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Spectacular Rhine in Flames River Cruise

Spectacular Rhine in Flames River Cruise

Fully Escorted by Karen Kirby!

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Join us on this enchanted river cruise to see the “Rhine in Flames” on a glittering summer night that will light up the hillsides and surrounding castles into a magical light. Embark on an unforgettable and colourful cruise through the romantic Rhine Valley, through the Rüesheim vineyard and open-air cafes and the beautiful city of Heidelberg.

Day 1

UK to Strasbourg. We depart home area and make our way to Folkestone, for our Eurotunnel crossing. We then travel through France making suitable refreshment stops and arrive at our ship late afternoon. Time to refresh and unpack in your cabins before your welcome cocktail reception followed by your evening meal.

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Day 2

Strasbourg to Rüdesheim. Today we spend a morning leisurely cruising along the Rhine to Rüdesheim, located at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. After lunch we visit this picture-book town, which 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. Enjoy an included guided tour of Rüdesheim by touristic train and tasting of the famous wines of the region and guided visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Tonight, after dinner, there will be on board entertainment.

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Day 3

Rudesheim - Koblenz - Rhine in Flames. Today we cruise further along the Rhine 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 cruise pass Oberwesel. Goarhausen, Boppard and arrive in Koblenz. Time to look around the old town. In the evening, our ship will sail towards Trechtingshausen. Tonight, we’ll have a magical evening as we take part in a romantic and unforgettable experience: The legendary "Rhine in Flames".

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Day 4

Rüdesheim to Mannheim. The morning will be spent cruising to Mannheim. Join us on coach excursion to visit Heidelberg. reputed for its romantic cityscape. Surrounded by forested hills, it sits on the banks of the Neckar River. The Old Town is filled with museums and historical buildings like the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Karl Theodor Bridge, and a castle that mixes Gothic and Renaissance styles. There are plenty of shops to browse including a C & A’s! Tonight, is our gala evening and dinner. Our ship will sail towards Strasbourg.

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Day 5

Mannheim to Strasbourg. After breakfast we depart our ship and make our homeward journey travelling through France making suitable refreshment stops enroute. We cross the channel via Eurotunnel and arrive home early evening.

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

MS GÉRARD SCHMITTER PREMIUM SHIP ****

Cheerful, bright and elegant, MS Gérard Schmitter is a premium Criosi Europe ship, built to embody style, comfort and dedicated personal service. Equipped with modern navigational technologies and fully air-conditioned throughout, MS Gérard Schmitter accommodates 174 passengers in 87 well-appointed cabins, and offers a tranquil atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy the picturesque panoramas of the Rhine.

 

Facilities: Lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room - large sundeck with deckchairs - lift - terrace - gift shop.

 

Cabins: All cabins are located above water level and offer panoramic views. Spacious and comfortable, they have twin beds or a double bed, with a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) and towels provided onboard. They are also equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and safe. The cabins located on the upper deck have large picture windows.

 

Dining: Buffet breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner.

 

Entertainment: Variety of entertainment including quizzes, games and occasional music & dancing.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • 4 nights Full Board on board the MS Gerrard Schmitter Premium Ship

  • Porterage

  • Captains welcome cocktail reception

  • Live entertainment each night

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast

  • Unlimited drinks during meals & from the bar from midday to midnight

  • 3 corse lunches with tea/coffee afterwards

  • All coach travel and excursions as listed

  • Fully escorted by Karen Kirby

(Please Note: Lunch is not included on Day 1 and 5)

 

Passport 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

 

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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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