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Christmas on the Rhine

The Rhine and her Tributaries

from £1,249 per person 7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
  • Full Board Full board

Enjoy a Frohe Weihnachten on this festive cruise along the Rhine!

Join state-of-the-art MS Asara on this luxurious Saga river cruise to see the festive Black Forest and visit the towns of Mainz, Strasbourg, Speyer and Koblenz this Christmas. The fragrance of gingerbread and hot Glühwein, glittering decorations and the joyous sound of carol singers… Celebrate Christmas with traditional cheer during this magical cruise, which unites the stunning scenery of the Rhine with Germany’s festive traditions and allows you to dip into France too. Explore the Black Forest and spend Christmas Evening in the wine town of Rüdesheim then discover the seasonal sights of Koblenz on Boxing Day.

Including...

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Excursions

  • Tour and canal cruise in Strasbourg
  • Heidelberg walking tour and castle visit
  • Visit the Black Forest
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per person on selected cabin grades & departures. Prices shown includes saving, may only be available for a limited number of bookings and are subject to availability.


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20/12/2020 UK to Cologne

Cologne

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Cologne, via Eurotunnel or ferry, and embark MS Asara. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board, and cruise overnight to Mainz.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

21/12/2020 Mainz

Mainz

Arrive in Mainz early this afternoon. Explore the ancient city with its old quarter of half-timbered houses and home to a magnificent Romanesque cathedral. Perhaps explore the famous Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to Johannes Gutenberg known as the 'father of modern printing'. Remain moored here until the early hours. 

Mainz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

22/12/2020 Mainz to Mannheim

Heidelberg

Arrive in Mannheim after breakfast. Join an included excursion to the university town of Heidelberg on the banks of the River Neckar with its Old Bridge and ruined castle high above the city. Set sail again at lunchtime and cruise through the afternoon and evening.

Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Mainz.

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23/12/2020 Strasbourg

Strasbourg

After arriving in Strasbourg in the early hours, look forward to visiting a French city with distinctive German influences. This morning discover its cobbled streets, picturesque half-timbered houses and ornate Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, on an included tour and cruise on the canals of the city. This afternoon you can look forward to an included excursion into the Black Forest to see some of Germany’s most beautiful scenery before continuing your journey towards Breisach this evening.

Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Strasbourg.

Strasbourg Alsace France Europe

24/12/2020 Breisach to Speyer

Breisach

Arrive in the early hours and enjoy a morning at leisure. Spend the rest of the day cruising the majestic Rhine. Look forward to meals in the grand restaurant, or a more intimate speciality restaurant at the stern boasting an open kitchen and panoramic views. You will moor in historic Speyer tonight, in time to transfer to the city centre to attend Midnight Mass. 

Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Breisach.

Basel Port Switzerland Europe Breisach Baden-Württemberg Germany

25/12/2020 Speyer to Rudesheim

Speyer

Merry Christmas! Spend Christmas Morning at leisure in Speyer. The town boasts one of Europe’s great Romanesque churches and has retained a reminder of its glorious past in buildings such as the 12th-century Jewish baths and the city gate. Set sail at lunchtime and cruise the beautiful Middle Rhine to moor in the charming old wine town of Rüdesheim at dinner. The town is famed for the wine taverns lining its charming Drosselgasse. Whilst here, perhaps join an optional visit to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music.

Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Rüdesheim.

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26/12/2020 Rudesheim to Koblenz

Koblenz

Bid Rüdesheim farewell after breakfast and spend the morning sailing to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and an important centre for the wine industry, arriving around midday. Perhaps join an optional tour which also visits the fortress, built by the Prussians. Depart later tonight and cruise overnight to Cologne.

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

27/12/2020 Cologne to UK

Arrive in the early hours and, after breakfast, disembark MS Asara and travel by coach to the UK via Eurotunnel or ferry.


Christmas on the Rhine

The Rhine and her Tributaries

from £1,249 per person 7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Christmas on the Rhine

The Rhine and her Tributaries

from £1,249 per person 7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required