28th Dec - 2nd Jan 2021 (6 Days)
Step aboard the MS Arena and enjoy a cruise which explores the heart of the Rhine Valley and the beauty of its unique landscape.
You will set sail from Cologne after your short flight from Manchester and spend 6 days aboard this superb ship.
Day 1: Flight from Manchester – Cologne
Coach transfer from Cologne Airport to meet the ship. You can then relax on-board as we set sail down the Rhine.
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 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.
Day 3: Boppard
Relax on-board 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.
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 on-board. Enjoy atmospheric Koblenz as fireworks light up the sky and we celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
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 on-board.
Day 6: Cologne – UK
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.
Choose your cabin
Main Deck Standard Cabin £989 per person
Main Deck Superior Cabin £1099 per person
Upper Deck cabin £1159 per person
Single Main Deck Standard Cabins available - from £1429 per person (Superior & Upper Deck single cabins available – please ask for details)
Pay your deposit
We require a deposit of £350 per person (non-refundable) and your full details including date of birth and any dietary or mobility requirements, at time of booking.
Book your Excursion Package (optional)
You can pre-book your excursion package with us. Alternatively, you can decide later and book whilst on-board.
These can be booked on-board and start from just €14 per person per night.
River Cruise Package includes:
- Five nights’ cruise on a full board basis
- Four visits included to Cologne, Andernach, Boppard and Koblenz
- Welcome drink
- Afternoon tea/coffee and cake & late evening snack
- Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
- New Year’s Eve gala dinner
- Services of a Cruise Manager
- Home pick-up
- Return flights from Manchester to Cologne
- All coach transfers between airports and the ship