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4 Days (3 Nights)
  • Visits to Rudesheim and Heidelberg
  • Three nights’ accommodation in twin berth ‘Main Deck’ cabins on-board the four star M.S.Johannes Brahms with three breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners
  • Captain’s farewell dinner party on final evening with entertainment provided
  • Return coach travel and Channel crossings
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Christmas Markets / Germany

Four Star German Christmas Markets River Cruise and Bruges


A full-board festive cruise including two fantastic German Christmas market destinations and three nights onboard the elegant four star Johannes Brahms cruise ship.

Enjoy tranquil and scenic views and relax during your cruise along the picturesque River Rhine onboard your river cruise ship, as you glide towards your excellent Christmas markets destinations.

You will first visit the medieval town of Rudesheim which is magically transformed into a festive delight with over 120 diverse stalls throughout the Old Quarter and the famous Drosselgasse. You can even discover the vineyards and sights of Rudesheim on our optional excursion aboard the Ruedesheimer Noddy Train.

After sailing from Rudesheim we drop anchor at Heidelberg, famous for it’s romantic and vibrant atmosphere. Heidelberg’s Christmas Market extends to over five beautiful market squares with 140 highly individual stalls offering an array of crafts and tasty regional delicacies, an absolute ‘must’ among connoisseurs of Yuletide festivities.Be sure not to miss our optional visit to Heidelberg’s Castle reached by a funicular railway.

Your Holiday ITINERARY

Day 1:Germany
Journey to Koblenz where we board the M.S. Johannes Brahms, arriving in time for late supper.
Day 2:Rudesheim
We sail along the River Rhine, through the Rhine Valley and arrive in Rudesheim late afternoon. Return to the ship for your evening dinner.
Day 3:Heidelberg
We continue to sail along the Rhine to arrive at the ‘Jewel’ of our tour, Heidelberg. Return to the ship for your farewell Captain’s dinner party.
Day 4:
We disembark the M.S. Johannes Brahms after an early breakfast and commence our homebound journey.


You will sail through the Rhine Valley onboard the M.S. Johannes Brahms for three nights. The elegant and comfortable MS Johannes Brahms facilities include a lounge and bar with panoramic views and a restaurant where dinner, breakfast and lunch will be served. There is also a small gift shop and sundeck with comfortable seating. All of the en-suite cabins will be outward facing with satellite television.

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