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Christmas Rhine & Dutch Waterways Cruise 2020

River Rhine | Germany, Europe

7 days
from
£699
per person
  • Rotterdam
  • Dusseldorf
  • Christmas in Germany
  • Christmas Baubles
  • Christmas Presents
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Christmas Rhine & Dutch Waterways Cruise

Enjoy a Christmas with a difference and join our leisurely cruise along the Rhine and Dutch waterways, where memories of last-minute shopping and endless cooking will soon fade away. We’ve taken care of all the traditions for this magical time of year – the ship is seasonally decorated, there’s a mountain of delicious festive food, a fun-filled programme of entertainment and with the ship’s friendly crew at your service throughout, all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy yourself – yule love it!

Day 1: UK – Cologne
We travel to the vibrant city of Cologne and board our ship, where you can relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Day 2 Christmas Eve: Cologne – Dusseldorf
This morning enjoy some free time exploring the beautiful city of Cologne, before a lunchtime sailing to Dusseldorf, which is divided by the Rhine with the old town on one side and the modern city on the other. This evening we gather together for a Christmas Eve dinner, after which our Cruise Manager will accompany anyone who wants to attend midnight mass at the local church.

Day 3 Christmas Day: Dusseldorf – Nijmegan
Merry Christmas! This morning we cruise to Nijmegen which is the oldest city in the Netherlands and nestles on the banks of the Waal River. After a traditional British Christmas lunch, you are free to walk through the old town which takes you on a journey through time, starting from when the Romans first settled here.

Day 4 Boxing Day: Nijmegan – Gorinchem
Boxing Day takes us to the quaint Harbour town of Gorinchem. Here you are free to relax onboard MPS Lady Anne, or explore the harbour, the towns square, the monumental building and church.

Day 5: Gorichem - Willemstad
This morning we cruise to Willemstad, where we arrive mid- afternoon. Here you are free to explore this waterfront city at leisure. Why not visit the harbour, surrounded by pretty cafes and restaurants, or admire the picturesque streets lined with quaint houses. Willemstad is also home to a number of significant historical sites from events that shaped the Netherlands, including the Mauritshuis (Maurits House) and Koepelkerk (domed church).

Day 6: Willemstad - Rotterdam
We complete our cruise on arrival in Rotterdam, known as ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ because of its impressive skyline, which showcases cutting-edge architecture. Join our optional excursion which includes a trip up the Euromast observation tower where you will have views as far as Antwerp on a clear day.

Day 7: Rotterdam – UK
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.

 

Enjoy a Christmas with a difference and join our leisurely cruise along the Rhine and Dutch waterways

The ship is seasonally decorated, there’s a mountain of delicious festive food, a fun-filled programme of entertainment for you to enjoy

Indulge in a Christmas Eve dinner in Dusseldorf

Visit Nijmegen the oldest city in the Netherlands

Enjoy a traditional British Christmas lunch on board

Visit Gorichem and Willemstad

End your cruise in Rotterdam, known as ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’

Ships

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Coach via Dover

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Ferry crossing at Dover

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £55 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Join at Ship

Make your own travel arrangements at your convenience to join your selected cruise, simply board your cruise ship at the embarkation point.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.

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2020-12-23
23 December 2020
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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Rotterdam Skyline

Rotterdam Skyline

£24

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Brussels has the Atomium and Rotterdam has the Euromast! Take the superfast lift up to the viewing platform and enjoy the view – you can see as far as The Hague and Antwerp on a clear day.

At a glance

Length: 7 days

From: Cologne

Ends: Rotterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Join at Ship
7 days
from
£699
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Six nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Six visits included to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Nijmegan, Gorinchem, Willemstad and Rotterdam
  • Traditional Christmas dinner
  • Services of a Cruise Manager

 

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