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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Magic of Advent on the Rhine

Experience the wintery Christmas cheer of the magical festive markets along the Middle Rhine Valley on this cruise from Cologne to Strasbourg, with a choice of optional shore excursions

Fly Cruise
4 nights from £819pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Christmas markets
  • Koblenz
  • Rudesheim
  • Speyer
  • Strasbourg

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 30 Nov 2020

Magic of Advent on the Rhine Special Offer

Get into the festive spirit on this Christmas cruise from Cologne to the magical Christmas markets and romantic towns of the majestic Rhine, where the scent of roasted almonds, gingerbread and glühwein fills the air.

Sail from the Hanseatic city of Cologne to the half-timbered buildings of romantic Koblenz. Cruise through the dramatic winter landscapes of the Rhine Valley, past the legendary Lorelei Rock to the wine town of Rudesheim where there is the chance to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. Visit medieval Speyer where there is the chance to visit the traditional Christmas market then explore the festively decorated Petite France and Christmas markets of Strasbourg in the Alsace region.

L193 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises

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Magic of Advent on the Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cologne (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark your ship in Cologne. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Koblenz - Rudesheim

Stop at Koblenz, set at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. An optional guided walk through the town's romantic streets passes the Emperor Wilhelm Memorial and the iconic Schangel Fountain. Spend the afternoon cruising through the spectacular winter landscapes of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and past the legendary Lorelei Rock to Rudesheim where there is an optional trip to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum.

Day 3 - Speyer

There is an optional excursion to Heidelberg with a visit to the castle and the Christmas market. In medieval Speyer, renowned for its impressive Romanesque Imperial Church, there is the chance to visit the traditional Christmas market.

Day 4 - Strasbourg (France)

Explore the half-timbered houses of Strasbourg in the Alsace region. Perhaps join a guided walk of the Old Town and the medieval Petite France district, or drive through the wintery landscapes of Alsace to the village of Gertwiller, famous for its Lebkuchen (Christmas gingerbreads). After an included glass of Glühwein the tour continues to the magical little town of Obernai to stroll through the old quarter – delightfully decorated for Christmas.

Day 5 - Strasbourg - UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 4-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Koblenz walking tour - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Rüdesheim walking tour including music cabinet museum - 2020: £21pp 2021: £22pp
  • Excursion to Heidelberg with Christmas Market - 2020: £42pp 2021: £44pp
  • Speyer walking tour with Christmas Market - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • City Tour of Strasbourg with Christmas Market - 2020: £49pp 2021: £51pp
  • Wintry Alsace and Obernai - 2020: £51pp 2021: £53pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - 2020: from £109pp 2021: from £113pp
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 28th - Cologne to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £999
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      Blue Water Price from: £999 Blue Water Price from: £1159 Blue Water Price from: £1319 Blue Water Price from: £1409 Blue Water Price from: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1809
  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Strasbourg to Cologne - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £999
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £999 Blue Water Price from: £1159 Blue Water Price from: £1319 Blue Water Price from: £1409 Blue Water Price from: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1809
    • Dec 6th - Cologne to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £999
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £999 Blue Water Price from: £1159 Blue Water Price from: £1319 Blue Water Price from: £1409 Blue Water Price from: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1809

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 28th - Cologne to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £819
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £819 Blue Water Price from: £949 Blue Water Price from: £1099 Blue Water Price from: £1169 Blue Water Price from: £1289 Blue Water Price from: £1509
  • December
    • Dec 8th - Cologne to Strasbourg - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £819
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Blue Water Price from: £819 Blue Water Price from: £949 Blue Water Price from: £1099 Blue Water Price from: £1169 Blue Water Price from: £1289 Blue Water Price from: £1509
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