Cruising the Rhine & Moselle

Cruising the Rhine & Moselle

8 Days Starting and ending in London, UK

Visiting: London, Brussels, Cologne, Andernach, Mainz, Germersheim, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rüdesheim an der Nahe, Koblenz

Tour operator:

Just You

Tour code:

SKRMO

Specialist Group:

Singles Solo

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

River Cruise

Activities:

Rail Excursion, Shopping

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley and immerse yourself in culture and wonderful scenery where history comes alive on the banks of the Rhine and Moselle .  Sail by Loreley Rock, where legend has it a mermaid seduced sailors with her songs.  Visit Strasbourg, the border town along the Rhine, today a centre for Europe with the European Parliament and European Court of Human Rights located here but with a historical UNESCO World Heritage Site centre.  Admire the impressive Heidelburg Castle and the equestrian monument to Emperor Wilhelm I in Koblenz. 

Highlights

  • Cruise through the World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful corner of Germany

  • Visit to Andernach Geyser

  • City tours of Strasbourg and Koblenz

  • Visit to the impressive Heidelburg Castle

  • Your own room guaranteed & no single supplement

  • Dedicated Just You holiday director with you on the trip

Itinerary

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Day 1 : London - Brussels - Cologne
Location: London, Brussels, Cologne
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Dinner

Make your own way to London St Pancras for the Eurostar to Brussels. On arrival transfer by coach to Cologne where you will join your Nicko Cruises ship. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your travelling companions over a welcome drink prior to dinner onboard.

Day 2 : Andernach
Location: Andernach
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Awake this morning in Andernach, one of Germany's oldest towns. Take a tour to the Andernach Geyser., possibly the highest cold water Geyser reaching around 60 metres.

Day 3 : Mainz
Location: Mainz
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A morning in Mainz, where you can visit at your leisure. Alternatively, you can take the optional tour that explores this wonderful Rhine city (book and pay onboard the cruise). After lunch on board, the cruise will continue and pass by the famous Loreley Rock, where legend tells the story of the beautiful and melancholy siren whose song enchanted passing sailors.

Day 4 : Germersheim
Location: Germersheim
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A morning at leisure to explore Germersheim, alternatively, take the optional sightseeing tour to Speyer, one of Germany's oldest city (book and pay onboard the cruise) . Return to the cruise and enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing onboard.

Day 5 : Strasbourg
Location: Strasbourg
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a tour of Strasbourg, the border town along the Rhine, visit the historical centre, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the picturesque quarter where tanners once dried leather and furs in the open lofts of the well-preserved half-timbered houses. Continue by coach and pass the Rhine Palace, National Library and the Opera. A guided walking tour through the fascinating narrow streets of 'Petit France' follows - see the historic guesthouses, delicatessen shops and elegant boutiques before arriving at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, where the astronomical clock chimes on the hour, bringing the different figures to life.

Day 6 : Mannheim - Rudesheim
Location: Mannheim, Rüdesheim an der Nahe
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Awake this morning in Mannheim. Located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers, the Mannheim Baroque Palace is worth a visit and it has lovely shopping and parks to explore. A sightseeing tour to Heidelberg, nestled between the Neckar River and the foothills of the Odenwald forest is included today. The castle, residence of the Palatine Counts who ruled the Palatinate of the Rhine for over 400 years, rivalled the splendour of the imperial courts of Vienna and Prague. Return to the cruise and enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing onboard.

Day 7 : Koblenz
Location: Koblenz
Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Rhein Symphonie
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely morning cruising to Koblenz and take a tour of the city. Since the 10th century the cityscape has been characterised by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and the equestrian monument to Emperor Wilhelm I. Enjoy breath taking views of the 'Deutsches Eck' (German Corner) on a cable car ride up to the fortress, followed by a guided walking tour through the city centre.

Day 8 : Cologne - Brussels - London
Location: Cologne, Brussels, London
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast onboard we'll disembark the ship and transfer to Brussels rail station for the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    7 nights onboard Nicko cruises - Rhein Symphonie

  • Meals

    20 included meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Just You Holiday Director

  • Return rail travel from St Pancras on the Eurostar to Brussels

  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

  • Unlimited drinks package*

  • All gratuities and WIFI on the cruise

  • All port fees

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

Accommodation

The large panoramic windows of the Rhein Symphonie makes it perfect for enjoying the views of 'Father Rhine'. The vast sun deck is perfect for relaxing and taking in the panorama before heading down for a drink in the light and airy salon and bar. The large restaurant can serve all passengers in one sitting serving international and regional specialities.

Mode of Transport

NICKO RIVER CRUISE - RHEIN SYMPHONIE

Check out our Q&As

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No and your own room is guaranteed!

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No and your own room is guaranteed!

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No and your own room is guaranteed!

