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Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise

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Rhineland Christmas Markets
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MV Esmerelda
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Rhine Christmas Markets River Cruise

Enjoy a magical six day holiday sampling the delights of the Rhine Valley with three days aboard the MV Esmerelda and spectacular views at every turn. Relax and unwind whilst historic and romantic scenery slips quietly by, with an itinerary featuring Rudeshiem, Cologne and Koblenz Christmas Markets.

● Coach travel with reserved seating throughout
● Overnight sailings on board P&O Ferries from Hull on a dinner & breakfast basis with en-suite cabins
● Three nights dinner, lunch and breakfast aboard the MV Esmerelda
● Accommodation on board the MV Esmerelda in twin en-suite cabins with level beds
● Included visits to Rudesheim, Cologne and Koblenz Christmas Markets.

We require full names and dates of birth for all passengers travelling.

At times we operate a feeder system which may involve seat numbers being changed for a section of the journey. If this should happen you will be advised before departure.

Rhineland Christmas Markets

It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas and the same can be said for your festive coach break.

For the ultimate German Christmas Market experience, head to the Rhineland region of Germany itself for the very best.

Discover the original markets Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, and spark your festive spirit whilst browsing the countless stalls and enjoying the rich aromas of gingerbread, sausages and Gluhwein as they waft through the streets.

Visiting Europe's Christmas markets with National Holidays is the easiest way to discover some of the best German Christmas Markets on a single coach trip. Our coach packages include hotel accommodation, glittering itineraries and coach travel throughout so you can immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit and enjoy that extra mulled wine you deserve.

By searching our Christmas Markets breaks you will find plenty of festive inspiration.

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Rudesheim Christmas Market
Set in the town’s old quarter, with stalls representing 12 countries from Finland to the Far East, with wonderful gifts and tasty delights.

Cologne Christmas Market
With eight Christmas Markets in total, there is so much to choose from, with gaily decorated stalls, Santa’s grotto, mulled wine, sweets and an ice rink.

Koblenz Christmas Market
Lovely Koblenz, home to its fantastic Christmas Market, with festively decorated stalls selling handcrafted gifts and decorations. Visit the Christmas bakery and soak up the atmosphere.

Enjoy the comfort of this impressive vessel as you cruise along the beautiful Rhine, simply sit back and soak up the relaxing atmosphere.

Features: All cabins include twin beds, shower and WC, television with in-house movies, telephone, safe and air-conditioning • Sun deck • Lounge with books and games • Restaurant with stunning views • Bar.

Please note there is a stair lift on board but you should be aware that some of the stairs are steep. Regretfully this cruise vessel is therefore not recommended for clients with mobility difficulties.

Holiday Insurance - tailored for you

At Caledonian Travel, we require you to take out some form of holiday insurance when travelling on this holiday.  You are able to purchase a travel insurance policy through Caledonian Travel, further details are available by clicking on the link below.  If you prefer, you may take out alternative holiday insurance but we will require you to provide us with details of the insurance policy and cover.

To provide you with a travel insurance policy designed with our customers in mind, we’ve teamed up with specialist insurance providers Towergate Chapman Stevens. Some of the benefits of our insurance policy include:

• All ages are considered

• 24-hour English speaking emergency assistance


Passport Required:
If you are British citizen then you must bring your passport with you. If you are not a British citizen you should check via your own embassy whether you require a visa.

Please note: If you are travelling to Ireland, a passport is not required however we advise bringing a valid form of Photo ID such as a passport or a driving license.


Lunch will not be provided on the days the coach travels to and from the cruise ship. JC 27/11