Day 1: From selected departure points we cross the Channel to Calais, then into Holland to reach Arnhem in time for a late dinner.
Day 2: A full day cruising today as we join the Rhine and cross into Germany to reach Dusseldorf by evening.
Day 3: This morning we cruise past Cologne to reach Bonn after lunch. This afternoon is free to explore on the opening day of the Bonn Christmas Market.
Day 4: Cruise from Bonn to Koblenz where the Christmas market is in full flow.
Day 5: A morning cruise to Cologne before free time this afternoon to explore at leisure.
Day 6: We disembark this morning before returning homeward.
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 Single
- Main (Lower) Deck Single
- 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