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The Romantic Middle Rhine Valley

9 days - from only £2,099pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

The Romantic Middle Rhine Valley

Explore the Middle Rhine Valley through Germany and Eastern France on this fabulous river cruise. Departing from Cologne, we set sail south aboard the A-ROSA BRAVA, taking in spectacular cities such as Rüdesheim, UNESCO-listed Strasbourg, Mainz and Koblenz. Whilst our ports of call are the highlights of your journey, taking time to relax onboard and soak up the region’s picturesque countryside is sure to leave a lasting impression.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • All drinks on board ship (all day and evening) including tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, spirits, and sparkling wine (only top premium brands and champagne are extra).
  • 1 night hotel with continental breakfast
  • Two cultural performances during the week
  • Nightly entertainment in the lounge
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Cologne

    We head to Cologne for free time. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore this cathedral city, with its wealth of monuments and attractions. Later, we board our cruise ship, the A-ROSA BRAVA, and begin our exciting Rhine cruise, heading south along the river.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cologne

    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 3: Rüdesheim

    We arrive in Rüdesheim, just before lunch. The town describes its biggest attraction, the world-famous Drosselgasse, as ‘144 metres of joie de vivre’. This centre of Rhine romanticism once inspired poets and musicians – it was here that Brahms composed his Symphony No. 3. No visit to the towns and countryside of this area of the Rhine would be complete without a Rüdesheim coffee, made with brandy and whipped cream.

    Why not join our optional Rüdesheim Highlights Tour?

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Rüdesheim

    Rudesheim

    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Rüdesheim Highlights Tour
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Nierstein

    This morning we arrive in Nierstein, also known as Rieslingstadt because of its excellent wine culture. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards and wineries, it lies directly on the Rhine and looks back on a long history dating back to the Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages, Nierstein was an imperial town. Take a stroll through the town centre, where you can gaze at the numerous old noble courtyards.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Nierstein

    Nierstein

    Included Highlights

    • Nierstein
  • Day 5: Strasbourg

    Today your Rhine river cruise will call at Strasbourg – a centre of European policymaking. With its medieval half-timbered houses and elegant city palaces, Strasbourg really stands out from the crowd. But, the highlight is the cathedral; from its viewing platform, the city’s buildings appear as small as pieces from a model railway set.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Strasbourg

    Strasbourg

    Included Highlights

    • Strasbourg
  • Day 6: Mainz

    Mainz bleibt Mainz (or ‘Mainz is always Mainz’) is more than a carnival motto. It is an expression of the easy-going way of life that makes the locals proud of their city; it makes it easy for non-locals to settle in; and it helps visitors to enjoy their stay here. With 2,000 years of history, Mainz is not just one of the oldest cities in Germany, it is also a place where you can see history come alive wherever you turn.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Mainz

    Mainz

    Included Highlights

    • Mainz
  • Day 7: Koblenz

    Discover Koblenz during your Rhine cruise. Its history dates back over 2,000 years, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities – and one of its most picturesque, with a wealth of sights and cultural attractions. Marvel at Koblenz’s palaces, stately homes, grand townhouses, narrow lanes and romantic corners. Be sure to take in the views as we sail close to the famous Deutsches Eck headland!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Koblenz

    Koblenz

    Included Highlights

    • Koblenz
  • Day 8: Bonn

    Spend the day in Bonn, located at the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia, and former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany. Experience the best of this 2,000-year-old city with a very eventful past. Highlights include the house where Beethoven was born, and the magnificent buildings that date back to the prince-electors’ era.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Bonn

    Bonn

    Included Highlights

    • Bonn
  • Day 9:

    We disembark in Cologne and head home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

You will stay for seven nights full board on the A-ROSA BRAVA.

Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours
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