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Grand Cruise of the Rhine, Moselle and Main

The Rhine and her Tributaries

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This cruise travels the length of the Rhine and on two of its biggest tributaries – the Moselle and Main

Cruise the length of the Rhine and on two of its biggest tributaries – the Moselle and Main – revealing the characteristic sights of their banks – Rhine castles, Moselle vineyards, Main towns and lively Frankfurt…

Including...

41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners

Excursions

  • Coach and walking tour of Trier
  • Wine tasting in Traben-Trarbach
  • Tour of Frankfurt
  • Strasbourg tour and canal cruise


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Day 1 UK to Arnhem

Travel by coach from Folkestone to Arnhem via Eurotunnel or ferry. Embark your ship and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board. Cruise overnight towards Bonn. 

Utrecht Netherlands Europe Arnhem

Day 2 Bonn

Bonn

This afternoon, discover the highlights of the city on an optional walking tour with a local guide which includes a visit to the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, now a museum dedicated to his life and work. Alternatively, explore at your own pace. Early this evening you sail towards Winningen. 

Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 3 Winningen to Cochem to Zell

Cochem, Germany

Leave Winningen after breakfast and arrive in romantic Cochem on the Moselle. An optional afternoon excursion visits the castle, followed by a wine tasting at a vineyard. Depart this evening for Zell. 

Zell Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 4 Zell to Bernkastel

Bernkastel

Enjoy views of the old walls of Zell from the ship before sailing to Bernkastel-Kues where Renaissance houses line the market square. Moor here overnight. 

Bernkastel-Kues Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 5 Bernkastel to Trier

Trier's Roman gate, the Porta Nigra

Spend an afternoon in Germany’s oldest city, Trier, founded in 16BC by Emperor Augustus. Discover more on an included tour to see the Roman city gateway, Porta Nigra, and the cathedral. Moor here overnight.

Trier Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 6 Trier to Traben Trarbach

Vineyards at Traben Trarbach

Cruise to the twin villages of Traben-Trarbach which straddle the Moselle, are known as the 'capitals' of the wine region and are home to many art nouveau buildings. Enjoy an included wine-tasting at a vineyard. Cruise overnight to Koblenz.

Traben-Trarbach Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 7 Koblenz

Koblenz

Meaning 'merging of the rivers', Koblenz' rich history is reflected in a wealth of monuments and historic buildings. An optional walking tour encompasses Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Cruise overnight towards Frankfurt. 

Koblenz Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 8 Frankfurt

Skyline of Frankfurt

Today, discover this lively, cultural centre, the most international city in Germany thanks to its origins as a trading centre. Despite the dramatic skyline it's a small city – you can walk from one side to the other in twenty minutes!  There are plenty of places of interest, from the cathedral to the restored timber-framed buildings of the city centre – Römerburg – as you'll discover on an included tour. You'll also visit the Goethe House and Museum, on the site of the birthplace of the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.

Frankfurt Hesse Germany Europe

Day 9 Miltenberg to Wertheim

Wertheim

Arrive early with time to stroll in the medieval Bavarian town of Miltenberg. Cruise the Main River towards Wertheim, a small Franconian town with a ruined castle and medieval alleyways. Cruise overnight. 

Wertheim am Main Baden-Württemberg Germany Europe

Day 10 Aschaffenburg

Johannisburg Palace in Aschaffenburg

Arrive early morning in the city known as 'Bavarian Nice' thanks to its sunny climate and lively cultural scene. Admire Johannisburg Palace and the old quarter. Depart during lunch and spend the afternoon and evening cruising towards Strasbourg.

Aschaffenburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 11 Strasbourg

Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace

Explore the capital of Alsace whose cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and Gothic cathedral can be seen on an included tour and canal cruise. Depart early this evening. 

Strasbourg Alsace France Europe

Day 12 Rüdesheim to Oberwesel

Schönburg Castle above the medieval town of Oberwesel

Arrive in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim for a morning exploring. Alternatively, join a fascinating optional excursion to Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music. Cruise to Oberwesel. Best known for the production of Reisling, the town is surrounded by a medieval wall and defence towers with dramatic Schönburg Castle perched high above it.

Oberwesel Middle Rhine Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 13 Oberwesel to Andernach

Old city walls of Andernach, Germany

Spend the morning in Andernach, home to the world's tallest cold water geyser which you can see in action on an optional excursion. Afterwards, cruise towards Amsterdam.

Andernach Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 14 Utrecht to Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Utrecht, Netherlands

You have a couple of hours this morning to roam Utrecht's historic centre, then sail to Amsterdam, arriving late afternoon. Optional city coach tour and canal cruise. Moor here overnight. 

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 15 Amsterdam to UK

Amsterdam

Disembark your ship after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.


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