5-Star Rhine Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Rail Discoveries

From Switzerland to the Netherlands, this spectacular cruise reveals the majestic allure of the Rhine River, in all of its fairytale glory. We uncover beautiful valley gorges, splendid half-timbered towns and all the remarkable cities along the banks of this grand old river. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

  • MS Amadeus Silver II or III
  • Strasbourg
  • Heidelberg
  • Rudesheim
  • The Rhine Gorge
  • The Upper Rhine
  • Drachenfelsbahn
  • Amsterdam
  • Optional excursion on Medemblik Steam Railway
  • Belgium
  • Holland
  • Europe
  • Koblenz
Tour Types
  • Rail
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Luxury
  • River Cruise
  • Scenic
Day Days 1-2 - Basel and Strasbourg

Fly from your choice of airport to Basel where you'll be met by a Great Rail Journeys representative who will escort you to the ship.

Our vessel sails into the charming German town of Kehl on Day 2. You have two choices here. Your first option is a tour of Strasbourg. Your alternative sees you travel along the Schwarzwaldhochstraße into the famous Black Forest.

Day Days 3-4 - Heidelberg, Rudesheim & The Rhine Gorge

We arrive into Speyer this morning, where you have free time to explore. This town is home to one of the largest privately owned collections of vehicles in the world, the Technik Museum Speyer. Later in the afternoon, we have an excursion to the delightful town of Heidelberg where we are treated to a guided tour.

On Day 4 We sail into the classic German town of Rüdesheim am Rhein. This afternoon we pass through the glorious Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We sail this evening into the enchanting city of Koblenz.

Day Days 5-6 - The Upper Rhine and the Drachenfelsbahn

We depart from Koblenz this morning and discover the marvellous Upper Rhine. In the afternoon, we dock in Koenigswinter, where we embark on a journey on the Drachensfelbahn railway.

On Day 6, we arrive into Cologne, and venture forth into this vibrant German city on a walking tour.

Day Days 7-8 - Amsterdam and the Medemblik Steam Train

We arrive into Amsterdam where we have a choice of two excursions, the first of which is a city tour of Amsterdam. The second option is an excursion to Hoorn where we board the splendid Medemblik Steam Train.

On Day 8, we disembark the ship and here your cruise concludes. Here, you are escorted to the airport for your flight back home.

  • Breakfast Every Day
  • Evening Meals
  • Lunch Every Day
  • 5* Cruise Ship
  • MS Amadeus Silver II or III
  • Journey on the Drachenfelsbahn

Dates Price Single Availability
10-Sep-2019 for 7 Nights Flight Included Visit Website

Touring with Rail Discoveries

Whether you are planning a holiday in the UK, mainland Europe or further afield, a Rail Discoveries tour offers you a superb way to experience some of the world's most beautiful destinations. You can watch the wonderful and ever-changing scenery glide past; after all, rail journeys often go where no other form of transport can.

Rail Discoveries believe that experience counts – and as part of the Great Rail Journeys group, they have over 45 years of it. They create interesting and exciting holidays, combining the best or most scenic rail journeys with conveniently located hotels and inclusive excursions so that you enjoy the journey out and back as much as your time exploring each new destination.

 One of the most important features of a Rail Discoveries holiday is the added value that the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable Tour Managers bring to every tour, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday with the knowledge that everything is in capable hands.

 You have the peace of mind of 100% financial protection when you book with Rail Discoveries. Their price promise provides transparency and ensures once your booking is confirmed, they won’t increase the price of your holiday, even if their costs go up. They are members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators and flight-inclusive holidays are ATOL or ABTOT protected, while non-flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ABTOT.

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