Endless variety and beauty

As the longest North Sea tributary, the Rhine has a wide range of landscapes and cultures to discover along its 880 navigable kilometres. From the steep, vine-covered slopes of the legendary Loreley Rock, to the picturesque wine-growing towns and tributaries in Holland along the Lower Rhine, the scene is set by historic cities, vast low plains, fields, meadows and tree-lined riverbanks. The Rhine’s best-known tributary is without doubt the Moselle, known for its steep vineyards, ancient small towns and villages like Traben-Trarbach and Cochem, which are renowned for their delicious wines, produced in the vineyards lining the shores of this graceful river.

Departure Dates

2020 - nicko SPIRIT

24 June
28 July
31 August
03 November

The Middle Rhine Valley

Frankfurt - Strasbourg - Cochem - Frankfurt (8 days)

Go on a journey back in time time through European history. On our innovative nickoSPIRIT, which will be put into service in June of 2020, you can explore Main, Rhine and Moselle in modern comfort. Admire the impressive Eltz castle and amble through Heidelberg’s romantic old town streets. Amazing landscapes and fine wines await you along the Moselle. In Strasbourg, you can explore one of the power houses of Europe in one of the most beautiful old towns of the continent. An exciting contrast awaits you in Frankfurt – “Mainhattan” with its mirrored skyscrapers. Come on board and travel with us through the centuries!

Departure Dates

2020 - MS Rhein Symphonie

08, 15, 29 April

Landscapes of the Netherlands

Cologne - Rotterdam - Amsterdam - Arnhem - Cologne (8 days)

Would you like to explore what is probably the most beautiful flower garden in the world? Then, this cruise will be right up your street! Enjoy a day trip to the famous Keukenhof at the best time of the year and be captivated by its amazing sea of flowers. Expect postcard motifs and tranquillity in abundance as you cruise to the world-famous windmills and endless polder landscapes of North Holland. Available in the lively metropolis of Amsterdam is a spectacular programme of contrasts as you explore the canals and museums of this remarkable city, or visit the huge seaport in Rotterdam.

Departure Dates

2020 - MS Rhein Symphonie

13, 20 May

Historic Holland and Belgium

Cologne - Antwerp - Amsterdam - Cologne (8 days)

Come with us on a cruise to the Benelux States of Holland and Belgium. In addition to great artists, windmills and the finest cheese, the cosmopolitan capital of Holland, Amsterdam, awaits you. In neighbouring Belgium, the northern province of Flanders will welcome you with numerous examples of Flemish architecture. In Antwerp, the city of the international diamond trade, you can breathe in the air of the big, wide world. The Belgian capital Brussels, the power hub of in Europe, awaits you, with its famous Atomium and Manneken Pis.

Departure Dates

2020 - MS Rhein Symphonie
2020 - MS Rhein Melodie
27 May
10 July
04 September
31 October
22 August

Rhine and Moselle Highlights

Cologne - Cochem - Strasbourg - Cologne (8 days)

Feel history come alive on the banks of the Rhine and Moselle as you pass by the Loreley Rock, where legend has it a mermaid seduced sailors with her songs. Follow the meandering Moselle to the steep, vine-covered slopes surrounding the village of Traben-Trarbach. The imposing Eltz castle and impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are available to tour – and in Mainz you’ll be able to see the mighty Cathedral. Strasbourg is your gateway to Alsace, a land steeped in history.

Departure Dates - MS Rhein Melodie

2020 - Cologne     to Basel
2020 - Basel to Cologne
01 June
29 August
10, 24 October
03 July
05 September
17 October

Lowlands of the Upper Rhine

Cologne - Amsterdam - Rudesheim - Basel (8 days). Also in reverse

Castles shrouded in legend, bustling metropolises and romantic wine regions, from Basel through the Upper Rhine lowlands, to the impressive Rhenish Slate Mountains and the delta of the river in the Netherlands, this Central European river cruise shows off the full beauty of the region with some truly amazing landscapes. Visit the most interesting cities in four countries and discover impressive monuments, vineyards, castles and ruins as far as the eye can see, on a week of unforgettable experiences.

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk


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