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    The Meuse River

Maastricht and the Meuse River

Dutch and Belgian Waterways

  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Cruise the River Meuse...

Cruise through Germany and the Netherlands, visiting a host of historic cities including Cologne, Düsseldorf and Arnhem, as well as some of the smaller towns and villages of the lowlands. Your river cruise concludes in Maastricht, one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands and home to the Basilica of St Servatius, said to be the oldest church still standing in the country.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours a day†

PersonCruise Host


  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
†The free bar on board is open from 12pm to midnight, serving non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Cologne

Cathedral and St Martin Church, Cologne

Travel by coach via Eurotunnel or ferry to Cologne – a journey from Calais of approximately five hours depending on traffic conditions.

Embark Rex Rheni and look forward to a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight as you remain moored here overnight.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 2 Cologne to Düsseldorf 🎧

Cologne's Gothic Cathedral

Wake up in Cologne, Germany's cultural capital, where you can join an optional tour of the city.

Don't miss the Gothic cathedral, started in 1248 to house the relics of the three Magi, but not finally completed until 1880! It houses the shrine to Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar – now among the patron saints of Cologne – behind the high altar.

Set sail early this afternoon and cruise through the afternoon to arrive in Düsseldorf before dinner. Remain moored here overnight.

Dusseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Düsseldorf to Arnhem

St Lambertus Church and Schlossturm tower, Düsseldorf

Spend the morning in Düsseldorf where you can enjoy an optional tour of the famous Old Town – a square kilometre brimming with churches, art and more than 250 pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in the heart of the city.

Your cruise resumes early this afternoon and you will sail through the afternoon and evening to moor in Arnhem late tonight.

Arnhem Netherlands Europe

Day 4 Arnhem to Venlo

City Hall in Arnhem, Netherlands

Enjoy a morning in Arnhem with plenty of time to join an optional commemoration tour and learn more about the battle that was fought here during World War Two.

Depart at lunchtime for an afternoon cruising towards Venlo, arriving over dinner.

Venlo Netherlands Europe

Day 5 Venlo to Roermond

Venlo's historic town hall, Netherlands

This morning you can join an optional excursion to the Castle Gardens at Arcen before setting sail at lunchtime to make the short voyage to Roermond, where your ship will moor mid-afternoon.

The town sits on the bank of the Meuse river and boasts more than 800 years of history, with much of the town centre designated a conservation area full of listed buildings and monuments. Its skyline is dominated by the towers of St Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster. An optional walking tour of the town reveals the highlights.

Roermond Netherlands Europe

Day 6 Roermond to Maastricht

Maastricht in the Netherlands

Rex Rheni departs before breakfast and cruises through the morning to arrive in Maastricht before lunch. This afternoon perhaps take the chance to join an optional tour of Maastricht – one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands.

Remain moored here for the next two nights.

Maastricht Netherlands Europe

Day 7 Maastricht

Basilica of Saint Servatius from the top of St Janskerk, Maastricht

A stroll along Maastricht's riverside promenades and parks is a great way to spend the afternoon, or perhaps explore the city's fortifications or see the grey-stone town hall in the market place. Maastricht is home to the impressive Basilica of St Servatius, which is said to be the oldest church still standing in the country.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Maastricht Netherlands Europe

Day 8 Maastricht to UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and begin your return journey to the UK.

🎧  Interactive maps and headsets are available for independent exploration in Cologne.

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Walking Grades

1 – Walking at your own discretion. For example, on panoramic coach tours when the only walking is at photo stops.

2 – Minimal walking. Up to approximately 1,640 feet (500 metres) on mainly flat terrain.

3 – Moderate walking. Between 1,640-4,920 feet (500-1500 metres) over mixed terrain with the possibility of some steps.

4 – Considerable walking. More than 4,920 feet (1500 metres) over uneven terrain with many steps.

5 – Strenuous walking. Long distances over rough terrain with climbing, steps and trekking.

Maastricht and the Meuse River

Dutch and Belgian Waterways