Catch the Eurostar from either London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International station to Brussels, then use the efficient regional rail network to reach Amsterdam, where you'll board Olympia in time for dinner this evening.
On this morning's included canal cruise you'll have the chance to discover the Dutch capital's beautiful waterways, which are lined with quaint step-gabled houses. Return to Olympia during the afternoon for her sailing into South Holland's picturesque countryside, sailing towards the River Waal and Nijmegen for an overnight stay.
Cruising south, Olympia sails into Germany. Enjoy beautiful scenery as the ship sails past Dusseldorf and stunning Rhineland scenery to reach Cologne, where she'll moor overnight. Step ashore to stretch your legs and enjoy the night-time charm of the city's bustling altstadt (old town).
Explore Cologne's magnificent cathedral and bustling altstadt on this morning's optional walking tour, or choose to wander the city at your leisure, perhaps visiting the designer shops of Rudolfplatz and the Belgisches (Belgian) quarter.
This afternoon, Olympia continues upstream, passing the delightful town of Konigswinter, which sits in the shadow of the picturesque Siebengebirge (Seven Hills), to reach Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle.
Enjoy an early morning stroll in Koblenz before Olympia continues her journey, cruising past the verdant vineyards and ancient villages of the magnificent Middle Rhine. Look out for the legendary Lorelei, the fateful slate rock from which sirens were said to have lured sailors to their deaths.
This afternoon Olympia arrives in Rudesheim, recognised for its locally-produced wines, its quaint narrow lanes and its bustling Drosselgasse - the main street packed with bars and weinstube (wine taverns). Perhaps join our optional excursion that reveals the bizarre wonders of Siegfried's Musikkabinett and includes a wine tasting.
Olympia arrives in Mannheim, where the Rhine and the River Neckar meet. From here, you can join an optional half-day excursion to the university town of Heidelberg to see its imposing, red hillside castle, before meeting the ship in Mainz. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's beautiful altstadt, impressive cathedral and Gutenberg Museum, before returning to the ship for a last dinner and an overnight cruise back to Cologne.
Disembark Olympia in Cologne, this morning, and transfer to the railway station to begin your journey home.