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Rhine & Moselle Cruise 2017

7 Days From £759*
Departing Summer 2017
* Price shown: 23 Jul 2017 - ERH
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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 coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • 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

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

Travel by coach from your selected pick-up point, cross the Channel, and continue to join Olympia in 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

Leave Olympia and the Rhine behind this morning, and begin your return journey back to the UK.

Prices

Departure DatePrice From
 Sun 23 Jul 2017£759.00
 Sat 29 Jul 2017£759.00

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.

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

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Magical Moselle CruiseScores 9.1 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
(10 out of 10)

Ian

Yeovil Couple
Wonderful on board service, immaculate ship and delicious food. Only minus point optional excursion to Zell was a waste of time and money.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 17 August 2015
(7 out of 10)

Jennifer

Horsham Couple
The experience on the ship was good and would be recommended. The coach driver was safe and careful. The number of pickup points the delays and the length of the journey were not clear when booking we missed the planned ferry and were taken to Redhill in a very poor minibus with not all seat belts working we then waited because of problem with a pickup before us result was 14 hours on coach only one driver and that to look forward to on way back. It was our first time on coach holiday and we will be more careful researching the distances if we ever do it again.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 17 August 2015
(9 out of 10)

Dianne

Honiton Devon Couple
Lovely holiday, well looked after on a very happy ship. Would not choose to go by coach
again, but would definitely go on another river cruise.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 11 August 2015
(8 out of 10)

PEAKE

GLOUCESTER Couple
Relaxing and enjoyable with excellent crew and staff.

Just the right number 90+ to mix with.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 11 August 2015
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

Milton Keynes Couple
Outward coach journey too long, only some of which was the driver's fault.

The facility I most missed was wifi.

The included coach trip to Trier was too short to be worth while doing. I wish we had stayed and walked into Bernkastel. Perhaps the Trier trip would have been better the previous afternoon.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 16 August 2015
(9 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Lincoln Couple
Journey to Germany delayed by ferry problems and roadworks. Driver did not advise passengers of seatbelt laws or safety aspects of coach. Enjoyed your first river cruise and hope to do it again next year.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 01 August 2015
(10 out of 10)

Shirley

Westcliff on Sea, Essex Family
Holiday really good - however please could you renew some of the windows on Olympia as the double glazing has blown and they are permanently misted - the same as last year. Also could you provide soup spoons in the dining room - the soups were wonderful but eating them with a dessert spoon is awkward.
In the overall scheme of things these are minor problems as this is the fourth time I have been on the Olympia and the holidays were/are always to a high standard.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 31 July 2015