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A New Year Cruise along the Rhine

(Tour code: 17RMN)Welcome in the New Year with a river cruise

Discover the many attractions along the Rhine on a fantastic cruise this New Year. Celebrate New Year's Eve in Roman Mainz, and spend a memorable New Year's Day cruising along the beautiful Rhine Gorge.

Tour Highlights
  • MS Bellejour
  • Rüdesheim
  • Frankfurt
  • New Year's Eve in Mainz
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner with entertainment
  • Cruise along the Rhine Gorge
  • Koblenz
  • Bonn
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 4* Cruise Ship
    All Meals During Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Day 1

To Brussels and Cologne

Meet in St Pancras at our exclusive departure office and travel by Eurostar to Brussels. Change trains for Cologne, where MS Bellejour is moored. Embark the ship and enjoy a glass of mulled wine before you settle in for a relaxing five-night cruise.

  • Dinner
Day 2


New Year's Eve is spent sailing along the scenic Rhine to historic Antwerp. The port city is said to have been founded by a hero named Silvius Brabo, who defeated a giant who had been refusing sailors the right to passage through the area. On board tonight there is a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner and festivities, with music and entertainment to see in the New Year in style.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

At leisure in Antwerp

Spend New Year's Day morning at leisure in Antwerp, where you are free to continue exploring at your own pace. Alternatively, you could stay onboard and relax, enjoying the excellent facilities the MS Bellejour has to offer guests, including a bar, fitness and wellness areas.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 4


Today you arrive in charming Amsterdam, where there is an optional guided tour. Alternatively, explore at your own pace, wandering through the famous canals and narrow streets. You may like to visit the wealth of museums in Amsterdam, including the world famous Anne Frank Museum.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5


Cruise towards Koblenz today, arriving early evening. You can join an optional tour of the town, or take in the sights at your own pace. Whilst in Koblenz, you may wish to take the Seilbahn cable car across the Rhine for excellent views of the river and surrounding valley. Alternatively, the historic fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, perched on a promontory above the city, is a popular and interesting tourist attraction. The twin spires of the Basilica of St Castor are also particularly impressive.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6


Arrive in cologne and disembark after breakfast before taking the high speed train to Brussels. In the Belgian capital, connect with the Eurostar to London.

  • 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.


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