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 3rd October 2023 | 8 Day Rhine Cruise to Switzerland  | onboard MS Oscar Wilde | From £1649pp 

Glide passed the pretty towns along the Rhine River, experience the breathtaking Alpine scenery on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland and discover Switzerland’s most attractive cities.

  • Tour seven historic towns and cities, including Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer.
  • Drive through the folkloric scenery of Black Forest on a visit to the idyllic Titisee.
  • See stunning mountain vistas on a railway journey up the Bernese Oberland Mountain range.
  • Enjoy a live classical quartet recital on board.

Day 1 Arrival in Cologne
Day 2 Koblenz
Day 3 Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim
Day 4 Speyer
Day 5 Strasbourg
Day 6 Breisach & Black Forest
Day 7 Lucerne & Bernese Oberland
Day 8 Return Home


Day 1 (Embark)

Time : 12:00 am

Arrival in Colgone

YArrive at the airport for your flight to Düsseldorf or Cologne, or take the
Eurostar to Brussels from London St Pancras International. On arrival, transfer
by coach to your cruise ship moored in the heart of picturesque Cologne. The
dedicated English-speaking crew will welcome you aboard your first-class
floating hotel, ensuring you settle into your luxurious, well-equipped cabin
and familiarise yourself with the ship

Day 2

Time : 12:00 am


As you wake to a sumptuous breakfast, the delights of this river cruise begin
to emerge as we drift past the first rolling hills of the Rhine Valley. The
forested Siebengebirge – Seven Mountains – a cluster of ancient volcanic hills
that inspired many of the Brothers Grimm’s legends, including ‘Snow White’,

Day 3

Time : 12:00 am

Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim

Slipping our mooring at Koblenz we proceed upstream on the Rhine and soon
encounter the impressive Marksburg Castle, a fortress dating back to the 13thcentury. We then weave through the huge looping bend – one of the most
impressive on the river – at Boppard, a wonderfully picturesque town known
as the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’.

Day 4

Time : 12:00 am


Today we berth in historic Speyer, founded by the Celts and one of Germany’s
oldest cities, celebrated for its illustrious past, for an afternoon walking tour.
The breathtaking Imperial Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is among
the largest Romanesque churches in the world; it’s also one of the finest.

Day 5

Time : 12:00 am


We soon arrive in France and moor in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region.
This afternoon we have a walking tour of its picturesque Old Town, bisected
by canals and made up of a maze of narrow streets lined with timber-framed
houses and sculptured portals.

Day 6

Breisach & Black Forest

Your final day cruising is spent gliding through the dramatic scenery of the rift
valley separating the Vosges and Black Forest mountains. We arrive at the
ancient town of Breisach, whose historic heart is surrounded by stone
ramparts and dominated by the impressive Saint Stephan’s Cathedral.

Day 7

Lucerne & Bernese Oberland

Today we take the short drive to Lucerne, often considered Switzerland’s most
beautiful city, spectacularly situated among stunning mountain views. It has
been attracting well heeled visitors for two centuries, including our very own
Queen Victoria. Highly recommended is an invigorating stroll along the Chapel
Bridge, a unique covered wooden walkway crossing the lake, supported by
stilts and lined with colourful flower-filled window boxes.

Day 8

Return Home

Transfer to the train station or airport for your return flight to the UK.

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  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge


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