About the tour: Christmas Cruising the Rhine Valley by Air

Sit back, relax and have a Christmas truly to remember. Fly from a range of U.K. airports, direct to your scenic river cruise as we set sail down the romantic River Rhine. Enjoy festivities aboard the firm favourite of Leger guests, the MS Rhine Princess, and meander your way through the spectacular Rhine Valley. Fly into mighty Cologne, where your ship awaits. Setting sail into festive splendour, spend Christmas Eve in Rüdesheim, Christmas day in Koblenz before returning for an unforgettable Boxing Day, back in Cologne.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights’ cruising with full-board
  • Return flights to Cologne or Düsseldorf
  • Airport transfers in Germany
  • Services of a Cruise Director

6 days from £899 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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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    Fly to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then join our ship for a five-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Light Supper

    Morning at leisure in this exciting cathedral city. This afternoon, following lunch on board, sit back and relax as the Rhine Princess sets sail. Tonight, enjoy a welcome drink prior to our arrival in the old Roman town of Andernach, where we berth for the night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    We cruise upstream through the Rhine Gorge, passing the legendary Loreley Rock. Later this afternoon we arrive in the vibrant town of Rüdesheim. It's party night on board tonight! We enjoy a Christmas Eve turkey dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Rudesheim
    Rüdesheim

    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim

    Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise to the city of Koblenz, before a buffet lunch on board ship. This afternoon, join our optional excursion by coach through the delightful Moselle Valley to Cochem.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Koblenz
    Koblenz

    Included Highlights

    • Koblenz

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019
    • Cochem
    TBC
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We cruise to Konigswinter. Following lunch on board, enjoy an afternoon cruise to Cologne. Later, enjoy cocktails with the captain and a 'farewell dinner' to complete our fabulous Christmas cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Disembark and transfer to Cologne or Düsseldorf for your return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Middle Deck Cabin £35 
    Middle Deck Superior Cabin £40 
    Upper Deck Cabin £45 


     

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (6 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    Christmas Cruising the Rhine Valley by Air 6 days from £899pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will spend five nights aboard the MS Rhine Princess, which has been exclusively chartered by Leger Holidays.

    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, T.V., telephone and air-conditioning.


     

    Rhine Princess - Rhine Cruise

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    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 reservations@leger.co.uk.

    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.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    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 reservations@leger.co.uk.

    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.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

    Return flights to Cologne or Düsseldorf are available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester & Stansted. 

    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.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 


    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Customer Reviews

    Travelled on this tour? You can submit your review to: feedback@leger.co.uk