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+44 1756 706500

Rhine and Moselle Fairytales

Explore the history and culture of the traditional towns and villages along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, with visits to Cologne, Rudesheim and Strasbourg on this luxury cruise. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals

Fly Cruise
11 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Rhine Valley
  • Amsterdam
  • Cologne
  • Koblenz
  • Reichsburg Castle, Cochem
  • Trier Cathedral
  • Bernkastel
  • Rudesheim
  • Strasbourg
  • Breisach
  • Basel

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Save £550pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Book by 30 Nov 2019

Rhine and Moselle Fairytales Special Offer

See the spectacular scenery and fairytale castles along the legendary Rhine and Moselle rivers from the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam to Basel in Switzerland.

See the highlights of Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise, stroll through the historic centre of Cologne and explore the picturesque town of Koblenz. Discover the medieval houses and narrow cobblestone houses of the fairytale village of Cochem and enjoy stunning views from Reichsburg Castle. Take a step back in time at Trier, Germany's oldest city, then explore Bernkastel which nestles in the heart of the Moselle Valley's wine-producing region.

Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim where you can sample some of the region's fine wines before visiting the famous Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum. Choose from excursions to Mannheim's Baroque Palace, historic Heidelberg and the Schwetzingen Gardens then travel to the capital of the Alsace region, Strasbourg to see the European Parliament and the picturesque 'La Petite France' district. Before your ship reaches Basel, visit Riquewihr or historic Freiberg.

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Rhine and Moselle Fairytales Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Embark ship in Amsterdam. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

See the sights of Amsterdam, from the beautiful homes which line the canals to the Skinny Bridge and Anne Frank House on a canal cruise followed by a walk to the historic Begijnhof area and free time to explore. Later, enjoy a panoramic city tour to see the Royal Palace, Westerkerk and a traditional Dutch windmill. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Enjoy a guided walk through Cologne visiting the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, the Old Town and Cathedral Square; choose a Kolsch beer and local delicacies tasting; or join the guided city bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Lahnstein

Dock at the fortified town of Lahnstein where there is the chance to visit one of the region's medieval castles or cross the Rhine on a cable car to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The more active can cycle along the Rhine and Moselle rivers or hike around Lahnstein. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cochem

Today, visit the fairytale village of Cochem, surrounded by the scenic wine villages of the Mosel Valley. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses before taking a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Situated high above Cochem, the castle grounds boast spectacular views of the River Mosel. If you prefer you can join a guided walk through the stunning scenery to the Castle or explore the mysterious Cold War Bundesbank Bunker. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Trier

Explore Trier, Germany's oldest city, on a guided tour to the Roman Amphitheatre and the Roman Baths. Alternatively there is the chance to discover the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate which dates back to 180 AD or join a guided bike ride of Trier's historic centre and along the riverbank towards Senheim. There is also the option to hike to Petrisberg high above Trier. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bernkastel

Continue to Bernkastel at the centre of the Moselle wine-producing region and take a guided walking tour through the old town centre; a winery visit and tasting follows the walk. The more active may prefer to join a bike ride along the Moselle river or a hike up to the ruined Landshut Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Rudesheim

Sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge past the famous Lorelei Rock to Rudesheim where there is the chance to cycle along the Rhine river on a guided bike tour. Take a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue followed by a wine tasting, or join the hike through the town's beautiful vineyards. Later visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the best collection of self-playing musical instruments, or enjoy a tasting of traditional Rudesheimer coffee. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Ludwigshafen

Choose from three excursions this afternoon. Visit Mannheim's famous Baroque Palace, take a trip to Heidelberg to see the red-walled castle and its Great Vat, or tour the ornate Schwetzingen Gardens. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Strasbourg (France)

Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace region. Enjoy a guided tour by coach or bike and see the city's highlights including the Orangery and the European Parliament. Continue on foot with a walking tour of the Petite France area to see the Gothic cathedral with its famous Astronomical Clock. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Breisach (Germany)

Today choose to take a walking tour of the picturesque town of Riquewihr or visit historic Freiburg. The more active can enjoy a bike ride through the scenic countryside or an excursion to the magical Black Forest. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Basel (Switzerland)

Disembark ship in Basel. (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 11 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Terry bathrobes and plush bedding in all cabins
  • All English language on board
  • Port charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Amsterdam Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam. Contact us for more details.
  • Zurich and Lucerne Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night post-cruise stay in Zurich and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Lucerne. Contact us for more details.
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