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Rhine in Flames

June, August & September 2020

10 days from £895pp

Gaze in awe at the spectacle that is Rhine in Flames. Join a flotilla of ships sending dazzling fireworks into the sky, creating a cascade of colour in the river’s reflections. Sail the Rhine Gorge, exploring quaint riverside towns en route.
  • Be left in awe by the firework displays at the Rhine in Flames festival 
  • Cruise as part of the flotilla at the Rhine in Flames festival 
  • Visit Koblenz, one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Germany 
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim
  • Explore Bonn, the capital of western Germany and birthplace of Beethoven
  • Visit Mainz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Main river 
As the summer sun sets over the Rhine valley, a flotilla of beautifully illuminated ships makes its way down the legendary German river, which basks in the glow of a thousand lights, while hilltop fireworks create shimmering cascades of colour high above the castles and vineyards. This is the Rhine in Flames, an annual celebration of the wine harvest season in Germany, which brings joy to the towns and villages along the river, drawing visitors from near and far. Join the festivities on this relaxing cruise and visit treasured spots, including the cathedral city of Cologne and the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim, before taking up position for this breathtaking event. Nowhere is there a more extraordinary display of fire, water and light, as a fusion of sounds echo around the valley and a blaze of colour lights up the velvet night sky. It’s the legendary Rhine as you’ve never seen before and it’s nothing short of spectacular!

Your Accommodation

MPS Lady Anne

★★★
Overview
Since 2002 Captain Wido has been welcoming guests aboard the popular MPS Lady Anne. The charismatic Dutchman and his handpicked crew are undoubtedly why guests fall in love with this small ship, returning year on year to cruise Europe’s waterways on this unique heritage vessel. Captain Wido has created a floating home from home with the emphasis on old-fashioned comfort rather than luxury. However, he runs a tight ship, and from the spotless brass furnishings and smart uniforms, to the well-presented meals and sparkling glassware, the crew’s attention to detail is second to none. Carrying just one hundred guests, MPS Lady Anne is a vessel that simply oozes authenticity, and for anyone looking to enjoy a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, she is the perfect ship to explore the Rhine and Moselle rivers, or the Dutch and Belgian waterways.