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What to expect

Cruise The Rhine

Drop anchor along the Rhine

Full Board Package

Meals, drinks with meals & your own cabin with panoramic views

Explore Christmas Markets

Including in Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer

About this trip:

Christmas markets are in full boom during the holiday season. The smell of freshly baked goods fills the air surrounding the festive wooden booths selling artisan gifts. We’ll visit several markets during this cruise for an authentic German holiday experience, including those in Speyer, romantic Heidelberg, the Christmas Market of Nations in Rüdesheim, and Koblenz.

Book Early to Avoid Flight and Cabin Supplements



What's Included

  • London Heathrow/Cologne/Basel and transfers
  • Main Deck Sole Occupancy Cabin
  • All meals included - Drinks included with meals and at the bar als and at the bar
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Fully Financially Protected
  • Included with a group of 10


  • Cologne
  • Koblenz, Germany
  • Rüdesheim, Germany
  • Speyer, Germany
  • Strasbourg, France

What’s Extra:

  • Regional Flights from Manchester – prices available on request
  • Cabin upgrades – prices available on request
  • Shore Excursions
  • Insurance click here





After our flight from the UK to Cologne, passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00pm. After comfortably settling into your cabin, there will be a Welcome Cocktail where you will be introduced to our crew and fellow Solos guests. Our ship will cruise towards Koblenz throughout the night.

  • Dinner


We’ll spend the morning cruising the Rhine River to Koblenz.

In the afternoon, we’ll set out on an optional tour of Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Located at the crossroads of the Rhine and Moselle regions and surrounded by several mountain peaks, Koblenz is a rich mosaic of culture and history. We’ll take the funicular railway up the hill to visit the historic castle, where we’ll have a magnificent view across the city and valleys. You’ll immediately understand the strategic importance of this fortress throughout history, as the lands stretch as far as the eye can see.

What better way to wrap up the day than to check out the holiday market in Koblenz? Gingerbread, grilled almonds, cinnamon, and mulled wine scents waft through the air at the city’s traditional Christmas market set up at several squares throughout the picturesque old town. We’ll remain in Koblenz for the night.

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This morning, we’ll pass through the beautiful and romantic Rhine Valley. The fascinating Rhine River has been the muse for many legends, including the Rock of the Lorelei. Each twist and turn of the river reveals another castle atop a peak above the sprawling vineyards.

This afternoon, join us for an optional tour of the city by tourist train and a visit to the mechanical music cabinet museum. We’ll board a tourist train for Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet. The museum holds approximately 350 exhibits of mechanical instruments dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries – from delicate musical boxes to a gigantic piano-orchestrion. Afterwards, spend some time strolling through the Christmas Market of Nations, enjoying what the ambiance has to offer. The 120 wooden chalets set the stage for an authentic German Christmas market displaying artisan objects, great gift ideas, and delicious culinary specialties such as local confections and cookies, and of course, pretzels! You’ll return to the ship by walking down the famous Drosselgasse.

After our excursion, we’ll return on board for dinner. In the evening, the famous Drosselgasse awaits you once again with its numerous cafés, bars, and music.

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We’ll spend the morning cruising to Speyer.

This afternoon, the optional excursion is: Heidelberg and its Christmas Market. We’ll leave by coach for Heidelberg for a visit of the city and its castle (exteriors). The city was the center of German Romanticism during the 19th century. After a guided tour of the old town, enjoy some time on your own exploring the enchanting Christmas market. You’ll discover some great finds for your holiday shopping at the Marktplatz, Universitätsplatz (with its antique carousel), and the winter wonderland at the Kornmarkt.

Tonight we’ll enjoy our gala dinner on board. Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg.

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Enjoying one last buffet breakfast on board, we disembark at 9.00am and transfer to the airport for our flight home.

What an experience to go home with!


MS Vivaldi

The MS Vivaldi is named after one of the greatest virtuosos in the history of music, who notably composed ‘The Four Seasons’. The ship sails on the Danube, and takes passengers to discover the many wonders offered by this romantic river.

The MS Vivaldi is a superb Premium ship, accommodating 176 passengers, in 88 cabins spread over three decks. Each cabin provides guests with all the comforts they need during their stay. The decoration is stylish and its atmosphere, both elegant and friendly, and in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

Located on the middle deck, the restaurant offers a delicate cuisine in a refined setting, where large bay windows allow guests to fully enjoy the panorama. Also situated on the middle deck is the lounge / bar with a dance floor, while a piano bar welcomes passengers on the upper deck, in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Comfortable sun loungers are provided on the sun deck, with a large shaded area, the ideal place to relax and admire the surrounding landscapes.

Facilities Include

Restaurant: Located on the middle deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

Lounge Bar: The lounge tastefully decorated, is located at the front of the ship and offers panoramic views. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

Sun Deck: Take advantage of the sun deck to relax! It is equipped with chairs and deckchairs, allowing you to cool off while enjoying a panoramic view of the magnificent landscapes.

Room Includes

Amenities in your Cabin:
TV, Telephone (for internal calls only), Bathroom with shower and toilet, Towels, Safe, Independent air-conditioning, Electricity 220V, Wi-Fi.

Please note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

Photo for illustration purposes and may not be cabin allocated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
December 5 °C °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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