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Holiday type River cruises
Country Germany
Travel type Coach
Price range From £739
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 5 nights
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Cruise the glorious Rhine - Flexible travel options

This superb-value cruise aboard the welcoming Olympia includes an unforgettable journey through the beautiful, UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine, and a passage through the fabled Rhine Gorge, beneath the legendary Lorelei. Calls at the wine town of Rudesheim and historic Mainz, as well as the chance to explore the delightful Ahr Valley, make this a very special Rhine cruise holiday.


  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • Five nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • A scenic cruise along the Middle Rhine
  • A call at Boppard
  • A walking tour of Boppard
  • A call at Rudesheim
  • Calls at Mainz, Koblenz and Cologne
  • On-board English commentary
  • On-board evening entertainment including a Welcome Cocktail Party and a Captain's farewell dinner
  • 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

Day one

Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) and join our coach before it boards the ferry to cross the Channel and head to join Olympia in Andernach before we begins the journey along the Rhine this evening.

Day two

This morning Olympia sets sail from Andernach, heading to Boppard, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage region of the Upper/Middle Rhine. Discover the town's Roman fort and historic quarter on our walking tour, and this evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment on board, or explore Boppard by night.

Day three

Today, Olympia sails into the Middle Rhine, past vineyards and ancient villages, and through the narrow gorge beneath the Lorelei - the legendary rock where sirens were said to have lured sailors to their fate. This afternoon, Olympia ties up in the celebrated wine town of Rudesheim. Explore its Drosselgasse, lined with bars and weinstuben (taverns), and perhaps join our optional excursion to see the quirky wonders of Siegfried's Musikkabinett. Enjoy dinner and entertainment on board this evening, or head back ashore.

Day four

Cruising south this morning, Olympia calls at historic Mainz. Join our optional walking tour and discover its six-towered cathedral, Gutenberg Museum and Altstadt (old town), before returning to Olympia for this afternoon's sailing back through the Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Step ashore to stroll the Altstadt or along the riverfront promenade, before enjoying dinner and entertainment on board.

Day five

Olympia continues downriver, passing the town of Konigswinter and former German capital, Bonn, to arrive back in Cologne by early afternoon. Explore the great Rhineland capital, or join our coach excursion into the breathtaking Ahr Valley, before returning to Cologne to explore its vast cathedral and the surrounding Altstadt with a local guide. This evening, the Captain hosts a Farewell Dinner on board.

Day six

Bid farewell to Olympia, and begin your coach journey back to Dover (or Ashford), from where you'll be free to make your own way home.

MS Olympia

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.

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16-Oct-2015 5 739.00 book