Rhine River Cruise to Switzerland - JWT Travel

Rhine River Cruise to Switzerland

  • 17 October 2024
  • 7 Nights
  • From €2,249 Per Person
  • Dublin
  • MS Geoffrey Chaucer
Glide pass pretty riverside towns, admire breathtaking Alpine scenery on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland and discover Switzerland’s most attractive cities on this fantastic Rhine River Cruise to Switzerland.

On our wonderful journey through the Rhine Valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we will explore the old town at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Next, we continue through the spectacular Rhine Gorge where the valley walls tower over 400m above our heads and onto Rudesheim, where we enjoy another evening complemented with an excellent dinner on board.

Our cruise continues south, stopping in fascinating Rudesheim onto medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica that dominates this pretty town. The next day we arrive at the city of Strasbourg where we will enjoy a walking tour of the old town.

Continuing, we drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest onto the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake. Our final destination is Switzerland where we moor in Basel.

Talk to the JWT Cruises experts to book your place on the Rhine River cruise to Switzerland with Riviera.

2025 NOW on Sale

Rhine River Cruise to Switzerland

Glide pass pretty riverside towns, admire breathtaking Alpine scenery on a mountain rail journey into the spectacular Bernese Oberland and discover Switzerland’s most attractive cities on this fantastic Rhine River Cruise to Switzerland.

On our wonderful journey through the Rhine Valley, we visit historic Koblenz where we will explore the old town at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Next, we continue through the spectacular Rhine Gorge where the valley walls tower over 400m above our heads and onto Rudesheim, where we enjoy another evening complemented with an excellent dinner on board.

Our cruise continues south, stopping in fascinating Rudesheim onto medieval Speyer with its stunning Romanesque Basilica that dominates this pretty town. The next day we arrive at the city of Strasbourg where we will enjoy a walking tour of the old town.

Continuing, we drive through the typical rolling tree-clad massif of the Black Forest onto the charming town of Titisee, nestling on the shores of its namesake lake. Our final destination is Switzerland where we moor in Basel.

Talk to the JWT Cruises experts to book your place on the Rhine River cruise to Switzerland with Riviera.

2025 NOW on Sale

Itinerary

RHINE RIVER CRUISE TO SWITZERLAND ITINERARY  

Day 1 –  Fly to Cologne, transfer by coach to your cruise ship moored in the heart of picturesque Cologne

Day 2 – Koblenz

Founded by the Romans, this historic city is beautifully located at the confluence of the Rhine and its sister river the Moselle

Day 3 – Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim

Explore the most famous of all the river’s reaches and a real highlight of the cruise, the dramatic Rhine Gorge: After lunch we moor in Rüdesheim, a classic Rhine wine village with crooked houses sloping down from wooded hillsides and terraced vineyards.

Day 4 – Speyer

Today we berth in historic Speyer, founded by the Celts and one of Germany’s oldest cities, celebrated for its illustrious past, for an afternoon walking tour

Day 5 – Strasbourg

We arrive in France and moor in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region. This afternoon we have a walking tour of its picturesque Old Town

Day 6 – Breisach & Black Forest

Your final day cruising is spent gliding through the dramatic scenery of the rift valley separating the Vosges and Black Forest mountains. We arrive at the ancient town of Breisach, whose historic heart is surrounded by stone ramparts and dominated by the impressive Saint Stephan’s Cathedral.

Day 7 – Lucerne & Bernese Oberland

Today we take the short drive to Lucerne, often considered Switzerland’s most beautiful city, spectacularly situated among stunning mountain views. Onwards to Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland, where the views become quite literally breath taking!

Day 8 – Transfer to airport for flight home

Note this itinerary operates in reverse on certain dates.

Why not extend your stay in Cologne or Basel? Talk to your JWT cruise experts for more details

  • Return flights
  • All meals on board – from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day – including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s dinner.
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport/station transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Complimentary WIFI on board
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director
  • Operates  from May until October 2024 & 2025 now on sale
  • The Ship will differ depending on dates but all are Riviera 5* standard
  • Why not extend your stay in Cologne or Basel, talk to your JWT Cruise experts for more information
  • Subject to availability, T&C’s apply

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