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The Romantic Rhine Valley

Enjoy a short break along the Rhine from Strasbourg past spectacular scenery, historic castles and charming towns

Cruise Only - Package Possible
4 nights from £562pp

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Our journey begins in cosmopolitan Strasbourg, located on the border between France and Germany, and famous for its magnificent cathedral and colourful half-timbered buildings. We cruise the Romantic Rhine river to Koblenz, meandering alongside steep cliffs and small islands, enclosed by hillside vineyards.

Experience the spectacular scenery of this region with its many castles and ruins, wine-growing villages and small medieval towns. We visit the historic town of Koblenz, Rudesheim with its lively Drosselgrasse of restaurants and taverns, and pass the famous Lorelei Rock. Sailing back up the Rhine to Speyer, you have the chance to visit Heidelberg and its famous castle.

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SEH - Romantic River Rhine Cruise Break Itinerary

Day 1 - Strasbourg (France)

Embark between 6 and 7pm at Rue du Havre, Strasbourg. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner on board. This evening there is an optional visit to Old Strasbourg by canal boat (subject to minimum number of participants).

Day 2 - Koblenz (Germany)

Sailing to the towns of Lauterbourg, Speyer, Mainz. Breakfast on board. The cruise will continue towards Koblenz up the most beautiful section of the Romantic Rhine. We will sail past the towns of Kaub, Oberwese and Saint-Goar. Before we reach our mooring in Koblenz, you will see Stolzenfels castle. Arrival in Koblenz around 6pm. Explore the old city in the company of our hostess. Free evening. Overnight in port.

Day 3 - Rudesheim

We continue sailing up the beautiful River Rhine between Koblenz and Rudesheim. We will pass numerous castles situated in famous vineyards, as well as the famous Lorelei Rock. Lunch on board. We arrive in Rudesheim at about 3pm, and there is time to do some shopping, or you may choose to join the optional excursion which takes you by mini-train to a wine tasting and then to the Mechanical Music Museum. In 2017, there is a second optional excursion - a hike through the vineyards of Rudesheim. Back on board at 7pm for dinner. In the evening, the famous Drosselgasse awaits you with its numerous open-air bars and bands.

Day 4 - Speyer

We set sail early this morning to sail back up the Rhine to Speyer. Lunch on board. As we cruise we will pass through the towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms and Mannheim. Depart for the optional excursion: visit to Heidelberg and its castle. The symbol of German Romanticism, it owes its reputation to its incomparable location in the Neckar valley, nestling between the forest-covered slopes and dominated by the majestic ruins of its castle. Stopover in Speyer or Mannheim, depending on the availability of mooring points. Back on board at about 6pm. Gala dinner followed by an evening of dancing. Late departure towards Strasbourg.

Day 5 - Strasbourg (France)

Breakfast on board. Arrival in Strasbourg around 09.00am. Disembarkation after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and overseas transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board availability permitting)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Strasbourg to Strasbourg

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Boheme - Victor Hugo - Leonardo De Vinci - Douce France - Monet - Modigliani - Symphonie
Apr 13, 24£562£885
May 20; Jun 01, 25£628£955
Jul 27; Aug 11, 22, 28£581£899
Sep 14, 18, 22, 24£628£955
Oct 01, 06, 12, 15, 16, 18£562£885
Ship: Gerard Schmitter
Apr 25£647£975
Jul 03, 17, 26; Aug 15£666£995
Sep 29£712£1039

Price Information

  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement £90
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - from £115
  • Single Supplement: £185
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