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Christmas on the Rhine River Cruise

Selected departure on 21st December 2020

Experience more with so much included

  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views
  • Return scheduled flights from 7 regional airports or seats on Eurostar from London St Pancras International and TGV
  • Six visits and tours including guided tours of Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg, Boppard and Cologne
  • Live classical music concert on board
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner, a Christmas Day Gala Dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers
 
At a Glance
7 nights on a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Full board
Programme of daily tours & visits
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Glide past sleepy villages, explore idyllic riverside towns adorned with glittering lights and experience the unique ambience of the magical Yuletide markets. The seasonal tradition of a German Christmas awaits, with a special gala dinner to celebrate Christmas Day.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant 
  • Welcome cocktails
  • Christmas Day Gala Dinner
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overseas transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please click here.

To purchase the drinks package please call our reservations team.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Eurostar Upgrades

Eurostar upgrades

In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar (and onward TGV, where applicable). You’ll get a seat in the spacious Standard Premier coach with a complimentary light meal offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks, and a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the comfort of Standard Premier Class. Upgrades can easily be added to your booking any time before the final balance has been paid, so please call us to enquire further.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hrs
  • Language: German
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Dusseldorf Airport Cologne 1 hr
Cologne Airport 30 mins
Brussels Station 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop

Ships Available

MS Oscar Wilde
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