Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (2023)

Secure your summer holiday from
as little as £50pp deposit

Book a Summer Holiday

Book a Summer Holiday Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (1)


Select the perfect river holiday just for you



Discover stunning rivers and waterways across Europe. A river cruise is the perfect way to see the ever-changing landscape as you cruise along.


Please select your preferred railway experience


Iconic Rail Journeys

Leger Holidays offer journeys on some of the most iconic railways in the whole world. From the Glacier Express, offering breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, to the Poppyline, showcasing Norfolk's best scenery - there's an unforgettable journey to be had on any of our rail holidays.

Travel Options

Select your travel option from below

Outbound & Inbound Travel

Holiday Type

Please select multiple holiday types

Popular Holidays

Seasonal Holidays

Special Interest Holidays

Search using your town name below or select using the departure points list

Departure Date

When would you like your holiday to begin?

Calendar Key

Selected Date


Available Dates

Select Departure Month(s)

How flexible are you?


Select how long you wish to go on holiday for

Duration Key



*Duration may not be available depending on your current search criteria

Coach Type

Select one or more coach types


Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (2)

Luxuria: The equivalent of business class, state-of-the-art Luxuria is the ultimate way to travel.

  • Deluxe, armchair-style seats
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch-screen T.V.
  • Selection of double and single seats
  • Servery on board
  • Climate control
  • Plug sockets and USB points

Silver Service

Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (3)

Siver Service: Elegant and stylish, Silver Service offers added comfort and fantastic facilities.

  • Specially designed reclining seats
  • Spacious rear lounge
  • Onboard entertainment and satellite navigation system
  • Free personal headphones
  • Personal tables


Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (4)

Executive: Executive coaches are modern and comfortable, ensuring a relaxing journey.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Reclining seats
  • Servery on board
  • Onboard toilet

Please select a Destination - These Destinations have been updated to show / not show based on your search criteria

Popular Destinations




Please select price by Passenger or Total and your preferred budget

Use the pricing tool below:

You have selected £0 - £10000 per person


Use the pricing tool below:

You have selected £0 - £30000 per person



Enter the number of adults


Filter Holidays

Part of the Rail Experiences Range View the full range

Leave the planning to us this Christmas and join a group of like-mined people on a magical cruise along the Rhine. With fantastic accommodation onboard the seasonally decorated MS Johann Strauss, immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and enjoy an exciting programme of entertainment in between ports of call. From taking in the beauty of Andernach to exploring Koblenz on Christmas Day, we guarantee you’ll head home with memories to treasure for a lifetime.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights cruise on a full-board basis
  • Welcome drink and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of a Cruise Manager and Cruise Director
  • A traditional Christmas lunch
  • Return travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras International
  • Return connecting rail journeys
  • Coach transfers between station and ship

7 days from £1,369pp

Travel Options
Outbound &
Inbound Travel
  • Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (5) By Rail
  • Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (6)

Departure Dates

Steps to booking your Holiday

  • Tour Details Find a day-by-day breakdown
    of the tour
  • Select your Departure Browse the available
    departure dates
  • Checkout Follow our secure checkout
    process to book your place


To use our NEW itinerary, simply click a day below and a detailed overview will appear.

Dec 22

Dec 23

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Boxing Day

Dec 27

Dec 28

Dec 22 UK – Cologne

We journey aboard the Eurostar from London St. Pancras International to Brussels and then connecting train to Cologne. On arrival, our coach picks us up and transfers us to our ship where we enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on board.

Includes Dinner

Dec 23 Cologne - Andernach

This morning we sail to Andernach, an attractive walled town with a lovely riverside promenade. During the afternoon, you can join our optional excursion to the picturesque town of Winningen for some wine tasting. Here, you can sample delicious local wines and find out all about the cultivation and origin of the grapes and how they are made into wine.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights


Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

Winningen 2023 TBC

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Christmas Eve Andernach – Boppard

Relax onboard the ship this morning and enjoy the passing scenery as we cruise towards Boppard, where you have the afternoon at leisure to explore. Once a Roman fort, Boppard is made up of lively squares and quiet lanes, where traces of its early Roman heritage are evident. Enjoy a relaxing stroll or indulge in a glass or two of some of the best wines the Middle Rhine has to offer.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights


Christmas Day Boppard – Oberwesel - Koblenz

This morning, we leave Boppard and set sail towards Oberwesel. We’ll cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge and past the famous Lorelei rock before arriving in Oberwesel, with free time to explore. We’ll enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch back on board the ship as we cruise towards Koblenz, arriving later this afternoon.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Koblenz Oberwesel

Boxing Day Koblenz – Bonn

We leave Koblenz behind today and set sail for Bonn, the former capital of Germany and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the city’s rich architectural heritage. Relax onboard this evening as we are berthed overnight in Bonn.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights


Dec 27 Bonn – Cologne

We set sail for Cologne, arriving during the early afternoon. This beautiful city is the largest on the Rhine and is dominated by its cathedral, a gothic masterpiece which hovers above the rooftops. You are free to explore this vibrant city at leisure before we enjoy our final dinner on board this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Lunch

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights


Dec 28 Cologne – UK

We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning as we disembark for the return journey back to London St. Pancras International.

Includes Breakfast


You will stay for 6 nights on a full board basis onboard the MS Johann Strauss.

Please Note: Due to demand, we may use other hotels of a similar standard. Your exact hotel details will be provided with your travel documents.

Ms Johann Strauss

The MS Johann Strauss is an elegant and enchanting cruise ship, offering fantastic facilities to make your journey as relaxing as possible. Spacious, comfortable and brightly decorated, the ship has room for 144 guests, with a panoramic lounge area for socialising, and a contemporary restaurant which serves hearty food and drinks. Guests can watch the world go by and take in the wonderful views from the sun deck – complete with deck chairs, loungers and a shaded area. The friendly, attentive crew will cater to your every need, ensuring a wonderful river cruising experience.

Hotel Facilities

Need further information? Fill in our enquiry form and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Laundry Service
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays makes it easy with a selection of travel options to choose from.

Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (14)

Holidays by Rail

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. On arrival in Amsterdam or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Overnight stays in Central London can be arranged as Eurostar departure times are generally early morning and return arrival in the evening, which our Holiday Advisors would be pleased to arrange.

Departure Dates



With fantastic new travel
options to choose from,
be one of the first to book!

Rail Holidays

River Cruises

We offer flexible payment options

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone 01709 787 463, you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (15)

Rhine Valley Christmas Celebration Cruise by Rail (16)

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Pres. Carey Rath

Last Updated: 05/02/2023

Views: 5455

Rating: 4 / 5 (41 voted)

Reviews: 80% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Pres. Carey Rath

Birthday: 1997-03-06

Address: 14955 Ledner Trail, East Rodrickfort, NE 85127-8369

Phone: +18682428114917

Job: National Technology Representative

Hobby: Sand art, Drama, Web surfing, Cycling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Leather crafting, Creative writing

Introduction: My name is Pres. Carey Rath, I am a faithful, funny, vast, joyous, lively, brave, glamorous person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.