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
31 August
03 November

2021 - nicko SPIRIT
26 May
15 July
18 August
21 September
26 October

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

2021 - MS Rhein Symphonie

08 May
23 August


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
04 September
31 October

2021 - MS Rhein Symphonie

22 May
09 August
13 September
24 October


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
29 August
10, 24 October
05 September
17 October

2021 - Cologne    to Basel


2021 - Basel to Cologne
16, 30 May
13 June
28 August
10, 24 September
27 October
23 May
20 June
29 July
03, 17 September
20 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.

Departure Dates

2021 - MS Rhein Melodie
27 March
06, 11 April
01 May


Spring in Holland

Cologne - Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Cologne (6 days)

Tulips? Holland! Come with us and see for yourself: In spring, the Keukenhof flower garden is full of blossoms of every conceivable colour and shape. Of course the itinerary includes a visit to Amsterdam with a round trip along the famous canals past the traditional town houses. The region of North Holland is principally known for its idyllic nature and as the home of the typical Durch windmills. The large expanse of continuous inland water at Markermeer and Lake Ijssel will be a great addition to your cruise experience. Rotterdam and its vast seaport and the sedate Nijmegen contribute their own part to this cruise for all the senses.

Departure Dates

2021 - nicko SPIRIT
02, 16 April


The Heart of Holland

Frankfurt - Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Frankfurt (8 days)

In the comfort of our brand new vessel nicko Spirit, enjoy cruising through the heart of Holland. The itinerary includes a visit to Amsterdam with a round trip along the famous canals past the traditional town houses. The region of North Holland is principally known for its idyllic nature and as the home of the typical Durch windmills. The large expanse of continuous inland water at Markermeer and Lake Ijssel will be a great addition to your cruise experience. Rotterdam and its vast seaport and the sedate Nijmegen contribute their own part to this cruise for all the senses.

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

 

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