About the tour: Rhine in Flames

See the incredible 'Rhine In Flames' festival, as explosions of fireworks light up the sky. Our cruise ship will be part of the flotilla - the best way to view the spectacle.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights cruising with full board
  • 1 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

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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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    A brief visit to Valkenburg, then to Cologne to join our cruise ship, the 3-star MV Esmeralda, for a five-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We begin our cruise upstream to the quintessential Rhine town of Andernach. See the round tower (Runder Turm), one of the symbols of the city, or enjoy a walk around the town's historic centre.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We continue our cruise, passing the 2000-year old town of Koblenz, at the point where the Rhine meets the Moselle. We continue to Boppard, where you can enjoy a stroll around the compact town or along the pretty Rhine Promenade. This afternoon, we offer an excursion by coach to the old town of Cochem, one of the most beautiful wine-growing locations in Germany, where the impressive Reichsburg Castle stands high above the river. We moor overnight in Boppard.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    A day of wonderful scenery today as we cruise along the most dramatic stretch of the mighty Rhine. Our cruise takes us through the Rhine Gorge, passing hill-top castles, picturesque towns and vine-clad slopes. We also pass the legendary Loreley Rock near the picturesque town of St. Goarshausen before reaching Rüdesheim. Explore this bustling town known for its wine-making, especially Riesling wines. At the heart of the old town, Rüdesheim boasts the Drosselgasse, a charming street bursting with shops, wine bars and garden taverns.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We cruise downstream towards Koblenz, where we arrive around lunchtime. At around 5.00pm we sail in convoy, as part of the flotilla towards Bonn and witness the amazing fireworks display. The ever-changing kaleidoscope of colour erupts over the river, illuminating the countryside, before we continue to Cologne arriving in the early hours.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We disembark and head home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Promenade Deck Cabin£50

    No single rooms/cabins available.


    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 3-star 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. 

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups 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 £39.50 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, 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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