Rhine in Flames River Cruise

Watch the magnificent 'Rhine in Flames' event on these 9-night Rhine river cruises from Cologne

Rhine in Flames River Cruise


9 nights from £1144pp

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Experience the spectacular 'Rhine in Flames' event, the largest and oldest firework show in Germany, on one of these fantastic itineraries on board the elegant Rotterdam.

The August itinerary explores the historic town of Andernach, charming Cochem and the magnificent city of Koblenz, where you can watch the 'Rhine in Flames'. Discover the wine producing town of Rudesheim and the city of Bonn, where you can visit Beethoven's birthplace.

The September itinerary visits Linz, Austria's third largest city and the charming town of Oberwesel where you can watch the 'Rhine in Flames' event. Explore the cultural city of Mainz, discover the historic sites of Koblenz and visit Bonn, the former capital of West Germany.

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August Coach Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Northern France
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Across to Calais and then to the overnight hotel in Northern France.
Day 2 - Cologne (Germany)
Join the MPS Rotterdam in the vibrant city of Cologne.
Day 3 - Andernach
From Cologne cruise to Andernach, one of Germany's oldest towns, home to the world's highest cold water geyser.
Day 4 - Cochem
Located in the Moselle Valley and surrounded by vineyards, Cochem is a very pretty town with so much to explore.
Day 5 - Koblenz
Situated where the Rhine joins the Moselle, Koblenz has a whole host of historical sites just waiting to be explored. The city hosts Europe's longest boat parade along the Rhine, which finishes with a spectacular firework finale over the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Please note: The procession and fireworks may be watched from the ship or by coach at a viewing point, dependent upon sailing schedules.
Day 6 - Rüdesheim
Rudesheim is situated in the Rhine Gorge. This romantic town is justifiably famed for its wonderful wines.
Day 7 - Boppard - Bonn
Explore the fortress town and wine capital of Boppard, before discovering the city of Bonn, where you can visit Beethoven's birthplace.
Day 8 - Cologne
Cruise Bonn to Cologne.
Day 9 - Northern France
Journey by coach to your overnight hotel.
Day 10 - Northern France - UK
Travel on to Calais for the ferry to Dover and continue home.

September Coach Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Northern France
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Across to Calais and then to the overnight hotel in Northern France.
Day 2 - Northern France - Cologne (Germany)
Join the MPS Rotterdam in the historic city of Cologne.
Day 3 - Linz (Austria)
From Cologne, travel to Linz, Austria's third largest city.
Day 4 - Oberwesel (Germany)
From Linz, cruise to the charming town of Oberwesel where you can explore the old town fortifications.
Day 5 - Oberwesel (Germany) - Rudesheim (Germany)
Oberwesel celebrates with a spectacular musical firework display as the riverboats cruise the 7km stretch of the River Rhine and are welcomed with a magnificent display of Bengal-red fireworks. Travel to the wine producing town of Rudesheim situated in the Rhine Gorge.
Day 6 - Mainz (Germany)
Home to over 2,000 years of fascinating history, Mainz is a cultural city with so much to discover, including a wide variety of wines.
Day 7 - Koblenz (Germany)
Situated where the Rhine joins the Moselle, Koblenz has a whole host of historical sites just waiting to be explored.
Day 8 - Bonn (Germany) - Cologne (Germany)
Leave Koblenz and head to Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, before returning to Cologne.
Day 9 - Northern France
Journey by coach to your overnight hotel.
Day 10 - Northern France - UK
Travel on to Calais for the ferry to Dover and continue home.

Price Includes

  • 7-nights full board cruise
  • 2-nights' hotel stay in Cologne pre/post cruise
  • Coach travel to and from cruise
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Evening entertainment programme on board the ship
  • Services of a Cruise Tour Manager

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions include:
  • A Taste of Boppard
  • Panoramic Rudesheim and Loreley
  • Evening wine tasting in Cochem
  • Walking tour of Cochem and Reichsburg Castle
  • Walking tour of Koblenz and Lahnstein Castle
  • Walking tour of Bonn and Beethoven House
  • Please note: Not all excursions are available on each itinerary

Special Features

  • Alternative rail or air itinerary available. This takes 8 days with 1 day in each direction in transit. Please contact us for details.
  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat C cabin.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat C+ Cabin: £120
  • Cat B Cabin: £140
  • Cat B+ Cabin: £180
  • Cat A Cabin: £200
  • Single supplement: £199
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