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Picturesque Holland and the scenic Rhine

Picturesque Holland and the scenic Rhine

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Amsterdam
  • Nijmegen
  • Cologne
  • Koblenz
  • Boppard
  • Dusseldorf
  • Amsterdam
  • UK
8 DAYS from £1459pp

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise along the Rhine from Holland to Germany
  • Enjoy a spectacular gala dinner on your last night docked in Amsterdam
  • A number of optional excursions are available including city tours of Cologne and Dusseldorf
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Picturesque Holland and the scenic Rhine

Experience cultural Amsterdam and the romantic Rhine on this picturesque eight day cruise from Holland to Germany.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Amsterdam. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Kinderdijk, Rotterdam and Nijmegen

Dock in the village of Kinderdijk where you'll visit the village's iconic 18th-century windmills, the largest collection in the country. In the afternoon, cruise past picturesque Rotterdam before arriving at Nijmegen in the evening. Please note: when the ship is not moored at Kinderdijk, a transfer by coach will be necessary at a supplement, to be paid on board.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Nijmegen to Cologne

There are two excellent optional excursions on offer today. Choose between a visit to the Kroller-Muller museum that boasts one of the largest sculpture gardens in Europe and a leisurely bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park, cycling through heathlands, sand dunes and woodlands. Spend the afternoon cruising to the German city of Cologne.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Cologne to Koblenz

This morning undertake an optional guided tour of Cologne and its wonderful Roman Catholic cathedral. Construction of this Gothic masterpiece began in 1248 and was not completed until 1880 and amazingly survived the Second World War, despite the extensive bombing. Later cruise along the Rhine to Koblenz.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Koblenz, Rudesheim and Boppard

Begin your day enjoying the scenery as you cruise through the romantic valley of the Rhine before arriving in Rudesheim where there's the option to set off by tourist train for a local wine tasting experience and a guided tour of the Museum of Mechanical Music. Alternatively, choose a hike through Rudesheim's stunning vineyards. Spend the evening moored at Boppard.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - 8

Included in the Price

  • Included Air-conditioned, en suite cabins on board our hand-picked vessels
  • Included Return flights from London. Regional flights and Eurostar are available on selected cruises.
  • Included All-Inclusive - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are taken onboard the ship. Tables seat 6 people, so you'll be able to converse and socialise with new friends, whilst never feeling crowded together. Tea and coffee are available on board ship as well as unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including a variety of wines and beer, both during meals and at the bar. (Premium brands are available at an extra cost).
  • Included Entertainment on board your ship
  • Included Return transfers to/from airport/station to ship
  • Included Complete Financial Protection: Fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Important Information


A visa is not required for British nationals travelling to Holland. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 90 days before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable 90 days prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 90 days of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Amsterdam airport with British Airways (BA) departing from London Heathrow Terminal 5. Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 2 hours before departure. If you wish to arrange Airport car parking, lounges or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extra Tel. 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This river cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on cobble streets and getting on and off the cruise ship. This cruise is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Cruise Director

Optional excursions are escorted by an experienced, English speaking guide.

Currency Information

The currency in Holland, as well as onboard, is the Euro (EUR). We recommend that you exchange currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in most towns and cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

This cruise is All-Inclusive, so you will only need to take a little extra money with you to cover any premium drinks on board and souvenirs, drinks and snacks purchased when off the ship, as well as any optional excursions you wish to book. Tipping is at your discretion. There is an envelope in your cabin for this purpose that can be handed to the reception at the end of your cruise. Credit cards are accepted on board ship and throughout Holland.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2018 Dates
20 May 201827 May 2018£1599ppBook
07 Jun 201814 Jun 2018£1569ppBook
14 Jul 201821 Jul 2018£1459ppBook
09 Sep 201816 Sep 2018£1579ppBook
Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Itinerary Changes

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Dress Code

There is no official dress code on board, however, you'll be most comfortable during the day in smart casual clothing. You may wish to bring items that do not wrinkle easily as there is no iron provided on board ship. There are also no laundry facilities available. Bring a variety of clothing for the weather expected on your cruise, including light clothing and bathing suits for hot weather, a jumper or jacket for cooler weather and of course a raincoat and/or small umbrella.

MS Gerard Schmitter

This premium ship features 88 attractive and well equipped cabins. Facilities include lounge bar, dining room, sundeck and gift shop.

Onboard facilities include...


All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge with a dance floor for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a gift shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck, complete with deckchairs, offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

Cruise Map

Picturesque Holland and the scenic Rhine Route Map

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Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 3 hours

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