Cologne and the Rhine Valley Christmas Markets Cruise – MS Serenade 1

Get into the festive spirit early as we cruise along this mighty Rhine on this memorable tour. With stylish accommodation aboard the elegant MS Serenade 1, our first port of call is quaint Rüdesheim, where you can browse the cosy chalets and taste local delicacies at the Christmas market. We’ll also discover the magical cities of Cologne and Koblenz, immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of their enchanting Christmas markets. Guaranteed to leave you feeling merry and bright, this tour is the perfect way to kick-start the festive season.

5 days from £799pp

Single Room Supplement from £480pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights cruising on a full-board basis
  • Services onboard the ship of a Cruise Director & Manager
  • Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Local joining points


Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Cologne where we join our ship. We enjoy a relaxing evening as we sail towards Rüdesheim.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Relax this morning as we cruise along the Rhine through the astonishing gorge, passing by the incredible landmark of Lorelei. In the early afternoon, we arrive into Rüdesheim where you have free time to enjoy the Christmas Market, a delightful event held in the town’s chocolate-box old quarter.

Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion, 'Rüdesheim Delights', visiting the wonderful Mechanical Music Museum of Siegfried before enjoying a delicious mug of glühwein. This evening, there is also the opportunity to join our excursion to a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Rüdesheim

Optional Excursions

  • Rüdesheim Delights
  • Wine Tasting

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning we sail to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Here, we have free time to visit the Koblenz Christmas Market, with over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls offering a range of handmade gifts and Christmas decorations.

Enjoy a glass of glühwein whilst listening to festive music playing. Alternatively, you can explore the city’s quaint lanes and atmospheric squares filled with beautiful old buildings.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Koblenz

After breakfast, we cruise up the Rhine to discover the beautiful city of Cologne. The hive of festive activity takes place around the cathedral and the old town, where you will find a maze of pretty stalls also offering outstanding arts and crafts.

There are also a number of smaller markets to enjoy including the Harbour Christmas Markets held on the Rhine, with snowy white pagoda tents reminiscent of a ship’s sails.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Cologne

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £480.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights on a full-board basis aboard the MS Serenade 1. 

MS Serenade I

MS Serenade I

Offering the perfect synergy of luxury and intimacy, the MS Serenade 1 is guaranteed to surpass all your river cruising expectations. Boasting modern furnishings, stylish décor and beautiful artwork, this impressive vessel features four cabin types, each with outside views, climate control, and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The contemporary restaurant provides delicious cuisine in a sociable setting, whilst the spacious sun deck is the perfect spot to soak up the passing scenery. With a warm, friendly and attentive crew who are always on hand, a fantastic experience is promised aboard the MS Serenade 1.


Ship Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Shower and Bath
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £480

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