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Return flights are possible from Heathrow, Stansted, Southend, Bristol, Glasgow Manchester, Birmingham & Leeds Airports to Cologne or Dusseldorf with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supp’t. Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight and size subject to airline rules. Flight time around 2 hrs each way.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.
60s Rock The Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise
5 days by Rail or Air, 2 December 2019, from £699 per person
Day 1: UK to Cologne
Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet mid-morning on the Eurostar to Brussels, arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MPS Switzerland II. Alternatively flights to Cologne or Dusseldorf can be made from regional UK airports with onward coach transfer to the ship – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Cologne before the ship departs in the evening. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing towards Rüdesheim.
Day 2: Lorelei – Rüdesheim
This morning we enjoy breakfast whilst sailing on the Rhine and pass through the Rhine Gorge, the highlight of the Rhine, passing hilltop castles, picturesque towns, vine-clad slopes and the famous Lorelei Rock, arriving in Rüdesheim midday. After Lunch your cruise director will take those who wish to the famous Drosselgasse – a unique cobblestoned lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music and to the Christmas Market. Dinner and entertainment on-board.
Day 3: Rüdesheim – Boppard
This morning is free in Rüdesheim, the Christmas Market opens late morning. Return to the ship for lunch when we set sail and have another opportunity to enjoy the stunning journey through the Lorelei Passage and Rhine Gorge on our journey to Boppard. Arrive after lunch, with free time to enjoy this picturesque town. The town’s treasures include romantic squares and small lanes as well as the Rhine Allee, filled with trees and decorations. Dinner and entertainment on-board.
Day 4: Boppard to Koblenz
We depart Boppard during breakfast and arrive in Koblenz mid-morning. You will be free to explore on your own, and our staff will be on hand to escort you to the Christmas Market located in the old town. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing to Dusseldorf.
Day 5: Dusseldorf to UK
After breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Dusseldorf or Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK.
Note: Order of excursions are subject to change depending on local conditions.
MS Switzerland II
GN Voyages is exclusively chartering the elegant, four-star MPS Switzerland II in 2019. This beautiful ship accommodates 108 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, furnished with quality materials in cool, colourful combinations to create a relaxing ambience.
The impressive Reception on the Ruby deck and the adjacent areas resemble a top quality boutique hotel. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs.
The restaurant on the Emerald Deck features large picture windows. It is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, plus lunches from the buffet and served at your table. Dinner is a daily highlight with four courses served at your table.
In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort and a giant chess set. On the ruby deck you will find the small boutique and the reception which is manned 24/7.
The Ship has two cabin decks: the upper ‘Ruby’ deck on the same level as the reception, bar, lounge, stairs to the restaurant and ship gangway entrance/exit; and the lower ‘Emerald’ deck. The cabins are decorated in warm colours and have corner twin beds. All have panoramic window, TV, safe, hair dryer, individually controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC.
The ship has two mini suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are 14.5m²on the Emerald Deck and 16m²on the Ruby Deck and equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a queen-size double bed and a sitting area.
The ship has four suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are 25 m², twice the size of the standard cabin, and equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a king-size double bed and a sitting area.
Length: 100 meters • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 108 • Officers and Crew: 28
• Passengers decks: 2
4-star MPS Switzerland II Deckplan & Cabin Prices