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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

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Experience more with so much included

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • 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

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At a Glance
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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
 

 

Offers available on this holiday

Save up to £740pp on this 2022 river cruise

 

 

Lower Deck

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21 Sept 2022 £2,359pp £1,859pp £500pp
12 Oct 2022 £1,939pp £1,199pp £740pp

Middle Deck

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26 Oct 2022 £1,919pp £1,399pp £520pp
 

Don't miss out! All dates are subject to availability, and available on a first come first served basis. Call up and quote 'Save RCS' when booking.

*Price and discount shown applies to the base price, regional flight supplements will be added.

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2023 spring river cruise savings on Lower Decks

We’ve lowered many of our prices for 2023 on our Lower Deck cabins, so now is the perfect time to book and secure your preferred choice of date and cabin for your spring cruise.

 

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1 May 2023   £1,989pp    £1,499pp    £490pp 
8 May 2023   £1,989pp  £1,499pp  £490pp 
22 May 2023   £2,089pp  £1,499pp  £590pp 
31 May 2023   £2,089pp  £1,499pp  £590pp 
5 June 2023   £2,299pp  £1,599pp  £700pp 
12 June 2023   £2,299pp  £1,599pp  £700pp 
21 June 2023 £2,299pp £1,599pp £700pp 
26 June 2023 £2,199pp £1,599pp £600pp 

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Our promises

Flexible Booking

Change your holiday for free for any reason right up until your final balance payment is due.

 

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Holiday Happiness. Guaranteed

If you're not happy by day two, we'll bring you home at no extra charge and offer you a full refund.

 

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Price Promise

If the price of your holiday reduces after you've booked, we'll reduce the price for you - or refund you the difference.

 

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Quality Promise

You can't find the same quality of holiday for less with a competitor - if you do, we'll match the price.

 

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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 sole occupancy 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

Extend Your Cruise

City Stay Options

3 night City Stay in Basel from only £625pp

In 2023 - add four days to your holiday, staying at the centrally located Hotel Märthof Basel.

Basel is the cultural centre of Switzerland, and it is bursting with architectural gems. Explore the characterful old town, discover the magnificent gothic cathedral, or visit the Kunstmuseum which is home to a superb collection of old masters. Find out more

Basel, Switzerland

 

3 night City Stay in Cologne from only £475pp

In 2023 - add four days to your holiday, staying at the centrally located Dorint Hotel am Heumartk.

Linger in a cosy bar in the vibrant old town, admire the superb collection of modern art at the Museum Ludwig or maybe opt for spot of shopping in the Belgian quarter with its quirky boutiques. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Cologne. Find out more

Cologne Cathedral with Hohenzollern Bridge at night, Germany

 

 

Tour Extension

3 night Glacier Express Tour Extension from £799pp

On selected dates in 2022 and 2023, add four days to your holiday staying 3 nights in Chur and Zermatt in carefully slected hotels. Travel on the legendary Glacier Express, Europe's most scenic rail journey, explore the breath-taking alpine scenery and spot the majestic Matterhorn, Switzerland's most iconic peak. View the Rhine Cruise to Switzerland with Glacier Express Extension

Glacier Express train, Switzerland

 

To check prices and availability or to book your City Stay or Tour Extension, call us on: 01283 742 317

 

 

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from £129 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. View the example bar list.

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.

Personalise Your Holiday

Make It Your Own

Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet - from €6.80 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.

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Useful Information & Transfer Times

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Swiss Francs
  • 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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