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    The castle at Cochem
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    The Roman town of Trier
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    Koblenz, where rivers meet
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    Cathedrals & Cologne

Majesty of the Middle Rhine: Arnhem to Cologne

The Rhine and her Tributaries

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

Explore the Middle Rhine

Sail the Middle Rhine and admire the chequered vineyards, medieval towns and historic castles that line the riverbank. See the point where the Moselle meets the Rhine, take the opportunity to sample German wines, explore the oldest town in Germany and walk the cobbles of Rüdesheim and Cologne.


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

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours a day†

PersonCruise Host


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

MapIncluded excursion

  • Tour of Trier

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
†The free bar, open from 12pm to 12am, serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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23/08/2022 UK to Arnhem

City Hall in Arnhem, Netherlands

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Arnhem via Eurotunnel or ferry. The 230 mile journey will take approximately four hours.

Embark Rex Rheni and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board as your ship begins the overnight journey to Cologne.

Arnhem Netherlands Europe

24/08/2022 Cologne to Bonn 🎧

Cathedral and St Martin Church, Cologne

Arrive in Cologne early this afternoon and look forward to exploring this historic city either on an optional excursion or independently.

This evening your ship will depart for Bonn, arriving later tonight and mooring overnight.

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

25/08/2022 Bonn to Königswinter to Andernach 🎧

View of Konigswinter, Germany

This morning you may like to join an optional walking tour and see some of the sites associated with the city’s famous son Beethoven.

After lunch your ship will make the short journey to Königswinter where you can travel by rack-railway up the hillside to the ruined castle of Drachenfels on an optional excursion. Dating from the 12th century and immortalised by Wagner, it was here that Siegfried slew the dragon and then bathed in its blood to render himself invulnerable.

This evening your ship sails to Andernach, arriving late tonight and mooring overnight.

Andernach Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

26/08/2022 Andernach to Rüdesheim 🎧

Rudesheim on the River Rhine, Germany

An optional excursion this morning reveals the world’s tallest cold water geyser, which rises 200 feet.

During lunch, continue to Rüdesheim where you’ll arrive this evening. Perhaps join an optional wine tasting excursion.

Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

27/08/2022 Rüdesheim to Boppard 🎧

The Rhine at Boppard

Spend a relaxing morning in Rüdesheim, where you may like to see the self-playing music machines in Siegfried's Museum of Mechanical Music on an optional excursion before setting sail for Boppard during lunch.

Pass the Lorelei rock, where legend claims that a siren’s song lured sailors, causing their ships to crash onto the submerged rocks. As you approach the base of the rock, spot her bronze statue perched on a narrow strip of land. You’ll also pass the famous Cat and Mouse castles before arriving in Boppard this afternoon. Boasting more than 2,000 years of history, this picturesque in the valley of the mythical Lorelei has an attractive waterfront promenade running along the Rheinallee, and the Gothic Carmelite Church is famous for its 15th-century choir stalls. This evening you’ll have the opportunity to sample locally produced wine during an optional wine tasting.

Rex Rheni remains moored here overnight.

Boppard Rhine Gorge Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

28/08/2022 Boppard to Traben-Trarbach

The town of Traben-Trarbach on the Moselle

Take in the scenery as you leave Boppard early this morning, and admire the dramatic landscapes of the Moselle as you cruise to the ‘twin towns’ of Traben-Trarbach which straddle the river, linked by a bridge.

Moor here in what was once the second-largest wine-trading centre in Europe, after the French city of Bordeaux. In contrast the half-timbered architecture of other Moselle wine villages, Traben-Trarbach features many buildings in smart art nouveau style, known in Germany as Jugendstil. These include a number of grand villas built for wealthy wine merchants by the Berlin architect Bruno Möhring.

Perhaps join an optional wine tasting to sample more great wines this evening.

Traben-Trarbach Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

29/08/2022 Traben-Trarbach to Trier


After a morning at leisure depart Traben-Trarbach during lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon sailing to Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus.

You arrive here this evening and moor overnight.

Trier Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

30/08/2022 Trier

An aerial view of Trier on a sunny day

Enjoy an included tour of Trier this morning.

Uncover the relics of the city’s illustrious past, such as the cathedral and the impressive Porta Nigra, one of the best-preserved Roman city gates in the world.

Your ship sets sail early this afternoon and continues cruising through the night towards Bernkastel-Kues.

Trier Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

31/08/2022 Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem

Beautiful Bernkastel Kues on the Moselle River in Germany

Spend the morning in Bernkastel-Kues, where the historic market square is lined with colourful Renaissance houses.

Rex Rheni continues sailing to Cochem during lunch, arriving this evening for an overnight mooring.

Cochem Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

01/09/2022 Cochem to Winningen 🎧


The small town of Cochem enjoys a beautiful setting and has a neo-Gothic castle which overlooks the river and crowns a hill cloaked in vines. Although most of the castle was rebuilt in the 19th century, the original 11th-century keep still survives. You may like to explore it on an optional tour or see more of the surrounding scenery on an optional trip aboard the tourist train.

Sail to Winningen late this afternoon, arriving this evening and mooring overnight.

Winningen Saxony-Anhalt Germany Europe

02/09/2022 Winningen to Koblenz to Cologne 🎧

Cologne, Germany

Set sail for Koblenz early this morning.

Its origins date back to Roman times when it was established as a military post by the Roman politician and military commander Drusus in around 8BC. An optional excursion this afternoon tours the city and visits Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached by cable car.

Sail to Cologne this afternoon to arrive this evening for an overnight mooring.

Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

03/09/2022 Cologne to UK

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

Majesty of the Middle Rhine: Cologne to Konigswinter


Majesty of the Middle Rhine: Arnhem to Cologne

The Rhine and her Tributaries