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Romantic Rhine & Swiss Delights River Cruise

Romantic Rhine & Swiss Delights River Cruise

There is no better way to see the spectacular sights along the Rhine than from the river itself,

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There is no better way to see the spectacular sights along the Rhine than from the river itself, on this leisurely cruise you can witness the countless treasures of four countries as we glide through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Along the way you can enjoy all the amenities of our ship as we cruise between the sheer valley walls of the Rhine Gorge and across the lush plains of the Alsace, before crossing the Swiss border where you can venture into some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Our ship is never far away, so after a day of exploring you can return to comfortable surroundings and relax as the crew take care of you –it’s what river cruising is all about.


At a Glance

Stop in Rudesheim



Basel Breisach

Mannheim and Mainz


G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1

Making suitable refreshment stops we arrive in Cologne late afternoon, where our ship awaits us. Time to freshen up before our drinks reception followed by our evening meal. Our ship sails overnight to Rüdesheim.


Day 2

We arrive in Rüdesheim at approx 3pm. En route, marvel at some of the Rhine Valley's most famous landmarks including the 130-metre-high Lorelei Rock. Upon arrival in Rüdesheim we visit Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum, the world's best Music Box Museum, by land train from our ship. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the Neiderwald monument and see some fantastic scenery across the Rhine, afterwards there will be free time to explore this picture book wine town. We set sail at 8.30pm for Speyer.

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Day 3

We arrive in Speyer at 8am, a Celtic-Roman city. Enjoy an included visit to the Technik Museum. Wander around inside an original jumbo jet, as well as inspect the inner workings of a submarine and a sea rescue cruiser. In the halls you will find the largest space flight exhibition in Europe as well as locomotives, vintage cars, fire trucks, motorcycles, and thousands of other exhibits. Our ship departs for Strasbourg at 6pm.

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Day 4

We arrive in Strasbourg at 6am. After breakfast we travel into Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region of France and lies on the border of Germany. Encircled by the River Ill, the city centre is home to the Cathedral, Petit France and the Maison Kammerzell. The streets are lined with beautiful half-timbered houses and lovely independent shops. We discover this stunning city aboard a glass-topped canal cruiser with free time afterwards before we return to our ship. We set sail at 4.30pm towards Switzerland for Basel.

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Day 5

Join our included full day excursion by coach to the Swiss resort of Lucerne. This scenic journey follows a route that tunnels through the Jura Mountains, before arriving at Lucerne - the historic and scenic heart of Switzerland. Visit the beautiful Chapel Bridge with its prominent water tower, one of the most photographed landmarks in Switzerland. Our ship departs Basel at 6pm for Breisach.

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Day 6

This morning we arrive at Breisach, where the Black Forest meets the Alsace. Board the coach and travel into the beautiful Alsace, stopping at the little picturesque village of Riquewihr where we enjoy wine tasting at the famous Dopff & Irion Vineyard. This afternoon we set sail for Mannheim.

B, D

Day 7

Our ship arrives in Mannheim at 7am. After breakfast we join our coach and visit Heidelberg, a city which captures your heart and is full of charm and character. We return to our ship for lunch onboard as we cruise to Mainz where we arrive later this afternoon. Mainz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers and has been the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946. Join our guided walking tour, taking in the university, the pretty pedestrian precincts, and the fabulous Romanesque cathedral. We also include entrance to the famous Gutenberg Museum, one of the oldest museums of printing in the world. This evening we enjoy our final night onboard as we set sail for Cologne at approx. 9pm.

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Day 8

We bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship after breakfast and re-join our coach for our return journey home. We return to our home area approx. 8pm making suitable refreshment stops.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


This fabulous 4 star ship has 96 cabins split over 2 decks. All the cabins onboard 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 (subject to availability); 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.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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