Discover the delights of four of Europe's great rivers, as we cruise along the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Neckar, taking in the ever-changing scenery.
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.
Morning finds us cruising down the Rhine to reach Koblenz, where we join the Moselle. We arrive in Winningen early this afternoon. Today, we offer an excursion by coach to Cochem, ‘the pearl of the Moselle’. Cochem is a picturesque town, spanning both sides of the river, with narrow streets and twisting alleyways, lined with half-timbered houses.
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 Rhine 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.
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.
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 at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Return flights to Düsseldorf or Cologne/Bonn are available from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Stagnated, Doncaster & Edinburgh. All airports are subject to availability. Please call for more details. Flight supplements may apply. This tour is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.
We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.
If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you shortly to discuss.
On most of our holidays you can upgrade to Silver Service, luxury coach travel, for comfort and style across Europe.
Silver Service Coach Features
Deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches
With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
Porterage at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger when reaching your destination.
Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, 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 points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just
£30 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.
Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service.
Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage.
Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at email@example.com.
The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call.
On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.