Cruising the Rhine & Moselle

From £2,899
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jun 2024 - Jul 2024
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From £2,899
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jun 2024 - Jul 2024
Tour Overview
Cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley and immerse yourself in culture and wonderful scenery where history comes alive on the banks of the Rhine and Moselle .  Sail by Loreley Rock, where legend has it a mermaid seduced sailors with her songs.  Visit Strasbourg, the border town along the Rhine, today a centre for Europe with the European Parliament and European Court of Human Rights located here but with a historical UNESCO World Heritage Site centre.  Admire the impressive Heidelburg Castle and the equestrian monument to Emperor Wilhelm I in Koblenz. 
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  • meals included tour All Inclusive

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director
  • Return rail travel from St Pancras on the Eurostar to Brussels
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • 7 nights onboard Nicko cruises - Rhein Symphonie
  • 20 included meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Unlimited drinks package*
  • All gratuities and WIFI on the cruise
  • All port fees

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Cruise through the World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful corner of Germany
  • Visit to Andernach Geyser
  • City tours of Strasbourg and Koblenz
  • Visit to the impressive Heidelburg Castle

Itinerary

Day 1 London - Brussels - Cologne

Make your own way to London St Pancras for the Eurostar to Brussels. On arrival transfer by coach to Cologne where you will join your Nicko Cruises ship. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your travelling companions over a welcome drink prior to dinner onboard. Meals included: D

Day 2 Andernach

Awake this morning in Andernach, one of Germany's oldest towns. Take a tour to the Andernach Geyser., possibly the highest cold water Geyser reaching around 60 metres. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Mainz

A morning in Mainz, where you can visit at your leisure. Alternatively, you can take the optional tour that explores this wonderful Rhine city (book and pay onboard the cruise). After lunch on board, the cruise will continue and pass by the famous Loreley Rock, where legend tells the story of the beautiful and melancholy siren whose song enchanted passing sailors. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Germersheim

A morning at leisure to explore Germersheim, alternatively, take the optional sightseeing tour to Speyer, one of Germany's oldest city (book and pay onboard the cruise) . Return to the cruise and enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing onboard. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Strasbourg

Enjoy a tour of Strasbourg, the border town along the Rhine, visit the historical centre, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the picturesque quarter where tanners once dried leather and furs in the open lofts of the well-preserved half-timbered houses. Continue by coach and pass the Rhine Palace, National Library and the Opera. A guided walking tour through the fascinating narrow streets of 'Petit France' follows - see the historic guesthouses, delicatessen shops and elegant boutiques before arriving at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, where the astronomical clock chimes on the hour, bringing the different figures to life. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Mannheim - Rudesheim

Awake this morning in Mannheim. Located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers, the Mannheim Baroque Palace is worth a visit and it has lovely shopping and parks to explore. A sightseeing tour to Heidelberg, nestled between the Neckar River and the foothills of the Odenwald forest is included today. The castle, residence of the Palatine Counts who ruled the Palatinate of the Rhine for over 400 years, rivalled the splendour of the imperial courts of Vienna and Prague. Return to the cruise and enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing onboard. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Koblenz

Enjoy a leisurely morning cruising to Koblenz and take a tour of the city. Since the 10th century the cityscape has been characterised by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and the equestrian monument to Emperor Wilhelm I. Enjoy breath taking views of the 'Deutsches Eck' (German Corner) on a cable car ride up to the fortress, followed by a guided walking tour through the city centre. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Cologne - Brussels - London

After breakfast onboard we'll disembark the ship and transfer to Brussels rail station for the Eurostar to London St Pancras. Meals included: B
  1. *Unlimited Drinks Package

    Enjoy unlimited drinks on your cruise - including selected house wine, house sparkling wine, draught and bottled beers, non-alcoholic beer, Cocktails and long drinks, house spirits, bottled water for the cabin and daily excursions, all specialty coffees (non-alcoholic), hot chocolate and tea

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie

The large panoramic windows of the Rhein Symphonie makes it perfect for enjoying the views of 'Father Rhine'. The vast sun deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the panorama before heading down for a drink in the light and airy salon and bar. The large restaurant can serve all passengers in one sitting serving international and regional specialities.