New Year Rhine Cruise 2017

River Rhine | Germany, Europe

5 days
per person
  • Christmas
  • Christmas
  • Cologne
  • Drosselgasse
  • Rhine
  • Rhine
  • Rudesheim
  • Wiesbaden
  • Wine Tasting
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.


New Year Rhine Cruise Itinerary 

Celebrate New Year’s on the beautiful Rhine aboard the New Year Rhine Cruise 2017/2018 from The River Cruise Line. We start our cruise in the quaint town of Andernach before making our way down the Rhine to Rüdesheim, where you can join our optional excursion to the spa town of Wiesbaden for a tour and tasting at one of the premier sparkling wine producers in the world. We’ll enjoy New Year’s Eve in Koblenz before welcoming the new year with our on-board gala dinner and party night. Our last stop is Cologne, where we’ll spend New Year’s Day before returning to the UK.

See the full itinerary of our New Year Rhine River Cruise below.

Day 1: UK – Koblenz
We travel to Koblenz, where you can relax on board our ship and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.

Day 2: Koblenz – Rüdesheim
This morning we cruise through the Rhine Gorge and stop at Rüdesheim. After lunch you can join our optional excursion visiting the spa town of Wiesbaden for a tour and tasting at one of the premier sparkling wine producers in the world. The evening is free to explore Rüdesheim.

Day 3 New Year’s Eve: Rüdesheim – Koblenz
We cruise back through the Rhine Gorge to Koblenz, where you can join our optional ‘three river towns’ excursion for a walk around the city and visits to Braubach and Bad Ems. Tonight you can enjoy the festive atmosphere in Koblenz and welcome in the new year with our on board gala dinner and party night.

Day 4 New Year’s Day: Koblenz – Cologne
Enjoy a leisurely morning as we cruise to Cologne, the largest city on the Rhine which is dominated by a magnificent Gothic cathedral – it’s the perfect place for a New Year’s Day stroll.

Day 5: Cologne – UK
After breakfast we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey.

New Year Rhine Cruise

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• See in the New Year in style on board the mps Lady Anne

• Enjoy a cracing New Year’s Eve Party on board our ship

• Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge

• Travel to the well-known inclined street of Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim

• Sample wine from the local vineyards

• Spend time in Cologne, equally revered for its cultural offerings and for being a shopper’s paradise


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, Hull or Newcastle, 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. Hull and Newcastle crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration.

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 for Ashford start from £59 per person per night and for Dover for £65 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises certain cruises.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

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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29 December 2017
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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!

Rheingau wine

Wiesbaden & sparkling Rheingau wine


Enjoy a fascinating excursion into the world of sparkling wine. Our coach takes us to the beautiful spa town of Wiesbaden, where you can enjoy some time at leisure before we visit Henkell, one of the premier sparkling wine producers in the world. Here we are taken on a tour through the impressive marble hall and the wine cellars which extend over seven floors, after which you can taste exquisite varieties. Please note: There are approximately 50 steps over a series of floors to visit the cellars.

Three river towns scenic explorer

Three river towns scenic explorer


Discover three different towns on three different rivers on this scenic excursion. First we join our Cruise Manager for a walk around Koblenz, where the Moselle meets the Rhine. We are then taken by coach to Braubach, a beautiful medieval city which nestles of the banks of the Rhine, and enjoy a little free time before making a short stop at the imperial spa town of Bad Ems in the Lahn Valley.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price


Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!

At a glance

Length: 5 days

From: Koblenz

Ends: Cologne

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
5 days
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Executive return coach travel from your chosen departure point
  • Return ferry crossing
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get together and Party Night
  • En-suite cabin accommodation aboard the mps Lady Anne
  • Full board during the cruise
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Entertainment every night of your cruise
  • New Year’s Eve party
  • Visits to Koblenz, Rüdesheim & Cologne
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager


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