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The Rhine & Scenic Moselle River Cruise

The Rhine & Scenic Moselle River Cruise

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For an intimate, relaxing and unforgettable travel experience, river cruising is hard to beat. As you sail at a pleasingly easy pace you’recocooned in comfort. This is a great way to see a lot of different places in a short amount of time without having to worry about arrangingtransport yourself, or even unpacking your suitcase more than once. The incredible staff and crew really go above and beyond to make your experience a special one. A river cruise includes transportation to and through the country, or countries, on your chosen route; but alsotravelling with you every day, a ‘floating hotel’ with a lounge, bar and restaurant, outdoor space and evening entertainment, all of which are only a short walk from your en-suite cabin door. Think of it as a luxury hotel on the river.



Experience an unforgettable holiday cruising along two of the world’s most famous rivers - the Rhine and the Moselle. Admire stunning scenery from the comfort of your cruise ship and soak up the atmosphere of the captivating Rhine Valley, where legends and fairy tales emerge from its sweeping forests, medieval castles and historic cities, alongside miles of rolling vineyards.

Day 1

UK to Cologne.
Making suitable refreshment stops we arrive in Cologne late afternoon, where we board our ship.


Day 2

Cologne to Andernach.
We set sail early this morning, passing Remagen, famous as the site of a World War II battle for the town’s bridge. We then continue towards the pretty town of Andernach, one of the oldest towns in Germany, which is renowned for its impressive 13th century "Liebfrauen" church. After lunch, we will have time to explore this historic town and its attractions before heading back to our ship in time for dinner.

B, L, D

Day 3

Andernach to Cochem.
Today, we cruise along the picturesque Moselle river, fabulously set in the heart of the Moselle valley wine-growing region. By lunchtime, we will reach the enchanting medieval town of Cochem, overlooked by the colossal 11th century Reichsburg Castle, perched high on a hill above the town and one of the most beautiful castles in the region. After lunch, we will disembark and spend time in this beautiful town, with its baroque styled architecture and spectacular scenery, nestled in the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley.

B, L, D

Day 4

Cochem to Boppard.
This morning, we sail back along the Moselle and join the Rhine once more, passing some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes on the way. We arrive late afternoon into the charming town of Boppard where we will have some free time to explore this ancient town before dinner.

B, L, D

Day 5

Boppard to Rüdesheim.
This morning, we cruise to Rüdesheim and marvel en-route at some of the Rhine Valley’s most famous landmarks including the 130m high Lorelei Rock, named after the Rhine water siren, the legend of whom is as old as time itself, and the Mäuseturm, an ancient customs post now used as a beacon tower for shipping. We have the afternoon free to explore idyllic Rüdesheim, located at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. This picture-book town has a long tradition of wine growing and the town is renowned for its Riesling and Pinot Noir wines. Overlooked by the towers of the ruined Ehrenfels Castle, a stroll along the charming paved Drosselgasse is a must. This famous 144m long lane is lined with traditional taverns, cafes and intimate courtyards where there is live music and dancing every day.

B, L, D

Day 6

Rüdesheim to Koblenz.
This morning, we depart and make our way along the breath-taking Middle Rhine to Koblenz, arriving in the early afternoon. The historic, 2,000 year old city of Koblenz is located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and where the "Deutsches Eck" headland proudly marks this spot. Koblenz prides itself on its friendliness and welcomes visitors from all over the world. Dating back to Roman times, it has an abundance of cultural monuments, historic buildings, cosy lanes and alleyways, and its welcoming squares and river promenades make visitors feel right at home.

B, L, D

Day 7

Koblenz to Cologne.
After an early morning departure we arrive in Königswinter, an elegant resort at the foot of the Siebengebirge Mountains, where we can spend the morning at leisure exploring its attractions, including the Drachenfelsbahn funicular train which travels to the top of Drachenfels where the "Dragon Castle" and spectacular views can be enjoyed. Early in the afternoon we leave the town and cruise past the city of Bonn en-route back to the city of Cologne for our last overnight stay. Arriving mid-afternoon, we can enjoy our last afternoon discovering historic Cologne, one of Germany’s largest and liveliest cities, its river skyline dwarfed by the soaring twin steeples of its spectacular gothic cathedral, before returning to our ship for a farewell dinner with the Captain.

B, L, D

Day 8

After breakfast, we disembark and make our way home from this beautiful region, making suitable refreshment stops.


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


The MV Prinses Christina is a fully air-conditioned ship, with everything on board designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Accommodating 107 passengers on three decks, all 54 outward facing cabins are equipped with a TV, air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the cabin deck, whilst the lounge/bar is located on the promenade deck, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside through its picture windows. There is a stair lift between the main deck and the promenade/lower decks and a large, partially covered sun deck.



  • Return Ferry crossing

  • 7 nights Full Board on the MV Prinses Christina

  • Porterage

  • Welcome Cocktail

  • Hot & cold buffet breakfast

  • 3 course lunch (excluding arrival & departure day)

  • 3 course dinner with choice of main

  • Tea with biscuits each afternoon and tea/coffee after dinner

  • On board entertainment on 2 nights

  • Midnight snacks served at approx. 11pm every night

  • Captain’s Farewell dinner

  • Fully escorted by Karen Kirby

(PLEASE NOTE: Lunch is not included on Day 1 and 8.)


Passports are required.



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



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 Success Tours and cannot be booked via a Travel Agent.

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

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