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New Year Rhine Cruise

4 days from £619*
Departing: December 2017
* Price shown: 30 December 2017 from London Stansted - STN

See in the New Year in style!

Join us aboard Olympia for a delightful voyage along the Rhine from Boppard to Koblenz and back. With an on-board New Year party - complete with complimentary champagne at midnight - and a Gala Dinner on New Year's Day, this is a four-day celebratory cruise you won't want to miss.

Discover life on board MS Olympia

Discover life on board MS 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 facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Return flights from your local airport to Germany
  • Return airport-to-ship transfers
  • Three nights' accommodation based on a standard lower deck cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board
  • A New Year Party on New Year's Eve
  • A Gala Dinner on New Year's Day
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

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.


Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.


Day One

Fly to Germany, and transfer directly to the Olympia. Depending upon your arrival time, you may be able to explore the delightful 'Pearl of the Rhine', Boppard, which sits on the southern side of a great horseshoe bend in the river, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage region of the Upper/Middle Rhine.

Day Two (New Year's Eve)

On New Year's Eve, Olympia sails to Rudesheim, passing pretty villages and fairytale castles en route, and beneath the legendary Lorelei rock - where sirens were said to lure unsuspecting sailors to their ends.

Spend the afternoon wandering Rudesheim's pretty streets, or join our late-afternoon optional excursion to enjoy an early evening wine tasting at a traditional 'weinkeller' and see the remarkable collection of musical instruments that are found in Siegfried's Musik Kabinett.

This evening, join your fellow guests in celebration as you enjoy a New Year's Eve Dinner and Party on board Olympia, toasting the arrival of 2017 while ashore the people of Rudesheim enjoy their own revelries.

Day Three (New Year's Day)

Around lunchtime today, you'll arrive in Koblenz. Explore this traditional Rhineland town, then return to the Olympia, and round off your holiday - and your New Year celebrations - with a special New Year's Day Gala Dinner and entertainment on board.

Day Four

Bid "auf wiedersehen" to Olympia and this captivating part of the world as you return to the airport for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 30 December 2017 £649
Bristol 30 December 2017 £659
Edinburgh 30 December 2017 £649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 December 2017 £649
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 December 2017 £619
Manchester 30 December 2017 £649

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.


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.


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.

New Year Rhine Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

New Year Rhine CruiseScores 9.2 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Stockport Couple
This was a very short cruise of only 3 nights, the boat did not travel very far. However, it was a very different way to spend New Year. Everything was provided as described. The boat is perhaps not the most luxurious on the Rhine, maybe it is due for a refit? It is a small size of around 90 passengers. It struggled to provide hot water at times for showers etc. However, the surroundings were good and as a river cruise novice, this was a good taster trip. The mainly east european crew were great and worked hard, maybe there were not enough of them at times. Certainly everyone was very friendly.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2017
Published on: 22 January 2017
(9 out of 10)


Telford Couple
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2017
Published on: 18 January 2017
(8 out of 10)


Bournemouth Couple
Brilliant fun New Year. Very good food and entertainment.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2017
Published on: 17 January 2017
(10 out of 10)


Manchester Friends
This was the third time on this ship and look forward to the next time.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2017
Published on: 14 January 2017
(10 out of 10)


Windsor Friends
There were four of us together on this cruise and we all agreed that it was a most enjoyable
time on board. The accommodation was very comfortable, and the crew were friendly and
courteous. It was nice to see the crew take part in the celebrations and entertain us on both the main evenings. The food was varied, very tasty, and well presented. As this was a New Year celebration cruise the ship was nicely decorated in the public areas.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2016
Published on: 14 February 2016
(10 out of 10)


Bawtry Couple
The food and service were excellent. The atmosphere on board was very friendly and relaxed , led by the delightful Lilly. It was a great way to spend a short New Year break.
The planned boat refurbishment will be the icing on the cake.
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2016
Published on: 26 January 2016
(9 out of 10)


norwich Couple
Negative point - return leg: too long in cologne eating for very late flight to stansted
Confirmed traveller: 02 January 2016
Published on: 26 January 2016