Cruise Highlights

  • Rüdesheim
  • Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Wine Festival in Boppard
  • Fabulous cruising on the Rhine

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1:

From local joining points we cross to Calais and onwards to join the Virginia in Cologne.

Day 2:

This morning we cfuise upstream, passing the former West German capital of Bonn, to reach Andernach. From here we take a coach excursion to Koblenz, at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle.

Day 3:

A full day cruising today, departing before breakfast, as we pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and by the famous Loreley Rock, to reach the ever-popular tourist centre of Rüdesheim, well known for its bustling Drosselgasse - a narrow lane of wine taverns.

Day 4:

This morning we cruise back downstream to pretty Boppard - the 'Jewel of the Rhine'. Here the annual Boppard Wine Festival is taking place with local wine growers celebrating the harvest amid one of the largest wine producing regions of the Rhineland. Enjoy the atmosphere in the market square as the wine flows and the music plays at one of the key events in the town’s calendar.

Day 5:

Departing from Boppard after breakfast we continue along the Rhine to return to Cologne where the afternoon is free to explore at leisure.

Day 6:

We disembark the Virginia after breakfast and return to Calais for the Channel crossing and homeward bound.

Departure dates and prices 2020 - 7% discount on all dates

Grand UK brochure price in Black from £669

Travel 55 discount price in Red from  £623

Tel Grand UK reservations on 01603 886 795 and quote Travel 55 code TRA55 + tour code RIV

Deck and Cabin Location - Departing  23 September
Cabin (lower) deck


Promenade - Upper Deck


Main (middle) deck


Superior Cabin 


All prices £’s per person. Departure Code: C. Please note: Prices reflect the deck location more than the size. Upper deck cabins have better views. The vessel is not suitable for those unable to negotiate stairs and wheelchair access is not possible.
Single cabin supplement*: Cabin Deck: £99, Main Deck: £129, Promenade Deck: £159. *limited availablility. For passport and insurance details call for more information. 

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All holidays subject to Grand UK Holidays Terms and Conditions

Grand UK Holidays
Autumn Colours and River of Wine - River Cruise

6 Days by Coach - 7% Discount

2020 prices from only £623

Autumn is one of the best times to visit the Rhine Valley area, when the trees and vineyards turn to red and gold and the weather is usually still quite mild.

This lovely river cruise takes you to the most scenic section of the River Rhine, through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing attractive riverbank villages and sloped hillsides.

It also coincides with the wine festival in Boppard, one of the most important events of the Rhineland calendar as wine growers delight in inviting all to celebrate the harvest of the vines as the centre of Boppard comes alive with wine stalls and music.

Travel 55 offer a 7% discount on all Grand UK holidays when you book direct with Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote the Travel 55 code TRA55  to claim your discount.

Travel 55 offer you discount on Grand UK Holidays tours. To book, call Grand UK Holidays direct on 01603 886 795 and quote TRA55 for the Travel 55 discounted price. 


The Virginia is a medium sized vessel with 54 outward facing cabins on three decks. The vessel has air-conditioning throughout.

Public areas include: 

  • A forward Promenade Deck lounge with a bar and dance floor
  • Restaurant on the Cabin Deck
  • Partially covered Sun Deck

All cabins include:

  • Shower and toilet
  • Satellite television
  • Twin beds at floor level
  • Continental electricity socket (220 volts)
  • Superior cabins include tea and coffee making facilities (limited availability)

What's Included

  • Free local joining points
  • All coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
  • Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
  • Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
  • Regular entertainment

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