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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 £1489pp

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

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Free drinks package on selected 2021 departures!

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Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg Special Offer

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.

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 for a guided walking tour. 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 specialities.

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 from £109pp
  • Riviera PLUS:
  • From 2021, guests in superior suites and top deck cabins will benefit from the following added extras:
  • - Access to a smart handset allowing unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage onboard and ashore
  • - L'Occitane en Provence toiletries in the bathroom
  • - Bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • - Platter of fresh fruits later on in the cruise
  • - Complimentary aperitif each evening
  • Local Flavours:
  • From 2021, menus will be expanded to allow guests to experience the flavours of each destination. Every evening, the onboard chefs will offer a choice of 'Local Flavours' options inspired by the area visited.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 26th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1489
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1489 Blue Water Price: £2139 Blue Water Price: £1839 Blue Water Price: £1989 Blue Water Price: £2539 Blue Water Price: £2239 Blue Water Price: £2139

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 16th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2039 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2389 Blue Water Price: £2539 Blue Water Price: £3089 Blue Water Price: £2789 Blue Water Price: £2689
  • September
    • Sep 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2249
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2899 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £2899

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
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
Map for Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg