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Christmas Rhine Cruise (by Air)

Christmas Rhine Cruise (by Air)

Mon 23 Dec 2019: A 7 day River Rhine Valley Cruise (by air) at Christmas Time with Johnsons Coaches staying on board the 4* MS Serenity Ship. This tour includes; Bonn, Andernach, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Konigswinter & Cologne and a traditional Christmas dinner on baord.

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Mon 23 – Sun 29 December 2019


Enjoy a Christmas with a difference and join our leisurely cruise through the Rhine valley. We’ve taken care of all the traditions for this magical time of year – the ship is seasonally decorated, there’s a mountain of delicious festive food, a fun-filled programme of entertainment and with the ship’s friendly crew at your service throughout, all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy yourself on this very special Christmas Cruise – yule love it!


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Home Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Return Transfers from Henley to London Heathrow

  • Return Flights

  • Return Airport/Cruise Ship transfers in Germany

  • 6 nights cruise on a FULL BOARD basis

  • 6 visits including Bonn, Andernach, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Konigswinter & Cologne

  • Complimentary tea/coffee on-board the ship

  • Traditional Christmas dinner

  • Services of a Cruise Manager


Not included:

  • Lunches on Days 1 & 7

  • Optional Excursions – Rüdesheim Delights

  • Ahr Valley Wine

  • Cologne Highlights


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Day 1

23 Dec: UK - Cologne - Following an early start we transfer by coach to London Heathrow, where we board our flight to Cologne. Upon arrival we transfer by local coach to board our ship, where you can relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Day 2

24 Dec Christmas Eve: Bonn - Andernach
After breakfast we cruise to Bonn, where you can join our included excursion and spend the morning at leisure discovering the many faces of its historic centre and the architectural heritage of more than 2,000 years. Around midday we cruise upriver to Andernach, an attractive walled town with a riverside promenade. This evening we gather together for a Christmas Eve dinner, after which our Cruise Manager will accompany anyone who wants to attend midnight mass at the local church.

Day 3

25 Dec Christmas Day: Andernach - Rüdesheim
Merry Christmas! We continue cruising upriver through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where we will enjoy a traditional British Christmas lunch onboard. This evening you can venture into the captivating street called the Drosselgasse or relax onboard our ship and enjoy the entertainment.

Day 4

26 Dec Boxing Day: Rüdesheim - Koblenz
This morning you can join our optional excursion to Rüdesheim, which includes a visit to the wonderful Mechanical Music Museum of Siegfried and a mug of glühwein. In the afternoon we cruise back through the Rhine Gorge as far as the walled city of Koblenz, where the Moselle meets the mighty Rhine. The afternoon is free to explore Koblenz.

Day 5

27 Dec: Koblenz - Königswinter
Continuing our course down the Rhine, we stop at the sleepy town of Königswinter which nestles at the foot of the Siebengebirge hills. You can explore at leisure or join our optional excursion through the Ahr valley, where we visit the oldest wine cooperative in the world for a tour and tasting.

Day 6

28 Dec: Königswinter - Cologne
We complete our cruise on arrival in Cologne. This beautiful city is the largest on the Rhine and is dominated by its cathedral, a gothic masterpiece which hovers above the rooftops. You are free to explore this vibrant city, or you can join our optional highlights excursion.

Day 7

Sun 29 Dec: Cologne - UK
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.

Your Cruise Ship


MS Serenity (4*)

The MS Serenity is a floating 4 star hotel, her distinct claret and cream colours on the outside, to the polished interiors and exquisite meals makes for an exceptional cruise! There’s an air about this ship that exudes style and yet the atmosphere is warm and friendly. There’s also plenty of space to gather with friends and chat over drinks or enjoy some quiet time in your own company. Even the cabins are an inviting space to relax, with those on the Panorama Deck offering excellent river views from a French balcony.



The spacious and attractive lounge is located on the Panorama Deck and ensures much cosiness on board. It’s a great place to meet your fellow guests and relax as you watch the scenery pass by.



The spacious restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your included meals, where you are looked after by the highly professional and friendly service team. Meals are served at a single sitting and the menus include international cuisine along with traditional local dishes, freshly prepared by your on board chef.


Facilities on board

Panorama Deck: Cabins of the highest standard. Located on the upper deck and are equipped with en-suite shower/WC & air conditioning. Twin beds, satellite TV, radio, safe & hairdryer. There is plenty of storage space and the boast excellent river views with a ‘French balcony’. Middle Deck: Same size/layout and facilities as Panorama deck cabins. Large sliding windows for you to enjoy the passing scenery. Main Deck: Same size/layout and facilities as Panorama deck cabins, the only difference being the outside view, which is via two small windows. All cabins have two berths. Max Passengers: 190. Crew Members: 43.


Ship Facilities:


  • Lounge bar

  • Lido bar

  • Restaurant

  • Sun deck

  • Gift shop

  • Lift serving all areas except sun deck

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

7 Day Escorted Tour:

Mon 23 – Sun 29 December 2019


Main Deck £1149

Middle Deck £1269

Panorama Deck £1389
(per person)


Tour Deprarts: 5.15am*

Tour Returns:6.15pm*

*Times may be subject to change as flight times are still to be confirmed



Holiday Insurance: £57.50 (IPT included)


Optional Excursions (Prices per person):

  • Rüdesheim Delights £15

  • Ahr Valley Wine £19

  • Cologne Highlights £9

  • Pre-bookable ‘All Package’ price: £28 (A saving of £15 per person)


Excursions should be made at the time of booking


Deposit: £250 per person for all tours by air.


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