Rhine River Cruise including Cologne – Solo Traveller
- Sail through Germany, France & Switzerland on this Rhine river cruise including Cologne.
- Stay 7 nights on board a 4 star MS Amadeus vessel.
- Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own cabin.
- Ports of call include Cologne, Mainz, Strasbourg & Basel.
- Enjoy guided walking tours & leisure time in Cochem, Koblenz & Heidelberg.
- Unwind with plenty of leisure time to relax on-board or explore each destination at your own pace.
- Please note price is per person and based Middle Deck Cabin.
- Please note there will be no additional excursions available to purchase for this cruise.
Book Your Trip From €2659pp
Book Your Trip From €2659pp
Your Escorted Solo Traveller Rhine River Cruise Holiday
Discover some of the most stunning towns and cities of Europe with us on this solo traveller Rhine river cruise. Before embarking on our Rhine River Cruise holiday, our adventure will begin with guided city tour of Cologne, then we'll board our 4 star MS Amadeus ship to set sail. The ship will take you into the centre of most cities we'll visit, as it's much smaller than an ocean liner, giving us more time to visit the attractions and enjoy our time ashore. On our holiday, we’ll enjoy tours with local guides and free time for sightseeing in Koblenz, Heidelberg and Mainz. There are also optional excursions to avail of, such as wine tasting in Cochem and a walking tour of Strasbourg. Each port we visit on our Rhine River Cruise holiday has so much to offer and is full of cultural gems and historical sights.
Please Note: This holiday may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. For more details, please contact us.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Cologne
Arrive in Cologne
Upon arrival in Dusseldorf, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to Cologne port. A guided walking city tour of Cologne will be provided en-route including free time for lunch and further sightseeing at your own pace, dependent on your flight times. Highlights will include the famous Cologne Cathedral and the Old Town. In the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town and in the busy squares, such as the Old Market or the Hay Market, you will get a feeling for life in this city, both past and present.
Embark on your River Cruise
After an early afternoon at leisure, you will be transferred to your ship with assistance. Settle into your cabin and explore the range of facilities on board your ship has to offer as you set sail along the Rhine River. Sit back with a welcome cocktail in one of the lounge areas, followed by a tasty welcome dinner.
In the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley, where the river curves between two hiking paradises - Eifel and Hunsrück - lies the old town of Cochem, which is a sight worth seeing, highlights include its narrow streets and twisty alleys, the lovingly restored half-timbered houses with the typical slate roofs, the historical market-place, medieval town gates, churches and walls Today we will enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town followed by a visit to the magnificent Reichsburg Castle, situated on a precipitous rock high above the town, dominates the landscape, where we will enjoy some local wine tasting.
Cruise to Koblenz
After you have had time to enjoy your visit to Cochem, your ship leaves the harbour in the afternoon just in time to enjoy a fabulous lunch on board and savour the first-class culinary delights.
Koblenz & Rüdesheim
Guided Tour of Koblenz
This morning we will enjoy an included guided walking tour of Koblenz, which is one of the most beautiful and oldest towns in Germany, with over 2,000 years of history. On the guided walk through the romantic streets between the St. Castor Basilica and the Liebfrauenkirche (the Church of our Beloved Lady) you will discover the most important sights of Koblenz. This tour would not be complete without a visit to the Emperor Wilhelm Memorial at the famous German Corner and the town’s landmark, the Schängel Fountain at the Town Hall. At the end of the walk you will reach the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers and the ropeway of Koblenz
Free Time in Rüdesheim
In the afternoon we will sail toward Rüdesheim where we will be docked for the evening. Rüdesheim is surrounded by gentle sloping vineyards and famous for its local wine, brandy and specialty coffee (careful - the local coffee and brandy are married in the "Rüdesheimer Kaffee" concoction!).
Today the ship will depart Rüdesheim for Mainz, we will arrive into Mainz in the early morning. Enjoy some free time to independently explore this charming a city.
After our morning at leisure exploring Mainz independently we will return to the ship to enjoy a fabulous lunch on board and set sail overnight to Strasbourg.
The ship will arrive into the French city of Strasbourg, which lies just across the German border, west of the Rhine. We can explore Strasbourg at our own pace with the use of the complimentary Travel Department shuttle taking in the city's highlights, including its famous 15th Century cathedral, with its impressive spire and medieval astronomical clock.
Cruise to Basel
After you have had time to enjoy your visit on your own, your ship leaves the harbour after mid-day, just in time to enjoy a fabulous lunch on board and savour the first-class culinary delights as you sail the picturesque Rhine River towards Basel
Today, the ship will arrive into Basel in the early morning. Following breakfast enjoy some free independent time to explore Basel.
Cruise to Speyer
You will depart Basel in the late morning and enjoy an overnight sail towards Speyer.
Speyer & Heidelberg
Free Time in Speyer
On this morning, your ship will be docked in Speyer. Speyer is one of Germany's oldest cities which is located along the banks of the Rhine, in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of southwest Germany. The 11th century Imperial Cathedral of Speyer is one of Germany's largest and most important. Its crypt contains the tombs of eight German emperors and kings as well as several bishops. Speyer was also a centre for Jewish scholarship in the medieval period.
Excursion to Heidelberg
Following lunch on the boat, sail to Mannheim and from there, you will be taken on an included excursion to Heidelberg. Heidelberg is a world famous university city on the Neckar River. The town is one of the few German cities with a widely preserved baroque Old Town. The tour through Heidelberg begins with a visit to the Castle. The formerly splendid residence made of red sandstone is now in ruins. However, it is arguably the most beautiful ruin in all of Germany. The castle tour leads into the castle garden. From the Grand Terrace you will have a wonderful view of the city and the Neckar River. The tour continues with a stroll through the enchanting old town, to the Karl-Theodor Bridge, the late-gothic Church of the Holy Spirit and the town hall.
Cologne and Return Home
Disembark and Dusseldorf City Tour
It is time to say goodbye after a full week of delights aboard the Amadeus ship. After breakfast, you will meet with your local guide and be transferred to Dusseldorf city centre for a guided tour prior to continuing your journey to Dusseldorf airport for your flight home. (Luggage will be stored in coach)
This afternoon you will be transferred to Dusseldorf to fly home, with wonderful memories of your cruise along the Rhine.
Know before you go
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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