Cruising the Christmas Markets of the Rhine Valley

  • 4 & 5 Day Tours
  • 6 to 7 Sights Visited

Day 1

Local departure by coach, or return flight to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a three-night cruise.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking). For Single Traveller holidays, it’s free of charge.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

  • Included meals: Light Supper

Day 2 - Rüdesheim and Koblenz

We cruise from Remagen to Oberwesel, then travel by coach to Rüdesheim for an included visit to the Christmas market. We continue by coach to Koblenz where we rejoin our cruise ship and where there's time to enjoy the lively festive spirit of the delightful market. Tonight is Captain's dinner and party evening!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rudesheim

Koblenz

Day 3 - Cologne

We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne where you can explore the city’s colourful Christmas markets. The festive stalls will be overflowing with seasonal bargains and gift ideas.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cologne

Cologne Christmas Markets

Day 4

Travel home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Local departure by coach, or return flight to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a four-night cruise.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your feeder coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking). For Single Traveller holidays, it’s free of charge.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

  • Included meals: Light Supper

Day 2 - Koblenz and Moselle Valley

We cruise to Koblenz. Why not join our optional coach excursion along the Moselle Valley, visiting the riverside village of Alken, where you'll enjoy winetasting at the popular House of Anton Hammes. We return to Koblenz for some free time to enjoy the festive spirit of the Christmas Market, before rejoining our ship.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Moselle

Koblenz

Day 3 - Rüdesheim

We cruise to Rüdesheim, home of the Drosselgasse, lined with traditional German bars and shops. Explore the Christmas market, or join our optional visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, with its superb collection of self-playing musical instruments. We return to the Rhine Princess for tonight's Captain's dinner and party evening!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rudesheim

Day 4 - Cologne

We cruise to Cologne where you can browse the city's markets and enjoy the atmosphere in one of the local bars in the old town.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cologne

Cologne Christmas Markets

Day 5

Travel home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a Lower Deck Cabin.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £69; travel insurance from £35.50; flight supplements where applicable.

 Cabin Upgrades (per person)4 Days 5 Days 
 Middle Deck Cabin£20 £30 
 Middle Deck Superior Cabin  £25 £35
 Upper Deck Cabin£35£45 



 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.