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Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

Riviera Travel MS Geoffrey Chaucer
Date 3rd Aug 22
Nights 7 Nights
1
Cologne, Germany
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Cologne and transfer to the airport for your 7 night cruise.
2
Koblenz, Germany
The ancient city of Koblenz is located in central Germany and is the gateway to the castles and vineyards of the Rhine Gorge. The statue of William the Great in the centre of the city marks the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Ride the cable car to the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Visit Forum Confluences which is home to Mittelrhein Museum and the interactive attraction Romanticum. Meander through the Rhine Gardens to admire the Electoral Palace, Pfaffendorf Bridge, the historic Weindorf, the Gardens of Empress Augusta, and the Father Rhine and Mother Mosel statue. On the outskirts of the city, explore Stolzenfels Castle and its surrounding gardens.
3
Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Cruising through the spectacular Rhine Gorge is a highlight of any cruise. Also known as the Upper Middle Rhine Valley — and an UNESCO World Heritage site — this 65km section of the River Rhine runs between the German cities of Koblenz and Bingen. Keep your camera at the ready as the ship floats by Lorelei Rock and the impressive Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.
4
Speyer, Germany
Speyer sits alongside the picturesque waters of the River Rhine and is one of Germany's oldest cities. The town centre is jam-packed with fascinating buildings such as Old City Gate, Trinity Church, Memorial Church, St Joseph's Church, and the City Hall. No visit here would be complete without visiting the UNESCO-listed Kaiserdom Romanesque cathedral. Trace Jewish history at the Judenhof; comprising the ruins of the medieval synagogue, Jewish ritual bath, and SchPIRA Museum. Admire the fish-inspired statue in the fountain at the Fish Market or get up close to the live marine life at Sea Life Speyer. Enjoy the trains, aircraft, cars, motorcycles, fire engines, and ships at Technik Museum Speyer or discover a unique film-viewing experience at the IMAX Dome.
5
Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg is located in north-eastern France and is often referred to as the ‘city of two cultures’ due to it being partly in France and partly in Germany. The stunning city’s cuisine and architecture is a perfect fusion of both country’s traditions and culture. Get lost in the rich history and beauty of Cathedral Notre-Dame, or walk through the cobbled streets of Strasbourg’s old town and get lost in the fairy tale setting. Explore the stunning Petite France and admire the magnificent half-timbered houses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
6
Breisach, Germany > Black Forest, Germany
The port town of Breisach is situated along the Rhine, mid-way between the picturesque towns of Colmar and Freiburg and 60km distance from Basel. The town's most iconic landmark is the St Stephanmunster on Munsterberg hill, which has a Romanesque-Gothic style and dates back to the 12th century. The town has pastel-hued buildings and cobbled streets which replicate the old-world charm of the town. Admire the fascinating exhibits on display at Museum fur Stadtgeschichte or travel 4km west of Breisach to visit the UNESCO-listed, star-shaped fortress town of Neuf-Brisach.
7
Lucerne & Bernese Oberland
8
Dusseldorf, Germany
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Return scheduled flights from 7 regional airports or seats on Eurostar from London St Pancras International and TGV
  • Seven visits and tours including guided tours of Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer, a drive through the Black Forest to Titisee, a full-day excursion to Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland, and a visit to Breisach
  • Live classical quartet recital on board 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Why Book
Why Book
  • While in Strasbourg, explore the stunning Petite France and admire the magnificent half-timbered houses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries

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Background
MS Geoffrey Chaucer
Overview
After years of painstaking research to create the most perfect vessels afloat, a new era in river cruising dawns as we introduce our brand new, state of the art, ‘all suite’ ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class, we are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS Geoffrey Chaucer. It is extremely difficult to convey just how extraordinary this outstanding ship really is and exactly what distinguishes it from similar vessels. It would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that; we have deliberately avoided the current trend for a minimalist style where you could be anywhere in the world, creating instead a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. Immediately striking is just how exceptionally spacious this new vessel is as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Moving inside, exceptional creativity from Europe’s finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilising sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout – including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore. The restaurant rivals the finest on shore establishments taking fine dining to another level complemented by delicate European porcelain, gleaming glassware and the intuitive service in which the Swiss excel. This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 169 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with our first class service levels. Furthermore your suite will easily exceed your expectations for not only will you enjoy the most discerning décor, so too the ship’s dimensions afford the ultimate in space and comfort - a minimum 17 square metres (183 square feet), with upgrades available to ‘Superior’ and ‘Deluxe’ accommodation.
MS Geoffrey Chaucer
Food & Drink

The restaurant rivals the finest on shore establishments taking fine dining to another level complemented by delicate European porcelain, gleaming glassware and the intuitive service in which the Swiss excel. This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 167 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with our first class service levels.

Entertainment

A daily programme is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening, detailing the following day’s activities.

Health & Fitness

More information coming soon

Kids & Teens

There are no dedicated children's facilities on board.

Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
Rhine Cruise to Switzerland
MS Geoffrey Chaucer
3rd Aug 22
7 Nights
£1,399
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