Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg

Discover contrasting towns and cities, from quaint Boppard to majestic Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg on this relaxing voyage along the Rhine from the historic city of Cologne. Includes guided excursions and return Eurostar from London St Pancras

No Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1199pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Rhine Valley
  • Cologne
  • Koblenz
  • Boppard
  • Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
  • St Martin's Cathedral, Mainz
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Strasbourg
  • Colmar
  • Rudesheim

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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This superb cruise from Cologne explores the beautiful towns and cities dotted along the Rhine, one of Europe's most loved rivers.

Enjoy a tour of Koblenz, an interesting city founded by the Romans and admire Boppard's impressive castle, before cruising the dramatic Rhine Gorge with its fairytale castles.

Discover Mainz, capital of the Rhineland and the birthplace of Gutenberg, the father of modern printing. Learn about printing methods on a tour of the museum and see the original Gutenberg Bibles, before heading to scenic Heidelberg, nestled in a stunning valley and dominated by a spectacular castle.

Arrive in the breathtaking Alsace region and explore its fascinating capital, Strasbourg. Wander along the meandering lanes of the Petite France district or visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral during your time here. Rudesheim in the heart of the Riesling wine region is the last stop before you head back to Cologne for an overnight stop, plenty of time to see the city's iconic sights.

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Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cologne (Germany)

Travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels and transfer by coach to the ship moored in Cologne. Alternatively, fly from the UK to Dusseldorf or Cologne and transfer to the ship. Once on board, meet the crew and settle in to your luxurious cabin.

Day 2 - Koblenz - Boppard

Koblenz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and was founded by the Romans. Admire the traditional half-timbered buildings and wander along the winding streets on a morning walking tour. Return to the ship for lunch and begin cruising upstream to Boppard. Perhaps explore the stunning Rheinallee promenade before dinner.

Day 3 - Rhine Gorge - Mainz

This morning, cruise through the famous Rhine Gorge with its sheer walls and castles perched on the hilltops. Go up on deck and admire the breathtaking scenery as you pass through. Later, the ship arrives in Mainz which is home to Germany's largest wine market and the birthplace of Gutenberg, the father of modern printing. You can take the opportunity to visit the museum with its working reconstruction of the earliest printing press. You will also see the original Gutenberg Bibles, the first book printed in Europe. During dinner the ship cruises past the lakes of the Kuhkopf nature reserve.

Day 4 - Heidelberg

After breakfast, enjoy a short drive to the city of Heidelberg, nestled in a picturesque valley overlooked by an impressive castle. Join a guided walking of the city, home to a prestigious 14th-century university and romantic old town. Later, enjoy some time at leisure before rejoining the ship.

Day 5 - Strasbourg (France) - Colmar

Strasbourg is the beautiful capital of the Alsace region and has a myriad of meandering alleys and crooked lanes. A walking tour showcases the old centre, including the Petit France district with its tranquil canals and the striking gothic cathedral. Later, enjoy a scenic drive to Colmar, built in the 16th-century. Explore this town at leisure or have a coffee in one of the local cafes.

Day 6 - Rudesheim (Germany)

Late afternoon, arrive in the wine-producing town of Rudesheim. It is located in the heart of Riesling and is a typical Rhine town with crooked streets and terraced slopes. This evening, enjoy the Captain's Dinner which includes regional specialties.

Day 7 - Cologne

Early morning, the ship passes through the Rhine Gorge en route back to Cologne. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the city, home to an impressive Gothic cathedral with beautiful stained glass. Explore the old town before returning to the ship for you final dinner.

Day 8 - Cologne - UK

This morning, head to Brussels to connect with the Eurostar or to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return Eurostar from London St Pancras. Flights are available at a supplement.
  • Overseas transfers from Brussels to the ship
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £109pp.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 7th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1799
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Jun 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1799
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • July
    • Jul 17th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1549
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2349
    • Jul 22nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1599
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2499
    • Jul 25th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1599
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2499
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2499
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1899
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2799
    • Sep 25th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1899
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2799
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1499
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2399
    • Oct 23rd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1199
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1199 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £2099

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 28th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1499
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2499
  • May
    • May 7th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • June
    • Jun 18th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1899
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2899
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • Jul 15th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Jul 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1699
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1699
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Aug 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • Aug 31st - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1799
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2799
  • September
    • Sep 17th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1949
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2949
    • Sep 26th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1899
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2899
  • October
    • Oct 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1299
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2299

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on travelling by rail. Flights are available at a supplement - please contact us for pricing
  • Single supplements and flight/eurostar upgrades are available
Map for Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg