Your Cruise Itinerary - German & Swiss Rhine

Day 1 Embark in Cologne, cruise to Koblenz

Step aboard the MPS Rotterdam in Cologne - why not explore this impressive city before we sail to Koblenz this evening?

Day 2 Koblenz to Rudesheim

We arrive in Koblenz, where the Rhine meets the Moselle. Explore this historical city, with its cultural monuments and buildings. Later, we sail to Rudesheim, in the heart of German wine-producing country.

Day 3 Rudesheim to Speyer

Enjoy time in Rudesheim - consider our optional excursion to explore further. We then sail to Speyer, arriving late evening.

Day 4 Speyer to Strasbourg

This morning we discover this fascinating city with its 11th-century Imperial cathedral, which is one of Germany’s largest and most important cathedrals. We continue our cruise to Strasbourg.

Day 5 Strasbourg

The capital of the Alsace region, enjoy an included visit to Strasbourg. A must for all is the Grand Ile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 - the first time an entire city centre was given this title.

Day 6 Strasbourg to Breisach

Today we make our way to the historical town of the Breisach. Stroll around the town to glimpse views of the Hagenbach Tower, the beautiful cathedral and the whimsical Jugglers’ Fountain. We will also enjoy an included excursion to discover Alsace, with its rich and interesting mythologies.

Day 7 Breisach to Basel

From Breisach, we cross the Swiss border to Basel. You may wish to join our optional excursion to discover this beautiful destination, with its medieval Old Town, Basel Munster and lively market square.

Day 8 Disembark in Basel

Say a fond farewell to the MPS Rotterdam, as we disembark after breakfast and continue home.

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - 10 Days by Coach Tour Code RRDECRA

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
May 16
£1204
£1144
August 22
£1304
£1239
June 6
£1304
£1239
September 19
£1304
£1239
July 18
£1304
£1239

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available call for details.

Supplement Single Room £209

  • Hol. Code: RRDECRA
  • Dep. Code: X
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Strasbourg Shuttle and Discover Alsace

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - 8 Days by Air Tour Code RADECRA

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
May 17
£1229
£1168
August 23
£1304
£1239
June 7
£1304
£1239
September 20
£1304
£1239
July 19
£1304
£1239

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available. Air holidays are based on flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Regional departures also available call for details. Supplement Single Room £159

  • Hol. Code: RADECRA
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Air to Cologne/Dusseldorf returning from Basel/Zurich
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Strasbourg Shuttle and Discover Alsace

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - 8 Days by Rail Tour Code RLDECRE

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
May 17
£1264
£1201
August 23
£1354
£1287
June 6
£1354
£1287
September 20
£1354
£1287
July 19
£1354
£1287

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available call for details. Supplement Single Room £159

  • Hol. Code: RADECRE
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Rail from London St Pancras via Brussels returning from Basel via Paris
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Strasbourg Shuttle and Discover Alsace

Shearings Holidays
German & Swiss Rhine

Holidays by Coach, Rail or Air - 8 or 10 Days - 5% discount

Tour prices from only £1144

Tour prices from only £1144

Take the opportunity to explore more than the usual sights along the Rhine. You can relax and take in the views as your ship sails through some of the Rhine's most stunning scenery in three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to take optional excursions to the stunningly beautiful Black Forest, romantic Heidelberg with its imposing sandstone castle or into Switzerland for more incredible vistas. Along the way, enjoy Strasbourg, the entire town centre of which is a World Heritage Site; bijou Speyer and vibrant Basel. There’s an endless list of sights to see and things to do!

To book this wonderful German cruise holiday German & Swiss Rhine with Shearings call them direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 to receive the 5% discount.

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings river cruise will be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

What's Included

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Northern France, by Air to Cologne/Dusseldorf returning from Basel/Zurich, or by Rail from London St Pancras via Brussels returning from Basel via Paris
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Visit to Strasbourg and Discover Alsace

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore historical Speyer
  • See Basel’s medieval old town
  • Journey through wine country to picturesque Rudesheim
  • Discover Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Your Ship: MPS Rotterdam

The elegant MPS Rotterdam is Shearings' flagship vessel and is exclusively charted. The friendly staff on board this welcoming ship will take care of everything for you. Every cabin has a river view and the on board entertainment is second to none.

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Included excursions…

Half day Visit to Strasbourg

Take advantage of our shuttle service to Strasbourg. Whilst you’re there be sure to visit the mesmerising Gothic Strasbourg Cathedral, and picturesque ‘La Petite France’.

Half day Discover Alsace

We enjoy a scenic drive through Alsace’s gorgeous scenery, before taking a guided walking tour of Obernai, the birthplace of St Odile.

Optional Excursions

  • Historical Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Evening Wine Tasting and Siegfried’s
  • Panoramic Rudesheim
  • Historical Speyer and Cathedral
  • Waterways of Strasbourg
  • Bustling Basel

Must See - Basel

Basel has a beautiful medieval town centre with many historical buildings to admire, such as the Romanesque Munster (cathedral), the Renaissance Rathaus (town hall) and the many buildings by well-known architects such as Herzog & De Meuron, Richard Meier and Diener & Diener.

Great deals for group bookings

Take your group on one of Shearings holidays for an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of FREE places on many tours for groups of more than 20, with up to four free places for groups of over 40.

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