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Rhine Discovery 2017

River Rhine | Germany, Europe

5 days
from
£459
per person
  • Boppard
  • Cologne
  • Cologne
  • Rhine Valley
  • Koblenz
  • Koblenz
  • Rhine
  • Rudesheim
  • Bonn
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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.

 

Rhine Discovery Itinerary

On The River Cruise Line’s five day Rhine Discovery cruise you will explore the year-round beauty of the German Rhine as you sail with our flagship mps Lady Anne. Within the luscious landscape you will find rich vineyards, fairytale castles, quaint villages and picturesque towns, all waiting to be discovered on a trip you will always remember.

Our voyage will take you to cobbled Koblenz, before heading to Rüdesheim, a small wine-making town. We double back to visit Boppard, home of Europe’s largest spa, and then Koblenz once more.Wethen arrive at the historic city of Bonn for a morning of exploring, before setting sail for the city of Cologne. The Rhine Discovery River Cruise also offers excellent additional trips that you can embark upon such as wine-tasting in Rüdesheim, a trip to the cog-railway and Dragon Rock in Bonn, or a visit to the majestic Augustusburg Palace in Cologne.

At The River Cruise Line we offer a whole range of trips to suit all ages and tastes. You can stay informed with the latest news, updates and events by registering for our e-newsletter.

Day 1: UK – Koblenz
We travel to Koblenz and settle aboard our ship. The remainder of the evening is free for strolling through the delightful streets and along the riverside promenades of this attractive walled town.

Day 2: Koblenz – Rüdesheim
Casting off this morning we cruise upriver through the dramatic narrow Rhine gorge to Rüdesheim. Explore at leisure or join our optional excursion to Wiesbaden for a tour, before visiting the medieval town of Eltville. Later, why not join our optional evening excursion in Rüdesheim to seek out the captivating inclined street called the Drosselgasse and enjoy some local wine tasting.

Day 3: Rüdesheim – Boppard – Koblenz
We retrace our route back down the spectacular Rhine Gorge as far as Boppard. Here you can join our optional excursion to Bad Ems, Europe’s oldest and most famous spa, where we meet our guide and follow in the footsteps of its impressive history and famous guests. In the afternoon we cruise to the walled city of Koblenz where a further optional excursion visits Sayn Palace and its beautiful Butterfly Garden. You can then end the day with a relaxing evening in the medieval centre of Koblenz.

Day 4: Koblenz – Bonn – Cologne
Bonn is our destination this morning. You can explore at leisure or join our optional trip on the cog railway which leads to the top of Drachenfels (Dragon Rock). In the afternoon we reach Cologne, if you’re familiar with the city then our optional excursion visiting the nearby Augustusburg Palace makes for a wonderful trip.

Day 5: Cologne – UK
This morning we bid farewell to our Captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.

Rhine Discovery

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• Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Rhine GorgeDiscover hilltop castles and picturesque towns and villages oozing character

• Get unrivalled views of this area of Germany by ship, railway and cable car

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

• Sample wine from the local vineyards

• Head to the Deutches Eck, in Koblenz, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine

• Learn about the life and times of Ludwig van Beethoven

• See the stunning Ahr Valley, which is famed for its great tasting wine

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

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, Hull or Newcastle

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, Hull or Newcastle

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.

Departures

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2017-04-29
29 April 2017
for 5 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Koblenz
5 Days from
£459
Passengers
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2017-07-05
05 July 2017
for 5 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
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5 Days from
£459
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2017-07-08
08 July 2017
for 7 days


Coach
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7 Days from
£619
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2017-07-09
09 July 2017
for 5 days


Coach
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Ferries
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Eurostar
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5 Days from
£459
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2017-08-23
23 August 2017
for 7 days


Coach
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Ferries
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7 Days from
£619
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2017-08-24
24 August 2017
for 5 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
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5 Days from
£459
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2017-11-15
15 November 2017
for 5 days


Coach
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Ferries
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Eurostar
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5 Days from
£459
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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!

Wiesbaden & Medieval Eltville

NEW Spa town of Wiesbaden & medieval Eltville

£17

Wiesbaden is renowned for the healing effects of its 26 thermal springs which draw visitors from near and far. Our sightseeing coach tour shows you the highlights and afterwards we enjoy free time in the medieval town of Eltville.

Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim by night

£27

Visit a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s best wines, before exploring the captivating Drosselgasse, which is filled with little taverns and courtyards and is the cultural heart of the town.

Lahn Valley

NEW Bad Ems, the emperor's spa

£19

Experience this former world famous health resort and follow the traces of its impressive history and famous guests. We visit the famous Marble Hall, the Spa Theatre, the baroque Spa House with its spring hall, the historical spa park and much more on our guided tour of Bad Ems.

Sayn Palace & Butterfly Garden

NEW Sayn Palace & Butterfly Garden

£23

Witness the colourful flourish of exotic butterflies in the Butterfly Garden and then visit the caterpillar house and the insectarium. Afterwards, you are free to explore Sayn Palace which is filled with precious paintings, furniture and artefacts.

Dragon Rock

NEW Dragon Rock Railway

£25

We take the mountain railway to the top of the Drechenfels, the landmark of the Siebengebirge and home to one of Germany’s most famous legends, where Siegfried slew the dragon that lived in a cave.

Palace of Augustusburg

NEW Palaces of Augustusburg & Falkenlust

£29

Augustusburg Palace represents one of the first examples of rococo creations in Germany. We enjoy a guided tour of the palace, after which you can take the short stroll to admire the Falkenlust hunting lodge.

Please note: Augustusburg Palace is closed on a Monday and will be substituted with a visit to Cologne Cathedral.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£99

SAVE £41 PER PERSON
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: Andernach

Ends: Cologne

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover, Hull or Newcastle
  • Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull or Newcastle
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
5 days
from
£459
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 on every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Koblenz, Rudesheim, Boppard, Koblenz, Bonn and Cologne
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

 


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