Your Cruise Itinerary - Christmas on the Rhine Cruise

Day 1 Embark in Cologne

Embark in Cologne to board our inviting river cruise ship, MPS Rotterdam. We also take the chance to explore the festive delights of Cologne’s Christmas markets before we sail to Bonn this evening.

Day 2 Bonn to Koblenz

After a morning exploring the charms of Bonn, we sail to the picturesque town of Koblenz. Here we enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the town and have the opportunity to sample traditional Gluhwein, which is sure to warm the cockles!

Day 3 Christmas Eve - Koblenz to Rudesheim

Discover popular Koblenz before we cruise along the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim, this historical town will be brimming with festive cheer!

Day 4 Christmas Day Rudesheim to Boppard

Explore Rudesheim at leisure this morning. We then sail to pretty Boppard while savouring our delicious Christmas lunch. Why not enjoy a stroll along Boppard’s pretty promenade this afternoon? Later we enjoy a sumptuous five-course Christmas gala dinner.

Day 5 Boppard to Cologne

This morning we leave Boppard behind and sail to Cologne, arriving after lunch. This afternoon we enjoy an include panoramic tour of this historic city.

Day 6 Disembark in Cologne

Disembark in Cologne this morning, We leave the MPS Rotterdam and continue our journey home.

Departures Dates & Prices 2017 - 8 Days by Coach Tour Code RRDECRZ

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
December 21
£939
£893

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available call for details. Supplement Single Room £199

  • 8 Days by Coach
  • Hol. Code: RRDECRZ
  • Dep. Code: X
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 1 excluded excursion - Panoramic Cologne

Departures Dates & Prices 2017 - 6 Days by Air Tour Code RADECRZ

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
December 22
£989
£940

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available call for details. Supplement Single Room £139

  • 6 Days by Air
  • Hol. Code: RADECRZ
  • Air to Cologne/Dusseldorf
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 1 excluded excursion - Panoramic Cologne

Departures Dates & Prices 2017 - 6 Days by Rail Tour Code RLDECRZ

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
December 22
£979
£931

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available call for details. Supplement Single Room £139

  • 6 Days by Rail
  • Hol. Code: RLDECRZ
  • Rail from London St Pancras via Brussels
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 1 excluded excursion - Panoramic Cologne

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Northern France

Across to Calais, and onwards to Northern France and our overnight hotel.

Day 2: Northern France to Cologne

We join the ship in Cologne. Time to explore before we begin our afternoon cruise to Konigswinter.

Day 3: Konigswinter to Koblenz

We sail to picturesque Koblenz. Enjoy the traditional festive atmosphere of the town.

Christmas Eve: Koblenz to Rudesheim

We continue our journey, along the Rhine Gorge, arriving this afternoon in Rudesheim.

Christmas Day: Rudesheim to Mainz

This morning we arrive in Mainz where we have a day at leisure. Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch and sumptuous five-course Christmas gala dinner on board this evening.

Boxing Day: Mainz–Bonn

We continue to Bonn. This evening we’ll celebrate at the Captain’s gala dinner.

Day 7: Bonn-Cologne-Northern France

We have a short cruise this morning to Cologne. Where we disembark and continue our coach journey to our overnight hotel in Northern France.

Day 8: Northern France to UK

Calais, Dover and then home.

JOIN BY COACH

Day 1: UK to Northern France

Across to Calais then onwards to our overnight hotel in Northern France for dinner this evening.

Day 2: Northern France to Cologne

We continue our coach journey to join the MPS Rotterdam for our Christmas cruise.

Day 7: Cologne to Northern France

Disembark and journey to our overnight hotel.

Day 8: Northern France to UK

We travel on to Calais for our ferry to Dover and continue home.

JOIN BY AIR

Day 2: UK to Cologne/Dusseldorf

Fly to Cologne or Dusseldorf where you will transfer to the MPS Rotterdam.

Day 7: Cologne/Dusseldorf to UK

Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

JOIN BY RAIL

Day 2: London St Pancras to Cologne

We meet at St Pancras and join the Eurostar to Brussels, on to Cologne then transfer to MPS Rotterdam.

Day 7: Cologne to London St Pancras

Disembark and on to Cologne station for the service to Brussels and Eurostar across to London.

Shearings Holidays
Christmas on the Rhine

6 or 7 Day Holidays by Coach, Air or Rail - 5% Discount

Prices from only £893

 

Join us for a magical Christmas as we soak up the wonderful festive atmosphere along the majestic Rhine, with breathtaking winter scenery throughout our journey, including a sumptuous Christmas dinner.

Book this festive Rhine Cruise directly with Shearing Holidays and enjoy a 5% discount. Call direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 

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.

Tour prices from only £855

 

Visit fascinating ports of call along the majestic Rhine on this festive break. Celebrate Christmas with a sumptuous five-course dinner and Champagne. This Shearings tour comes with a 5% discount saving from River Cruise Holidays. So book today to save money on this delightful festive trip.

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 or by Rail from London St Pancras via Brussels
  • 5 nights full-board cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise manager
  • 1 excluded excursion - Panoramic Cologne

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore charming Bonn
  • Celebrate Christmas on the majestic Rhine
  • Experience the festive charms of Koblenz
  • Visit splendid Rudesheim

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.

read more..

Optional Excursions

  • Discover Bonn
  • Historic Koblenz

Book optional excursions on board from only £14

Pre-book now and save 10%

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.

contact us for details


RECENTLY VIEWED TOURS

Brochures requested. Click here to go to the brochures page.

Travel 55 is part of the Cennet Travel Group
All content © Cennet Travel 2017 Website Design by Seventy9

T&C's | Privacy | Cookies | Site Map | Contact Us