local wines

Notes:

Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
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.

Vessels

MS Leonardo de Vinci

Launched in 2003 and refurbished in 2011, the MS Leonardo da Vinci is registered in France with a mainly European crew and announcements in French and English. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established over 40 years ago, now boasting the largest European river fleet (over 40 ships), yet still operated by the same family.

All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service with the occasional buffet. The vessel occasionally sails at night.

Reception, lounge bar with small dance floor, sun deck and WiFi (free/limited). 72 air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

23 twin/double cabins with picture windows (129 sq. ft.) on the Upper Deck and 49 twin/double cabins with picture windows (129 sq. ft.) on the Main Deck.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin
British Airways from Heathrow

June
June 23 (Sunday)
July
July 27 (Saturday)
  • No Single Supplement
September
September 25 (Wednesday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 8-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise vessel, excursions, Jules Verne Representative, local expert guides and representatives. 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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Jul

  • Single Supplement
  • £615
Upgrades
  • Upper Deck Standard Twin/Double Cabin
  • £195
  • Upper Deck Standard Single Cabin No Single Supplement
  • £195
  • Main Deck Standard Single Cabin
  • £615
  • Upper Deck Standard Single Cabin
  • £840
Flight Options
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £200
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • with group included

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