Cologne & The Rhine Valley Christmas Markets Cruise by Rail – MS Serenade 1

Cologne & The Rhine Valley Christmas Markets Cruise by Rail – MS Serenade 1

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Cologne & The Rhine Valley Christmas Markets Cruise by Rail – MS Serenade 1

5 Days Starting and ending in London, UK

Visiting: Cologne, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Koblenz, Brussels, London

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Tour code:

r-tbc6

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

River Cruise

Activities:

Shopping, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

With convenient travel by rail, join us on a delightful Rhine River tour and immerse yourself in the festive spirit in style. Cruise through breathtaking wonderlands and experience the splendour of the Rhine Gorge whilst enjoying fantastic ports of call at some of Europe's largest Christmas markets. Explore the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage site of Rudesheim, delve into the magic of Koblenz, and enjoy a spot of last-minute shopping in Cologne. With stylish accommodation aboard the MS Serenade 1, there’s no better way to make your festive season one to remember.

Highlights

  • With convenient travel by rail, join us on a delightful Rhine River tour and immerse yourself in the festive spirit in style

  • Cruise through breathtaking wonderlands and experience the splendour of the Rhine Gorge whilst enjoying fantastic ports of call at some of Europe's largest Christmas markets.

  • Explore the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage site of Rüdesheim, delve into the magic of Koblenz

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Cologne
Location:

Cologne, Rüdesheim am Rhein


Accommodation Name:

MS Serenade 1


Meals Included:

Dinner


Travel by Eurostar from London St. Pancras International to Cologne via Brussels. On arrival, our coach picks us up and transfers us to our ship. Enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening as we sail towards Rüdesheim.

Day 2 : Rüdesheim
Location:

Rüdesheim am Rhein


Accommodation Name:

MS Serenade 1


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Relax this morning as we cruise along the Rhine through the astonishing gorge, passing by the incredible landmark of Lorelei. In the early afternoon, we arrive into Rüdesheim where you have free time to enjoy the Christmas Market, a delightful event held in the town’s chocolate-box old quarter.

Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion, 'Rüdesheim Delights', visiting the wonderful Mechanical Music Museum of Siegfried before enjoying a delicious mug of glühwein. This evening, there is also the opportunity to join our excursion to a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine.

Day 3 : Rüdesheim To Koblenz
Location:

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Koblenz


Accommodation Name:

MS Serenade 1


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning we sail to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Here, we have free time to visit the Koblenz Christmas Market, with over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls offering a range of handmade gifts and Christmas decorations. Enjoy a glass of glühwein whilst listening to festive music playing. Alternatively, you can explore the city’s quaint lanes and atmospheric squares filled with beautiful old buildings.

Day 4 : Koblenz To Cologne
Location:

Koblenz, Cologne


Accommodation Name:

MS Serenade 1


Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast, we cruise up the Rhine to discover the beautiful city of Cologne. The hive of festive activity takes place around the cathedral and the old town, where you will find a maze of pretty stalls also offering outstanding arts and crafts. There are also a number of smaller markets to enjoy including the Harbour Christmas Markets held on the Rhine, with snowy white pagoda tents reminiscent of a ship’s sails.

Day 5 : Return Home
Location:

Cologne, Brussels, London


Meals Included:

Breakfast


We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning before transferring by coach to Cologne Railway Station, where we travel by train to Brussels and then by Eurostar to London St. Pancras International.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of convenient joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • International Travel

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights on a full-board basis aboard the MS Serenade 1.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Fully escorted by our experienced drivers/crews. And in most towns and cities we either include or offer optional sightseeing tours with expert local guides to help you get the most from your visits.

  • 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

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Some tours carry a supplement for solo travellers, please ask for details if the Single price is not shown

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

    Yes

  • What type of coach will be used?

    You will travel on either our Luxuria Coach or our Silver Service Coach

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

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

    Sole use of your own room on all Single Traveller holidays: means you still get your privacy and time out from the group.

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

    Yes

  • Battlefield Tours - Will it be possible to visit a particular cemetery whilst on the tour?

    Please contact us and we will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Monday - Friday

Dec 02, 2024 - Dec 06, 2024
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Dec 09, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
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Monday - Friday

Dec 08, 2025 - Dec 12, 2025
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  • Low Deposit

    Leger Holidays requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 42 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of leger holidays charges.

    Up to 43 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 28 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 3 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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