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Festive Cruising the Rhine

From £1,549
Duration 4 Days
Departures from: Dec 2024 - Dec 2024
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From £1,549
Duration 4 Days
Departures from: Dec 2024 - Dec 2024
Tour Overview
This advent cruise is the perfect way to get excited for the upcoming festive season. Cruise the incomparable beauty of the Middle Rhine Valley, a place where the fairy-tale castles of the Rhenish Slate Mountains and the legendary Lorelei Rock have inspired artists through the ages. You will have an opportunity to stroll through festive markets in Rüdesheim & Koblenz, and soak up the atmosphere of this most wonderful time of the year with a glass of mulled wine.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director
  • Return rail travel from London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Brussels
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • 3 nights onboard Nicko cruises - Rhein Symphonie
  • 8 included meals 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Unlimited drinks package*
  • All gratuities and WIFI onboard
  • All port fees

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet
  • Visit Koblenz with time to enjoy a traditional Glühwein at the Christmas markets
  • Passage of the famous Lorelei Rock
  • Enjoy time aboard your ship to relax and unwind

Itinerary

Day 1 London - Brussels - Cologne

Make your own way to London St Pancras for the Eurostar to Brussels. On arrival, we will transfer by coach to Cologne, where you will have time at the Christmas Markets before joining 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 Rüdesheim

We'll start the day with a leisurely morning onboard, enjoying the views before arrival into Rüdesheim.
After lunch, we'll go ashore and join a guided walk through the pretty half-timbered houses of romantic Rüdesheim, with free time for you to shop for seasonal gifts, local delicacies and authentic brandy punch, at one of the most popular Christmas markets in Germany.
Afterwards you'll have the chance to admire the artistic and musical inventions of the past over a glass of wine in Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet - one of the largest collections of mechanical instruments in Europe! Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Koblenz

We'll continue to sail on the upper middle Rhine, where we pass the famous Lorelei Rock before arriving into Koblenz.
Here we'll enjoy a guided tour through the city, on the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner) where the Rhine and Mosel meet, for sights including the Town Hall, Schängel Fountain and the Church of Our Lady.
To round the day off, we'll enjoy a warming glass of traditional Glühwein as we explore the final Christmas market of the cruise. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Cologne - Brussels - London

After breakfast onboard we'll disembark the ship and transfer to Brussels railway station for the Eurostar back to London St Pancras. Meals included: B

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.

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