Your Cruise Itinerary - Enchanting Alsace & the Rhine Valley

Day 1: Embark in Cologne

We join the MV Virginia in vibrant Cologne, dominated by its stunning Gothic cathedral, the city’s most famous landmark.

Day 2: Cologne to Koblenz

We begin our leisurely cruise this morning, arriving in Koblenz this afternoon. This welcoming city is filled with cultural monuments and historical buildings, plus quaint alleyways and river promenades.

Day 3: Koblenz to Rudesheim

Relax on board and admire the scenery passing us by, during our cruise to Rudesheim. This enchanting winemaking town forms part of the designated UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rhine Gorge. Take time to sample some of the famous local wines as well as enjoying a stroll through the picturesque Old Town.

Day 4: Rudesheim to Speyer

Enjoy a day of cruising, mooring in Speyer later this afternoon. Speyer’s 11th-century Imperial cathedral is a must-see, being one of Germany’s largest and most important cathedrals

Day 5: Speyer to Strasbourg

Spend the day at leisure on board, as we leave the Rhineland and sail into the Alsace region, arriving in Strasbourg late evening.

Day 6: Strasbourg

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The stunning city of Strasbourg is truly a delight to explore. Join our included tour of the magnificent Alsace region, visiting Obernai. The medieval streets of its old town are bordered with magnificent half-timbered houses which are overlooked by the twin towers of the St Pierre and Paul church and the belfry. We continue on to the wonderful Mont Sainte Odile with an extraordinary panoramic view of the Alsatian plain.

Day 7: Strasbourg – Mannheim – Mainz

Leaving Strasbourg early this morning, we enjoy the sights as we cruise to Mannheim, with an included transfer to discover charming Heidelberg this afternoon before we re-join the ship in Mainz.

Day 8: Disembark in Mainz

We bid farewell to the MV Virginia in Mainz and continue home.

Departure dates & prices 2018 Enchanting Alsace & the Rhine Valley (8 or 10 days) - 5% discount on all dates.

  • Shearings brochure prices from £779pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £741pp
  • Tel Shearings on 0844 824 3535 & quote River Cruise Holidays reference S9990 + Tour Code

The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

10 Days by Coach from £741 - Tour code RRDECGE

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May 8

£741

July 10

£741

June 5

£741

Prices are based on Grade D cabin, upgrades are available | Dep. code: X. 

7 nights full-board cruise | Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Obernai and Mont Sainte Odile; and transfer to Heidelberg | May departure receives FREE wine, beer and soft drinks served in the bar after dinner until 22:30 | June and July departures receive FREE beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner (two drinks per person)

8 Days by Air from £845 - Tour code RADECGE 

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May 9

£845

July 11

£845

June 6

£845

Prices are based on Grade D cabin, upgrades are available call for details. Air holidays are based on flights with British Midland from London Heathrow, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply).

7 nights full-board cruise | Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Obernai and Mont Sainte Odile; and transfer to Heidelberg | May departure receives FREE wine, beer and soft drinks served in the bar after dinner until 22:30 | June and July departures receive FREE beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner (two drinks per person)

8 Days by Rail from £874 - RLDECGE

Dates

Prices From

Dates

Prices From

May 9

£874

July 11

£874

June 6

£874

Prices are based on Grade D cabin, upgrades are available. 

7 nights full-board cruise | Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Obernai and Mont Sainte Odile; and transfer to Heidelberg | May departure receives FREE wine, beer and soft drinks served in the bar after dinner until 22:30 | June and July departures receive FREE beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner (two drinks per person)

All holidays subject to Shearings 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.

Shearings Holidays Enchanting Alsace and the Rhine Valley

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

Cruise prices from £741

Take in magical riverside scenery as we cruise along the beautiful Rhine and continue into the Alsace region of France. Relax on board and explore some of Germany’s most historical cities during this wonderful river cruise.

This delightful cruise Enchanting Alsace & the Rhine Valley comes with a 5% discount saving from River Cruise Holidays. So book today to save money on this majestic cruise. Book direct with Shearings call them on 0844 824 3535 and save money on this cruise holiday by quoting our code S9990

There is a 5% discount on all Shearings river cruise holidays. To book call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the discount code S9990 plus the holiday code.

Your holiday highlights - Enchanting Alsace & the Rhine Valley

  • Admire historical Alsace and charming Heidelberg
  • Explore the city of Strasbourg
  • Visit pretty Koblenz and Rudesheim
  • Discover Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities

What's Included In Your Tour

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays in France, by Air to Cologne/Dusseldorf returning from Frankfurt/Mainz, or by Rail from London St Pancras returning from Frankfurt via Brussels
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Obernai and Mont Sainte Odile; and transfer to Heidelberg
  • May departure receives FREE wine, beer and soft drinks served in the bar after dinner until 22:30
  • June and July departures receive FREE beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner (two drinks per person)

Discover more with our optional excursions....

  • Historical Koblenz
  • Rudesheim and St Hildegard Abbey
  • Evening Wine Tasting and Siegfried’s
  • Historical Speyer and Cathedral
  • Majestic Heidelberg and Castle

    Book optional excursions on board from only £12. Pre-book now and save 10%

Your Ship: MV Virginia

If you're looking for a quality cruise experience but on a more intimate scale, you must consider the MV Virginia, like many of our passengers have already. It's a warm and inviting ship, perfect for the gentle waterways of the Rhine and Moselle with its many sights, and friendly and welcoming atmosphere on board means you're likely to make new friends once you set sail.

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