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Legends of the Rhine and Moselle

Sail past stunning scenery and fairytale castles perched high above terraced vineyards on this relaxing cruise along the picturesque Rhine and Moselle rivers, with special guest Aled Jones on 11 June departure

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Cologne
  • Cochem
  • Cochem Castle
  • Rudesheim
  • Strasbourg
  • Breisach

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Admire majestic fairytale castles overlooking terraced vineyards as you cruise along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers.

Enjoy an overnight stop in the quirky Dutch capital of Amsterdam, then cruise the celebrated River Rhine to Cologne, renowned for its striking Gothic cathedral. Soak up breathtaking scenery along the enchanting Moselle en route to pretty Cochem in the heart of the Moselle Valley. Perched on a hill overlooking the river is Cochem Castle, straight from the pages of a fairytale.

Experience the dramatic Rhine Gorge, a highlight of this cruise, and explore the wine producing town of Rüdesheim. The Alsatian city of Strasbourg is home to the romantic Petite-France District, while beautiful Breisach is the gateway to the famous Black Forest region.

On 11 June 2021, the world-famous classical singer and presenter Aled Jones, MBE will join APT for the maiden voyage of the brand new Travelmarvel Contemporary river ship.

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Legends of the Rhine and Moselle Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship. Perhaps take a stroll to discover all of the iconic sights. On board tonight, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers during a Welcome Reception. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam - Utrecht

Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname – ‘The Venice of the North’. Today you will board a glass-top boat and glide past the city’s waterside sights with a local guide. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the city at leisure before travelling by coach to Utrecht, stopping at Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine, allowing you to enjoy a special Gala Dinner while you cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Having entered Germany, arrive in Cologne and be met by the magnificent Cologne Cathedral on the bank of the Rhine. You will disembark your ship here, learning on a guided tour about the famous twin spires of this landmark cathedral, which took over six centuries to complete. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Cochem

Soak up the scenery as your ship gently twists through some of Europe’s prettiest stretches along the Moselle River. Disembark in the pretty town of Cochem in the Moselle Valley. Explore the narrow alleyways with their half-timbered houses and visit the magnificent Cochem Castle. Perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful Moselle River, this castle could be straight from the pages of a fairytale. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Experience the stunning Rhine Gorge as you cruise today, considered by locals to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Watch in awe as steep slopes covered in vineyards and dotted with ancient castles drift past, before your ship docks in Rudesheim, a Rhine Gorge wine town. Here, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through the town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses the most beautiful collection of automated musical instruments in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Strasbourg (France)

Arrive in Strasbourg, the Alsatian city that straddles the border between France and Germany. Fairy-tale houses mix with cobblestone streets and must-see canals, and Strasbourg Cathedral towers over the World Heritage-listed city centre. Discover the picturesque sites on a guided tour and enjoy the pretty scenery. You will have plenty of time to explore further at your leisure afterwards. The romantic district known as Petite France is a wonderful place to roam, and if you’re feeling peckish, perhaps stop by a local bakery for a traditional bretzel. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Breisach (Germany)

Disembark in Breisach today and explore the famous Black Forest region. Travel by coach, past the sky-bound pine and birch trees blanketing the mountainsides, to the scenic village of Triberg. This place was once home to the inventor of Black Forest cherry cake, Josef Keller. Afterwards, enjoy some time at leisure. Insider Experience - Visit the open-air Black Forest Museum Vogtsbauernhof. Here you will be treated to a mouth-watering Black Forest cake demonstration, followed by a tasting of this decadent dessert. Later on, return to your river ship where the gourmet delights continue as you indulge in a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland) - UK

After breakfast on board, disembark and be transferred to Basel airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 night full-board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided shore excursions and Insider Experiences
  • Beer, local wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities
  • Port taxes
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