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German & Swiss Rhine

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German & Swiss Rhine

Holidays by Coach, Rail or Air 8 or 10 Days - 5% discount

Tour prices from only £1059

Take the opportunity to explore more than the usual sights along the Rhine. You can relax and take in the views as your ship sails through some of the Rhine's most stunning scenery in three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to take optional excursions to the stunningly beautiful Black Forest, romantic Heidelberg with its imposing sandstone castle or into Switzerland for more incredible vistas. Along the way, enjoy Strasbourg, the entire town centre of which is a World Heritage Site; bijou Speyer and vibrant Basel. There’s an endless list of sights to see and things to do!

This delightful 8 or 10 day German & Swiss Rhine cruise comes with a 5% discount saving when you book today with Shearings call direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote our code S9991 for the money saving discount on this holiday.

German & Swiss Rhine
Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Embark In Cologne, Cruise To Koblenz

Step aboard the MPS Rotterdam in Cologne - why not explore this impressive city before we sail to Koblenz this evening?

Day 2: Koblenz To Rudesheim

We arrive in Koblenz, where the Rhine meets the Moselle. Explore this historical city, with its cultural monuments and buildings. Later, we sail to Rudesheim, in the heart of German wine-producing country.

Day 3: Rudesheim To Speyer

Enjoy time in Rudesheim - consider our optional excursion to explore further. We then sail to Speyer, arriving late evening.

Day 4: Speyer To Strasbourg

This morning we discover this fascinating city with its 11th-century Imperial cathedral, which is one of Germany’s largest and most important cathedrals. We continue our cruise to Strasbourg.

Day 5: Strasbourg 

The capital of the Alsace region, enjoy an included visit to Strasbourg. A must for all is the Grand Ile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 - the first time an entire city centre was given this title.

Day 6: Strasbourg To Breisach

Today we make our way to the historical town of the Breisach. Stroll around the town to glimpse views of the Hagenbach Tower, the beautiful cathedral and the whimsical Jugglers’ Fountain. We will also enjoy an included excursion to discover Alsace, with its rich and interesting mythologies.

Day 7: Breisach To Basel

From Breisach, we cross the Swiss border to Basel. You may wish to join our optional excursion to discover this beautiful destination, with its medieval Old Town, Basel Munster and lively market square.

Day 8: Disembark In Basel

Say a fond farewell to the MPS Rotterdam, as we disembark after breakfast and continue home.

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 10 Days by Coach - Tour Code RRDECRA

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 10 Days by Coach - Tour Code RRDECRA

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

River Cruise Holidays Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings on 0844 824 3535 & quote River Cruise Holidays reference S9991 + Tour Code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
May 16
£1114
£1059
August 22
£1199
£1140
June 6
£1199
£1140
September 19
£1199
£1140
July 18
£1199
£1140
 

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available - call for details. Supplement Single Room £209. Dep code X

  • Return travel from the UK by coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Northern France
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Visit to Strasbourg and Discover Alsace
Departure Dates & Prices2017 8 Days by Air - Tour Code RADECRA

Departure Dates & Prices2017 8 Days by Air - Tour Code RADECRA

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

River Cruise Holidays Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings on 0844 824 3535 & quote River Cruise Holidays reference S9991 + Tour Code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
May 17
£1114
£1059
August 23
£1209
£1149
June 7
£1209
£1149
September 20
£1209
£1149
July 19
£1209
£1149
   

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available - call for details. Air holidays are based on flights with British Airways from London Heathrow, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply).Supplement Single Room £159. 

  • Return travel from the UK by air to Cologne/Dusseldorf returning from Basel/Zurich,
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Visit to Strasbourg and Discover Alsace
Departure Dates & Prices 2017 8 Days by Rail - Tour Code RLDECRE

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 8 Days by Rail - Tour Code RLDECRE

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

River Cruise Holidays Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings on 0844 824 3535 & quote River Cruise Holidays reference S9991 + Tour Code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
May 17
£1174
£1116
August 23
£1249
£1187
June 7
£1249
£1187
September 20
£1249
£1187
July 19
£1249
£1187
 

Prices are based on Grade C cabin. Upgrades are available - call for details. Supplement Single Room £159. 

  • Return travel from the UK by rail from London St Pancras via Brussels returning from Basel via Paris
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Visit to Strasbourg and Discover Alsace

Disclaimer: Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.

All holidays subject to Shearings Terms & Conditions..

Shearings Holidays

German & Swiss Rhine

Holidays by Coach, Rail or Air 8 or 10 Days - 5% discount

Tour prices from only £1059

Take the opportunity to explore more than the usual sights along the Rhine. You can relax and take in the views as your ship sails through some of the Rhine's most stunning scenery in three countries – Germany, France and Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to take optional excursions to the stunningly beautiful Black Forest, romantic Heidelberg with its imposing sandstone castle or into Switzerland for more incredible vistas. Along the way, enjoy Strasbourg, the entire town centre of which is a World Heritage Site; bijou Speyer and vibrant Basel. There’s an endless list of sights to see and things to do!

This delightful 8 or 10 day German & Swiss Rhine cruise comes with a 5% discount saving when you book today with Shearings call direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote our code S9991 for the money saving discount on this holiday.

Discount of 5% on Shearings river cruise holidays. To book tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote rivercruiseholidays.com ref: S9991 + Shearings tour code. 

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Holiday Highlights

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the quaint town of Breisach
  • See Basel’s medieval old town
  • Journey through wine country to picturesque Rudesheim
  • Discover Strasbourg, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Your Ship: MPS Rotterdam

Your Ship: MPS Rotterdam

The elegant MPS Rotterdam is Shearings' flagship vessel and is exclusively charted. The friendly staff on board this welcoming ship will take care of everything for you. Every cabin has a river view and the on board entertainment is second to none.A beautifully designed traditional 4-deck ship, on board you will find soft furnishings in rich colours and dark cherry tones providing an air of elegance. The MPS Rotterdam has deservedly become a firm favourite with our customers, so early booking is strongly recommended.

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Must See...

Must See...

Basel

The town of Basel lies on the north-western corner of Switzerland and is at the heart of the tri-national region of Dreilandereck, meaning ‘three countries corner’, as it shares its borders with Germany and France. Basel has a beautiful medieval town centre with many historical buildings to admire, such as the Romanesque Munster (cathedral), the Renaissance Rathaus (town hall) and the many buildings by well-known architects such as Herzog & De Meuron, Richard Meier and Diener & Diener.