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Mighty Rhine to Switzerland by Air

Enjoy the convenience of starting your holiday in the skies before experiencing the very best of the Rhine on this romantic journey that’ll see you taking in the sights of three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. With stylish, floating accommodation aboard the MS Serenade 1, explore ancient old towns, Gothic cathedrals and captivating museums as you enjoy visits to iconic destinations including Strasbourg, Basel and Breisach. From the sheer cliff faces of the mythical Rhine Gorge to the lush plains of the Alsace, you’re in for a memorable river cruise.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights cruising on a full-board basis
  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Cologne
  • Services onboard the ship of a Cruise Director & Manager
  • Return airport transfers
  • Welcome drink & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi

8 days from £1,729pp

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Experiences
  • Coach Excursions
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Itinerary

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Fly from London Heathrow to Cologne. On arrival, our coach picks us up and transfers us to our ship, where we enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on board. We set sail tonight for Rüdesheim.

Includes Dinner

Relax onboard as we cruise along the Rhine which leads us through the Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. This afternoon we arrive at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim. Here you can enjoy the town’s many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride for panoramic views across the Rhine valley. This evening we set sail for Speyer.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Rudesheim
Optional Excursions

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

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Guided Tour 2025 TBC

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).

This morning, we arrive in charming Speyer. Easily explored on foot, highlights of the town including a magnificent Romanesque cathedral, the remains of a medieval synagogue, and an abundance of museums.

Why not join our optional excursion to the Speyer Technical Museum, which houses vintage cars, locomotives, and an original Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet?

Lunch is served onboard our ship, and you’ll have some free time before we sail overnight to Strasbourg.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Speyer
Optional Excursions

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

  2025
Speyer Technical Museum 2025 TBC

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).

This morning, we arrive at the magnificent city of Strasbourg, which is well known for its world heritage status. Enjoy free time to explore at your own pace – why not discover the main sights or wander around the Old Town?

Alternatively, join our fantastic optional excursion and enjoy a cruise along Strasbourg’s waterways – the ultimate way to take in the attractions from a new perspective.

We return to the ship for lunch and set sail to Basel.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Strasbourg
Optional Excursions

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

  2025
Canal Cruise 2025 TBC

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).

This morning, we arrive into the old university city of Basel. Here, you can join our full-day excursion by coach to the Swiss resort of Lucerne. This memorable journey follows a route that tunnels through the Jura Mountains, before arriving at Lucerne – the historic and scenic heart of Switzerland. Be sure to visit the beautiful Chapel Bridge with its prominent water tower, one of the most photographed landmarks in Switzerland.

Tonight, we sail to Breisach.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Packed Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Lucerne

This morning, we arrive into Breisach, where the Black Forest meets the Alsace. Here, you can join our optional excursion into the beautiful Alsace. We’ll call at the quaint village of Riquewihr and enjoy a wine tasting at the famous Dopff & Irion vineyard.

This afternoon, we set sail for Mannheim.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Breisach
Optional Excursions

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

  2025
Riquewihr and Dopff & Irion Vineyard 2025 TBC

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).

Arriving at the river port of Mannheim, you can join our optional excursion to the majestic city of Heidelberg – home of Germany’s oldest university. Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, before we return to our ship for lunch as we cruise to Mainz, arriving later this afternoon.

Mainz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers and has been the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946. We set sail for Cologne later this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Mannheim Mainz
Optional Excursions

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

  2025
Heidelberg 2025 TBC

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).

We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning before transferring by coach to Cologne Airport for the return flight to London Heathrow.

Includes Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for seven nights on a full-board basis aboard the MS Serenade 1. 

MS Serenade I

Offering the perfect synergy of luxury and intimacy, the MS Serenade 1 is guaranteed to surpass all your river cruising expectations. Boasting modern furnishings, stylish décor and beautiful artwork, this impressive vessel features four cabin types, each with outside views, climate control, and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The contemporary restaurant provides delicious cuisine in a sociable setting, whilst the spacious sun deck is the perfect spot to soak up the passing scenery. With a warm, friendly and attentive crew who are always on hand, a fantastic experience is promised aboard the MS Serenade 1.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Shower and Bath
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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