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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Baden-Baden and the Rhine

Discover spectacular landscapes and historic towns on this luxury all-inclusive cruise along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, visiting the beautiful spa town of Baden-Baden, Cochem's castle-dotted hillsides and the lively city of Strasbourg. Includes 2-night hotel stay in Baden-Baden, guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
11 nights from £3509pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem
  • Speyer
  • Strasbourg
  • Trier
  • Luxembourg

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Baden-Baden and the Rhine Special Offer

Cruise through the heart of Germany along the picturesque Rhine and Moselle rivers, with stops en-route in France and Luxembourg, visiting wine villages and ancient towns.

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in Baden-Baden whose healing thermal waters have been used for over 2,000 years, with the chance to experience the natural springs at the famous Caracalla Spa or Sea Salt Grotto. Continue on to visit Strasbourg with its half-timbered houses and beautiful La Petite France district. In Speyer there is a private vinegar tasting at an enchanting estate and in Cochem there is an evening visit to magical Cochem Castle for panoramic views of the Moselle below.

Sail past dramatic valley sides and stunning vineyards towards the Roman town of Trier. Here, you can find ancient baths, impressive bridges and a fortified Roman gate, before a trip to the welcoming capital city of Luxembourg. Head to the wine-making villages of Bernkastel and Boppard where there is the chance to sample some local wines, and in Rudesheim you can try the famous Rudesheimer Coffee.

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Baden-Baden and the Rhine Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Baden-Baden (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Frankfurt and transfer to your hotel in Baden-Baden for a 2-night hotel stay.

Day 2 - Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden nestles in the spectacular Black Forest and was established over 2,000 years ago as a place for relaxation. Experience the thermal waters for yourself with a trip to the famous Caracalla Spa or Sea Salt Grotto. Alternatively join the guided walking tour to see Baden-Baden’s spas, fountains and grand Casino, or enjoy a guided visit to the Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden's 2,500-seat Opera House.

Day 3 - Baden-Baden - Strasbourg (France)

Check out of the hotel and travel to Strasbourg to board your ship. This quaint town has many cobbled lanes to explore, lined with half-timbered houses.

Day 4 - Strasbourg

Gain a fascinating overview of Strasbourg's history on a guided panoramic tour with a visit to the magnificent cathedral, or join the guided walking tour to explore the historic core with stops to enjoy delicious local delicacies. Tonight there is a special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner on board.

Day 5 - Speyer (Germany)

Your guided walking tour through Speyer reveals a medieval town with a grand heritage and a compact historic centre. During the tour you will view the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe. Alternatively visit Doktorenhof vinegar estate to try the unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.

Day 6 - Cochem

Discover the colourful town of Cochem and tour the magnificent Cochem Castle this evening to see it illuminated in all of its evening glory and to enjoy panoramic views of the river and town below. Please note some evenings it will not be possible to visit the castle; in this case the visit will be the following morning.

Day 7 - Cochem

Cochem nestles in the scenic Moselle Valley. Uncover the medieval town's secrets on a guided walking tour or learn about the Cold War in a hidden underground bunker. There are three active ways to discover the Moselle; enjoy mountain golfing on the slopes of a former vineyard, cycle along the riverbanks or hike through a vineyard overlooking the river.

Day 8 - Trier

Arrive in the ancient city of Trier which sits on the border of Luxembourg. Known as Second Rome, this delightful city was founded by the Romans and still bears remarkably preserved evidence of the culture. On a panoramic walking tour you will see the Porta Nigra, St Peter's Cathedral and the Basilica of Constantine.

Day 9 - Trier

Travel across the border to Luxembourg where there is an excursion to explore the heart of the Old Town then free to explore at leisure, or choose to continue on and visit the American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton.

Day 10 - Bernkastel

Explore Bernkastel's picture-postcard streets on a village walk followed by a vineyard walk with Reisling tasting, or cycle along the scenic banks of the Middle Moselle. Tonight there is a special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner on board.

Day 11 - Boppard - Rudesheim

The picturesque village of Boppard is a delight to explore. Stroll through the village's historic centre and perhaps stop in a half-timbered tavern to sample the excellent local Riesling. In the winemaking town of Rudesheim enjoy a guided walk to sample the famous Rudesheimer Coffee or enjoy amazing views from Rheinstein Castle which perches on a rock high above the Rhine. The more active can choose along the Rhine past sprawling vineyards and ancient castles, with a stop at a beer garden to try the regional beer, or travel by cable car to the Niederwald Monument for a hike back down through vineyards.

Day 12 - Frankfurt - UK

Disembark ship in Frankfurt and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Please note: the reverse itinerary visits all the same places but in a different order.

Price Includes

  • 9-night full board cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in Baden-Baden
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Quietvox portable audio headset system
  • Captain's Dinner
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty
  • All port charges
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 21st - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3509
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £6699
      Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6364
    • Apr 28th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3509
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £6699
      Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6364
  • May
    • May 27th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Jun 14th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Jun 21st - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Jul 9th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Jul 20th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Jul 27th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Aug 14th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
    • Aug 25th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3689
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6554
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3869
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7099
      Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £4589 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Sep 12th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3869
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7099
      Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £4589 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Sep 19th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3869
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7099
      Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £4589 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Sep 30th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3869
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7099
      Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £4589 Blue Water Price from: £6744
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3869
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7099
      Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £4589 Blue Water Price from: £6744
    • Oct 18th - Frankfurt to Baden-Baden - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3509
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £6699
      Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6364
    • Oct 25th - Baden-Baden to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £3509
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £6699
      Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6364
Map for Baden-Baden and the Rhine