Our Favourite Rhine River Cruises

At GN Holidays, we specialise in fun getaways for adults only, and our Rhine river cruises are some of the very best. If you’re in the market for a holiday with your over-forties friends, read on to discover our four favourite Rhine river cruises.

Our cruises all have something special to offer, each taking our guests to exciting towns and cities along the river while providing entertainment throughout the holiday, free drinks and of course, fabulous food and accommodation. So, join us and discover some of our top cruises along the Rhine – and perhaps choose your favourite and get inspired for your next holiday!

Ultimate Everlys & Christmas Markets

If you love music, Christmas and non-stop entertainment, our five day Ultimate Everlys & Christmas Markets Rhine cruise is without a doubt the one for you! Free drinks, singing and dancing and beautiful accommodation in early December – what’s not to love?

The Markets

We will be visiting the beautiful markets around Cologne, Koblenz and Rüdesheim during the cruise, so be prepared to witness the real magic of Christmas before your very eyes.

German Christmas markets are known around the world to be some of the most festive, boasting the classic twinkling lights, rich-smelling food carts and of course the quaint wooden stalls selling handmade decorations alongside other wares. If this cruise doesn’t make you feel Christmassy, nothing will!

Your Entertainers

The Ultimate Everlys, otherwise known as Mick and Terry Page, are brothers who have been playing together for more than 30 years – now that’s what we call experience! Sing along as the brothers recreate the sounds of Phil and Don Everly including some of their greatest hits, ‘All I Have To Do is Dream’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and plenty more.

MS Switzerland II

This elegant ship accommodates 108 guests in stylish, comfortable cabins. What better way to end the day than by relaxing in your luxurious room on the Ruby or Emerald Deck, looking out at the lit up riverside towns from your panoramic window?

The ship also has its own large restaurant, leisure facilities including a library and spacious suites for those who’d like to add a little more luxury to their stay.

“What an amazing experience. The holiday was everything we could have hoped for and more.”

P Otto

Three Countries & Christmas Markets Party

Haven’t had enough Christmassy action? Our Three Countries & Christmas Markets Party will be sure to have you singing, dancing and feeling totally festive. With classy accommodation, an exciting musical line up and three countries to explore, you won’t want to miss this five day getaway on December 6th 2019.

Top Stops

Once again, this Rhine cruise is going to be visiting some of the top Christmas markets along the river. Enjoy the magical markets in the historic towns of Colmar and Strasbourg in France, and Mainz in Germany plus the pretty Rhineside town of Breisach on our exclusive cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Frankfurt, Germany. There’s so much to see on this getaway, you and your fellow over-forties travellers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to festive fun!

Music to Your Ears

On this Rhine river cruise you’ll be entertained by the well-known Keith Slater, a professional musician with a classic repertoire from the 60s onwards. Enjoy a few drinks with your friends and sing and dance along each evening to his fun selection of old-school tunes.

MS Swiss Pearl

Spend the festive season enjoying the luxuries of the MS Swiss Pearl, a four-star ship accommodating 119 guests. As well as beautifully furnished, comfortable cabins, the ship also boasts a magnificent lounge, dance floor, indoor pool and sauna and a stunning restaurant on the Emerald Deck. You’ll be treated to delicious buffet lunches, four-course dinners and even a special Captain’s Dinner on one evening. What better way to enjoy the festivities along the river?

“We LOVED Keith Slater and all the crew were just fantastic throughout. Everyone had so much fun and we all want to do this holiday again next year!”

K Strong

New Year Party

Rhine river cruises aren’t only for the Christmas season! Celebrate the arrival of New Year 2020 in style and hop aboard the MPS Switzerland II for a getaway you’ll remember for life. Our Rhine New Year Party River Cruise is a holiday any over-forties traveller is sure to love.

Four Nights of Fun

Your four nights of fun and entertainment will begin in Cologne where you will enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city before a delicious dinner and free drinks on board. You will also have the opportunity to make the most of Koblenz, and of course celebrate the New Year in the beautiful Rüdesheim.

At It Again…

Once again, the legendary Keith Slater will be performing throughout this holiday, so if you loved him first time round prepare to be amazed once more. After appearing on national TV shows such as The Phil Cool Show and being played on both Radio One and Radio Two, this guy is a musical celebrity you just have to meet.

MPS Switzerland II

Boasting four-star luxury and accommodating 108 lucky guests, this ship is so elegant that she looks like a boutique hotel on the inside. Enjoy the beautiful restaurant with large picture windows on the Emerald Deck, the spacious Sun Deck and of course, the cabins and suites in which you and your fellow guests will be staying. On New Year’s Eve all guests will be treated to the cocktail of the day as well as a number of other free drinks to keep the party going through ‘til the early hours.

“Beautiful ship and an amazing celebratory atmosphere on the special night. This Rhine Cruise was the best way to bring in the New Year with friends both new and old.”

P Laurence

Rhine in Flames, Wine & Moselle

Take in the beauty of both the Moselle Rivers and the Rhine River, cruise past and explore enticing towns and step into culture with the ‘Night of the Lorelei Rock’ fireworks display and the Wine Festival in St Goar in September 2020. Our  Rhine in Flames, Wine & Moselle River Cruise really does have it all, including free beer and wine on board!

Eight Days of Exploration

From Cologne and Andernach to Rüdesheim and Cochem, this getaway promises exploration of some of Germany’s prettiest and most picturesque towns and cities along the river. Over eight jam-packed days, you’ll have the opportunity to hop on and off the ship to make the most of each town we pass by, with walking tours and other exciting activities available to guests throughout the holiday.

Fun for All

On day three you will visit the famous St Goar where the spectacular fireworks display will be taking place to celebrate the local Flames Festival. You’ll definitely want to take your cameras out for this event.

Those interested in regional wines will certainly want to be involved in the activities – wine tasting at the Wine Festival and, the following day, a walking tour around the town of Cochem and its luscious vineyards. There is also another wine tasting available here, so be sure to line your stomachs at breakfast before you go!

The MS Carmen

You’re in for a real treat if you choose this Rhine cruise on the MS Carmen. The guest cabins are beautifully decorated, with some featuring French balconies, and the restaurant is just pristine. You’ll be served buffet breakfasts daily, generous lunches and four-course dinners each evening. Coffee, tea and other snacks will also be available throughout the holiday, so you’ll certainly never go hungry!

On this GN Holidays getaway, you’ll also be presented with a selection of optional excursions to enjoy during the daytime, and of course live entertainment each evening. What more could you want on a Rhine cruise holiday?

These are just some of our River Rhine cruises, so if you’re looking for something a little different, don’t hesitate to ask. Forget your sea legs, the only rocking on these Rhine cruises is served up by our specially selected entertainers to end each day after enjoying the beautiful German waterside towns. We look forward to seeing you!

Love the idea of sailing carefree and content along a river? We’re sure to have a cruise for you. Take a look at our website for more ideas, or for further information, give us a call on 01895 83 33 33. Your Rhine cruise escape awaits!

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