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Cruise the Glorious Rhine 2017

6 days from £1058*
Departing: October 2017
* Price shown: 19 October 2017 from Newcastle - NCL
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Experience the best of the Rhine

Discover the delightful scenery of the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine on this wonderful cruise from Andernach to Cologne. Join Olympia as she calls in the pretty wine towns of Boppard and Rudesheim, the historic city of Mainz, and pretty Koblenz, where the Rhine meets the Moselle. You'll also have the chance to travel into the beautiful Ahr Valley, famous for its red wines, on this very special Rhine cruise.

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from your local airport to Cologne or Dusseldorf
  • Return airport-to-Olympia coach transfers
  • 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

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Day One

Fly to Cologne and 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 "auf wiedersehen" to Olympia and her crew this morning, and transfer to the airport to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Newcastle 19 October 2017 £1058

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 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.

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.

*This offer is valid for new bookings made between 23rd June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Cruise the Glorious Rhine reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cruise the Glorious RhineScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Rugby Couple
Excellent food and such helpful cheerful staff. We sailed last year on Olympia and this trip was even better.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Gloucester Couple
This was our first cruise with Newmarket and we were travelling with another couple. We all really enjoyed the whole experience . The friendly staff made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent right from the first meal through to the last.
Our cruise manager kept us informed and we enjoyed the excursions. We are already looking at our next cruise !
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Deal Couple
We really enjoyed the holiday with some exceptions.
We met the coach driver at Cologne airport and set off for the coach. Having severe arthritis I walk slowly and the group moved further and further away until we eventually lost sight of them. We had to wait some time befor the driver realised we were missing! Not everyone has his long legs and speed.
On the return flight we were dropped at the airport and left to our own devices! It would have been nice if we had been met and pointed in the right direction instead of trying to find our way.
The tour manager could have been more helpful. The comments in the dining room were she only started talking to people the day before tips were due!!
The trip was wonderful and the ship, crew and food superb and we have recommended this holiday to our friends. We will probably do it again on one of the other rivers.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


Happy to go back tomorrow. Good value for money.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(10 out of 10)


Worcestershire Friends
Food and staff helped make the trip what it was- wonderful.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(7 out of 10)


Lttleborough Couple
Staff and service good apart from hot drinks which were never hot!

The Tour Manager was very poor and gave little commentary while on board

We were met at the Airport but we had to find the driver and the bus - he didn't seem to be looking for us
Confirmed traveller: 21 October 2015
Published on: 22 November 2015
(9 out of 10)


Milnrow Friends
The crew were great the food fantastic. Sailing through the night was very noisy but perhaps couldn't be helped. Everything was good with the exception of the tour manager who talked a lot about Rotherham where he came from and on more than one occasion gave us wrong information I didn't give him a tip except to say it's time to give it up.
Confirmed traveller: 21 October 2015
Published on: 21 November 2015