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Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

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(Tour code: RLR19)

Reveal the allure of the Rhine River in all of its fairytale glory

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid half-timbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

  • MS Amadeus Silver II or III
  • Strasbourg
  • Heidelberg
  • Rudesheim
  • The Rhine Gorge
  • The Upper Rhine
  • Drachenfelsbahn
  • Amsterdam
  • Optional excursion on Medemblik Steam Railway
What’s Included
  • Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Lunch Every Day
  • 5* Cruise Ship
    MS Amadeus Silver II or III

Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & Cruise) 2019Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Strasbourg

Basel and Strasbourg

Today, meet your Tour Manager and the rest of your group at London St Pancras before travelling on the Eurostar service to Paris. From here, we continue to the Swiss city of Basel. Here you board your ship.

Our vessel sails into the charming German town of Kehl on Day 2. You have two choices here. Your first option is a tour of Strasbourg. Your alternative sees you travel along the Schwarzwaldhochstraße into the famous Black Forest.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 3-4 Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Rudesheim & The Rhine Gorge

We arrive into Speyer this morning, where you have free time to explore. This town is home to one of the largest privately owned collections of vehicles in the world, the Technik Museum Speyer. Later in the afternoon, we have an excursion to the delightful town of Heidelberg where we are treated to a guided tour.

On Day 4 We sail into the classic German town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. This afternoon we pass through the glorious Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We sail this evening into the enchanting city of Koblenz.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 5-6 Drachenfels Railway
Drachenfels Railway

The Upper Rhine and the Drachenfelsbahn

We depart from Koblenz this morning and discover the marvellous Upper Rhine. In the afternoon, we dock in Koenigswinter, where we embark on a journey on the Drachensfelbahn railway.

On Day 6, we arrive into Cologne, and venture forth into this vibrant German city on a walking tour.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 7-8 Amsterdam

Amsterdam and the Medemblik Steam Train

We arrive into Amsterdam where we have a choice of two excursions, the first of which is a city tour of Amsterdam. The second option is an excursion to Hoorn where we board the splendid Medemblik Steam Train.

On Day 8, we disembark the ship and here your cruise concludes. Here, you are escorted to the railway station for your train to London, with your Tour Manager.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
What’s included
  • Escorted throughout your tour by an on board Cruise Manager and Cruise Director
  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from London St Pancras to embarkation, and from disembarkation back to London St Pancras. Upgrade to First Class from £200 per person
  • 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Silver II or III
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of your cruise
  • The Drachensfelbahn, Heidelberg, Speyer, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cologne and the Rhine Gorge
  • Unique flexible excursions allowing you to choose how you spend your day with options including: Tours of Amsterdam and of Strasbourg, a visit to the Black Forest and a journey on the Medemblik Steam Train.
  • Select your cabin number at no extra cost

Not Included

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


Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
Five-Star Rhine Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Reveal the allure of the Rhine River in all of its fairytale glory


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