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The Rhine in Flames: An incredible spectacle on the water

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For an incredible experience, take a look at our German river cruises that include the magnificent Rhine in Flames event. Germany's largest and oldest fireworks show, over 150,000 people flock to the banks of the Rhine each year to admire this spectacular annual event. Situated at the most scenic spots along the Rhine. Come and enjoy the spectacle of a countryside illuminated in the radiance of the "Rhine in Flames". On this 5-day voyage aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter admire the thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays.
Observe Rudesheim's famous vineyardsStroll around the charming streets of KoblenzLa Petite district in StrasbourgEhrenfels Castle on Rhine River near RudesheimPalace
  • Admire the spectacular fireworks that takes place along the Rhine
  • Discover Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Heidelberg.
  • Hike through the world famous vineyards of Rudesheim
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Strasbourg | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board your ship between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll be introduced to your crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner on board is followed by a visit of Strasbourg's Old Town by river boat (subject to availability). You'll start cruising in the night.

Day 2: Boppard | The Rhine in Flames | Koblenz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent sailing, reaching Boppard at the end of the afternoon. You'll set out on a discovery tour of the old town with our hostess. Over dinner, follow the convoy of boats forming a line from Boppard to Koblenz. What follows is an unforgettable magical evening: the Romantic Rhine in Flames bursts into flames, creating a spectacular and fairy-tale like atmosphere. Reach Koblenz in the night.

Day 3: Koblenz | The Romantic Rhine Valley | Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the most beautiful stretch of the Romantic Rhine between Koblenz and Rüdesheim, reaching it late in the afternoon. Join an excursion to Rüdesheim: Tour on a tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar*, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Tonight, the Drosselgasse awaits you with its numerous live bands and cafes.

Day 4: Rudesheim | Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this morning cruising towards Mannheim. Upon arrival, join an excursion to discover Heidelberg. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening. Sail to Strasbourg through the night.

Day 5: Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.


MS Gérard Schmitter

MS Gérard Schmitter on the Rhine River
Hall on the MS Gérard Schmitter
Lounge-bar on the MS Gérard Schmitter

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Main Deck
25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (16 twins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped of disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-The classic excursions mentioned in the program
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-The supplement for the discovery package
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Personal expenses.

valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.



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