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The Majestic Rhine Cruise and Dusseldorf Extension

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the historic city of Cologne
  • Visit Boppard, ‘Pearl of the Rhine’
  • See picturesque Cochem, Rudesheim and Andernach
  • Dusseldorf’s charming old town

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What is Included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Buffet lunch and 4-course evening meal with choice of menu
  • 6-course Captain's dinner
  • Services of a Shearings Tour Manager
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • River views from every cabin
  • On-board evening entertainment
  • Expertly-planned optional shore excursions
  • Extra 2 night stay in the 4 star Novotel Dusseldorf City West on a B&B basis

Our relaxing cruise takes you on a wonderful journey along the majestic Rhine river. Whilst these waters are tranquil and the scenery breathtaking, this river also holds a fascinating history, being a frontier for the Roman Empire and a defensive feature for international borders. The castles and fortifications we will pass stand testament to the Rhine’s heritage, whilst the beautiful riverside towns you will see seem almost untouched by time. Then enjoy a 2 night stay in Dusseldorf where you can explore thisvibrant town from your four star hotel.

Must See: Boppard 'Pearl of the Rhine'
Boppard lies in the Middle Rhine region known as the Rhine Gorge. The Gorge has enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage Site status since 2002. With its quiet lanes, lively squares, rolling hills, located at the foot of six scenic valleys Boppard makes for an unforgettable visit. Take time to walk along the beautiful promenade and take in the many well-kept buildings of the town centre.




Optional Excursions

Guided walking tour of Koblenz
Guided walking tour of Cochem and Reichsburg Castle
Lahnstein Castle
Evening wine tasting in Boppard
Panoramic Rüdesheim and Loreley
Evening wine tasting and Siegfrieds Museum
Ahr Valley
Panoramic Cologne and its cathedral

Holiday Details

Wednesday: UK to Cologne/Dusseldorf
Fly to Cologne or Dusseldorf , where you will be met at the airport and transferred to the MPS Rotterdam to join our cruise for seven nights.
Thursday: Cologne to Koblenz
We begin our leisurely cruise today along the Rhine, taking in the scenery along the way before we arrive at the beautiful city of Koblenz, situated in a picturesque ‘corner ’, where the Moselle River meets the Rhine.
Friday: Koblenz - Cochem - Alken
Enjoy the pretty townscapes and riverside scenery as we cruise from Koblenz along to charming Cochem, overlooked by the iconic Reichsberg Castle. We continue our journey to the pretty medieval village of Alken.
Saturday: Alken - Braubach - Boppard
Our ship provides the perfect vantage point as we continue today to Braubach, which is quietly watched over by Marksburg Castle, a fortress which remains intact and is one of the principle sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Gorge. We cruise onwards to Boppard, where you can enjoy a stroll along the unspoilt promenade by the river.
Sunday: Boppard to Rudesheim
Heading southwards we stop at the popular resort of Rudesheim, at the southern entrance to the Loreley Valley. Venturing out into town, be sure to visit the pretty ‘Drosselgasse’ street at the heart of the old town, which is filled with quaint restaurants and traditional wine taverns, highlighting the town’s charming character .
Monday: Rüdesheim to Andernach
Relax on board our ship as we cruise along to Andernach, one of the oldest towns in Germany, containing medieval remnants of the historic old town and a well preserved castle. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, to see the 13th century church and the famous ‘Rhine Boulevard’.
Tuesday: Andernach to Cologne
Leaving quaint Andernach, we let the scenery pass by as we enjoy our last day of cruising, as we return again to the beautiful city of Cologne.
Wednesday: Dusseldorf
Check in to the Novotel Dusseldorf City West and explore at your leisure for a two night stay.
Friday:Dusseldorf to the UK
We check out and transfer to Dusseldorf airport for our flight home.

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