Festive Cheer and Rhine Valley Christmas Markets Cruise – MS Serenade 1

Combining a cruise along the majestic Rhine with visits to two of Germany’s most enchanting Christmas markets, this tour is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Taking in the best of this elegant river, including the iconic Lorelei and beautiful scenery of the Rhine Gorge, our first stop is stunning Koblenz. Immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere as you browse cosy stalls brimming with unique gifts, before discovering the magnificent city of Cologne and its array of Christmas markets. Staying aboard the MS Serenade 1, this will be a river cruise to remember.

4 days from £599pp

Single Room Supplement from £210pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 3 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 Koblenz.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely morning as we cruise along the mighty Rhine, passing the legendary Lorelei and continuing through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. In the early afternoon we arrive into 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

We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning and return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


You will stay for three 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
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge
  • Shower and Bath
  • Free Wifi
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £210

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