Cruise Itinerary - Cruising to the Black Forest

Day 1:

From selected departure points we cross the Channel to Calais and into Germany to reach Cologne in time for a late dinner. Our vessel leaves Cologne late evening to cruise overnight upstream.

Day 2:

This morning our cruise continues through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, to reach the popular resort of Rudesheim by early afternoon. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the town.

Day 3:

Cruising from early this morning we make a brief stop at Mannheim where we include an excursion to the old university city of Heidelberg, re-joining our cruise ship at Speyer.

Day 4:

This morning we cruise to Rasstadt where the Rhine becomes the border between France and Germany. This afternoon we enjoy a tour by coach into the beautiful Black Forest following the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (the Black Forest High Road), one of Germany’s most scenic routes. We rejoin our cruise ship across the border in Strasbourg in time for dinner.

Day 5:

A full day excursion across the border today as we visit Freiburg, the 'capital' of the Black Forest before crossing the Rhine into France and to Colmar, a charming city of canals with a traditional old town, set in the heart of the Alsace region.

Day 6:

This morning we sail from Strasbourg for a full day cruising, returning downstream to reach Mainz over dinner.

Day 7:

A full day cruising as we return through the Rhine Gorge to reach Cologne by mid afternoon.

Day 8:

We disembark after breakfast to cross the Channel and return home.

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Tour Code RIC

Grand UK Brochure Price in Black

River Cruise Holidays Discount Price in Red

Tel Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote River Cruise Holidays code RIVER55

Departs July 2 : 8 days full board. Deck and cabin location


Cabin (lower) deck


Main (middle) deck


Promenade (upper) deck


Superior Cabin


All prices £'s per person. Departure code: C. Single cabin supplement: Main Deck: £159*, Promenade Deck: £239* (*Limited availability) For passport and insurance details - call reservations. Departure points are restricted - call for details.

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Grand UK Holidays Terms and Conditions

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 Grand UK 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.


Grand UK Cruising to the Black Forest

8 Days by Coach - 7% Discount

Prices from £837

Beyond the mighty Rhine Gorge the great Rhine Valley carves its way along the much disputed borderlands of France and Germany, an area of fierce fighting during the second world war. Whilst the Rhine still symbolises the border, the valley is now a place of surreal peace, tranquility and unrivalled natural beauty. Our cruise upstream captures this unbelievable scenic backdrop perfectly, with some wonderful visits along the way.

To book this Cruise to the Black Forest with Grand UK call them direct on 01603 886 795 and quote our discount code TRA55. You will then receive a 7% discount per person off of the brochure price. This saving is available on all Grand UK holidays.

Discount of 7% on all Grand UK river cruise holidays. To book call Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote TRA55 for the discounted price.

Cruise Highlights

  • Rudesheim
  • Colmar
  • Black Forest’s High Road
  • Freiburg
  • Baden-Baden
  • Cologne
  • Rhine Gorge
  • Heidelberg

What’s Included

  • Free local joining points
  • All coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Cruise itinerary and excursions as stated
  • Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
  • Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
  • Two nights entertainment
  • Tour Manager escorted

The Prinses Christina

This tastefully furnished ship includes a forward lounge on the Promenade Deck, with a dance floor and bar area, and a separate restaurant on the Cabin Deck.

There is a spacious open-air Sun Deck, which is partially covered. There are stair lifts between the Main and Promenade Decks, and between the Main Deck and the restaurant on the Cabin Deck.

All cabins have recently been refurbished and have beds at floor level, shower & toilet, satellite television, in-house movies, continental electricity socket (220 volts). The ship is fully air-conditioned throughout.

Price differences between the cabin grades reflect the deck/location more than the size of the cabin. Upper deck cabins have better views, and are higher above the waterline.

Please note: Whilst there is a lift onboard, wheelchair access to/from the ship is not possible. Cabin (lower) deck rooms and the sun deck are not served by lift.

Brochures requested. Click here to go to the brochures page.

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