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Cruise the Glorious Rhine 2016

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BOOK BY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016*, QUOTING CODE C2TR9D


Enjoy an unforgettable journey through the beautiful, UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine, and a passage through the fabled Rhine Gorge beneath the legendary Lorelei. Visit the wine town of Rudesheim and historic Mainz, and explore the delightful Ahr Valley on this very Rhine cruise holiday.

Discover life on board Olympia

Discover life on board OlympiaThere's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • 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

Ship Information

Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.

Deck Plans

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.

Itinerary

Day One

Travel by coach from your selected pick-up point, cross the Channel, and continue to join Olympia in Andernach before she begins her journey along the mighty Rhine this evening.

Day Two

This morning Olympia sets sail from Andernach, heading to idyllic Boppard, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage region of the Upper/Middle Rhine.

Discover the town's Roman fort and beautiful historic quarter on our fascinating walking tour, and this evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment on board, or explore Boppard by night.

Day Three

Today, Olympia sails into the picturesque 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 famous 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 delightful Altstadt (old town), before returning to Olympia for this afternoon's sailing back through the Rhine Gorge to Koblenz.

Step ashore to stroll the pretty Altstadt or along the riverfront promenade, before enjoying dinner and entertainment on board.

Day Five

Olympia continues downriver, passing the delightful 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, and there's a chance to swap memories of the past wonderful few days with fellow passengers.

Day Six

Leave Olympia and the Rhine behind this morning, and begin your return journey back to the UK.
Departure county Pick-up points
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Amersham, High Wycombe
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Streatham, Wimbledon
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Keele Services M6
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge

Olympia 

Further Information

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your coach driver will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.

Luggage

Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system. Bottled water can be purchased on board and locally.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.

*Offer applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the Buy-One-Get-One-Free discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. This offer is subject to availability, may not be used in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Cruise the Glorious Rhine 2014 reviews verified by Reevoo

Cruise the Glorious Rhine 2014Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 32 reviews
(5 out of 10)

DONALD

LITTLEPORT, ELY, CAMBS. Friends
Poor. After a five hour drive to Dover, which should have only taken about two hours had we had known the journey was going to take so long we would have joined the coach at Dover. However we were not given that option and as we did not receive the itinerary until after we arrived home we were unaware of the length of travelling time involved so this was a very poor start to the holiday. Also to charge you 7 euro's for a packed lunch for the journey home I felt was a cheek !
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 31 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

VINCENT

Derby Couple
Couldn't fault the food the ship and crew.
Not so good with the coach travel
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 08 July 2016
(9 out of 10)

ALAN

basildon Couple
very relaxing holiday, staff very friendly, enjoyed this holiday and just recommended this holiday to my friends
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 07 July 2016
(7 out of 10)

ARTHUR

Warwickshire Couple
First river cruise so had no fixed expectations. Cabin tiny but adequate. Linen fine. Fortunately we had good weather but one afternoon it rained as we had five hours cruising, we felt somewhat confined in the lounge. The staff were excellent and the food in the main was very good.
Safety drill farcical, we mustered in the lounge as it was hot on sky deck! Expecting the elderly and frail to decend to cabin to collect life jacket would not happen in a real emergency and the thought of jumping into a fast flowing river Rhine led to anxiety from some passengers. Should be life jackets on sky deck. Also we were not told who designated first aider was, indeed if there was one.
Journey via coach was not pleasant as we went for FOUR hours without a stop from Calais. On asking the driver, he said his usual service station had closed, but no information was given without specifically asking for it. I would choose Eurostar next time.
It was a relaxing vacation with certainly beautiful scenery. Our optional tours were fascinating, and enjoyable.
Confirmed traveller: 27 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016
(8 out of 10)

BURCH T.

Fulford Couple
ON BOARD TOUR MANAGER--PETER--was only drawback to the trip!! ALL STAFF from waiters, housekeeping, CAPTAIN, CREW etc. were outstanding---We made new friends, had great food,, great entertainment, great scenery--Can't recommend Tour Manager!!
Confirmed traveller: 22 June 2016
Published on: 14 August 2016
(7 out of 10)

GEOFFREY

Couple
We Loved our holiday on board the Olympia. It was very relaxing and we stopped at some beautiful places.The only thing which was not good was the transport to the boat, this was so delayed and haphazard and far too long to be travelling during the night.
Confirmed traveller: 22 June 2016
Published on: 09 July 2016
(10 out of 10)

JENNIFER

Bedworth Couple
We were very happy with every aspect of our holiday. It was something we had wanted to do for a long time. Throughly enjoyed it
Confirmed traveller: 22 June 2016
Published on: 05 July 2016