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Christmas on the Majestic Rhine

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The festivities of Christmas on the Rhine

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2020 Tour code: RLX21

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Days 1-2 - London and Cologne

We meet at our Departure Office in London St Pancras and join the Eurostar to Brussels. We continue to Cologne, where we transfer to the Five-Star Amadeus Imperial and enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner this evening.

On Day 2 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. After lunch we spend the afternoon cruising along the magnificent Rhine Gorge towards Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock and sleepy villages, overlooked by brooding hilltop castles.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Koblenz Christmas Market
Days 3-4 - Christmas in Speyer and Strasbourg

This morning we arrive in Speyer, where an optional guided walking tour gives you the chance to see the highlights of the town, including its cathedral. We stay in Speyer until the early hours, so those wishing to attend Mass after our on-board Christmas Eve celebrations can do so.

We spend the morning of Christmas Day gently sailing towards Strasbourg, giving you the opportunity to simply relax, take part in the on-board festivities, and enjoy the on-board amenities. You could indulge in a massage, or just relax in the panoramic lounge and watch the passing scenery. At lunchtime we reach the French city of Strasbourg, located on the west bank of the Rhine. Steeped in heritage, Strasbourg's town centre enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status and is a delight to explore.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kaiserdom Cathedral, Speyer
Days 5-7 - Mainz, Cologne and London

We arrive in Mainz on Boxing Day, where you can join an optional guided walking tour, taking in the narrow streets of the Old Town and enjoying a visit to the Gutenberg Museum. Tonight we enjoy a Captain's gala dinner on our ship. On Day 6 we arrive in Cologne, where you have the full day to discover this wonderful cathedral city - either independently or on an optional guided walk. On Day 7 we disembark the ship and travel by train to Brussels, connecting with the Eurostar service to London.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Eurostar Meal
Mainz Christmas Market