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Rhine & Moselle Cruise 2017

7 Days From £979*
Departing June - July 2017
* Price shown: 29 Jul 2017 from Birmingham - BHX
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A memorable summer river cruise

Cruise the meandering Moselle and the mighty Rhine on a scenic voyage through a land of villages, vineyards and fairytale castles. Discover a trio of exquisite wine towns, visit the fascinating cities of Trier and Koblenz and perhaps take a scenic drive along the breathtaking Mosel Weinstrasse.

Life on board Olympia

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

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from selected local airports to Cologne
  • Return airport-to-Olympia coach transfers
  • Six nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea, coffee and cake, and late-night snacks
  • Embark in Andernach and disembark in Cologne
  • Calls at Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem and Koblenz
  • A visit to Trier
  • Walking tours of Bernkastel and Koblenz
  • On-board English commentary
  • On-board 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
  • Port charges and taxes

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

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Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Cologne and join Olympia in the ancient Rhineland town of Andernach. Enjoy a first meal on board, and settle into your cabin before Olympia sets sail.

Day Two

Enjoy a wonderful, scenic cruise past Koblenz and into the Moselle, today. By early afternoon, Olympia will have moored in delightful Cochem, nestled beneath the Reichsburg's fairytale turrets. Explore the town, or join this afternoon's optional shore excursion to discover the castle and its secrets.

This evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment on board, then step ashore in beautiful Cochem and perhaps join us for an optional wine tasting as Olympia moors here overnight.

Day Three

Today, Olympia heads through a landscape of vineyards and fields to pretty Traben-Trarbach where she moors for the night. Join our optional afternoon coach excursion and discover more of the Moselle Valley and its winemaking villages as you travel the breathtaking route of the Mosel Weinstrasse.

Day Four

After a scenic morning cruise, Olympia will arrive in the twin town of Bernkastel-Kues. Discover this famous wine town on our walking tour, with its ancient, half-timbered houses surrounding the central square, and perhaps visit the ruins of the Burg Landshut to enjoy the spectacular view of the river.

Day Five

Boasting the finest collection of Roman remains north of the Alps, Trier is Germany's oldest settlement. Today's optional excursion will take you to the city by coach. Enjoy our optional walking tour, and don't miss the birthplace of Karl Marx and the imposing Dom cathedral.

This afternoon Olympia sails from Bernkastel-Kues, beginning her return journey downriver as you enjoy dinner and entertainment on board.

Day Six

This morning, Olympia arrives in historic Koblenz. Enjoy a guided tour of the town as you wander through the pretty altstadt (old town) or along the riverfront promenade, before re-boarding the ship and continuing to Andernach, where you'll have the opportunity to go ashore.

This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner while Olympia cruises gently to Cologne.

Day Seven

Disembark in Cologne, leaving Olympia and the Rhine behind this morning, and head to the airport to board your flight home.

Prices

 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Birmingham09 Jul 2017 £979.00
Birmingham23 Jul 2017 £979.00
Birmingham29 Jul 2017 £979.00
Bristol23 Jul 2017 £1029.00
Bristol29 Jul 2017 £989.00
East Midlands09 Jul 2017 £1009.00
East Midlands23 Jul 2017 £1009.00
East Midlands29 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Edinburgh09 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Edinburgh23 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Edinburgh29 Jul 2017 £1009.00
London Heathrow09 Jul 2017 £1009.00
London Heathrow23 Jul 2017 £1009.00
London Heathrow29 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Manchester09 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Manchester23 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Manchester29 Jul 2017 £1009.00
Newcastle09 Jul 2017 £1019.00
Newcastle23 Jul 2017 £1019.00
Newcastle29 Jul 2017 £1019.00

Further Information

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.

Pre-paid drinks package

Spend just £17.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.

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.

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.

Rhine and Moselle Cruise Reviews collected by Reevoo

Magical Moselle Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Magical Moselle CruiseScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Sheila

Halstead Couple
We had a really lovely holiday the ship was very friendly. Lovely that the Captain joined in with entertainment and was happy to speak to passengers. Overall it was a very good experience however arriving at 11.30 in the morning and being told our first meal was not until 9.30 in the evening was not good after being up since 3.00 in the morning. We had to go into Cologne to get something to eat when we could have done with relaxing. Also having to leave the ship by 8.30 and being left in Cologne all morning on day of departure wasn't good. We can appreciate having to vacate the cabin but not the ship so early. Surely we could have stayed abroad and then been taken straight to the airport.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 24 August 2015
(10 out of 10)

Lorraine

Weston super mare Couple
The whole experience was fantastic. Lisa the tour manager was excellent always there with a smile and nothing was too much trouble.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 13 August 2015
(9 out of 10)

Jennifer

Stansted Mountfitchet Couple
Enjoyed the cosy and personal feel of this smaller boat.
Could have done with tea making equipment in the cabin.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 13 August 2015
(9 out of 10)

DORIS

Cambridge Friends
Excellent friendly service. Tour operator very good and completely understood people's needs.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 11 August 2015
(9 out of 10)

MICHAEL

CARLISLE Couple
I was very impresssed with the standard of accomodation and the service of the staff.for the price paid for the holiday. Meals were very good and bar prices reasonable. I wish I'd opted for the all inclusive option. The tour director worked hard.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 12 August 2015
(9 out of 10)

marie

dewhurst Couple
Excellent cruise manager was excellent and knowledgeable
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 02 August 2015
(10 out of 10)

Deidre

Burton on Trent Couple
A relaxing holiday with friendly and helpful crew.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 30 July 2015