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New Year's Eve Cruise on the Rhine

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Cologne 8 Days

Cologne
Cologne

See in the New Year in style aboard your beautifully decorated Amadeus river cruise ship. Visit romantic towns and cities and explore their hidden secrets, or just relax on board and enjoy the fabulous Austrian hospitality as you glide through the wintry riverside scenery.

What's Included

  • 7 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Quality red and white wines with dinner
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Memorable New Year's Eve Celebration on board
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS-Audio-Guide for all excursions
  • Wide choice of optional excursions
  • All port charges and local taxes

Day 1: Cologne

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

Join your ship in Cologne and settle in to your cabin before the ship slips it's moorings around 5pm. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail as you meet the crew and explore your new surroundings. You are invited to attend the Welcome Dinner on board this evening.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Rüdesheim - Mainz

Arrive in Rüdesheim before breakfast. Explore the city on your own or take the optional guided walk including a tour of the Music Museum before returning to the ship for lunch. Watch the river scenery glide by as you cruise to Mainz. This was the native city of Johannes Gutenberg, the developer of printable media and today's optional tour will take you through the Old Town to the famous Gutenberg Museum.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Strasbourg

Arrive in Strasbourg, the capital of the French region of Alsace. An optional city tour brings you to the European Parliament and the famous cathedral which boasts a host of intricate carvings. The entire centre of Strasbourg has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today you will have plenty of time to explore this unique city.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (New Year's Eve): Basel

Arrive in Basel early morning. The City's old quarter is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful in Europe. Few other cities have buildings dating back to the 15th century that contrast so well with and yet complement fine modern buildings by internationally renowned architects. The Rhine separates the old quarter into "Grossbasel and Kleinbasel", both of which have their individual charms.

Return to the ship to enjoy a New Year's Eve party on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 (New Year's Day): Cruising the Rhine

This morning's breakfast offers some 'anti-hangover' remedies for anyone who may have seen the New Year in with a little too much enthusiasm! Relax on bord for the rest of the day as the ship cruises to Speyer.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Speyer - Mannheim

Arrive in Speyer early morning, one of the Roman Empire's most important settlements in Germany. An optional guided tour will show you Speyer's famous Cathedral and one of the best preserverd Romanesque churches in the world. The ship cruises to Mannheim over lunch where a choice of optional tours are offered either a guided city walk or a city tour of nearby Heidelberg.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Boppard - Koblenz

After breakfast explore Boppard, a charming and historical town an optional walking tour is available. The ship glides in Koblenz early afternoon. An optional walking tour (€ 15) shows you the highlights of this city, which stands at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. Back on board, you are invited to the Captain's Gala Dinner, with entertainment provided by the ship's orchestra.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Cologne

Your memorable New Year's 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.

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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

Overview

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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Cruise Only

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in travel choices these cruise prices are quoted on a cruise only basis.

Please call for a flight inclusive price to meet your specific requirements.

DepartShipRouteFrom
Dec 28Amadeus Silver IIICologne-Cologne£1131Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1131
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1561
Middle DeckCat B-4188 ft², French balcony£1876
Middle DeckCat B-1188 ft², French balcony£2054
Upper DeckCat A-1188 ft², French balcony£2287
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside balcony£2733

Optional ExcursionsPriceAB
Walking tour of Rüdesheim with Seigfried's Music Museum£20Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Mainz walking tour£14Green Tick Icon
City tour of Strasbourg£45Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Basel City tour£56Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Speyer walking tour£13Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Heidelberg excursions£39Green Tick Icon
Walking tour of Oberwesel£13Green Tick Icon
Cologne walking tour£13Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Total£146£212
Pre-purchase Package Price£124£180

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Mrs Hopkins, AmaWaterways - Grand Danube

I cannot fault Global River Cruising. I have never been on a cruise before so inevitably felt a little anxiety - which deck to book a cabin on, how long a cruise for a first-timer, help with alternative travel to avoid London Airports,....all these and others instilled a trust that was reassuring.

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Mr Collier, Scenic - Rhine Highlights

Simeon at GRC organised a trip for four of us a couple of years ago and was excellent. So we have asked him to do the same for us again this year and once again to our complete satisfaction.

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