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Exclusive departure for solo travellers | No single supplements
Departing 21st October 2019

  • Relax at your leisure in Boppard with ample time to explore the stunning castle
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge
  • Visit to Mainz - capital of the Rhineland and a centre of Germany’s wine lands
  • Guided tour of majestic Heidelberg - follow in the footsteps of philosophers and poets
  • Enjoy a guided tour of historic Strasbourg - capital of Alsace
  • Take a scenic drive through beautiful Alsatian countryside to the pretty town of Colmar
  • Guided tour of Cologne and see its magnificent Gothic Cathedral
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your first day of arrival until breakfast on your last day
  • The services of a cruise director and tour manager
  • Standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras or return flights
  • Welcome dinner on the first night to get to know your travelling companions
 
At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
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
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

Watch Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg River Cruise Video

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on one person in a twin cabin for sole occupancy. 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 Tour Manager. 

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

Upgrade Your Journey on the Eurostar

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.

Masters of Wine Susie Barrie and Peter Richards on Rhine and Moselle Wines

Alsace Wines

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. 

Personalise Your Holiday

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 call us to enquire further.

Useful Information

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

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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