Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets River Cruise

5 days from only $749pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and arrive in the renowned wine town of Rudesheim to browse the charming Christmas markets
  • Guided walking tour of Frankfurt and take in the mixture of modern skyline and medieval old town before visiting one of the oldest markets in Europe
  • Guided tour of Koblenz with its ancient squares, restored historic frontages and quaint hidden passageways
  • Discover Cologne, home of one of the most photographed cathedrals in Germany, and explore one (or all) of the seven themed Christmas markets
  • 4 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river views
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day or arrival until breakfast on your day of departure, including Welcome Cocktails & Dinner and Captain’s Dinner
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager

Selected departures in December 2017 & December 2018

At a Glance
Time Zone: GMT+1
Currencies: Euro
Languages: German
Deposit: $300 per person
Country: Germany


Discover the magical ambience of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets with their host of unique, inspired gift ideas, plus the stunning Rhineland in its wintry splendour.

Cruise through the world famous and dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in the renowned wine town of Rüdesheim. Spend the afternoon wandering the Christmas markets of this charming spot. Enjoy a guided tour of the cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt with its contrast between the modern skyline and the medieval old town, before exploring one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Go on to explore Koblenz, dramatically situated at the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers, on a guided tour. Arriving back in Cologne, discover one (or all) of its seven Christmas markets.

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 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 itinerary and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.

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

Drinks Package

For all 2018 river cruises we offer a selection of drinks packages available to purchase and the price is £59pp for this cruise. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu. 

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 wine list please see our information regarding life on board.

The drinks package must be added to your booking for all passengers in a cabin prior to departure and you can do this by calling the reservations team.

Susie and Peter Recommend…

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards'It may be winter. But that is no excuse not to get out on deck and pay homage to some of the most famous, vaunted and spectacular wine country on the planet. The dramatic, plummeting slopes of the Rhine’s vineyards – particularly near Rüdesheim, a great wine capital – are some of the oldest and most venerated in the world. Witness how the noble Riesling vines cling tenaciously to the bitter slate soils – then enjoy the fruits of their labour by sampling the invigorating, delightful local wines, which range from bone dry to scintillatingly sweet. Christmas markets and glühwein are the icing on the cake.'

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

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