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

Rhine and Glacier Express

This unique short break cruise along the Rhine showcases Germany, France and Switzerland and includes a scenic train ride through the breathtaking alps on the Glacier Express, plus unlimited complimentary drinks on board

Cruise Only
4 nights from £989pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Strasbourg
  • Breisach

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Save 15% on 2022 departures! Book by 30 Jun 2021

Book with Peace of Mind! More than 30 days before departure: Postpone your booking to another 2021 or 2022 date. Within 30 days of departure: postpone your reservation to a later date if you are affected by Covid 19 (on presentation of a positive test). If the cruise is cancelled by CroisiEurope, you will be able to change your date, request a voucher or request a refund. Applies to new bookings for 2021, booked between 1 March and 31 May 2021.

Rhine and Glacier Express Special Offer

This unique short break cruise along the legendary River Rhine from picturesque Strasbourg includes a ride on the famous Glacier Express through awe-inspiring scenery.

Take the opportunity to see the illuminated sights of Strasbourg, the beautiful capital of the Alsace region, on a special nighttime cruise, before returning to the ship and setting sail to Breisach. From here, you can enjoy a visit to the fascinating Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, the largest car museum in the world.

A highlight of this voyage is an unforgettable ride on the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Tiefencastel through the breathtaking Swiss alps, passing soaring mountain ranges with snow-capped peaks. Perhaps head to the stunning Rhine Falls and Lake Constance, two of Switzerland's most spectacular sites, and pretty Mainau Island, before returning to Strasbourg.

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GSB_PP: Rhine and Glacier Express Itinerary

Day 1 - Strasbourg (France)

Board the ship at 6pm and enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner. Tonight, there is an optional river boat excursion to see the sights of Strasbourg at night. Afterwards, return to the ship and cruise through the night to Breisach.

Day 2 - Breisach (Germany) - Mulhouse (France) - Basel (Switzerland)

Arrive in Breisach this morning. Today there is a guided tour of the Automobile Museum in Mulhouse which is the largest car museum in the world. This afternoon is spent cruising to Basel. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner and reach Basel during the evening.

Day 3 - Basel - Glacier Express

Board the Glacier Express train for an incredible journey from Andermatt to Tiefencastel through awe-inspiring Swiss scenery. Later, return to Basel and rejoin the ship.

Day 4 - Basel - Schaffhausen - Lake Constance (Germany) - Mainau Island

Today there is an optional excursion to the stunning Rhine Falls and Lake Constance, two of Switzerland's most spectacular sites. Continue to Mainau Island in time for lunch. There's so much to see in Mainau, including a park and colourful gardens. Later, return to Basel to rejoin the ship and cruise through the night towards Strasbourg.

Day 5 - Strasbourg (France)

Enjoy breakfast on board before arriving in Strasbourg late morning. Lunch on board before disembarking at 2pm.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation (full-board except Days 3 & 4 where lunch is not provided)
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Guided tour of the Automobile Museum
  • Ride on the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Tiefencastel and lunch (first 40 passengers booked onto the cruise will receive first class accommodation on the train if minimum passenger numbers are reached)
  • Entrance fee and lunch on Mainau Island
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal on board spend
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 18th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £1089
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089 Cruise Only from: £1229
    • Jun 28th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £1089
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089 Cruise Only from: £1229
  • July
    • Jul 26th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £1089
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089 Cruise Only from: £1229
  • August
    • Aug 10th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £1089
      Main Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089
    • Aug 21st - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £1089
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089 Cruise Only from: £1229
  • September
    • Sep 8th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £1089
      Main Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089
    • Sep 22nd - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: Monet From: £1089
      Main Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089
    • Sep 24th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £1089
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1089 Cruise Only from: £1229

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 13th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
    • May 22nd - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1203
  • June
    • Jun 10th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
    • Jun 20th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
    • Jul 28th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
  • August
    • Aug 16th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
    • Sep 23rd - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Strasbourg and back - Sailing on: La Boheme From: £989
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1021 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1114 Cruise Only from: £1146 Cruise Only from: £1203
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