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Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail – MS Serenade 1

Starting your holiday with convenient travel by Eurostar, enjoy a Christmas with a difference and join our leisurely cruise through the Rhine valley. We’ve taken care of all the traditions for this magical time of year – the ship is seasonally decorated, there’s a mountain of delicious festive food and a fun-filled programme of entertainment, and with the ship’s friendly crew at your service throughout, all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy yourself on this very special Christmas cruise.

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Tour Includes

  • 6 nights cruising on a full-board basis
  • Return travel by Eurostar and high-speed train
  • Services onboard the ship of a Cruise Director & Manager
  • A traditional Christmas lunch
  • Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Save up to £100pp on your River Cruise

7 days from £1,399pp £1,299pp

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Travel by Eurostar from London St. Pancras International to Cologne via Brussels. On arrival, our coach picks us up and transfers us to our ship where we enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on board.

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This morning we sail to Andernach, an attractive walled town with a pretty riverside promenade. During, the afternoon you can join our optional excursion to the picturesque town of Winningen for some wine tasting. Here, you can sample delicious local wines and find out all about the cultivation and origin of the grapes and how they are made into wine.

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Optional Excursions

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

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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).

Relax aboard our ship this morning and enjoy the passing scenery as we cruise towards Boppard, where you have the afternoon at leisure to explore. Once a Roman fort, Boppard is made up of lively squares and quiet lanes where traces of its early Roman heritage are evident. Enjoy a relaxing stroll or indulge in a glass or two of some of the best wines the Middle Rhine has to offer.

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Merry Christmas! This morning, we leave Boppard and set sail towards Oberwesel. We’ll cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and past the famous Lorelei rock before arriving in Oberwesel, where there’s free time to explore.

We’ll enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch back on board the ship as we cruise towards Koblenz, arriving later this afternoon.

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We leave Koblenz behind and set sail for Bonn, the former capital of Germany and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the city’s rich architectural heritage. Relax onboard this evening as we are berthed overnight in Bonn.

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We set sail for Cologne, arriving during the early afternoon. This beautiful city is the largest on the Rhine and is dominated by its cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece which hovers above the rooftops. You are free to explore this vibrant city at leisure before we enjoy our final dinner on board this evening.

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We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning before transferring by coach to Cologne Railway Station, where we travel by train to Brussels and then by Eurostar to London St. Pancras International.

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You will stay for six 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.

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  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Shower and Bath
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Travel by Eurostar

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Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. On arrival in Amsterdam or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Overnight stays in Central London can be arranged as Eurostar departure times are generally early morning and return arrival in the evening, which our Holiday Advisors would be pleased to arrange.

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Customer service is the most important aspect of any business and I am grateful to Mark in the customer services team for keeping his promise to call back the following day and for helping me to resolve an issue amicably and professionally. Mark is a credit to the company.

Jaida Caliskan

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I loved my time in the various Christmas markets. I have a couple of criticisms: the food in the hotel was fairly good, however - the dessert on day on was a 2mm slice of baked alaska. Tasted lovely BUT! The other issue was being stuck at Stop24 for a couple of hours. I know there is nothing that can be done about delays but it was Baltic cold in there and there weren't enough seats for everyone. Other than that - great time.

Julie Unsworth

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A very well organised tour with experienced and knowledgeable crew. The Luxuria coach was extremely comfortable and spacious with a good entertainment system. The optional activities proved to be good value for money.

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I had various questions about the holiday I was hoping to book and the person I spoke to was very helpful and patient. The holiday was easily booked.


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Great drivers. They couldn't do enough to make happy passengers. Very enjoyable.


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