Four Rivers Cruise – Rhine, Moselle, Neckar & Main

9 days from £995pp.


Moselle

Visit: Moselle, Germany

Rhine River

Visit: Rhine River, Germany

Heidelberg

Visit: Heidelberg, Germany

Discover the delights of four of Europe’s great rivers on board the MV Esmerelda. Set sail on our 9-day River Cruise down the Rhine, Moselle, Neckar and Main Rivers, right in the heart of Germany. Enjoy a relaxing holiday watching stunning scenery pass you by as you travel between incredible destinations such as Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Mains and Frankfurt allowing you time to explore these incredible towns and cities from land as well as the wonderful waterways.

    Please note for navigational and passenger safety, the cruise company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary. Sailing times are dependant on how busy the numerous locks are. At some ports of call, a degree of walking will be involved to join our coach. Due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary to dock alongside another ship to access the shore.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Travel to Cologne for free time. Explore the capital of the Rhineland, with its main focal point being the huge Dom (cathedral). Later, we board our cruise the ship, the MV Esmeralda, for our seven-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This morning we cruise down the Rhine to reach Koblenz, where we join the Moselle. We arrive in Winningen early this afternoon. Join our optional excursion by coach to Cochem, ‘the pearl of the Moselle’, a picturesque town spanning both sides of the river, with narrow streets and twisting alleyways lined with half-timbered houses.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We rejoin the Rhine and enjoy a leisurely day cruising along this majestic river. Take in the passing scenery of fairtyale castles, steep vineyards, pretty villages. We cruise through the Rhine Gorge and past the famous Loreley Rock, before we arrive in Rüdesheim this afternoon. Visit the famous Drosselgasse and enjoy a beer or a glass of the local wine in one of the many bars and taverns.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Leaving Rüdesheim early this morning, we arrive this afternoon in Heidelberg, which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of the River Neckar, dominated by its impressive castle. Explore the old town and browse the shops and boutiques of the bustling Hauptstrasse.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We leave Heidelberg and cruise along the Rhine to the historic riverside city of Worms, forever associated with Martin Luther. See St. Peter’s Cathedral, a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture and Nibelungenlied Bridge. We later continue our cruise to Mainz, strategically situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We continue our cruise along the Main river to Frankfurt. Known as Main-hattan due to its incredible skyline of skyscrapers, Frankfurt also boasts an historic old quarter, home to one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany. After shopping and sightseeing, spend time on the riverside, watching the passing boats.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We rejoin the Rhine and cruise past pretty wine villages, later passing Koblenz and Bonn, arriving in Cologne later this evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We disembark our ship and return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights cruising with full board
    • 1 nights hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Rüdesheim
    • Heidelberg
    • Mainz
    • Frankfurt
    • Cologne
    • Worms

    Optional Excursions

    • Cochem

    Notes

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Promenade Deck Cabin£90

    No single rooms/cabins available.

    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.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for seven nights on the MV Esmeralda. Cabin accommodation is on two decks: main and promenade. There is a lounge with bar, restaurant and sun deck. All cabins have twin beds, en suite facilities with shower, picture window and a safe. The MV Esmeralda has a lift between the main deck and the promenade deck, and a stair lift between the promenade deck and the sun deck.

    Your overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

    Mv Esmeralda

    Mv Esmeralda

    Mv Esmeralda


    MV Esmeralda offers a high level of comfort and a family atmosphere. MV Esmeralda can accommodate 126 passengers on two decks and is air conditioned throughout. There is a lounge bar, restaurant and sun deck which is partially covered to allow you to enjoy the passing scenery whatever the weather.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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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    *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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