Legendary Rhine and Moselle Itinerary
Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam
Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark the elegant River Queen. (D)
Day 2 - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
This morning explore the highlights of Amsterdam by canal cruise before choosing to either visit the Van Gogh Museum which is home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world, or visit the Rijksmuseum which has Dutch and Flemish art. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)
Take a guided walking tour of Cologne's Old Town and on to the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum which has thousands of artefacts dating from the Roman times. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Koblenz
Stroll through Koblenz's Old Town and discover the town's history and religion. Alternatively visit the village of Alken for a hike up to the dramatic Thurant Castle and back down through the Riesling Vineyards. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Cochem
Enjoy a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle and a walk through the Old Town. Later travel to Ediger-Eller where the town mayor will host your visit and guide you through the cobblestone streets to the church for an organ recital before you join him for wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Trier (Luxembourg)
Following a morning's scenic cruising, visit the independent sovereign state of Luxenbourg, seeing Our Lady Cathedral and the WWII Cemetery.
Day 7 - Trier
Explore Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to many monuments from the Roman Times including the Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra, before sailing the Moselle through the Riesling wine-growing region. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - Bernkastel (Germany)
Bernkastel has more than five-hundred years of winemaking history. Sample the region's Riesling wines at a renowned wine estate of Dr Pauly-Bergweiler or take a bike ride along the banks of the Moselle. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Boppard - Rudesheim
Stroll through Boppard on a guided tour before cruising the Upper Middle Rhine to Rudesheim. Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum which showcases a collection of self-playing musical instruments. (B,L,D)
Day 10 - Speyer
Take a tour of the Old Town to the grand Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or discover a unique apertif - wine vinegars made from grapes grown in the lands of the Palatine. (B,L,D)
Day 11 - Strasbourg (France)
See the highlights of Strasbourg on a canal cruise past the half-timbered houses to the Gothic Cathedral. Alternatively walk through the winding alleys to the quaint markets and shops.
Day 12 - Breisach (Germany) - Basel (Switzerland)
From Breisach, visit Colmar for a guided tour taking in the medieval city centre and pink-stone church. Alternatively visit the wine villages of Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. Enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 13 - Basel - UK
Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.