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Rhineland Christmas

STRASBOURG – KOBLENZ - RUDESHEIM - SPIRE - STRASBOURG

 
 
 

Enjoy Christmas on the Rhine in comfort and style on this 5 day cruise.  Included is a Christmas Eve dinner and Midnight Mass.  Amongst your memories will be the magical Lorelei Rock, spectacular vineyard and castle riverside scenery, the charming old town of Koblenz, and the cathedral town of Speyer.  

 

Days: 5 Days
Code -  RER
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

22 Dec STRASBOURG
Day 1

Boarding in Strasbourg between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm at our river mooring, rue du Havre, aboard our boat especially decked out in a festive atmosphere. Settling into your cabin. Get together in the lounge for the welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Departure of the cruise.

   
23 Dec KOBLENZ
Day 2

Breakfast during the cruise down the Rhine, passing by the towns of Spire, Mannheim, Worms, Mainz, Wiesbaden. Lunch during the cruise. Afternoon sailing on the Rhine. This cruise takes place on the part of the Rhine which is the most charged with romanticism. The Rock of the Lorelei fosters these myths. The river snakes through a route dominated by dramatic ruins, hillside vineyards and majestic fortresses. We will arrive in Koblenz around 6.00 pm. A town situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. Dinner followed by the "Christmas Tales" theme evening. You will be invited to participate, recounting the Christmases of your region. Overnight stopover.

   
24 Dec KOBLENZ - RUDESHEIM
Day 3

After breakfast on board, your hostess will accompany you for the exploration of Koblenz. The old town will enchant you with its labyrinthine muddle of squares and streets which, despite being destroyed on a number of occasions, has managed to maintain a certain welcoming elegance. Back on board and departure of the cruise around 10.30 am. Sailing in the direction of Rudesheim which we will reach around 5.00 pm. Optional tour of the museum known throughout the world for its mechanical musical instruments. Back on board at the end of the afternoon. Our Head Chef will invite you to the restaurant where you will celebrate Christmas Eve around a glittering Christmas tree and a succulent dinner. Then, we will have the chance to take part in midnight mass in Rudesheim (depending on places available – possibility of transfer to book and pay on board). Back on board where you will be served a glass of mulled wine. During the night, Father Christmas will pay you a visit.

   
25 Dec RUDESHEIM - SPIRE
Day 4

The boat will leave Rudesheim during the night, heading for Spire. Buffet breakfast during the cruise. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, we suggest that you explore Spire in the company of our hostess. A magnificent town dominated by its Romanesque cathedral, the biggest in Germany. Back to the boat for dinner. Departure of the boat for Strasbourg. Dinner and gala evening.

   
26 Dec STRASBOURG
Day 5

Buffet breakfast on board. Through the locks at Iffezheim and Gambsheim. Morning's sailing followed by lunch. Arrival in Strasbourg around 3.00 pm. End of this wonderful Christmas cruise on the Rhine and the Moselle. Disembarkation. End of our journey.

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety , the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual. Cruise co-ordinators, commentary and sightseeing in French and/or English (subject to minimum numbers).

   
INCLUSIONS



This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to lunch on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner, accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers).

                      
 
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This offer does not include: additional drinks, insurance, personal expenses.  
DRINKS NOT INCLUDED except for Christmas Eve dinner. 

Formalities: valid national identity card or passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.

   
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