Four Rivers Cruise – Rhine, Moselle, Neckar & Main by Air

8 days from £1219pp.

Rhine River

Visit: Rhine River, Germany


Visit: Moselle, Germany


Visit: Heidelberg, Germany

About the Tour

Jet off to a river cruise to remember on four of Europe’s great rivers. Take a flying start to meet your ship, the MV Esmerelda, in Cologne then set sail on our 9-day River Cruise down the Rhine, Moselle, Neckar and Main Rivers, right in the heart of Germany. Then, enjoy your relaxing holiday watching stunning scenery pass you by as you traveling between stunning destinations such as Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Mains and Frankfurt giving you time to explore these picturesque towns and cities from land as well as the wonderful winding waterways.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • Airport transfers
  • Return flights to/from Cologne or Düsseldorf
  • Silver Service coach used locally
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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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Your Itinerary

    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.

    Fly out to Düsseldorf or Cologne/Bonn. Later we join our cruise ship, MV Esmeralda, for our seven-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Morning finds us cruising down the Rhine to reach Koblenz, where we join the Moselle. We arrive in Winningen early this afternoon. Today, we offer an excursion by coach to Cochem, ‘the pearl of the Moselle’. Cochem is 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

    We rejoin the Rhine and enjoy a leisurely day cruising along this majestic river. Take in the passing scenery of fairtyale castles, steep vineyards, pretty Rhine Villages. We cruise through the Rhine Gorge and past the famous Loreley Rock, before we arrive in Rüdesheim this afternoon. Visit the famous Drosselgasse and enjoy a beer or a glass of the local wine in one of the many bars and taverns.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Leaving Rüdesheim early this morning, we arrive this afternoon in Heidelberg, which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of the River Neckar, dominated by its impressive castle. Explore the old town and browse the shops and boutiques of the bustling Hauptstrasse.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We leave Heidelberg and cruise along the Rhine to the historic riverside city of Worms, forever associated with Martin Luther. See St. Peter’s Cathedral, a magnificent example of Romanesque architecture and Nibelungenlied Bridge. We later continue our cruise to Mainz at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The final leg of our cruise, as we rejoin the Rhine and cruise past pretty wine villages, to later pass Koblenz and Bonn, arriving in Cologne, later this evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Transfer to Düsseldorf or Cologne/Bonn airport for your return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Rüdesheim
    • Heidelberg
    • Mainz
    • Frankfurt
    • Cologne
    • Worms

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Cochem


    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Promenade Deck Cabin£90

    No single rooms/cabins available.

    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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    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.

    River Cruising

    Mv Esmeralda

    Mv Esmeralda

    Mv Esmeralda

    MV Esmeralda offers a high level of comfort and a family atmosphere. MV Esmeralda can accommodate 126 passengers on two decks and is air conditioned throughout. There is a lounge bar, restaurant and sun deck which is partially covered to allow you to enjoy the passing scenery whatever the weather.

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

    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.


    Travel Information

    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

    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

    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.

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