About the tour: Four Rivers Cruise – Rhine, Moselle, Neckar & Main

Discover the delights of four of Europe’s great rivers on board the MV Esmerelda. Set sail on our 9-day river cruise down the Rhine, Moselle, Neckar and Main Rivers, right in the heart of Germany. Enjoy a relaxing holiday watching stunning scenery pass you by as you travel between incredible destinations such as Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg and Frankfurt allowing you time to explore these delightful towns and cities from land as well as the wonderful waterways.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • 1 night hotel with continental breakfast
  • 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 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.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Cologne, where we board our cruise ship, the MV Esmeralda, for our seven-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    This morning, we cruise down the Rhine to reach Koblenz, where we join the Moselle. We arrive in Winningen early this afternoon. Join our optional excursion by coach to Cochem, 'the pearl of the Moselle', a picturesque town spanning both sides of the river, with narrow streets and twisting alleyways lined with half-timbered houses.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cochem
    Cochem

    Included Highlights

    • Winningen

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Cochem
    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 rejoin the Rhine and enjoy a leisurely day cruising along this majestic river. Take in the passing scenery of fairy tale castles, steep vineyards, pretty villages. We cruise through the Rhine Gorge and past the famous Loreley Rock, then arriving in Rüdesheim later this afternoon. In Rüdesheim you can visit the famous Drosselgasse and enjoy a beer or a glass of the local wine in one of the many bars and taverns. Why not join our optional ‘Highlights of Rüdesheim’ excursion where we begin by boarding the ‘Winzer Express’ road train, which takes us on the short journey to the 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Rüdesheim
    Rudesheim

    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim

    Optional Excursions

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

    Leaving Rüdesheim early this morning, we arrive this afternoon in Heidelberg. The city of Heidelberg enjoys a beautiful location on the banks of the River Neckar. It is often referred to as the ‘Romantic Town’ on account of its castle ruins and red sandstone buildings, which dominate the city. Heidelberg castle has been described as the most beautiful castle ruin of Germany, and enjoys a prominent location overlooking the town and from where the views across Heidelberg and the Neckar are astounding.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Heidelberg
    Heidelberg

    Included Highlights

    • Heidelberg
    We leave Heidelberg and cruise along the Rhine to the historic riverside city of Worms, forever associated with Martin Luther who was declared a heretic in the 16th century. See St. Peter’s Cathedral, a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture and Nibelungen Bridge, a splendid gate tower which dates from the late 19th century. We later continue our cruise to Mainz, strategically situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers.

    Please note: We may berth in Mannheim, instead of Worms, and operate the excursion to Worms by coach.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Mainz
    Mainz

    Included Highlights

    • Mainz

    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. Frankfurt has over 30 museums covering films, art, world cultures, sculptures and architecture so there is always something interesting to go and see. Frankfurt is also home to two major botanical gardens Palmengarten which is located on the westend district with over 22 hectares and Botanischer Garten de Goethe-Universitat - the university garden with over 5000 species.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Frankfurt
    Frankfurt

    Included Highlights

    • Frankfurt

    We rejoin the Rhine and cruise past pretty wine villages, later passing Koblenz and Bonn, arriving in Cologne later this evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    We disembark this morning and spend time in Cologne. Here you can enjoy some free time to explore the many shops and boutiques. Cologne cathedral, famous around the world, dominates the panorama of the city and is still today the second highest building in Cologne after the telecommunications tower. Maybe take time to visit the famous Gothic Cathedral, with its most celebrated work the Sarcophagus of the Magi thought to hold the remains of the three wise men. Later, we travel on to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cologne
    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Promenade Deck Cabin£85

    No single rooms/cabins available.

    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 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. Your overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

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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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