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Immerse yourself in the spirit of the festive season with a truly enchanting Christmas markets experience. Embark on a delightful cruise along the majestic Rhine, passing through winter wonderlands and the awe-inspiring Rhine Gorge, while immersing yourself in Europe's oldest and grandest Christmas markets. Our journey will take us to the charming cities of Koblenz and Cologne, perfect for finding thoughtful last-minute Christmas shopping for you loved ones. With stylish accommodation aboard the MS Serenade 1, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit!
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Cologne where we join our ship.
Enjoy a leisurely morning as we cruise along the mighty Rhine, passing the legendary Lorelei and continuing through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. In the early afternoon we arrive into Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Here we have free time to visit the Koblenz Christmas Market, with over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls offering a range of handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. Enjoy a glass of glühwein whilst listening to festive music playing. Alternatively, you can explore the city’s quaint lanes and atmospheric squares filled with beautiful old buildings.
After breakfast we cruise up the Rhine to discover the beautiful city of Cologne. The hive of festive activity takes place around the cathedral and the old town, where you will find a maze of pretty stalls also offering outstanding arts and crafts. There are also a number of smaller markets to enjoy including the Harbour Christmas Markets held on the Rhine, with snowy white pagoda tents reminiscent of a ship’s sails.
Single Room Supplement from £360.00 (4 days).
Please Note: Due to demand, we may use other hotels of a similar standard. Your exact hotel details will be provided with your travel documents.
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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More than simply your method of transport, Silver Service offers a coach with added comfort and facilities, such as deluxe reclining seats with leather headrests, an onboard entertainment system, and a spacious rear lounge so you can socialise with your fellow passengers.