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Rhine in Flames – cruise from France to Germany

  • UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Castle Katz © Günther Bayerl, Lookphotos, LOOK Bildagentur der Fotografen, GNTB

    Germany - Rhineland - UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Castle Katz © Günther Bayerl, Lookphotos, LOOK Bildagentur der Fotografen, GNTB EXPIRES 27.11.2019
  • View of Rüdesheim am Rhein and the surrounding vineyards © Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V., Francesco Carovillano, GNTB

    Rhine in Flames - Germany - Rüdesheim - View of Rüdesheim am Rhein and the surrounding vineyards © Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V., Francesco Carovillano, GNTB EXPIRES 27.11.2019
7 day river cruise
From £1095 per person

The Rhine Valley is one of the most beautiful parts of Europe.

This wonderful river cruise with CroisiEurope will allow you to take in the scenery and little towns of the romantic Rhine. Travel to breathtaking Strasbourg where your cruise departs, and enjoy exploring this quaint town of timbered houses and cobbled streets. Sail along to the UNESCO world heritage site of Boppard, located on a horseshoe bend of the river. After exploring this pretty little town, you’ll sail along towards Rüdesheim during the Rhine in Flames event! Showers and cascades of colourful lights will erupt over the waters during the magnificent hilltop firework display. The lights reflect on the waters, creating an enchanting visual delight.

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Furthermore, you can also explore the little village of Rüdesheim, with its medieval alley (Drosselgasse) which is bursting with activity. There’s also the chance to join an excursion to Heidelberg. Set in beautiful surroundings, Heidelberg’s Baroque Old Town is overlooked by a dramatic, half-ruined castle.

Add a kaleidoscope of colour with the Rhine in Flames event, and it becomes excruciatingly irresistible.

Cruising through the Rhine Valley is a fantastic experience. Soak in the verdant scenery and the explore the area’s many charming riverside towns. With an abundance of castles, cobblestones and cosy taverns, this part of Germany is wonderful to explore.

Discover more of the Rhine Valley on our special traditional Rhine Valley tour; Wine & Rhine.


29 June 2022

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in France

Depart from your local area and travel to Dover for a ferry crossing to Calais. From there, travel on to Reims for an overnight stop.

Day 2

Board the Cruise in Strasbourg

Continue your journey to Strasbourg today. Board the ship in the early evening and settle into your cabin. Then, enjoy a welcome cocktail alongside the Captain’s welcome which will introduce the crew. Join an optional excursion to explore Strasbourg’s Old Town on a river boat (subject to availability). Cruise through the night.

Day 3

Boppard and the Rhine in Flames

The morning will be spent cruising, reaching Boppard in the late afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a tour of the Old Town with the hostess. Tonight, enjoy a magical evening as you encounter the legendary ‘Rhine in Flames’. The river will be illuminated with a spectacular firework show. We’ll continue to Koblenz during the night.

Day 4

Koblenz – Rüdesheim: The Romantic Rhine Valley

Today we sail up the most beautiful part of the Romantic Rhine River between Koblenz and Rüdesheim, arriving in Rüdesheim in the late afternoon. Perhaps join an optional excursion to discover Rüdesheim on board a tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Tonight, feel free to amble down the Drosselgasse, famous for its traditional cafes.

Day 5

Cruise to Mannheim

This morning, we depart from Rüdesheim and sail on to Mannheim. From there, you have the opportunity to join an excursion to the beautiful town of Heidelberg. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner on board to mark the final evening of the cruise. Sail to Strasbourg through the night.

Day 6

Disembark in Strasbourg

Enjoy a final buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 am. Continue to Reims, where you’ll have time to explore the town this afternoon. Why not enjoy a wine tasting? Overnight stop.

Day 7

Return to the UK

Today, head to Calais for your return ferry crossing to the UK. Continue to your local area.

MS Gerard Schmitter

The MS Gerard Schmitter is a premium, 4 decked ship. In addition to its sundeck for relaxing and enjoying the views, this ship features a restaurant, terrace, lounge bar and ‘pianorama bar’ where you can sip a cocktail while enjoying piano music. The air conditioned cabins each offer TVs, telephones for internal calls, and safes.

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Wine & Rhine – Traditional Rhine Valley

7 days (ferry, 2 overnights and 4 night river cruise) Half Twin Single Supplement Middle Deck Supplement Upper Deck Supplement
Dates on request £1,095.00 per person £399.00 per person £111.00 per person £125.00 per person

Payment guidelines:

£50.00 non-refundable deposit per person on confirmation .

15 weeks prior to travel:

  • all passenger information as per passport and any dietary requirements are required.
  • 50% of total tour cost is due

Balance due approximately 6 -8 weeks before departure subject to package inclusions.

Alternative travel methods, pre- and post stays are all available on request. 

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.13. All prices are per person based on sharing a 2 berth cabin and with coach driver's free place in a single cabin both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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