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    See Amsterdam by water
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    Call into the town of Cochem
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    Enjoy a tasting in the wine town of Rüdesheim
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    Stroll through Trier’s Market Square

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle: 12 Nights

The Rhine and her tributaries

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  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Explore Germany’s riverside wine towns…

See the highlights of Amsterdam from the Royal palace on Dam Square to the 19th-century Rijksmuseum during an included tour and canal cruise or perhaps explore on foot and sample local delicacies including cheese and croquettes along the way. Then relax on board Spirit of the Rhine as she takes you along the Rhine and Moselle to enjoy an exclusive riverside wine tasting event and visit a host of historic cities and vineyard-clad towns with a reputation for producing world-class wine. Admire Cologne’s UNESCO-listed Gothic cathedral, which took over 600 years to build, follow in the footsteps of Beethoven with a visit to his hometown of Bonn and take a cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on an optional excursion in Koblenz.

Visit Rüdesheim, in the north-west corner of Germany’s Rheingau wine-producing region, before arriving at the classic Rhineland wine town of Boppard whose historic towers provide an atmospheric setting for an optional wine tasting session. Explore Cochem, overlooked by Reichsburg Castle, and enjoy an included vineyard visit and wine tasting in Traben-Trarbach. A two-night mooring in Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus gives you time to see the Porta Nigra, one of the best-preserved Roman city gates in the world and perhaps pay a visit to the wine cellar of the renowned producer Bischoefliche Weingueter, which is located under the pedestrianised area of the city centre.

Including...

A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 15 hours a day

PersonCruise Host

Plus...

  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

MapIncluded excursions

  • Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise OR Amsterdam culinary walking tour
  • Rüdesheim wine tasting
  • Traben-Trarbach wine tasting
  • Trier walking tour

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
†The free bar is open from 9am to midnight and serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Joining you on board…

Master of Wine, Christopher Burr, is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for work in wine education and an after-dinner speaker.

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^The free bar is open from 9am till midnight and serves non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
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Day 1 UK to Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal at night

Travel to Amsterdam (a journey from Calais of approximately four and a half hours) and embark Spirit of the Rhine.

Enjoy a welcome drink reception and dinner on board as your ship remains moored here overnight.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Amsterdam 🎧

Floating Flower Market, Amsterdam

The Dutch capital is rightly popular for its friendly welcome, picturesque canals, world-class museums and galleries, and laid-back cafes and bars.

This morning perhaps enjoy the local food and culture on an included culinary walking tour with a guide. You’ll take a tram to Central Station from where you’ll begin a walking tour of the Dutch capital while tasting local delicacies including herring, cheese and croquettes along the way. Alternatively, you could join an included tour of Amsterdam by coach and see the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the floating flower market, the Central Railway Station, which is built on thousands of wooden piles, and the grand 19th-century Rijksmuseum. Afterwards, enjoy a canal cruise to see the city centre with its historic bridges and gabled houses and view such treasures as the famous Skinny Bridge, the Montelbaanstoren tower and the Jewish Quarter.

Spirit of the Rhine sets sail at lunchtime to spend the rest of the day and night cruising towards Cologne.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 3 Cologne 🎧

Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Arrive at lunchtime in Cologne, Germany's cultural capital.

Enjoy an afternoon of exploring during an optional city tour or by using our state-of-the-art interactive map – don't miss the vast Gothic cathedral, started in 1248 to house the relics of the three Magi but not finally completed until 1880! You can see the shrine to Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar – now among the patron saints of Cologne – behind the high altar.

Depart later this evening and cruise overnight towards Bonn.

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Day 4 Bonn to Koblenz 🎧

Old Town Hall, Bonn

This morning you’ll wake up in Bonn, having arrived in the early hours.

Join an optional walking tour to see sights such as the Electoral Palace, the baroque City Hall, and Beethoven's former home, now a museum dedicated to his life and work.

This afternoon Spirit of the Rhine will cruise to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, arriving early this evening.

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Day 5 Koblenz to Rüdesheim 🎧

German Corner, Koblenz

Discover the riverside promenade and several historic churches, all set beneath the Festung Ehrenbreitstein citadel on top of the hill, which you may choose to visit on an optional excursion this morning. Early this afternoon your cruise continues through the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine to the wine town of Rüdesheim, passing the fabled Lorelei Rock en route.

This evening, enjoy an included wine tasting.

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Day 6 Rüdesheim to Boppard 🎧

Rudesheim on the River Rhine, Germany

This morning an optional excursion visits Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music where over 350 self-playing instruments are displayed. Set sail over lunch, arriving in Boppard this afternoon. A choice of optional excursions include a wine tasting in one of Boppard’s historic towers or a guided tour of Rheinfels Castle.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

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Day 7 Boppard to Cochem 🎧

Cochem with the imperial Castle

Depart early this morning to arrive in Cochem this afternoon.

With the romantic backdrop of neo-Gothic Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a hill cloaked entirely in vines, Cochem is understandably one of the most visited places on the Moselle River. This afternoon an optional excursion visits the castle, which has maintained the original 11th-century keep. The excursion will also visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting. Another optional tour explores the town by land train.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

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Day 8 Cochem to Traben-Trarbach

Moselle bend at Traben-Trarbach

Set off early and cruise through the morning to the twin villages of Traben-Trarbach which straddle the Moselle. Known as the 'capitals' of the wine region, they are home to many art nouveau buildings. Enjoy an included wine tasting this afternoon.

Spirit of the Rhine remains here overnight.

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Day 9 Traben-Trarbach to Bernkastel-Kues 🎧

St Nikolaus-Hospital in Bernkastel-Kues

Cruise this morning to Bernkastel-Kues where this afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to embark on an optional journey aboard the panorama train, which passes St Nikolaus Hospital, the parish church of St Michael and the historic market square.

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Day 10 Bernkastel-Kues to Piesport

Vineyards in Piesport on the Moselle

Spirit of the Rhine sets sail for the historic village of Piesport this morning, where she will arrive shortly before lunch.

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Day 11 Piesport to Wasserbillig

The town of Wasserbillig

Cruise through the morning to arrive this afternoon in Wasserbillig, where your ship will remain moored for the next two nights.

The riverside town sits at the confluence of the Moselle and Sauer rivers and is popular for its water sports and walking routes.

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Day 12 Wasserbillig

Trier, Germany

Enjoy an included morning tour to Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus. See the Roman city gateway, Porta Nigra, and the cathedral, the oldest Bishop’s church in Germany which still serves its original purpose as a place of worship.

Return to your ship in Wasserbillig this afternoon.

Wasserbillig Luxembourg Europe

Day 13 Wasserbillig to UK

Disembark Spirit of the Rhine after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle: 12 Nights

The Rhine and her tributaries