Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg River Cruise

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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.

PERFECT FOR... Meandering between picture-postcard towns and cities, from delightful Boppard to sophisticated Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg

  • Relax at your leisure in Boppard with ample time to explore the stunning castle - a must
  • 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 magnificentGothic 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
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At a Glance
Currencies: Euro
Deposit: $400 per person
Languages: German
Country: Germany, France
 

Overview

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

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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 brochure, coach travel as mentioned and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Relax, all this is included

  • 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river views
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails and dinner, plus the Captain’s Dinner
  • 8 visits and tours including guided tours of Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne and Koblenz; and visits to Rüdesheim, Mainz, Colmar and Boppard
  • Complimentary coffee and tea on board all day
  • Complimentary water in your cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • 5-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
  • All port charges
  • No surcharges guaranteed

Drinks Package

A drinks package is available, at a cost of $129 per person 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.

The drinks package must be added to your booking prior to departure you can do this by calling the reservations team. 

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