About the tour: New Year Cruising the Rhine Valley

Ring in the New Year on a Rhine river cruise. Join your ship, the Rhine Princess, as we set sail from Cologne, enjoying time in Rüdesheim and onto Koblenz where we enjoy a New Year’s Eve gala dinner and countdown to midnight together for a fantastic firework display. End the trip in style as we toast to the New Year with an optional spot of wine-tasting in the renowned wine region, the Moselle Valley.

Tour Includes


  • Convenient local joining points
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • 4 nights cruising with full board

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.
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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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    Local departure by coach, then to Cologne to join our ship for a four-night cruise.

    Enjoy a morning at leisure in this exciting cathedral city. Explore the many sights, such as the splendid Gothic style cathedral, which took from 1248 until 1880 to be fully completed. Explore the bustling shopping streets, such as Schildergasse and Hohestrasse, and the relaxing waterfront. Other attractions include the Cologne City Hall, which was once a medieval house and is still used today for official business, or the Museum Ludwig which features modern art, including one of the largest Picasso collections in Europe. This afternoon, following lunch on board, sit back and relax as the Rhine Princess sets sail. Meet the crew, as we cruise to the old Roman town of Andernach, where we moor overnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Our cruise continues past Koblenz and through the Rhine Gorge to Oberwesel. In the afternoon, enjoy an included excursion by coach to the delightful town of Rüdesheim, home to the famous Drosselgasse, a narrow street lined with a varied selection of bars and shops. While in Rudesheim you can join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum with its superb collection of self-playing musical instruments. It is one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments in the world and provides a spectacle of fascination. Your guide will tell you about the various instruments and you will have the chance to hear many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes. (Our optional visit takes us by road train to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, returning on foot to our coach.) We rejoin the ship in Koblenz for a New Year’s Eve gala dinner party on board. Enjoy the fireworks in Koblenz as we welcome in the New Year.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Rüdesheim
    Rüdesheim

    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim
    • Koblenz

    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).

    After a leisurely brunch, join our optional coach excursion along the Moselle Valley and enjoy winetasting at the House of Anton Hammes. The Moselle River is the longest tributary river of the Rhine and reveals some stunning scenery as the river gently meanders between the hills of the Hunsrück and Eifel regions. We enjoy a scenic drive to the House of Anton Hammes in the village of Alken where we sample local Moselle wine. As well as the winetasting you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine should you wish to do so. Return to the ship and sail to Bonn.

    • Included meals: Brunch, Dinner
    Moselle
    Moselle Valley & Wine Tasting

    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).

    Disembark and return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin 
    Middle Deck Cabin£55
    Middle Deck Superior Cabin £NA
    Upper Deck Cabin £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 four or six nights aboard the MS Rhine Princess, which has been exclusively chartered by Leger Holidays. Cabins are located on three decks and all have twin beds, TV, telephone and air-conditioning.

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      *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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