Cruising the Christmas Markets of the Rhine Valley

4 days from £399.00, 5 days from £499.00

Your Holiday Itinerary

4-Day Tour Weekend Cruise

  • Day 1 – Local departure by coach, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the 'Rhine Princess', for a three-night cruise. LS 
  • 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! B,L,D
  • Day 3 – 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. B,L,D 
  • Day 4 – We journey by coach from Cologne to Calais, then return home. B

5-Day Tour Midweek Cruise

  • Day 1  Local departure by coach, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the 'Rhine Princess', for a four-night cruise. LS
  • 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. B,L,D
  • 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! B,L,D
  • 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. B,L,D
  • Day 5 – We journey by coach from Cologne to Calais, then return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner LS=Light Supper

Please Note: A packed lunch will be provided during land excursions. At some ports of call a degree of walking is involved to join your coach. Also due to limited docking facilities, it may be necesary to dock alongside another ship, to gain shore access.

N.B. For navigational and passenger safety, the cruise company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary


Some joining points carry a supplement which will be clearly shown when booking.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a lower deck cabin. 


  • Optional excursions
  • Single cabin supplement £69
  • Travel insurance from £34.95


Cabin Upgrades (per person) 4 Days 5 Days
Middle Deck Cabin  £20  £30 
Middle Deck Superior Cabin  £26  £36 
Upper Deck Cabin  £32  £42 

Group Bookings

If you are looking to create your own tour to go on with friends or family, our groups team can personalise any tour to suit your requirements. See the Group Travel page for more details.


    Tour Includes

    • 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation on board the M.S. Rhine Princess with full-board 
    • Services of a Cruise Director
    • Captain's Dinner and Party Night
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service with extra legroom 

    Included Excursions

    • Cologne - Cathedral city with colourful Christmas markets 
    • Rüdesheim - Lively, delightful town
    • Koblenz - Scenic and quaint riverside town

    Optional Excursions

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


    Silver Service

    Upgrade to Silver Service and enjoy these extras

    • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach which includes:
      • Extra legroom for your added comfort
      • Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
      • FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
    • Porterage in all hotels
    • Smaller, more personal group

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