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Flights from Heathrow, Manchester, Stansted and Edinburgh are possible 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 supplement.
- Flight time around 90 mins each way
- Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions.
- Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.
Fun & Friendly Rhine Cruise 2020 by Rail or Air
7 days by Rail or Air, 10 October 2020, from £999 per person
Day 1: UK to Cologne
Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Cologne or Dusseldorf by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Overnight in Cologne.
Day 2: Cologne to Andernach
Early morning we begin our cruise to Andernach, a quiet riverside town with winding streets and historic architecture, far from the madding crowd. Explore on your own or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Andernach.
Day 3: Andernach to Boppard
We depart Andernach before breakfast and cruise towards Boppard. Sit back and enjoy the views as we pass castles, fortresses and riverside towns. We arrive in Boppard mid-afternoon to take in its lovely, romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees and flowers. Explore on your own, take the land train tour or join our optional guided walk. Overnight in Boppard.
Day 4: Boppard to Bacharach
This morning we sail to Bacharach, arriving early afternoon. Said to be one of the prettiest of the Rhine Villages, its lovingly restored half-timbered houses and historic market place make it a must see town. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour followed by a wine tasting. Overnight in Bacharach.
Day 5: Bacharach to Rüdesheim
This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Our optional tour by land train from the ship takes in the vineyards and the town, including a visit to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and the famous Drosselgasse – a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music – where we enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rüdesheim.
Day 6: Rüdesheim to Cologne
This morning we sail to Cologne, arriving after lunch. Free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Or, join our optional afternoon guided walk. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight sailing to Dusseldorf.
Day 7: 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 Cologne or Dusseldorf airport for your flight back to the UK.
Note: Order of excursions subject to change depending on local conditions.
• Andernach guided walk 1.5hrs £18pp
• Boppard guided walk 1.5hrs £18pp
• Bacharach walking tour & 5 wine tasting £40pp
• Rüdesheim Highlights – land train tour to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet & Drosselgasse & Rüdesheimer kaffee £40pp
• Cologne Old town guided walk 1.5hrs £18pp
Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 10% excursion discount when you pre-book at all 5. All operate subject to minimum numbers.
MV Prinses Christina
GN Holidays & Voyages is delighted to offer a selection of cruises on-board the popular MV Prinses Christina. This 3-star ship accommodates just 107 guests offering a cosy and intimate experience as you relax while Europe’s most historic and romantic scenery slips quietly by. The ship’s crew are well-known for their friendliness and ability to make guests feel truly at home.
There will be time for your own sightseeing ashore, or choose from our great value range of optional excursions, as each day she moors at a different “port of call” on carefully planned itineraries.
The Prinses Christina has an elegant lounge with picture windows offering panoramic views. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served daily in the lounge. There is a stairlift between the main deck and the promenade deck and from the main deck to the restaurant on the cabin deck. The large sun deck is partially covered.
The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the Cabin deck. All cruises on board the MV Prinses Christina start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Guests enjoy three-course lunches and four-course dinners with table service and a choice of menu. On the last night of the cruise guests are invited to a special five-course Captain’s dinner.
The cabins on the MV Prinses Christina were renovated at the beginning of 2012. All 54 river-view cabins have air-conditioning, shower and toilet, two single beds and satellite TV. Standard cabins are located on all three decks with deluxe cabins available on the main and promenade decks.
Length: 70.6 metres • Breadth: 9.22 metres • Passenger Capacity: 107 • Officers & Crew: 24
• Passenger decks: 3 • Standard cabin area: 8 sq m • Deluxe cabin area: 9 – 12 sq m • Lifts: Stairlift between main deck and promenade deck & from main deck to the restaurant
Please note: when docking ships can be moored side by side so the views from the cabin may be obscured.
What Our Customers Say
We enjoyed the ports of call which lived up to expectation. The Prinses Christina, although smaller than some cruisers, has a nice, comfortable atmosphere and the crew are very hard working and pleasant. Read more “Dutch Bulbfields”
Friendliness of crew who all worked hard to keep us comfortable. Atmosphere on the ship always cheerful making a very pleasant holiday. Read more “Rhine & Moselle”
Beautiful and interesting route. Friendly and efficient staff aboard ship. Read more “Rhine & Moselle”