Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Cologne where we board our cruise ship for nine nights. 

Day 2 - Koblenz and the Rhine Gorge

Arrive in Koblenz where you will have free time to explore. We then cruise through the Rhine Gorge past vine-clad slopes and majestic fortresses, before reaching the ‘wine town’ of Rüdesheim where we moor overnight. Why not join our optional ‘Highlights of Rüdesheim’ excursion, enjoying sightseeing by little road train and visiting Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. B,L,D

Day 3 - Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg

We set sail in the early hours along the Rhine and then join the Main River to Aschaffenburg arriving at around lunchtime. Later this afternoon we set sail to Miltenberg arriving later this evening. We remain berthed in Miltenberg overnight. B,L,D

Day 4 - Wertheim

Continue our cruise along the Main River to the town of Wertheim located on the confluence of the rivers Tauber and Main. After a morning at leisure, enjoy a relaxing cruise to the town of Wurzburg arriving just after midnight. B,L,D

Day 5 - Wurzburg

Spend the morning exploring Wurzburg, before continuing by coach to the nearby town of Ochsenfurt. We rejoin the ship and cruise towards Schweinfurt. B,L,D

Day 6 - Bamberg

We cruise to Bamberg on the River Main. Explore the winding streets of the city, or to see more, join our optional sightseeing tour. We continue our cruise to Nuremberg, arriving late evening. B,L,D

Day 7 - Nuremberg

Enjoy a further full day cruising, or alternatively, spend the morning at leisure in Nuremberg. This cosmopolitan city offers a bustling market square, with its restaurants, shops and bars. An optional guided sightseeing tour will be available to introduce you to the sights. This afternoon, we continue by coach to the town of Hilpoltstein to re-join our ship for the cruise to Riedenburg. B,L,D

Day 8 - Kelheim and Regensburg

We continue our cruise to Kelheim, where we have free time, before cruising along the Danube to Regensburg, one of the largest and most well-preserved cities in Bavaria, arriving mid-afternoon. Highlights include the Dom St. Peter and the Old Town Hall. B,L,D

Day 9 - Passau

We head to Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz Rivers. We are due to arrive after lunch which will allow you time this afternoon to explore at your leisure. This evening we spend our final night on board ship. B,L,D

Day 10 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber

We disembark our ship early this morning and re-join our coach for the journey to the charming town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber where winding alleyways and halftimbered houses decorated with colourful window boxes make this a lovely place to explore. After free time, we continue to our overnight hotel in central Germany. B,D

Day 11 - Cologne

Travel to cologne for free time. We continue our journey to the overnight hotel in Belgium. B

Day 12

Return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LS= Light Supper, D=Dinner

Silver Service Departure Dates and Prices 2018 - tour code 12GRDV

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

May 7 2018
September 24*

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a main deck cabin. No single room/cabins available. Extras - optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details. Cabin upgrades per person - promenade deck cabin £90.

*Sep 24 2018 departure operates in reverse and will differ slightly. Call for details.

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
Scenic Cruise Cologne to Passau along the Rhine, Main and Danube

Cruise Holidays 12 Days

Prices from only £1399

This river cruise with Leger Holidays lets you experience the delights of three of Europe’s mighty rivers on this nine-night cruise. Witness the dramatic scenery as you cruise by steep vineyards, ancient fairytale castles, pretty wine towns and historic cities.

To book this Scenic Cruise from Cologne to Passau with Leger Holidays call them direct on 01709 786 554 and quote T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

Travel Door to Door

If you live within 20 miles of one of Leger's free joining points they will pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking. Most Door to Door Journeys are not exclusive to a single holiday booking. Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalising the number of additional stops before meeting the coach.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.


  • 9 nights cruising with full board
  • 2 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 1 evening meal
  • Local joining points

Excursions and ports of call:

  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Rüdesheim
  • Rhine Gorge
  • Cologne

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Your cruise ship

The MV Esmeralda offers a high level of comfort. It has a lift between the promenade deck and main deck and a stair lift between the promenade deck and the partially covered sun deck, where it is a pleasure to relax.

Cabins Accommodation is on two decks – main and promenade – and all of the functional, cosy cabins have picture windows, en-suite facilities, T.V., safety deposit box and twin beds.

Lounge/Bar The Esmeralda has an inviting lounge where morning coffee and afternoon tea is offered each day.

Restaurant Enjoy the Esmeralda’s tasty cuisine in the ship’s comfortable restaurant on the main deck.

Silver Service Luxury Coach

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board.

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches. Enjoy your own reserved seat. Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs*** Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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