Cruising the Christmas Markets of the Rhine Valley

4 days from £449pp.


Cologne

Visit: Cologne, Germany

Koblenz

Visit: Koblenz, Germany

Rhine Valley

Visit: Rhine Valley, Germany

Make your Christmas Markets break even more magical and set sail on a romantic river cruise down Germany’s river Rhine. Not only will you get the stunning wintery scenery passing you by as you sail down one of the most popular river routes in Germany, you’ll also disembark Christmas Market hot-spots such as Rüdesheim, Koblenz, and of course, the mighty Cologne.

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

  • Included meals: Light Supper
Rudesheim

Rudesheim

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
Cologne

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

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 3 or 4 nights' accommodation on board the MS Rhine Princess with full board
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Captain's Dinner & Party Night
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Rüdesheim - Lively, delightful town
  • Koblenz - Scenic and quaint riverside town
  • Cologne - Colourful Christmas markets

Optional Excursions

  • Moselle Valley (5-day cruise only) - Scenic delights and try some local wines

Notes

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

  • Included meals: Light Supper
Koblenz

Koblenz

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
Rudesheim

Rudesheim

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
Cologne

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

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 3 or 4 nights' accommodation on board the MS Rhine Princess with full board
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Captain's Dinner & Party Night
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Rüdesheim - Lively, delightful town
  • Koblenz - Scenic and quaint riverside town
  • Cologne - Colourful Christmas markets

Optional Excursions

  • Moselle Valley (5-day cruise only) - Scenic delights and try some local wines

Notes

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



 

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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Accommodation

Once again we have exclusively chartered the MS Rhine Princess for our Christmas market cruise breaks.

The ship's onboard facilities are located over four decks and include a large lounge bar with a small dance floor around which daily entertainment takes place. There is also an outside sun deck, ideal for viewing the passing scenery, and a small quiet lounge with a library. The ship also has a restaurant and shop with small gifts, souveniers, postcards and Rhine river maps for sale.

Cabins are located on three decks and all have twin beds and air-conditioning.

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MS Rhine Princess

Rhine Princess - Rhine Cruise

Rhine Princess - Rhine Cruise


The MS Rhine Princess is exclusively chartered by Leger Holidays on most of our river cruise holidays, and is always a firm favourite with Leger guests. Whether you relax in the bar, lounge or restaurant, you’re sure to feel at home on board this warm and welcoming ship.

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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