About the tour: Cruising the Christmas Markets of the Rhine Valley

Make your Christmas Markets break even more magical and set sail on a romantic river cruise along Germany’s River Rhine. Not only will you get the stunning wintery scenery passing you by as you sail along 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.

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights cruising on board the MS Rhine Princess with full board
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Captain's Dinner & Party Night
  • Convenient local joining points

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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Please note: All cruise schedules, ports of call and onshore excursions may be subject to change.

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

We cruise from Remagen to Oberwesel, then we include an excursion by coach to Rüdesheim for a magical visit to the Christmas market. We continue by coach to Koblenz where we rejoin our cruise ship 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
Koblenz
Koblenz

Included Highlights

  • Rüdesheim
  • Koblenz

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

Included Highlights

  • Cologne Christmas Markets

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

 Cabin Upgrades (per person)4 Days 5 Days 
 Middle Deck Cabin£45£55
 Middle Deck Superior Cabin  £55£65
 Upper Deck Cabin£75£85



 

Please note: All cruise schedules, ports of call and onshore excursions may be subject to change.

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
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 wine-tasting at the popular House of Anton Hammes. The Moselle River is the longest tributary of the Rhine. It is a gentle river valley that boasts some stunning scenery as the river meanders between the hills of the Hunsruck and the Eifel.

During our tour we will visit the charming wine town of Cochem, dominated by the ancient and mighty Reichsburg Castle, dramatically perched on a hillside overlooking the town. The Moselle Valley is a famous centre of German white wine production and during our excursion we will have the chance to sample this local wine at the House of Anton Hammes. As well as the wine-tasting you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine should you wish to do so. We return to Koblenz for some free time to enjoy the festive spirit of the Christmas market before re-joining our ship.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Koblenz

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
  • Moselle Valley & Wine Tasting
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 only).
We cruise to Rüdesheim, home of the Drosselgasse, lined with traditional German bars and shops. Explore the Christmas market or why not join our optional ‘Highlights of Rudesheim’ excursion, enjoying sightseeing by little road train and visiting Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. The museum is home to one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments in the world and our visit provides a spectacle of fascination. You will see the various instruments and have the chance to listen too many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes.

We return to the Rhine Princess for tonight’s Captain’s dinner and party evening!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Rudesheim

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
  • Highlights of Rudesheim
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 only).

We cruise to charming Cologne where you can browse the city’s colourful Christmas markets. The festive stalls will be overflowing with seasonal bargains and gift ideas, and the magic of Christmas can be felt throughout the festively decorated city. Enjoy the aromas of baked apples, cinnamon, and mulled wine wafting through the alleys.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Cologne Christmas Markets

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

 Cabin Upgrades (per person)4 Days 5 Days 
 Middle Deck Cabin£45£55
 Middle Deck Superior Cabin  £55£65
 Upper Deck Cabin£75£85



 

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 three or four nights on board the 3-star standard cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, a firm favourite with Leger guests and exclusively chartered by Leger. Facilities include a lounge bar with small dance floor, restaurant on the middle deck and a small, quiet lounge with library. There is also an outside sundeck, ideal for viewing the passing scenery. All cabins have twin beds, climate control, en suite facilities and portholes. Cabins are located on three decks and all have twin beds and ensuite facilities. The ship has a restaurant and shop with small gifts, souvenirs, postcards and Rhine River maps for sale.

Find your nearest joining point

We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

    *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

    Travel Extras

    Why not go the night before your tour 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 £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) 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, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

    On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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