Rhine River Cruises 2019/2020
Embark on a relaxing cruise along the mighty River Rhine on board the MS Rhine Princess. From Rüdesheim to Koblenz and Cologne, savour the spectacular surroundings, explore many famous sights and recharge your batteries.
Rhine River Cruise Holidays
Wind through three European countries via one of the continent’s most impressive waterways. Excursions take you from majestic natural landscapes to soaring man-made edifices.
8 days • MS Serenade 1
Sail along the Rhine to some of Europe’s oldest towns and cities, each with delightfully quirky lanes and alleys. Starting and finishing in Cologne, we take in Bonn, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the former Roman capital of Mainz. The Romans founded many of the destinations on this cruise, leaving fortresses, amphitheatres and vineyards which decorate the valleys through which we sail.
10 days • Serenade 1
Celebrate Turner’s fascination with the Middle Rhine, which he visited ten times between 1817 and 1844. On his first sketching trip he passed medieval fortresses devastated by the wars that followed the Reformation and blackened by the sieges of Napoleon’s troops. He saw fairytale castles, picturesque villages and magnificent cities founded by the Romans and enjoyed breathtaking scenery along the Rhine Gorge, where travellers saluted the legendary sirens with pistol shots and hunting horns. Relive his experiences with our expert guest speaker, Gerald Deslandes.
Ms Serenade 1
8 days from £1399pp
Experience the serene beauty of Germany’s rivers. Passing through the Lorelei Passage in the UNESCO-listed Upper Middle Rhine Valley is a highlight, with terraced vineyards, picturesque towns with half-timbered houses, and countless castles dotting the hillsides. You have the chance to visit fairytale castles and explore the enchanting Black Forest, renowned for its spas and cuckoo clocks and often associated with the Brothers Grimm tales.
11 days from £999pp
Cruise an iconic European waterway and choose which of its stunning neighbouring castles, towns and vineyards to explore. Discover the pretty settlements of the Alsace wine route. Tour Strasbourg by canal or on foot, admiring the fairytale half-timbered houses. Go on a tour tasting the delicious local Riesling, or enjoy a scenic hike. Cycle along the river, catching views of the imposing Marksburg Castle - or tour the castle itself. And marvel at the incredible Gothic cathedral in the Rhineland jewel, Cologne.
8 days from £2,999
The magical thing about exploring a historical region is sharing a sense of awe. During this cruise through Bavaria and the Rhineland, there’s the moment you lay eyes on a vibrant sea of roses in Bamberg, and marvel at human creativity before the Würzburg Residence or the fairytale ruins of Heidelberg Castle. And in amongst these, there are quieter moments of discovery that help you see why this area is historically significant, architecturally amazing - and simply wonderful.
8 days from £1,629pp
Includes 3 excursions • MS Serenade 1
Celebrate Christmas on the Rhine with this week-long cruise. Setting sail from Cologne, we’ll wind our way south, discovering some of this region’s prettiest cities (all decked out in their festive finery). You’ll spend Christmas Eve strolling around Speyer’s Romanesque cathedral; walk off Christmas lunch in the twisting lanes of Strasbourg; and sip local wine in a Rüdesheim tavern on Boxing Day. The cruise concludes back in Cologne, where you’ll have time to tour the dramatic Gothic cathedral.
8 days from £1,599pp
Includes 3 excursions • MS Serenade 1
Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland as you follow the winding course of the mighty Rhine. Travel between vastly different riverside settlements, exploring Haarlem, Cologne and more.
From £1,929pp | 9 days
Explore the charming towns and iconic cities of the Rhine by water, cable car and on foot. Starting in famed Cologne, you’ll glide to Koblenz, through the magnificent Lorelei Passage to little Rüdesheim, Speyer, Strasbourg and Breisach before ending in arty Basel. From cobbled alleys and towering cathedrals to vast vineyards and beautiful lakeside scenery, you’ll experience the best of city, town, and countryside as you float along this delightful waterway.
8 days from £999pp
Cologne - Koblenz - Rüdesheim - Speyer - Strasbourg - Breisach - Basel
Includes 3 excursions
From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majesty of the Rhine River in all its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid halftimbered towns and many of the remarkable cities that line the banks of this grand old river. Sailing through four countries, we uncover unique experiences including German heritage rail journeys, French city tours and Dutch steam trains.
8 days from £1,395 per person