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New Year Festivities on the Rhine River Cruise

New Year Festivities on the Rhine River Cruise

Fully Escorted by Karen Kirby

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Experience a New Year celebration you’ll never forget onboard the festive MS Arena. Explore quaint cobbled towns on the banks of the romantic Rhine and enjoy full programme of evening entertainment onboard.

Day 1

UK to Cologne, Germany.
We depart home are and travel to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing then continue through France, Belgium and into Germany, making suitable comfort stops, arriving in Cologne late afternoon. We board our ship and have time to freshen up in our cabins before our welcome reception with a glass of sparkling wine followed by our evening meal.

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Day 2

Cologne - Andernach - Boppard.
This morning we sail to Andernach, an attractive walled town with a pretty riverside promenade. During the afternoon you can join our optional excursion (price not included) to the picturesque town of Winningen for some wine tasting. Here you can sample delicious local wines and find out all about the cultivation and origin of the grapes and how they are made into wine. Relax on board this evening as we sail overnight to Boppard.

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Day 3

Boppard.
Relax onboard this morning and enjoy the passing scenery as we cruise towards Boppard, where you have the afternoon at leisure to explore. Once a Roman fort, Boppard is made up of lively squares and quiet lanes where traces of its early Roman heritage are evident. Enjoy a relaxing stroll or indulge in a glass or two of some of the best wines the Middle Rhine has to offer

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Day 4

New Year’s Eve: Boppard - Koblenz.
After breakfast we set sail for Koblenz where you are free to explore the quaint lanes and atmospheric squares, filled with beautiful old buildings. Be sure to pack your glad rags for tonight’s highlight, our wonderful New Year’s Eve gala dinner and party night onboard. Enjoy atmospheric Koblenz as fireworks light up the sky and we celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

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Day 5

New Year’s Day: Koblenz - Cologne.
Happy New Year! This morning we continue our course down the Rhine arriving into Cologne during the early afternoon. This beautiful city is the largest on the Rhine and is dominated by its cathedral, a gothic masterpiece which hovers above the rooftops. You are free to explore this vibrant city at leisure, before we enjoy our final dinner and a relaxing evening onboard.

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Day 6

Cologne - UK.
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK, making suitable comfort stops.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

MS ARENA ****

This fabulous 4-star ship has 96 cabins split over 2 decks. All the cabins on board the MS Arena feature outward-facing floor to ceiling panoramic windows with French balconies, allowing you to take in the wonderful views of the river and surroundings from the comfort of your own cabin. The spacious cabins feature en suite bathrooms with a shower and toilet. There’s plenty of space and storage for your belongings, plus air conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer and a safe all come as standard. You can choose from accommodation on the Upper Deck or Main Deck; all with contemporary furnishings, providing the ideal home from home on your cruise. Dine on exceptionally fresh and delicious dishes in the Panorama Restaurant, then head up for a drink at the Ambassador’s Lounge Bar. When you’re not at port, the fitness suite, library or sun deck are just a few of the places where you can spend time indulging in the things you love. There’s also the onboard shop for stocking up on souvenirs and essentials, and for your convenience there is complimentary WiFi onboard.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 5 nights full board accommodation on board MS Arena

  • Welcome reception including a glass of sparkling wine

  • Captains party on 1 night

  • Early risers and mid-morning tea/coffee

  • Evening entertainment each night

  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

  • 5 course farewell dinner on the last night

  • Free WiFi in lounge and bar on board the ship

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • In house activities on some nights such as a quiz

  • All coach excursions as listed

  • Escorted by Karen Kirby

(Please Note: Lunch is not included on Day 1 and 6.)

 

Passports are required.

 

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

 

A deposit of £250 per person is required for this holiday.

This cruise is promoted by Norman Allen Group Travel and cannot be booked via a Travel Agent.

Please find below our pick up points (not all pick up points will be available on all departure dates). View the pick-up point you require, then you’ll see a list of dates which are/aren’t available from your pick up point.

Please find below our pick up points (not all pick up points will be available on all departure dates). View the pick-up point you require, then you’ll see a list of dates which are/aren’t available from your pick up point.

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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