Stock up on presents and mulled wine on this five-day cruise to Germany’s top festive markets, then join the Walking In The Air star for an exclusive concert and drinks party in Cologne

World-famous singer and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones will perform a private concert in Cologne's stunning Trinitatiskirche. Everyone who books will also receive a complimentary CD signed by the popular presenter. 'There are few places more magical than Cologne at Christmas,' says Aled. 'I'm thrilled to be joining you at such a special time of year for what promises to be a cracking start to the festivities. Who knows, I might even sing Walking In The Air!'

GREAT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
You'll have plenty of time to explore Rüdesheim and Koblenz, and with an optional day trip to Bonn on your journey from Mainz to Cologne, where you'll find quaint festive markets brimming with unique Christmas presents and handmade decorations. In Rüdesheim, there's an optional excursion† to the fascinating Mechanical Music Museum of Siegfried, too.

BEAUTIFUL COLOGNE
Set beside the city's magnificent Gothic cathedral, Cologne's main Christmas market is full of festive fun. There are smaller markets to discover, too, such as Cologne Harbour's stalls overlooking the Rhine river. It's a spectacular place to explore before your evening concert with Aled Jones.

SAIL ON MS SERENITY
This four-star ship is one of The River Cruise Line's flagship vessels - featuring an elegant bar, excellent restaurant and comfortable accommodation. All cabins feature air conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms and windows for enjoying those river views. All of your meals are included in the price of this cruise. There's no need to lift a finger - which makes a refreshing change at Christmas!

To visit Cologne by rail and see Aled's special concert see this link.

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Price includes

  • Enjoy an exclusive concert in Cologne with Classic FM presenter Aled Jones.
  • Return travel by air or rail.
  • Take home an Aled Jones CD (one per booking), which will be signed by the world-famous singer.
  • Stay for four nights on a full-board basis on the MS Serenity.
  • Go on included visits to Mainz, Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Cologne, with an optional visit to Bonn.

Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Dec 10, 2019
To
Sat, Sat, Dec 14, 2019
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£895*
* One CD per booking. Offer price based on two people sharing the lowest grade cabin. Main Deck cruise only price: £695pp; £895pp (flight inclusive); £945pp (rail inclusive). Middle Deck: +£80 per person, Panorama Deck + £160 per person. All cabins are 2-berth. Single occupancy 50% supplement. Subject to availability and to the booking conditions of The River Cruise Line.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Mainz
    Mainz, Germany
  2. Day
    2
    Voyage to Rüdesheim
    Rudesheim, Germany
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Arrive in Koblenz
    Koblenz am Rhein, Germany
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Christmas concert in Cologne
    Cologne, Germany
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Time to go home
    Cologne, Germany
    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MS Serenity

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Cruise ship

This four-star river cruise ship offers guests space, style and outstanding service

With her sleek design and claret-and-cream exterior, MS Serenity is a stylish ship - and she has fantastic cabins and facilities too.

On arrival you will enjoy a welcome drinks reception, after which you can make yourself at home. The cabins are what make this ship stand out: it's a lovely place to start each day, in your own private space with beautiful views of the river.

The panoramic restaurant ensures you miss none of the scenery during breakfast, lunch and dinner - all of which are freshly prepared by the onboard chefs. After a day of exploring, take a seat on the terrace of the Lido bar, or head up to the deck for a game of giant chess before enjoying your dinner and the evening's entertainment.

When you retire to your cabin, take a look at the daily programme to find out what the following day will bring...

KEY FEATURES

  • Lounge bar with panoramic windows
  • Lido bar with outdoor terrace
  • Restaurant with panoramic windows
  • Sun deck with loungers and awnings
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Lift serving all areas (except Sun deck)

CABIN ACCOMMODATION

Panorama deck cabins: These cabins are of the highest standard. They are on the upper deck and have an en suite shower and toilet, air conditioning, twin beds, satellite TV, radio, safe and hairdryer. There's plenty of storage space and they have excellent views of the river with a french balcony.

Middle deck cabins: These cabins are on the middle deck and are the same size and layout as the panorama deck cabins. They have an en suite shower and toilet, air conditioning, twin beds, satellite TV, radio, safe, hairdryer and large sliding windows for you to enjoy the passing scenery.

Main deck cabins: These cabins are on the lower deck and are the same size and layout as the panorama deck cabins, with the same facilities. The only difference is the outside view, which is via two small windows.

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Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Dec 10, 2019
To
Sat, Sat, Dec 14, 2019
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£895*
* One CD per booking. Offer price based on two people sharing the lowest grade cabin. Main Deck cruise only price: £695pp; £895pp (flight inclusive); £945pp (rail inclusive). Middle Deck: +£80 per person, Panorama Deck + £160 per person. All cabins are 2-berth. Single occupancy 50% supplement. Subject to availability and to the booking conditions of The River Cruise Line.
Call now to book 01858582726
Quote ref: ALED JONES