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Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise

(Tour code: RLM17)A festive cruise past the Rhine's historic towns

Enjoy a fabulous rail-cruise tour along the Rhine, visiting fascinating riverside towns and exploring charming Christmas Markets from the comfort of the elegant 5-star MS Amadeus Princess.

Tour Highlights
  • 4-Star Superior Amadeus Princess
  • Koblenz and its Christmas Market
  • Mulled wine party
  • Cruise through the Rhine Gorge
  • Rüdesheim and its Christmas Market
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals With Wine
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 4* Superior Cruise Ship
    All-Inclusive Board Basis
    Selected Excursions

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Day 1

London to Cologne

We meet at St Pancras at our dedicated Departure Office before boarding the Eurostar to Brussels. We continue by train, travelling to Cologne, where we overnight. Tonight, and on Day 2, you are free to explore the city's fantastic selection of Christmas Markets, with as many as six different Markets located across the city. Later this afternoon we board our ship. The MS A-Rosa Viva, setting sail towards Mannheim.

  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2


This morning we arrive in Koblenz, situated at the northern end of the scenic Rhine Gorge, and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. During your time here you can choose to join an optional guided walking tour, discovering the sights of the city including the 'Deutsches Eck', the monument marking the point where the mighty rivers meet. This afternoon we make a visit to the city's Christmas Market, with over 130 stalls of hand-crafted gifts this is a traditional festive treat. On our return to the ship we enjoy a mulled wine party, the perfect event to get us in the festive spirit.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ruedesheim Christmas Markets
Day 3


After spending the night moored in Boppard, we depart this morning,cruising along a scenic stretch of the Rhine Gorge. As we sail south we pass countless villages, towns and hilltop castles surrounded by rolling vineyards, we also navigate past the imposing Lorelei Rock, a legendary rocky outcrop that soars high above the water line. Our destination is Rüdesheim, home to the world-renowned Drösselgasse - a street lined with traditional pubs and wine cellars - and one of the area's most popular wine towns. Half-timbered medieval houses, narrow streets and old inns give Rüdesheim the flavour of the Middle Ages. On arrival in this quaint riverside town you could join an optional guided tour, including a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet, a museum for musical instruments. This afternoon we take the time to explore Rüdesheim's quaint Christmas Market, complete a life-size Nativity scene, ahead of a special Gala dinner with the captain back on board.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Eurostar E320
Day 4

Cologne to London

We arrive back in Cologne this morning from where disembark and take the high speed train to Brussels, where we join the Eurostar to London.

  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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