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Christmas Markets Cruise

Christmas Markets Cruise

Christmas Markets Cruise

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Enjoy Christmas markets in three different towns and cities as we sail from Rüdesheim to Cologne to and savour the wonderful sights, sounds and smells from the traditional festive stalls.


MV Esmeralda

The MV Esmeralda offers a high level of comfort and it is a pleasure to relax on the partially covered sun deck to take in the passing scenery. There are 63 cabins with a capacity for 126 passengers on two decks • Restaurant • Spacious sun deck (partially covered) • Reception area • Stair lift between promenade deck and sun deck • Fully air conditioned • Cabins have twin beds, shower and toilet.

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* Please note this cruise is operated by Transriverline. All sailing times are approximate and can be subject to change. On certain cruises, it may be necessary to sail throughout the night, details of which will be shown on your final itinerary where applicable. Cruise ports of call are generally not situated in central locations of the cities or resorts that we are visiting. We cannot guarantee that the resort/city centres are within suitable walking distances from where the ship docks. River cruise routes could be subject to change due to local weather, traffic, flooding, high and low water levels, lock closures, road works and other unforeseen circumstances. Transriverline and the ship’s captain reserve the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel. Supplements reflect the deck position and not the size of the cabin. Single cabins could be liable to engine noise.

Day 1

Embarkation Rudesheim
Following our channel crossing to Calais, we make our way to Rudesheim where we board the MV Esmeralda for our three nights cruise. We remain moored in Rudesheim overnight.

Day 2

Rudesheim / Koblenz
This morning we sail from Rudesheim to Koblenz, arriving just after lunchtime. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the Christmas market which takes place in the stunning Old Town close to the main shopping district. To add to the festive spirit here, the town hall displays 24 advent calendar windows on its elegant baroque roof each year. We remain moored in Koblenz overnight.

Day 3

Koblenz / Cologne
Our final day sees us sailing from Koblenz to Cologne where we arrive by early afternoon. Cologne offers a total of seven Christmas Markets. Among them the Christmas market at near Cologne Cathedral is the most impressive one due to the huge backdrop of the imposing Cathedral

Day 4

Disembarkation Cologne
We travel to Calais for the return sea crossing and complete the journey home.

  • Executive coach travel

  • Short sea ferry / shuttle crossings

  • 3 nights full board accommodation on board ship

  • Explore the ‘Christmas market of the nations’ in Rüdesheim with 120 stalls from around twelve countries

  • Discover the Christmas market in Koblenz, where the Rhine & Moselle converge

  • See the magnificent Christmas market in Cologne set against the backdrop of the cathedral


Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated

SRS £104

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Duffryn, LLANSAMLET Edwards Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Port Talbot Customs Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park

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