2016 Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Cruising the Christmas Markets of the Rhine Valley

4-Star Düsseldorf & Cologne Christmas Markets

What's Included

3 or 4 nights' accommodation on board the MS Rhine Princess with full board
Services of a Cruise Director
Captain's Dinner and Party Night
Convenient local joining points (coach tour only)
Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria (coach tour only)
Return flights to Cologne or Düsseldorf on selected dates and travel by executive coach

4-Day Break

Day 1

Choose a local departure by coach, or return flight to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a three-night cruise.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Rüdesheim and Koblenz

We cruise from Remagen to Oberwesel, then travel by coach to Rüdesheim for an included visit to the Christmas market. We continue by coach to Koblenz where we rejoin our cruise ship and where there's time to enjoy the lively festive spirit of the delightful market. Tonight is Captain's dinner and party evening!

Day 3 - Cologne

We cruise from Koblenz to Cologne where you can explore the city’s colourful Christmas markets. The festive stalls will be overflowing with seasonal bargains and gift ideas.

Day 4

Return home.

5-Day Break

Day 1

Choose a local departure by coach, or return flight to Cologne or Düsseldorf, then to Remagen, Germany to join our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a four-night cruise.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2 - Koblenz and Moselle Valley

We cruise to Koblenz. Why not join our optional coach excursion along the Moselle Valley, visiting the riverside village of Alken, where you'll enjoy winetasting at the popular House of Anton Hammes. We return to Koblenz for some free time to enjoy the festive spirit of the Christmas Market, before rejoining our ship.

Day 3 - Rüdesheim

We cruise to Rüdesheim, home of the Drosselgasse, lined with traditional German bars and shops. Explore the Christmas market, or join our optional visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, with its superb collection of self-playing musical instruments. We return to the Rhine Princess for tonight's Captain's dinner and party evening!

Day 4 - Cologne

We cruise to Cologne where you can browse the city's markets and enjoy the atmosphere in one of the local bars in the old town.

Day 5

Return home.

 

Please note for navigational and passenger safety, the cruise company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary. Sailing times are dependant on how busy the numerous locks are. At some ports of call, a degree of walking will be involved to join our coach. Due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary to dock alongside another ship to access the shore.


Accommodation

Once again we have exclusively chartered the MS Rhine Princess for our Christmas market cruise breaks.

The ship's onboard facilities are located over four decks and include a large lounge bar with a small dance floor around which daily entertainment takes place. There is also an outside sun deck, ideal for viewing the passing scenery, and a small quiet lounge with a library. The ship also has a restaurant and shop with small gifts, souveniers, postcards and Rhine river maps for sale.

Cabins are located on three decks and all have twin beds and air-conditioning.