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Cruise through Christmas on the Rhine

A fabulously festive, four days away, this mini break offers maximum comfort and cossetting service, to sail through a stress-free Christmas. Go with the flow of the Rhine to explore splendid Strasbourg, beguiling Rüdesheim, and historic Mainz

Service, style, and fine cuisine are the hallmarks of the respected CroisiEurope fleet of river cruisers. Aboard the MS Leonardo da Vinci, this three-night sailing covers Christmas with a joyous journey on the Rhine, with all meals and most drinks included, an evening of festive entertainment on Christmas Eve, and a gala dinner on Christmas Day. Largely cruising through the night to maximise your time ashore, the tour is a mix of guided walks and free time to explore. It starts in Strasbourg, 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 the oldest in Europe. Oozing atmospheric charm, medieval Rüdesheim is the home of Riesling wines, within a UNESCO protected landscape of the Rhine Gorge. Mainz marks the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers with picturesque Old Town streets and an iconic octagon tower crowning the Romanesque cathedral. An overnight mooring in Boppard provides the opportunity to attend Midnight Mass; and a leisurely float brings you back to Strasbourg on Boxing Day, where you disembark for the homeward journey.   

Overview

  • Day 1  - Strasbourg
  • Day 2  - Rüdesheim / Boppard
  • Day 3  - Mainz
  • Day 4  - Return flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Celebrate Christmas aboard the stylish MS Leonardo da Vinci
  • Cruise the Romantic Rhine Valley
  • Discover Strasbourg and its famous Christmas Market
  • Explore traditional Rüdesheim
  • Walk through picturesque Mainz

A fabulously festive, four days away, this mini break offers maximum comfort and cossetting service, to sail through a stress-free Christmas. Go with the flow of the Rhine to explore splendid Strasbourg, beguiling Rüdesheim, and historic Mainz

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

December
December 23 (Monday)
  • No Single Supplement
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 3-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: Dec 23

Upgrades
  • Upper Deck Standard Twin/Double Cabin
  • £95
Tour Only
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  • £250
  • Arrival transfer
  • £205
  • Departure transfer
  • £205

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