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Cruise the Glorious Rhine 2017

6 Days From £549*
Departing July 2017
* Price shown: 19 Oct 2017 - ERQ
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Experience the best of the Rhine

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 special Rhine cruise holiday.

Lift 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 coach travel from Dover or Ashford
  • 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.

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Itinerary

Day One

Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) and join our coach before it boards the ferry to cross the Channel and head 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 Mechanisches Musikkabinett and enjoy a wine tasting.

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 street, 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, 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

Bid farewell to Olympia, and begin your coach journey back to Dover (or Ashford), from where you'll be free to make your own way home.

Prices

DateNightsPrice From
04 Jun 2017 5 £649.00
14 Oct 2017 5 £599.00
19 Oct 2017 5 £549.00

Further Information

Flexible joining options

Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.

Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.

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.

Cruise the Glorious Rhine Reviews collected by Reevoo

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Cruise the Glorious RhineScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Diane

Bishops Waltham Couple
We enjoyed it very much,despite the weather, dull mostly but stayed dry. Would have liked more time in Cologne, no free time to explore the old city.
Confirmed traveller: 21 October 2015
Published on: 29 October 2015
(7 out of 10)

Anthony

london Couple
The holiday rep or on board guide needs a personality transplant, the actual holiday for the price was ok but she was boost and rude not to me I might add but to other passengers
Confirmed traveller: 20 June 2015
Published on: 06 July 2015
(9 out of 10)

LORAINE

Canterbury Couple
This was our first river cruise and we were very impressed with the overall service, meals and cabin
Confirmed traveller: 07 June 2015
Published on: 17 June 2015
(10 out of 10)

Hartman

Swadlincote Couple
We found the whole holiday to be a experience, it was our first cruise and we shall repeat
it in the near future.
Overall it was everything it said on the tin.
Confirmed traveller: 07 June 2015
Published on: 17 June 2015
(10 out of 10)

DOROTHY

Poole Friends
A very friendly ship.all the staff including the Captain very superb.The food was
very good with well balanced meals.The entertainment by the crew was a
real laugh,even the Captain took part.=,it was my first river cruise and I found
it very relaxing.
Confirmed traveller: 07 June 2015
Published on: 15 June 2015
(8 out of 10)

Brian

Oakham Couple
Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, and was value for money, met some nice people and inspite of the weather for the time of year {June some sun some rain and a bit breezy on occasion} we had some good walkabouts in the stop offs in interesting towns. My only complaint is it would have been nice to have tea making facilities in the cabin {I am English!!!}
Confirmed traveller: 22 June 2013
Published on: 16 December 2013