New Year Rhine Cruise

5 days from £669pp.


Boppard

Visit: Boppard, Germany

Cologne

Visit: Cologne, Germany

MV Prinses Christina

Visit: MV Prinses Christina, Transport

About the Tour

Enjoy the New Year in style on this four-night river cruise along the majestic River Rhine. Sailing on board the MV Prinses Christina, you’ll board the ship in Dusseldorf before sailing onto mighty Cologne before the big night as we welcome in a New Year with fireworks in Koblenz. We’ll round off the trip with an optional excursion to the Moselle valley where you can sample the local produce with a spot of wine tasting.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights cruising with full board
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
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Your Itinerary

    To Düsseldorf to join the Prinses Christina for a four-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Light Supper
    Cologne

    Cologne

    We cruise early this morning to Cologne, arriving in the early afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the many popular sights, such as the splendid cathedral or ‘Kolner Dom’, or enjoy the many bustling shopping streets such as Schildergasse or Hohestrasse, or the chic elegance of the Belgian Quarter. Why not sample a tasty local torte and coffee before returning to the ship in time for dinner?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Koblenz

    Koblenz

    We cruise from Cologne to Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. Enjoy the fireworks in Koblenz, as we welcome in the New Year.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Moselle

    Moselle

    Join our optional excursion by coach along the Moselle Valley, with wine tasting at the house of Anton Hammes. We return to our ship at Boppard, the pearl of the Rhine.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Cologne
    • Koblenz
    • Boppard

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Moselle Valley & Winetasting

    Notes

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)TwinSingle
    Lower Deckn/a£50
    Main Deck Superior£30n/a
    Promenade Deck£40n/a
    Promenade Deck Superior£60n/a


     


     

    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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    Accommodation

    You will spend four nights cruising on the 3 star standard MV Prinses Christina. The ship offers an elegantly furnished restaurant on the lower deck, with the lounge and bar on the promenade deck. The large sun deck is partially covered. All 54 cabins (on lower, main and promenade decks) are equipped with air-conditioning and en suite facilities. There is a stair lift between the main and promenade deck, and from the main deck to the restaurant on the lower deck.
     

    River Cruising

    Prinses Christina

    Prinses Christina

    Prinses Christina


    MV Prinses Christina offers complete comfort on board; fully air-conditioned and designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The vessel can accommodate 107 passengers on three decks with cabins renovated at the beginning of 2012. There is a lounge bar, restaurant and sun deck which is partially covered to permit viewing whatever the weather.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • 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.

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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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