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

River Rhine to Switzerland

Join your floating hotel in Cologne cruising through the Rhine Valley to charming riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest, home to some of the most picturesque Alpine scenery. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1199pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Alpine Scenery
  • Koblenz
  • Lucerne
  • William Shakespeare

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Receive up to €100pp Onboard Credit! Book by 31 Dec 2020. Cannot be combined with Refund Credit Notes and applies to new bookings only

No Single Supplement! Applies to selected 2021 departures, subject to availability

River Rhine to Switzerland Special Offer

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Rhine river, one of the most scenic waterways in Europe, taking in some of the beautiful Alpine scenery.

Join your luxury floating hotel in Cologne cruising through the Rhine Valley to historic Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim. Visit medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica before cruising to Strasbourg in France.

Drive through the rolling hills of the Black Forest packed with pine trees and on to the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of the Titisee lake. Finally reach Switzerland, mooring in Basel and visiting the magnificent city of Lucerne and the dramatic Bernese Oberland, gateway to some of the finest Alpine scenery.

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River Rhine to Switzerland Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cologne (Germany)

Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels or fly from the UK to Dusseldorf or Cologne and transfer to your ship, moored in Cologne. The dedicated crew will welcome you aboard your five-star floating hotel.

Day 2 - Koblenz

Cruise past the rolling hills along the Rhine including the Siebengebirge (seven mountains) to picturesque Koblenz for a guided tour. Founded by the Romans, this city is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

Day 3 - Rudesheim

Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, a highlight of this cruise, as you continue along the Rhine to Rudesheim. This afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour taking in the marketplace, the half-timbered Klunkhardshof and Bromserburg Castle.

Day 4 - Speyer

Cruise past the vineyards which produce the popular Liebfraumilch wines. Moor in medieval Speyer. During the 16th century Martin Luther was excommunicated in nearby Worms, and his followers in Speyer protested at this and for the first time they were called 'Protestants'. An afternoon walking tour takes in the UNESCO-listed Imperial Cathedral and the neo-gothic Gedaechtniskirche, built to commemorate the 1529 'Protestation at Speyer'.

Day 5 - Strasbourg

Relax on board as you cruise upstream to Strasbourg in France, capital of the Alsace region and now one of the centres of the European Union. Enjoy a walking tour of its unique 16th century old town. Captain's Dinner on board this evening serving delicious regional specialities.

Day 6 - Breisach (Germany) - Titisee

Visit the ancient town of Breisach before driving amidst some of the more stunning scenery of the Black Forest this afternoon. See the rugged vallets, cascading waterfalls and rolling hillsides covered in densley packed pine trees. Visit the archetyical town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its crystal clear lake. Cruise to Switzerland this evening.

Day 7 - Lucerne (Switzerland) - Bernese Oberland

This morning, enjoy a drive into the stunning Bernese Oberland where the views are breathtaking. Enjoy an ascent and descent by mountain railway before driving to Lucerne, Switzerland's most beautiful city, nestled among stunning mountain views. Stroll along the Chapel Bridge - a unique covered wooden walkway crossing the lake supported by stilts, lined with colourful window boxes. Please note: Lunch is not provided but the ship will offer a packed lunch.

Day 8 - Basel - UK

This morning take the TGV to Paris, connecting with the Eurostar back to London St Pancras or alternatively transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK. Eurostar option available - please contact us. Supplement for Eurostar or regional flights may apply
  • Overseas transfers
  • 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

Cruise Extensions

  • Glacier Express Extension Glacier Express Extension Enjoy 1 night at the 4* Hotel Stern in Chur and 2 nights at the Hotel Simi in Zermatt. Includes a journey on the legendary Glacier Express along one of Europe's most scenic railways - from £649pp

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

  • May
    • May 10th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1889
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1889 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2939
    • May 17th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1989
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1989 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3039
    • May 31st - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2089
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2089 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £3139
  • June
    • Jun 14th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2189
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £2939 Blue Water Price from: £3239
    • Jun 21st - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2189
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £2939 Blue Water Price from: £3239
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Jul 7th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1939
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Jul 12th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Jul 26th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Jul 28th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1939
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2989
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Aug 3rd - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1939
      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 from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2589
    • Aug 4th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1939
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Aug 10th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1939
      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 from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2589
    • Aug 16th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Aug 17th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1939
      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 from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2589
    • Aug 23rd - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2989
    • Aug 24th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1939
      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 from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2589
    • Aug 31st - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2139
      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 from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2639 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £2789
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2239
      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 from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3289 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2889
    • Sep 14th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2239
      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 from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3289 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2889
    • Sep 21st - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2239
      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 from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2739 Blue Water Price from: £3289 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2889
  • October
    • Oct 12th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1939
      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 from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2989 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2589
    • Oct 19th - Basel to Cologne - 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 from: £1489 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £1839 Blue Water Price from: £1989 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2139

Price Information

  • Single supplements and flight/eurostar upgrades are available
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