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Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg Cruise by Air (Plus Hotel Stay)

10 days from £1395*
Departing: July - October 2018
* Price shown: 05 October 2018 from London Stansted - STN



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A delightful journey through Germany

Join Olympia on her sailing through the beautiful Middle Rhine, then spend two nights in the magnificent German city of Cologne. See ancient Koblenz and the wine-town of Rudesheim, explore the 'Student Prince' city of Heidelberg and the beautiful Alsace capital of Strasbourg, and enjoy a tour of Roman Speyer before calling in pretty Boppard on your way back to Cologne.

Life on board Olympia

Life on board 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-Olympia transfers
  • Seven nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Two nights' accommodation in Cologne
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • On-board English commentary
  • 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 your chosen airport in Germany, and transfer to Cologne to join Olympia. Settle in and enjoy a first evening on board, as the ship begins her journey upstream.

Day Two

A morning call in the ancient city of Koblenz offers the chance to explore this historic city, set at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. This afternoon, Olympia cruises into the magnificent Middle Rhine, passing the mythical Lorelei en route to Rudesheim. Spend an evening visiting the bars and weinstuben (taverns) along the famous Drosselgasse, the town's bustling main street.

Day Three

See the quirky wonders of Siegfried's Musikkabinett and enjoy a wine tasting on our optional excursion this morning, before rejoining the ship for her onward journey to historic Mainz, hometown of Johannes Gutenberg - the father of the printing press. An optional walking tour here introduces the impressive six-towered cathedral and pretty old town.

Day Four

Early this morning Olympia moors in Mannheim, sitting at the confluence of the Rhine and River Neckar. Join the included excursion to beautiful Heidelberg, the 'Student Prince' city, and explore the twisting streets and lanes of one of Europe's most romantic settings, before re-joining Olympia as she continues her journey upstream.

Day Five

Olympia moors a short distance from Strasbourg today. Head into the heart of this Alsace capital, home of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, where the narrow streets and medieval buildings of the Petite France quarter create a beguiling maze criss-crossed with canals - best explored on our optional canal cruise.

Day Six

This morning we reach Speyer, once one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. Join our Tour Manager on an included walking tour, before rejoining the ship for a scenic afternoon's cruise to beautiful Boppard. Occupying a stunning position on the curve of a bend in the river, this 'Pearl of the Danube' is the perfect place for an evening stroll.

Day Seven

Enjoy delightful scenery on a leisurely morning cruise, sailing back past Koblenz and Konigswinter, sitting at the foot of the rolling Siebengebirge hills. By early afternoon Olympia will arrive in Cologne, her final destination. Join our optional walking tour this afternoon to see the magnificent Gothic cathedral, then return to the ship for a Farewell Dinner in the company of the Captain and your fellow passengers.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Olympia, and transfer to your hotel in Cologne for a two-night stay.

Day Nine

You're free today to enjoy the sights of Cologne. See the soaring twin towers of the Gothic cathedral and stroll the attractive altstadt - its streets crammed with shops, cake-selling 'Konditorei' and bars where you can sample the city's famous 'Koelsch' beer.

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 06 July 2018 £1535
Birmingham 09 September 2018 £1555
Birmingham 28 September 2018 £1570
Birmingham 05 October 2018 £1415
Bristol 09 September 2018 £1555
Edinburgh 06 July 2018 £1555
Edinburgh 28 September 2018 £1640
Edinburgh 05 October 2018 £1465
Glasgow 06 July 2018 £1555
Glasgow 28 September 2018 £1590
Glasgow 05 October 2018 £1435
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 July 2018 £1555
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 September 2018 £1575
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 September 2018 £1590
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 October 2018 £1435
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 July 2018 £1515
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £1535
London Stansted
London Stansted 28 September 2018 £1550
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 October 2018 £1395
Manchester 06 July 2018 £1555
Manchester 28 September 2018 £1590
Manchester 05 October 2018 £1435
Newcastle 06 July 2018 £1555
Newcastle 09 September 2018 £1575
Newcastle 28 September 2018 £1590
Newcastle 05 October 2018 £1435

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.

Pre-paid drinks package

Spend just £19.50 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.

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Low deposit of £79pp applies to new bookings made between 28th December 2017 and 31st March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 28th December and 14th February 2018 (inclusive) and is valid on selected cruises departing in 2018 on board Olympia only. Offer excludes cruises departing in November and December. 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. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.