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|Price range||From £699|
|Travel partner||Newmarket Holidays|
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Four rivers cruise by coach via Dover
Join Olympia for a very special cruise into the Rhine and three of its great tributaries. Journey into the enchanting Middle Rhine of vineyards and fairytale castles, along the delightful, meandering Moselle, and into rivers Neckar and Main. Fascinating calls at some great cities - including idyllic Boppard, historic Mainz and romantic Heidelberg - make this a holiday to treasure.
- Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
- Seven nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
- Embark in Andernach Disembark in Frankfurt
- Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
- Calls at Rudesheim, Mainz, Mannheim and Cochem
- Walking tours of Boppard and Mainz
- A scenic cruise along the Middle Rhine
- On-board entertainment including a Captain's Farewell Dinner
- On-board English commentary
- Luggage porterage
- The services of a friendly, professional crew
- The services of a Newmarket cruise manager
- All prices are per person and based on two sharing.
- Single cabins are available for a supplement
Travel by coach from your selected pick-up point, cross the Channel, and continue to join Olympia in Andernach. After a first evening meal, enjoy a nightcap in the ship's bar, or simply retire to your cabin.
Olympia sails into the Middle Rhine early this morning, heading upstream to Koblenz and the mighty Ehrenbreitstein castle. Admire the picturesque twists and turns of the River Moselle, before stepping ashore to explore the pretty winemaking village of Cochem, nestled beneath Reichsburg Castle.
Enjoy a scenic cruise back to Koblenz, before arriving later this afternoon in delightful Boppard, the 'Pearl of the Rhine'. Discover the wine-making town's many charms on our included walking tour and, this evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment on board, or step ashore to experience Boppard by night.
Olympia sails into the heart of the Middle Rhine today. You'll pass vineyards and ancient villages, before heading through the Rhine Gorge beneath the fabled Lorelei, the legendary rock where sirens were said to have lured sailors to their fates.This afternoon, Olympia ties up in Rudesheim. Step ashore to stroll the celebrated wine town's narrow streets - the most celebrated of which, the Drosselgasse, is lined with bars and weinstuben (taverns) - and join our optional excursion to see the quirky wonders of Siegfried's Musikkabinett.
After a nighttime voyage, Olympia arrives in stylish Mannheim, at the confluence of the Rhine and the River Neckar. Join the optional excursion to beautiful Heidelberg, the 'Student Prince' city set beneath an imposing castle, before sailing on to Mainz - capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Enjoy dinner on board and perhaps step ashore to explore.
Enjoy an included walking tour of Mainz, with its six-towered cathedral, Gutenberg Museum and Altstadt (old town) of half-timbered houses, before returning to Olympia for this afternoon's cruise into the River Main. Here you'll sail through an exquisite, vineyard-clad landscape, and head east towards Frankfurt, arriving after dinner this evening.
Take the optional guided tour this morning to discover Frankfurt's historic Altstadt, the towering facade of the Kaiserdom church, and the lanes of Sachsenhausen - home to countless cafes and bars serving traditional Ebbelwoi or Apfelwein cider. After wards you're free to explore, or to relax on board Olympia. This evening, the Captain hosts a Farewell Dinner.
Bid 'auf wiedersehen' to Olympia and her crew this morning, and begin your return journey back to the UK.
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.