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Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg River Cruise

Experience more with so much included

  • Receive up to €200 to spend on-board, on selected dates
  • 7 guided tours including Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Rüdesheim and Koblenz, and visit to Colmar
  • 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Live classical quartet recital on board 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary) 
  • Return scheduled flights from 11 regional airports or seat on Eurostar from London St Pancras International with regional rail connections available (a supplement may apply)
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge 
  • All port charges, airport taxes and overseas transfers 
  • No surcharges guaranteed 
  • ABTA, ATOL and IATA protection

Departures available exclusively for solo travellers

Selected departures from April to October 2020

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At a Glance
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers
8 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

A spectacularly scenic cruise of wonderful contrasts, from refined and historic Heidelberg to delightfully quaint Boppard and the old world charm of medieval Strasbourg plus the enduring allure of the glorious Rhine Gorge. Stepping aboard you will appreciate the superb surroundings of your floating luxury hotel for the next seven nights with spacious and well-appointed cabins or suites, private bathrooms and meticulously prepared fine cuisine.

From Cologne, we slip our moorings and head on our journey south to Koblenz spending a morning exploring this historic town sitting at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers then continuing to the beautiful old town of Boppard for the evening. Continuing our journey we navigate through the outstanding natural beauty of the world-famous Rhine Gorge onto Mainz famous for the ‘Gutenberg’ Bibles. Next, we enjoy a guided tour of stunning Heidelberg, on the route of Europe’s ‘Grand Tour’, nestling by the picturesque river Neckar.

By day five, we arrive in Strasbourg, a delightful city with its centre largely unchanged since the 14th century, a mosaic of winding alleys and lanes lined with quirkily crooked, half-timbered houses. During periods of its history Strasbourg has been both German and French, and today you can see this influence in its language, cuisine and appearance, creating a truly individual city. Then to Colmar, almost embarrassingly perfect - a typically quaint medieval Alsatian town.

The following day we return journey downstream, stopping in Rudesheim one of the liveliest towns on the river, before continuing through the Rhine Gorge to Cologne. Here we enjoy a guided walking tour of the city with time to explore the stunning cathedral, an excellent finale to this most wonderful cruise.

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 the 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 in the brochure, airport/station transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge. 

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Regional Rail and Eurostar Upgrades

Convenient local departures

Why not enjoy a convenient departure from a station close to home? Booking your own cross-country train transport can be tricky when considering station changes and onward train times, so here at Riviera Travel our Eurostar team work hard finding your preferred regional departure to add to your booking.

We offer departures from stations such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton, Bristol, Lancaster and many more. We endeavour to provide connections from as many stations as possible across the country, so wherever you live you’ll be sure to find a local departure to suit you. 

It’s easy to book a local departure; simply select the station you'd like to depart from when making your booking online. If your preferred station is not available to select from the dropdown menu in the checkout, get in touch with us and we can request a station for you.

Enjoy a relaxed journey in the spacious and quiet First Class coach of your regional train. We can add a First Class upgrade to your booking at any time before departure, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

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 see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

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: 1st August 2020 and 26th September 2020.

Useful Information

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

 

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Eurostar Time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Languages: German, French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Germany, France

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.

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