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

  • Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

  • Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

  • What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Reviews of this Operator

Jenny Elliott  

Fabulous Holiday with Just You

28-Oct-2021

Fabulous holiday with Just You - well organised, excellent accommodation and our tour leader absolutely made the trip! Would highly recommend.

Featured on Trustpilot
Russell Kerfoot  

Travels 2013 -2019

21/06/2021

Have taken about 15 tours with JY, mainly long haul, and found the experience exhilarating. Apart from the company's professionalism and extensive and varied tour options, I have made so many friends for life. Looking forward to resuming my travels in 2022.

Featured on Trustpilot
Jan Clark  

My Go-to tour company!

16-Nov-2021

I’ve travelled many times with Just You and have always experienced 5-star service from them; so much so that they are always my go-to travel company. Realising a life-time’s dream of visiting Petra and touring Jordan with JY was amazing. Every day was a highlight and the tour manager, Jenny, was lovely and so professional. I can even see me doing this tour again next year.

Featured on Trustpilot
aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

Been on 5 holidays with...

13-Oct-2023

Been on 5 holidays with this company they have generally been good but the prices have risen considerably and i feel do not provide true value for money. In my opinion all the excursions and meals should be included in the total cost as they not worth the extra cost. Also they are very dismissive of any complaints once you have paid for the holiday they are not interested. I think i will try another company next time

Sue Sweeney (Google Reviewer)  

Great holidays for singles. I've been...

28-Jun-2023

Great holidays for singles. I've been on 4 holidays with them. Only issue is the hotel rooms. They generally use 3* hotels and I've booked at the same time and price as my friends but the difference in rooms is unbelievable. I've been lucky, but I've heard horror stories from friends of rooms like a dungeon with one small high window whilst I've had a fabulous sea view.

Maureen May (Google Reviewer)  

Just returned from St Lucia....

29-Feb-2024

Just returned from St Lucia. Hotel dreadfully shabby. Breakfasts very limited with very little fresh fruit. Our hotel was a 20 minute walk in 29C or a free bus on the hour to the beach and sister hotel. Location good for nearby local shopping and restaurants. The sunset cruise was brilliant as was the whale watching, but surf and safari trip was a disaster. We travelled in two open topped trucks with a two and a half hour drive to the surfing destination. During the trip smoke started from the gear box and we had to abandon the vehicle until the situation was rectified, which, to their credit, was sorted very quickly. Unfortunately the sea was too rough for the boat so we had to return back in the trucks. Extremely uncomfortable on side bench seats, hanging on in the rain. So, all in all we don’t over 6 hours on the trucks - not good. The tour guide left before the 5 day extension period without a handover to the local tour operators. No Information was given except by the hotel. I had already booked to go the Athens with Just You in May, now I wish I hadn’t.

Lynda Martin (Google Reviewer)  

Don't go to the Mercure...

10-Feb-2024

Don't go to the Mercure Hotel in Brighton for a Christmas holiday. Dingy rooms, small tables so you are encouraged to sit on your own when you have expected to be able to chat. But this is nothing compared to the Christmas lunch. Reconstituted white meat that could have been anything, no roasties, no stuffing, no cranberry sauce, you couldn't cut the sprouts because the knife wasn't sharp enough. I had pre ordered prawn cocktail as my starter but on the day when we all turned up together, there was no prawn cocktail for me they had run out, so all I had was soup. No dancing, no music. The carpets were stained and it was a very sorry affair. I paid £1348 for 4 nights of this very shabby standard. Sorry Just You, butbit is the last holiday I will have with you. This year, whether I go to Aldi or Waitrose, I will buy the whole shebang and cook it myself, and then I will be sure to enjoy it.

eamonn young (Google Reviewer)  

Great holiday but then no...

21-Sep-2023

Great holiday but then no response to email concerning an important point concerning incorrect information in documentation. Turkish Airlines do have online check in..saves being put on standby. Documentation says you can't check in online..you can. Just wanted to save other travellers having the same problem about being put on stand by. Just You don't seem to care.

Janet Roe (Google Reviewer)  

Travelled with Just You to...

10-Jan-2024

Travelled with Just You to South America - Chile Argentina and Brazil in Nov 2023. Tour guide was totally inexperienced for this long haul tour and was completely out of her depth. This caused massive problems with the holiday when we were unable to travel to Mendoza due to snow blocking the road across the Andes. The company head office did not address the group's concerns and did not offer us alternative air travel. Lots of other issues with this holiday and tour manager. Despite having made a formal complaint my concerns have not been addressed. I can't see me travelling with this company again.

shirley perry (Google Reviewer)  

What should have been the...

19-Dec-2023

What should have been the holiday of a lifetime to the National Parks of America was a big disappointment due mainly to our tour guide. When I traveled with Just You pre-Covid on their long haul holidays, there was always a Just You representative meeting everyone at the airport and travelling with the group, plus local guides at your destination. This time it was just Veronica on arrival, who wasn't even there when the first of the group arrived, and she gave us very little information about the areas we were travelling through.

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    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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