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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

Selected departures up to October 2020 & May to October 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Receive up to €200 to spend on-board, on selected dates
  • 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
  • Seven visits and tours including guided tours of Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer, a drive through the Black Forest to Titisee, a full-day excursion to Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland, and a visit to Breisach
  • Live classical quartet recital on board 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including a welcome 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 

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At a Glance
7 nights on a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Eurostar, TGV & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

On our journey through the Rhine valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we have time to explore the old town at the confluence of both the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Next, we continue our navigation through the dramatic Rhine Gorge where the sheer valley walls tower over 400m above our heads and onto Rudesheim, where we enjoy another evening complemented with an excellent dinner on board.

As the Rhine widens and the landscape becomes less rugged, our cruise continues south, stopping in fascinating Rudesheim onto medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica that dominates this pretty town.

Next day we arrive at the city of Strasbourg where you enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Continuing, we drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest onto the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake. Our final destination is Switzerland where we moor in Basel.

Experience the most breathtaking Alpine scenery on earth on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland, seeing the majestic Eiger and Jungfrau, then discover Switzerland’s most attractive city, magnificent Lucerne, on our included tour.

Your Itinerary

Meet Cruise Director Anette

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 
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Early Booking Offer

On-board Credit

You can spend your onboard credit in the spa
 

On selected departures we're now offering up to €200 of on-board credit! There's no need to enter any promotional codes as your on-board credit will be added to your booking automatically, ready for you to spend when you start your holiday.

Your on-board credit can be redeemed against any on-board purchases - from drinks in the bistros to massages in the spa, from a new hair cut in the salon to any item from the boutique. Your credit can even be used for gratuities.

If you've already booked an applicable river cruise with us, don't worry, the credit will already be applied to your booking for you.

Based on two people sharing a cabin. Sole occupancy cabins will receive €100 on-board credit.

Selected departures: 22nd June 2020, 8th July 2020 and 24th August 2020, plus 1st October 2020 on the MS George Eliot

New Lower Prices

New Lower Price

new lower prices on selected dates this summer
 

This summer, book one of our popular river cruises and save up to £200 per person! There are no promotional codes to enter as our prices are already inclusive of these discounts. What’s more, we’re also offering these reductions if you’ve already booked, so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re getting the very best value all year round.

Up to £200 per person lowered price applies to selected river cruises and is available on selected departure dates. Saving based on a per person basis. Prices displayed are inclusive of reductions.

Selected departures: 13th August 2020 and 15th August 2020

Personalise Your Holiday & Our Drinks Package

Discover Even More

Gardens in Chur
 

Glacier Express extension

Add four days to your trip, staying at Chur and Zermatt in carfully slected hotels. Travel on the Glacier Express and see the most iconic peak in Switzerland, the Matterhorn with an expert guide.

Click here to view the Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with Glacier Express Extension.

Make It Your Own

Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet - from €6.30 per person

Embark on a fantastical adventure into the world of automatic musical instruments. See the impressive collection of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion.

Please contact us for more information.


 

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.

Useful Information & Transfer Times

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Swiss Francs
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Eurostar & TGV Time: Approx. 2 hrs (outbound) & 5 hrs 30 mins (inbound, via Paris)
  • Languages: German, Swiss
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Germany, Switzerland

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 or Switzerland 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 and https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/switzerland/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
Basel Airport Basel 30 mins
Zurich Airport 1 hr 30 mins
Basel Station 20 mins

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