We once again we team up with CroisiEurope to offer another fantastic river cruise holiday on board the MS Gerard Schmitter, one of the newest ships of the CroisiEurope fleet. We enjoy a relaxing full board cruise along the Rhine, beginning in Strasbourg and visiting Rudesheim, Koblenz and Heidelberg whilst cruising through a landscape of well-known vineyards, fairy-tale castles and quaint villages.
During the cruise, we experience an evening like no other as the river around you is lit by the spectacular Rhine in Flames! On certain magical summer evenings, an ever-changing kaleidoscope of lights erupts above the river and shimmering cascades of colour plunge into the romantic Rhine Valley. From the deck of the Gerard Schmitter you enjoy an unrivalled view of this magnificent sight.
With full board accommodation (All house wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are included throughout the cruise) and excellent hospitality, this is a superb holiday - not to be missed.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT REQUIRED - We require full christian names, date of birth & passport country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.
TRAVEL INSURANCE - Required.
The 4 star MS Gerard Schmitter is one of the flagship ships on the CroisiEurope fleet of river cruisers. All the cabins have LOWER BERTHS, picture window and are equipped with shower, washbasin and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio and safe. Facilities on board include air conditioning, a lounge bar with dance floor, bar, large sundeck with deckchairs, gift shop and TV/Video lounge. There is a lift and limited cabins equipped for the disabled.
Late morning transfer to Hull for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. (Meals not included).
Travelling south through Belgium to Strasbourg where we board the MS Gerard Schmitter at around 6pm for 4 nights full board accommodation. Relax and enjoy your evening meal and a welcome cocktail with the crew. This evening there is an optional visit to Strasbourg's old town by boat (subject to availability, payable on-board). We sail through the night.
During the morning we cruise past Lauterbourg, Speyer and Mainz, take lunch on board and arrive in Rüdesheim early afternoon. You can explore yourselves or take an optional excursion (payable on-board). After dinner back on board, the evening is free to visit the Drosselgasse, famous for its traditional wine bars and open-air performances.
Our day is spent cruising along the prettiest stretch of the Romantic Rhine, passing castles set amidst renowned vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive in Koblenz early afternoon and the onboard hostess will lead a visit to the old town on foot for those who wish. Late afternoon we sail toward Trechtingshausen where we take our place in the procession of boats. What follows is an unforgettably magical evening, as the Romantic Rhine bursts into a riot of colour, creating a spectacular fairy-tale atmosphere - the Rhine in Flames!
We set sail early and travel back up to Mannheim, cruising past Wiesbaden, Nierstein and Worms as we relax on board. Here you can join an optional excursion to Heidelberg (payable on-board). After dinner we enjoy an evening of music and dancing. We sail to Strasbourg through the night.
We disembark after breakfast and travel north to Rotterdam with a scenic stop en route, before joining our ferry for the overnight crossing to Hull. (Meals not included).
Hull to local area arriving home mid-day.
2 nights aboard P&O Ferries in 2 berth inside cabins (Meals and drinks not included), 4 nights full board on board MS Gerard Schmitter in lower deck cabins. (All house wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are included throughout the cruise), Services of experienced tour driver to and from Strasbourg, Services of on-board, CroisiEurope Hostess, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities.
EXCURSIONS - excluding any entry fees. Optional visits are available and payable whilst on-board.
Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £330.00, Middle deck cabin supplement: £110.00 per person, Upper deck cabin supplement: £120.00 per person
P&O Ferries Supplements: Outside cabin single occupancy: £45.00 return, Outside cabin supplement: £30.00 per person return, Lower berth supplement: £25.00 per person return, Return dinner & breakfast package on P&O Ferries: £65.00 per person in the Kitchen Restaurant.