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Cruises to Heidelberg

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Outside from £1,845pp

Jewels of the Rhine Basel to Amsterdam

  • 03 Apr 2020
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: Emerald Sun
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Basel, Switzerland - Breisach, Germany - Kehl, Germany – Strasbourg, France - Mannheim – Heidelberg, Germany - Koblenz, Germany - Cologne, Germany - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Amster…

Includes: Spacious full board accommodation on board europe’s most innovative cruise ships , all meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la cart…

Suite from £1,995pp

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

  • 07 Dec 2019
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: Emerald Sky
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Cologne, Germany - Koblenz, Germnay - Mannheim, Germany - Heidelberg, Germany - Kehl, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Breisach, Germany - Basel, Switzerland

Includes: Spacious full board accommodation on board europe’s most innovative cruise ships , all meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la cart…

Outside from £3,099pp

Rhine Holiday Markets - Cologne to Basel

  • 12 Dec 2019
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: S.S. Antoinette
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Cologne, Germany - Koblenz, Germany - Cruising the romantic Rhine River - Rüdesheim - Mainz, Germany - Germersheim (Heidelberg), Germany - Kehl, Germany (for Strasbourg) - Basel, S…

Includes: Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from hermes and l’occitane en provence , in-suite butler service on all ships in europe (not available…


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A town surrounded by forest


Bridge, Heidelberg

Bridge, Heidelberg

Hauptmarkt, Heidelberg

Hauptmarkt, Heidelberg

Holy Ghost Church, Heidelberg

Holy Ghost Church, Heidelberg

River, Heidelberg

River, Heidelberg

River, Heidelberg

River, Heidelberg

Schloss, Heidelberg

Schloss, Heidelberg

Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg

Heidelberg University Library, Heidelberg

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A 12th century castle

The romantic heart of Heidelberg, Schloss Heidelberg (or Heidelberg Palace as it’s usually known) sits pretty amid the dense green forest that surrounds the boundaries of the city. This ruined castle encapsulates traditional Renaissance romanticism and a walk around its grounds offers you more than just glorious views. Book a tour and explore the interiors or head up the cobbled trail to the manicured gardens.


An ancient university town

Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität) is the oldest university in Germany bringing along with it a wealth of art and culture. A walk to the university will bring you up close with a building that has stood the test of time, spared from destruction in World War II and the site of many protests over the years, the building carries a rich and varied past. Nearly 28,000 students now study under its roof, making the city one of the oldest and best-known education centres in the world.


A view of Germany’s beauty

For a bird’s-eye view of the city, head up 208 stairs to the top of Heiliggeistkirche, Heidelberg’s famous church and gaze across the expanse of the city that lies beneath your feet. Built between 1398 and 1441, the church has fought through many trials and tribulations and has been a top visitor attraction for hundreds of years – it’s the perfect way to capture the real beauty of Heidelberg.


Inspiration for world-famous creators

There is no better place to sit and be creative than in Heidelberg and that’s just what world-famous poet Goethe and British artist William Turner did in the late 18th and early 19th century. The location inspired some of their greatest creations that can be seen around museums in the city to this day. Explore the same romantic settings that inspired them nearly 200 years ago.