Your Itinerary - Romantic Rhine Cruise

Day 1: UK - Basel

On arrival, transfer to your cruise ship for embarkation and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (D)

Day 2: Breisach.

Enjoy an excursion to the Black Forest. Later, perhaps join an optional excursion to Colmar in France’s Alsace Region? (B,L,D)

Day 3: Strasbourg.

Enjoy guided sightseeing of Strasbourg, which includes the Gothic cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with its statue of the inventor of the printing press. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Heidelberg - Mainz.

Take an excursion to Heidelberg and a visit to the imposing castle ruins. This afternoon, arrive in Mainz and enjoy a guided walk around the Old Town and the Gutenberg Museum.(B,L,D)

Day 5: Koblenz - Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

In Rudesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. After, cruise the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock to reach Koblenz. Enjoy a walking tour with a local guide. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Cologne

Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities. This afternoon, enjoy an included guided city walk. (B,L,D).

Day 7: Amsterdam

Enjoy a canal boat ride through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s ‘Golden Age’. Or perhaps join an optional excursion? (B,L,D)

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembark and transfer to Zürich airport for flight to the UK. (B)

Reverse itinerary available

Departure dates 2018 Romantic Rhine (8 days) - 7% discount on all dates.

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1749pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1627
  • Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Cosmos access real-time airline and cruise line pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a cabin, travelling on 4 Nov 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and airport.

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

April 7, 14, 15, 21

June 17, 23, 24, 30

September 1, 2, 8, 9, 15

April 22, 28, 29

July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

September 16, 22, 29, 30
May 5, 6, 12, 13 July 21, 28, 29 October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
May 19, 20, 26, 27 August 4, 5, 11, 12 November 4
June 2, 9, 10, 16 August 18, 19, 25, 26 December 1, 15
Prices are per person, based on two sharing a cabin .

All holidays subject to Cosmos Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Cosmos Romantic Rhine Cruise

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1627

Take in the sights of one of Europe’s most legendary rivers on this fascinating cruise along the Romantic Rhine: visit Germany’s stunning Black Forest, sail through the Rhine Gorge and end your journey on Amsterdam’s historic canals.

This 8 day Romantic Rhine Cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call Cosmos direct on 0800 668 1365 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

  • Strasbourg - Stop at the Gothic cathedral and Petite France district on a guided city tour.
  • Mainz - Browse early examples of printed materials at the Gutenberg Museum.
  • Rhine Gorge - Sail through the gorge passing the legendary Lorelei Rock.
  • Rudesheim - See automated 18th-century instruments at Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
  • Cologne - Explore the Gothic cathedral that dominates the city skyline.
  • Amsterdam - Take a gentle cruise along the canals.

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service.
  • Flights.
  • Outside lower deck cabin.
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Wine and beer with lunch and dinne.r
  • Transfers Port and airport taxes.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excursions.

Your cruise ship Avalon Waterways

  • Sleek, modern design and large, elegant staterooms
  • Gratuities, excursions and all onboard meals included
  • Upgrade to enjoy a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling window that opens to create your own open-air balcony

Note: Call for more ship information

Note: wall-to-wall windows not available on selected ships/departures.

VIP private home pick up service

With Cosmos' private chauffeur service, they’ll pick you up at home and whisk you off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. And when it’s time to return home, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

This service is included at no extra cost and is available within 50 miles* of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick-up time. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver.  

*If you live more than 50 miles away from your departure point, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.85 per car, per mile. Please note that Cosmos have a minimum mileage requirement of 5 miles for this service.

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