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Christmas Markets of the Rhine Cruise

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(Tour code: RCM19)

Indulge in the Rhine’s riverside towns and their festive markets

Relax on board the A-Rosa Aqua as you meander down the Rhine Valley and indulge in the Rhine's riverside towns and their festive markets. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

Highlights
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • A-Rosa Aqua
  • Cologne
  • Mannheim
  • Strasbourg
  • Mainz
  • Journey through the beautiful Rhine Gorge
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 4* Cruise Ship
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day

Christmas Markets of the Rhine Cruise 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Cologne
Cologne

Cologne and the A-Rosa Aqua

Depart St Pancras after meeting at our dedicated Departure Office, travelling to Brussels on the Eurostar. Continue to Cologne where you spend the night. On Day 2, enjoy a guided tour this morning to explore the wonderful Christmas markets of Cologne. Later, board your ship.

Includes:
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Rhine Gorge
Rhine Gorge

Mannheim

Sail today along the commanding Rhine river. Perhaps enjoy the scenery from the comfort of the lounge in the company of your fellow passengers. This afternoon, arrive into Mannheim, a city of cosmopolitan charm and delightful Baroque architecture. At this time of year, the town is lit up with Christmas lights, and the Christmas markets here offer traditional German festive wares of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy free time here, or perhaps take advantage of an optional walking tour.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Strasbourg
Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Today, you sail into Kehl, from where you can visit nearby Strasbourg. You could spend the morning on an optional guided tour of Strasbourg where the German and French influences can be seen in abundance throughout the city. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of time to experience the town's historic Christmas Market, which has been held outside the cathedral since 1570.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Mainz Christmas Market
Mainz Christmas Market

Mainz

Arrive into Mainz around lunchtime. You can explore this historic city on an optional guided tour, or enjoy exploring the Mainz Christmas Market at your leisure, taking in the bedecked stalls or enjoying the festive local treats on sale here. To explore the city further, perhaps visit the stunning Romanesque Cathedral of St Martin.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Eurostar
Eurostar

Cologne to London

Today you return to Cologne to connect with the Eurostar to London via Brussels. On arrival in London, your tour concludes.

Includes:
  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 4 nights' cruise with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
  • All inclusive drinks package including wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Visits to Cologne, Mannheim, Strasbourg and Mainz
  • Journey through the beautiful Rhine Gorge

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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