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

Yuletide Markets on the Rhine

Visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany on this cruise along the River Rhine visiting the fairytale towns and cities of Rudesheim, Koblenz, Bonn and Cologne. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK or return Eurostar from London St Pancras

No Fly Cruise
4 nights from £499pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cologne
  • Rhine Gorge
  • Rudesheim
  • Frankfurt
  • Koblenz
  • Cologne

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

Yuletide Markets on the Rhine Special Offer

Discover the magical atmosphere of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets and experience the stunning Rhine Gorge in its wintry splendour.

Cruise from Cologne through the dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in the famous wine-making town of Rüdesheim to explore its quaint Christmas markets. In Koblenz there is a guided tour of the town with time to discover the Christmas market in the atmospheric old town.

Enjoy a guided tour of Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven, and explore the festive market at leisure before heading back to Cologne to explore its seven beautiful Christmas markets.

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Yuletide Markets on the Rhine 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 - Rudesheim

Cruise through the winter wonderland of the Rhine Gorge this morning before arriving in the quaint town of Rudesheim. The medieval streets and half-timbered houses form the perfect backdrop for its magical Christmas market twinkling with hundreds of fairy lights. Why not try a traditional Rudesheim coffee with its shot of local Asbach brandy and whipped cream.

Day 3 - Koblenz - Bonn

Sail back through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and arrive in historic Koblenz for a guided tour of this romantic city’s half-timbered buildings, ancient squares and beautifully restored historic houses. Koblenz’s Christmas market is set in the atmospheric old town and the famous Christmas bakery makes stollen and other traditional German Christmas cakes and biscuits. Enjoy the Captain's Dinner whilst sailing to historic Bonn this evening.

Day 4 - Bonn - Cologne

Enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city's highlights including its huge Romanesque minster and the colourful Rococo old town hall. There will be free time to explore the Christmas market and the chance to try a glass of warming Gluhwein. This afternoon there will be free time to explore Cologne's seven traditional markets, each with their own unique theme and beautifully decorated festive stalls.

Day 5 - Cologne - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to the airport or Brussels train station for the return journey home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

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

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £69pp
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 4th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £579
      Nickleby Deck (Lower) Copperfield Deck (Middle) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £579 Blue Water Price: £779 Blue Water Price: £879 Blue Water Price: £1279
    • Dec 5th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £629
      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: £629 Blue Water Price: £1029 Blue Water Price: £829 Blue Water Price: £929 Blue Water Price: £1329 Blue Water Price: £1129 Blue Water Price: £1029
    • Dec 8th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £579
      Nickleby Deck (Lower) Copperfield Deck (Middle) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £579 Blue Water Price: £779 Blue Water Price: £879 Blue Water Price: £1279
    • Dec 9th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £599
      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: £599 Blue Water Price: £999 Blue Water Price: £799 Blue Water Price: £899 Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1099 Blue Water Price: £999
    • Dec 12th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £549
      Nickleby Deck (Lower) Copperfield Deck (Middle) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £549 Blue Water Price: £749 Blue Water Price: £849 Blue Water Price: £1249
    • Dec 13th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £599
      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: £599 Blue Water Price: £999 Blue Water Price: £799 Blue Water Price: £899 Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1099 Blue Water Price: £999
    • Dec 16th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £499
      Nickleby Deck (Lower) Copperfield Deck (Middle) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) Oliver Twist Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £499 Blue Water Price: £699 Blue Water Price: £799 Blue Water Price: £1199
    • Dec 17th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £549
      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: £549 Blue Water Price: £949 Blue Water Price: £749 Blue Water Price: £849 Blue Water Price: £1249 Blue Water Price: £1049 Blue Water Price: £949

Price Information

  • Single supplements and flight/Eurostar upgrades are available
Map for Yuletide Markets on the Rhine