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Moselle to the Black Forest

This 10-night all-inclusive cruise on board Royal Crown along the beautiful Rhine and Moselle rivers takes in the breathtaking UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge and enchanting Black Forest. Includes return flights from London Heathrow, complimentary drinks on board and guided shore excursions

Fly Cruise
10 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Porta Nigra, Trier
  • Rhine Valley
  • Rudesheim
  • Heidelberg
  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Petite France, Strasbourg
  • Our Lady Cathedral, Strasbourg
  • Strasbourg

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Discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Black Forest and explore the charming wine producing towns along the Rhine and Moselle on this superb cruise.

Join elegant Royal Crown in Trier and cruise through the stunning scenery of the Moselle Valley to the charming wine-producing town of Traben-Trarbach which boasts impressive Jugenstil architecture. Continue to picturesque Alken, home to the magnificent 12th-century Burg Thurant Castle and on to the dramatic Rhine Gorge, passing the legendary Lorelei Rock.

Heidelberg is overlooked by a spectacular castle, while the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Speyer is a delight to explore. During your time here you can enjoy a private reception in the beautiful gardens of Schwetzingen Palace, followed by an exclusive piano recital in the Rococo Theatre.

Enjoy a visit to the fascinating Faberge Museum in the spa town of Baden-Baden and join a relaxing canal cruise in scenic Strasbourg, taking in the UNESCO-listed Grand Ile, before arriving in Breisach, your gateway to the breathtaking Black Forest. The region is renowned for its cuckoo clocks and became associated with the fairy tales of Brothers Grimm. Royal Crown then arrives in Basel, where you can enjoy a walking tour.

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Moselle to the Black Forest Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Trier (Germany)

Fly from London Heathrow to Luxembourg then transfer to your ship, Royal Crown.

Day 2 - Traben-Trarbach

This morning, cruise through the stunning Moselle Valley to the beautiful wine-producing town of Traben-Trarbach which was originally two villages. Traben and Trarbach were on opposite sides of the river. Explore on foot and discover the impressive castle ruins and Jugenstil architecture, before sampling fine wines.

Day 3 - Alken

The charming town of Alken offers stunning views over the Moselle. A tour takes in the magnificent castles, churches and water mills which the town of known for. Later, head to the 12th-century Burg Thurant Castle to learn about life here 800 years ago.

Day 4 - Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

Admire the everchanging vistas as Royal Crown cruises the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge overlooked by fairytale castles and terraced vineyards. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock before arriving in Rudesheim. Head to Schloss Vollrads which is one of Germany's oldest wineries. Enjoy a wine tasting as you explore the old private rooms of the Count's family.

Day 5 - Heidelberg

Royal Crown cruises to Heidelberg situated on the Neckar River. The city is overlooked by the impressive Heidelberg Castle which has an impressive inner courtyard. After a guided tour, return to the city centre and enjoy time at leisure to use the funicular railway.

Day 6 - Speyer

Explore the stunning UNESCO-listed Old Town of Speyer and the magnificent six towered cathedral. Your guided tour concludes with a private reception in the beautiful gardens of Schwetzingen Palace, followed by an exclusive piano recital in the Rococo Theatre. Back on board, admire the spectacular scenery of the Upper Rhine as you cruise to Baden-Baden.

Day 7 - Baden-Baden

The spa town of Baden-Baden borders the Black Forest and is surrounded by amazing scenery. Enjoy a visit to the Faberge Museum which houses over 1500 items, including a rare silver decanter and the last Imperial Easter Egg. Spend the afternoon cruising.

Day 8 - Strasbourg (France)

Strasbourg is the picturesque capital of the Alsace region. Enjoy a canal cruise taking in the UNESCO-listed Grand Ile before disembarking for a walking tour with highlights including La Petite and the spectacular Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Day 9 - Black Forest (Germany)

The Black Forest is renowned for its cuckoo clocks which have been produced here since the 1700s. Breisach is your gateway to this stunning region which became associated with the fairy tales of Brothers Grimm. On our return to Breisach, we'll head to the UNESCO-listed Neuf-Brisach Citadel which was the last fortified town built by Vauban.

Day 10 - Basel (Switzerland)

Basel has a stunning medieval old town and superb museums. Join a walking tour around the centre to discover what this fascinating city has to offer. Highlights include the large market square with its impressive sandstone town hall and the Romanesque Cathedral. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 11 - Basel - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London Heathrow.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all-inclusive cruise on board Royal Crown
  • Return flights from London Heathrow accompanied by a Hebridean representative, and overseas transfers
  • Assistance at check-in at the airport and pre-flight refreshments at the outbound departure terminal
  • All meals on board and ashore including 2 Gala Dinners
  • Champagne, selected wines plus beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other hot drinks
  • Shore excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Expert guest speaker on board
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Port taxes
  • Gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
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