Day 1: We cross the Channel to join our ship in Cologne for a late dinner.
Day 2: This morning we cruise the Rhine to reach Koblenz by mid-afternoon, and visit the excellent Christmas Market.
Day 3: A highlight today as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to reach the ever-popular town of Rudesheim by the afternoon. Here you have time to explore the Christmas Market and perhaps sample the local wines in the famous Drosselgasse.
Day 4: A short cruise this morning to Mainz at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Main. Here the Christmas Market in front of the cathedral is a delight to explore.
Day 5: We head for home.
The Esmeralda is a spacious, superior, river cruise ship with 63 outward facing cabins on two decks with a homely friendly atmosphere. The vessel has air-conditioning throughout.
Public areas include: • Forward lounge/bar on Promenade Deck • Restaurant on the Main Deck • Partially covered Sun Deck
All cabins include: • Picture window • Shower & toilet • Satellite television • Safety deposit box • Twin beds at floor level • Continental electricity socket (220 volts)
Please note: Prices reflect cabin location. Promenade Deck cabins are higher above the waterline and have better views. There is a stair lift between Main and Promenade Deck and Promenade Deck and Sun Deck. Whilst there is a stair lift on board wheelchair access to and from ship is not possible.
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- Promenade (Upper) Deck
- Main (Lower) Deck
- Free local joining points
- All coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Tour Manager escorted
- Cruise itinerary and sightseeing 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
- Half board in overnight hotel
- Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
- Regular entertainment on board