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Cruising the Rhine

From £1,749
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Jul 2022 - Nov 2022
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From £1,749
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Jul 2022 - Nov 2022
Tour Overview
With dramatic views and stunning scenery, a solos holiday along the Rhine lends itself for a relaxing cruise. For a long time the Rhine was a border between the Roman Empire and German Barbarian tribes, creating the best environment for disputes, leading to a large number of castles and dwellings, nowadays ruined castles, quaint riverside towns and winegrowing villages add to its charm. Port of calls include vibrant Meinz, birthplace of the famous inventor of the printing press Gutenberg and fairy-tale Strasbourg with its twisted alleys and timber houses.
  • River Cruise
  • All Inclusive
  • Max Group Size 25

Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from London
  • 4 nights on board renovated 4-star VIVA Cruises Tiara
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners, snacks between meals and all drinks on board including premium drinks and Champagne. Includes a Captain's welcome cocktail reception & farewell gala dinner
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

AIRPORT TRAVEL Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* on the value of your booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Frankfurt

Make your own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight. You'll fly to Frankfurt, where on arrival, we'll transfer you to your modern and spacious VIVA Cruises ship where you'll be staying on an All Inclusive basis. During your river cruise, you'll enjoy multi-course gourmet menus, snacks between meals, a well-stocked minibar and an extensive drink list - including many popular brands and even champagne. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your travelling companions and the crew over a welcome cocktail reception.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Mannheim - Speyer

This morning we'll wake up in Mannheim. This remarkable city is often referred to as "the city of inventors" with Carl Benz's first car taking to the streets in 1886 and Julius Hatry developed the world's first rocket-powered aircraft. The "chessboard city", with it's grid layout, is home to a fantastic range of sights and cultural attractions. This morning, explore at leisure or join our optional walking tour of Mannheim, taking a journey through time following the trail of Carl and Bertha Benz.

This afternoon, there is an optional trip to to explore the impressive 200 years old city of Speyer. You'll see impressive facades, explore winding alleys and romantic squares while your guide will bring them to life with exciting historical anecdotes. Pretzels are popular snack here and there will be the chance to enjoy a pretzel tasting.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Strasbourg

Strasbourg is our stop today. This picture-postcard city is reminiscent of a fairy tale town, with cobbled squares, twisting streets and medieval half-timbered houses. Explore at leisure or join our optional guided city tour. We'll start with a drive where we'll show you the main sights in the company of a local guide. We'll then explore more on foot with a walking tour of the Petite France district. The narrow streets here are lined with countless cafes' and souvenir shops. During some free time why not head to one of the traditional cosy taverns and watch the world go by or head to the impressive Strasbourg Cathedral. For more than 200 years, this spellbinding sandstone structure was the tallest building in the world and offers fantastic views as far as the Black Forest from the top of the tower.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Mainz

This morning we'll arrive in the vibrant city of Mainz - a hub for the German wine industry. Step ashore with our optional walking tour where you'll discover why it used to be called "Rome of the North" and "City of Gates", passing by its impressive 1000-year-old Cathedral and lovingly restored Old Town where cobblestone streets are lined with half-timbered buildings - you'll find an array of colourful bars and traditional shops. During the tour, you'll learn more about its most important citizen, Gutenberg, who famously invented the printing press, revolutionising how books were printed.

Back onboard this evening, we'll enjoy a Captain's Farewell gala dinner.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Frankfurt to UK

After breakfast onboard we'll disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt airport for your journey home. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Just You Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Your All Inclusive Cruise includes:
  • Multi-course gourmet menus served at the table
  • Snacks in between meals
  • Welcome Aboard cocktail reception
  • Captain's Farewell gala dinner
  • Non-alcoholic beverages including water, juices, soft drinks, coffee specialities, tea and cocoa
  • Wide selection of alcoholic beverages including beers, cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, wines and champagne
  • Well-stocked minibar in cabins with water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Nespresso machine in the cabin
  • Daily bottled water in the cabin and during each optional excursion
  • All gratuities & wi-fi
Cabin Upgrades As standard, your cabin will be on the Emerald Deck. Upgrades are available to the Diamond and Ruby Decks for a supplement. To request a cabin upgrade, please complete the form on the contact us page. Please note: Your cabin number will be allocated when you board your ship.
  1. Optional Shore Excursions

    Freedom and flexibility is at the heart of each cruise. At each destination you can choose to relax and use the facilities on board, step ashore and make your own discoveries or join some of the optional excursions. These trips are available to book on board your ship and will show you even more highlights of the places you visit.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

MS VIVA Tiara

Freshly renovated in 2020, the four-star cruise ship MS VIVA Tiara has a modern and spacious design. All Inclusive includes multi-course gourmet menus featuring international cuisine, all day snacks, non-alcoholic beverages and premium drinks, including champagne. Facilities include a panoramic lounge, bar, gourmet food in the main restaurant, a bistro, a wellness area with sauna and steam bath and a sun deck with whirlpool, sun loungers, putting green and chess game. Lift connecting the lobby with Ruby and Diamond Deck, with 12 steps to Emerald Deck and Sun Deck. Cabins have flat screen TV, wi-fi, well-stocked minibar, daily bottled water, Nespresso machine, beauty products by RITUALS, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning and bathroom with shower. Cabins on the emerald deck have windows that cannot be opened, while cabins on Ruby and Diamond decks have a french balcony. As standard, your cabin will be on the Emerald Deck. Upgrades are available to the Diamond and Ruby Decks for a supplement. To request a cabin upgrade, please complete the form on the contact us page.

What our customers say

  1. Not a large group

    "This was my first time on a solos holiday and I really enjoyed it - everyone was very welcoming, the tour guide was excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Just You in the future. Well organised and not a large group" - Mary Copare

  2. Monet gardens was fabulous

    "The trip to Monet gardens was fabulous. The Monet house and gardens really beautiful we could have spent longer there and the sun made it more so. We had excellent lunch and would definitely go back there. The hotel where we stayed was also very good well presented and in a quiet, clean, nice area with local parks and shops in vicinity. Very welcoming.The groups are not too large and everyone is friendly and keen to enjoy the places visited" - Pamela Bulmer

  3. Guide was outstanding

    "Very enjoyable, well organised, comfortable hotel, pleasant coaches and courteous drivers. No delays or problem. Guide was outstanding, definitely enhanced the whole experience" - Sally Baron

  4. Beautiful gardens

    "A glorious tour of beautiful gardens with a great group of like-minded travellers and a wonderful guide" - Anna Evripidou.

  5. First time I travelled alone

    "This was the first time I travelled alone. I had a lovely weekend, good company & places to visit. Good way to travel & meet people" - Jennifer Jones

  6. Confidence building

    "As a first time lone traveller I was very apprehensive but found it a great and confidence building experience. I will do it again!" - Victoria Taylor

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