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Christmas Market River cruise

Christmas Market River cruise

Door to door service


Door to door service

What better way to see the River Rhine, and visit three German Christmas markets, than with a cruise on board the 3-star MV Esmeralda. We cruise from Hull to Rotterdam with P & O Ferries, and join the MV Esmeralda at Cologne, where we stay overnight and sail to Koblenz. We arrive in Koblenz in the afternoon, giving us plenty of time to see the Christmas market. Next morning, we sail down The Rhine to arrive in Rudesheim around 2pm, where we can spend the afternoon at the Market before the Captain’s Dinner in the evening. We make our final sailing to Mainz, arriving at lunchtime, leaving plenty of time to relax and take in the sights of Christmas and even buy a gift or two.



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Elite coach travel

Overnight sailing from Hull to Rotterdam and back in 2-berth inside cabins with evening meal and breakfast on ferry.

4 nights on board MV Esmeralda in lower deck cabins.

4 hot & cold buffet breakfasts

4-course dinner with choice of mains on 3 nights

Tea/coffee after dinner

Midnight snacks served at approx. 23.00

Morning coffee each day

3 course lunches, set menu on 3 days

Afternoon tea with biscuits on 3 days

On board entertainment on at least 2 nights

Captain’s Farewell Dinner with small gift for the ladies on the last night

Visit to the Christmas Markets in Koblenz, Rudesheim and Cologne.

  • Cabin upgrades are available please ask for details.

Day 1

Overnight sailing to Rotterdam

Day 2

After our ferry crossing to the Continent, we will make our way through Holland and Germany to Cologne. We may have time to visit Cologne through the pretty streets that line the canals prior to boarding our ship, the MV Esmeralda. We will enjoy a welcome cocktail while our bags are taken to our cabin and will have time to settle in prior to our four course dinner this evening.

Day 3

We will spend today enjoying our cruise from Cologne to Koblenz. The ship arrives in Koblenz around 3pm, We will have a few hours to stretch our legs in the historic city of Koblenz and enjoy the Christmas market, We will then return to the MV Esmeralda in time for dinner this evening.

Day 4

We will enjoy lunch as we cruise towards Rudesham where you can spend the afternoon sightseeing before the captain's dinner on the evening.
We will then return to the MV Esmeralda in time for dinner this evening.

Day 5

After breakfast this morning, we have some time to relax on board or enjoy Rudesham for a couple of hours before we cruise to Mainz. We enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Mainz with the afternoon free to explore the city. This evening we have our Captain's Farewell dinner on board the ship.

Day 6

After breakfast this morning, we will leave the MV Esmeralda one last time. Our bags will be transferred to our coach and we will begin our return journey home. keep us happily occupied all day before we make our way to our overnight ferry to bring us safely home.

Day 7

Arrive back in UK

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