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Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Cologne 7 Days

Christmas Markets, Strasbourg
Christmas Markets, Strasbourg

Enjoy the festive season with a memorable Christmas celebration aboard your beautifully decorated ship. Visit romantic towns and stroll through their Christmas markets, or just relax on board and enjoy the fabulous Austrian hospitality as you glide through the wintry riverside scenery.

What's Included

  • 6 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Complimentary wines, beers and sodt drinks with lunch and diner on board
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Memorable Christmas Celebration
  • Visit Christmas market in Speyer
  • Attend Christmas Eve Mass in Speyer
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Wifi
  • Flexible excursion packages allow you to choose the itinerary that suits you.
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise

Please call for a flight inclusive price.

Day 1: Cologne

Map of the Rhine & Main rivers
Map of the Rhine & Main & Rivers

Your Christmas cruise along the Rhine begins in the old Hanseatic town of Cologne. After an opportunity to explore your AMADEUS ship, you are invited to join the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail. Thereafter, enjoy the lovingly prepared Welcome Dinner on board, which will put you in the right mood for the festive time ahead. Your ship weighs anchor during the night and travels towards Koblenz.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Koblenz

Optional Excursion: Koblenz walking tour

The charming town of Koblenz is situated at the confluence of the Mosel and the Rhine Rivers. Many of its cultural landmarks are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are best explored during a guided sightseeing walk. Thereafter, you will return to your ship and continue on what is probably the most beautiful section of the trip. The passing, wintery landscapes of the Wachau offer spectacular vistas, the best of which is the view of the myth-enshrouded Lorelei Rock, which you will pass on this stretch of the trip.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 (Christmas Eve): Speyer

Optional Excursion: Speyer walking tour

Before breakfast, your ship arrives in the former imperial town of Speyer, which you can explore during the course of a guided sightseeing tour in the morning. The visit to the traditional Christmas market will put you in a festive mood, ready for the Christmas celebration on board. Take part in decorating the Christmas tree to the sound of contemplative carols before the magical Christmas dinner on board. Those who wish can attend a Christmas mass at the Speyer Cathedral after dinner. Late at night, your cruise continues on its journey.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (Christmas Day): Strasbourg / Kehl

Optional Excursion: City tour of Strasbourg

At lunchtime, your ship arrives in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region where, despite the wintery weather, the French joie de vivre is palpable everywhere. Explore the picturesque half-timbered houses and, if you wish, take part in an extended city sightseeing tour in the afternoon, which will take you to Strasbourg’s most beautiful sights. In the evening you will return to your ship, which will head for Mainz.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 (Boxing Day): Mainz

Optional Excursion: Mainz walking tour with Gutenberg Museum

Spend the second day of Christmas in Mainz, the largest city in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, where your ship arrives at midday. This town boasts not only numerous monuments but also the Gutenberg Museum which, with its exciting collections and its history of printing, books and writing, is one of the best-kept secrets of lovers of culture and literature. During the course of a guided sightseeing walk you can admire the sights of the city, and thereafter the captain will invite you to a festive Gala Dinner on board. Your ship will then head back to Cologne.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Cologne

Optional Excursion: Cologne walking tour

After breakfast, enjoy a fascinating city tour through this Rhine metropolis. An eventful 2,000-year history has left its mark on the city, and this “city of churches” boasts countless highlights, in particular the Cologne Cathedral, which you will visit during the course of the tour, as well as the Roman Dionysus mosaic. The afternoon is at your disposal, and you have plenty of time for a shopping spree or a leisurely stroll before dinner on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Cologne

Your memorable Christmas cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after a final breakfast on board.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

Lüftner MS Amadeus Queen

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Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver III

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Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver II

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Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver

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Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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DepartShipRouteFrom
Dec 22Amadeus Silver IIICologne-Cologne£924Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£924
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1179
Middle DeckCat B-4188 ft², French balcony£1419
Middle DeckCat B-1188 ft², French balcony£1551
Upper DeckCat A-1188 ft², French balcony£1730
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside balcony£2127

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking.


Optional ExcursionsPriceAB
Koblenz walking tour£13Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Speyer walking tour£13Green Tick Icon
City tour of Strasbourg£45Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Mainz walking tour with Gutenberg Museum£14Green Tick Icon
Cologne walking tour£14Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Total£72£99
Pre-purchase Package Price£61£84

Single Occupancy Supplements: Available on request

Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.


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