Cologne to Lucerne

£2099pp—Summer Rhine cruise with members-only upgrade

Amy Groves
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You'll get a free upgrade to the Ruby Deck, so you get floor-to-ceiling views and a French balcony

Why We Love This Deal

Update (10 June, 9:20am): 5 August has now sold out.

A lot of websites are currently offering free drinks on this river cruise—but if you're a Travelzoo member, you can also secure a secret cabin upgrade worth an extra £550. You'll enjoy the unlimited drinks package, and you'll also sail in a higher suite than standard, with enviable views of the castles and vineyards.

What's included

  • Return flights or train, with 20kg checked baggage
  • All transfers
  • A 7-night Rhine river cruise on a 5-star Riviera cruise ship, in a Standard Suite, with a free upgrade from the Lower (Emerald) Deck to the Middle (Ruby) Deck
  • A Superior Drinks package
  • Excursions in every port
  • Onboard Wi-Fi

Fly from London Heathrow, Birmingham, or Manchester on 17, 22, 29, 31 July; 1, 7, 9 August, 2025. 

You can also take the train from London St Pancras** on the same dates.

8 or 21 August are available from £2199 per person.

For more information, see our partner's website.

Itinerary highlights
You'll embark in Cologne, then call at:

  • Koblenz... get your first glimpse of the gorgeous scenery that inspired the legends of the Brothers Grimm, and tour the old city of Koblenz, with turreted buildings at every turn. 
  • Rhine Gorge and Rüdesheim... meander along the much-photographed river loop to the terraced vineyards of the Rhine Gorge, then moor in Rüdesheim, a classic Rhine wine village.
  • Speyer... is one of Germany's oldest cities, and the resting place of many Holy Roman emperors and Medieval kings. Go on a guided tour then get free time to explore.
  • Strasbourg... stroll through the half-timbered streets of Medieval Strasbourg and learn all about Alsatia's traditional winstub wine lounges.
  • Breisach and the Black Forest... explore the walled Medieval city of Breisach, then continue through some of Europe's most fabled scenery, with lush and dense forests straight from the pages of a fairytale.
  • Lucerne and Bernese Oberland... visit Switzerland's gorgeous lakefront city, then cruise the continent's alpine heartland, with views across the meadows to the snow-capped peaks of Eiger and Jungfrau. 

Ship details
Depending on your chosen departure date, you may travel on MS Geoffrey ChaucerMS Emily BronteMS George Eliot, or MS Oscar Wilde. All are deluxe, intimate river cruise ships with the same amenities, including a sundeck with a plunge pool and plenty of onboard entertainment. 

You'll enjoy breakfast, lunch, and 4-course dinners onboard, with plenty of regional specialties to try out. Your Superior Drinks package covers the cocktail and mocktail of the day as well as house spirits and mixers, house wines, draught beer, and sherry before dinner as well as port or brandy afterwards. Few things taste as good as a cool, crisp glass of wine on the top deck at sunset.

The Ruby Deck is the ship's middle deck, and all suites benefit from full-size windows that open so you can soak up the sights and sounds of the riverbank. 

Other options
Book an Upper (Diamond) Deck Standard Suite for £2649 (normally £2849).

Transfers & baggage
Both are included.

This offer is booked through, and is therefore subject to, the travel or entertainment provider's terms and conditions, including but not limited to refund and cancellation policy. Become a member to see all offer details and learn how to book.


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Select dates Jul-Aug, 2025


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