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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 £1669pp

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

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Exclusive Blue Water savings!

Free drinks package on selected 2021 departures!

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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, drive to Lucerne and perhaps walk along the Chapel Bridge. Later, enjoy an ascent and descent by mountain railway in the breathtaking Bernese Oberland. 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 19th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2039
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower)
      Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3089 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2039
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2039
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower)
      Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3089 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2039
    • Aug 9th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2039
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3089 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2689
    • Aug 30th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2249
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower)
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3299 Blue Water Price from: £2999 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £2249
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2359
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2709 Blue Water Price from: £2859 Blue Water Price from: £3409 Blue Water Price from: £3109 Blue Water Price from: £3009 Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £3009
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2039
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower)
      Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3089 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £2039
    • Oct 18th - Basel to Cologne - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1669
      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 Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2019 Blue Water Price from: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2719 Blue Water Price from: £2419 Blue Water Price from: £2319 Blue Water Price from: £1669 Blue Water Price from: £2319

Price Information

  • 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
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