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Christmas Markets Rhine Cruise

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(Tour code: 19RFR)

Visit four of the Rhine Valley's Christmas Markets

Relax on board the terrific MS Bellejour and meander peacefully down the Rhine Valley. With all on-board meals included, indulge in visits to the splendid towns and their Christmas Markets on the Rhine's pretty banks.

  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • A-Rosa Brava
  • Visits to Cologne, Mannheim, Strasbourg and Mainz
  • Journey through the beautiful Rhine Gorge
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 4* Cruise Ship
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day

Christmas Markets Rhine Cruise 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Cologne

Cologne and the MS A-Rosa Brava

Depart St Pancras after meeting at our dedicated Departure Office, travelling to Brussels on the Eurostar. Continue to Cologne where you spend the night, enjoying dinner at the hotel. On Day 2, enjoy free time this morning to explore the wonderful Christmas markets of Cologne. Later, board your ship, the MS A-Rosa Brava.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Rhine Gorge
Rhine Gorge


Sail today along the commanding Rhine Gorge. Perhaps enjoy the stunning scenery from the comfort of the lounge in the company of your fellow passengers. This afternoon, arrive into Mannheim, a city of cosmopolitan charm and delightful Baroque architecture. At this time of year, the town is lit up with Christmas lights, and the Christmas markets here offer traditional German festive wares of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy free time here, or perhaps take advantage of an optional walking tour.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Strasbourg


Today, you sail into Kehl, from where you can visit nearby Strasbourg. You could spend the morning on an optional guided tour of Strasbourg where the German and French influences can be seen in abundance throughout the city. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of time to experience the town's historic Christmas Market, which has been held outside the cathedral since 1570.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Mainz Christmas Market
Mainz Christmas Market


Arrive into Mainz around lunchtime. You can explore this historic city on an optional guided tour, or enjoy exploring the Mainz Christmas Market at your leisure, taking in the bedecked stalls or enjoying the festive local treats on sale here. To explore the city further, perhaps visit the stunning Romanesque Cathedral of St Martin.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Eurostar

Cologne to London

Today you return to Cologne to connect with the Eurostar to London via Brussels. On arrival in London, your tour concludes.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 5 nights' cruise with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
  • All inclusive drinks package including wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Visits to Cologne, Mannheim, Strasbourg and Mainz
  • Journey through the beautiful Rhine Gorge
Not Included
  • Cancellation and travel insurance: from £24.50 per person

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
Christmas Markets Rhine Cruise

Visit four of the Rhine Valley's Christmas Markets


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