Rhine Inclusive Valley Cruise

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Rhine Valley Cruise

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Rhine Valley in autumn

Sit back, relax and soak up the natural beauty of the Rhine Valley in autumn on this journey of discovery, with visits to some of the most scenic towns and villages along this stretch of the river. Join us for this great value cruise on the MV Virginia.

This offer doesn't participate on the 10% Boundless member discount.

Holiday highlights:

  • 4 nights full board cruise
  • Visit historical Cologne and Boppard, the 'Pearl of the Rhine'
  • Discover Koblenz and the beautiful Rhine Gorge
  • Explore the sights of Rudesheim

What's Included:

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Northern France, by Air to Cologne/Dusseldorf, or by Rail from London St Pancras via Brussels
  • 4 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 1 included excursion - Panoramic Cologne
  • Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks (local brands) served in the bar after dinner until 22.30
  • There are 3 ways to join this holiday:
    • By Coach
      From just £549 pp
      Departing 24th Sep, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd October 2017
    • By Rail
      From just £579 pp
      Departing 25th Sep, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October 2017
    • By Air (from selected UK airports – please call for availability)
      From just £599 pp
      Departing 25th Sep, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October 2017


  • Day 1: Embark in Cologne, cruise to Koblenz
    The MV Virginia is just waiting to welcome you on board today. Settle in and then why not venture out into the beautiful city of Cologne? The city’s iconic Gothic cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there is plenty more to discover in Cologne, including the historical Old Town and bustling shopping streets. We depart later this evening for our overnight sailing to Koblenz.
  • Day 2: Koblenz to Boppard
    We arrive this morning in Koblenz, idyllically situated on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The town has an abundance of cultural monuments, historical buildings and twisting alleyways which are a delight to explore. A lunchtime sailing brings us to Boppard, the ‘Pearl of the Rhine.
  • Day 3: Boppard to Rudesheim
    Today we continue our Rhine cruise, passing the famous Loreley Rock, where legend says a beautiful siren bewitched passing sailors, making them crash into the rocks. Enjoy the riverside scenery and hillside views until we arrive in Rudesheim. This popular town is famous for its wine production, so why not enjoy a stroll along the vibrant Drosselgasse street to sample the produce at one of the quaint wine taverns?
    Day 4: Rudesheim to Cologne
    Spend a relaxing morning on the river as we continue our leisurely cruise back to Cologne, arriving after lunch. Join our included excursion to discover the city’s many sights, before we moor here overnight.
    Day 5: Disembark in Cologne
    Today is sadly time to depart the ship and journey home.

About Shearings Holidays

Shearings offers award-winning UK and European coach holidays, escorted tours, holidays by air, European river cruises and rail breaks

Here are just a few reasons why you should book your next holiday with Shearings:

  • Shearings has over 100 years’ experience, giving you great peace of mind
  • There are hundreds of places to visit, with options that are great for relaxing, exploring and trying new adventures
  • Excursions are included on the majority of holidays
  • You can start your break from a choice of joining points across the UK

Shearings can help you plan the perfect break – to book or find the latest offers, simply visit the website or call their team on 0344 824 6351  – don't forget to quote your Boundless offer code!

Optional Extras

Many holidays include added-value services such as complimentary drinks, all-inclusive packages, welcome reception and half-price cabin upgrades on selected river cruises – please ask for full details when booking.

Shearings Holidays also offers worldwide holidays, non-chartered river-cruise breaks, self-drive holidays and ocean-cruise holidays. Please note that your 10 % Boundless discount is not applicable on these bookings but you can call Shearings or visit the website for the latest offers.

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise in 2017


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Can I drive to a Shearings hotel rather than take the coach?


Yes you can. Shearings offers great-value breaks by car throughout the year, so you can head off under your own steam or let the coach take the strain as you kick back and relax.


Does Shearings just do coach holidays?


There is also a superb selection of European breaks, as well as a growing river-cruise collection exploring Europe’s most popular waterways, and a selection of holidays by air to Europe’s favourite destinations.

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