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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

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11 nights from £3638pp

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

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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 and stroll through the historic centre of Cologne. 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)

Board the ship for your Rhine & Moselle Fairytales cruise. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cologne (Germany)

Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. You’ll also pass by the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, and other local sights. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Lahnstein

You have a choice to visit Burg Lahneck, a medieval 13th-century castle, located in the city of Lahnstein; or you can go to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress to take the aerial cable car over the Rhine to Koblenz, which boasts a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. For those seeking a more active adventure, explore the area on the “Two Rivers Bike Tour,” which takes you along both the Rhine and Moselle rivers; or go on a hike around Lahnstein to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cochem

Spend the morning taking in the beauty of the Moselle on this scenic stretch of the river before reaching Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle and then walk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided hike to the castle or a bike tour through Cochem. Or for a different adventure, follow your palate to one of Europe’s oldest mustard mills in Cochem for a taste of its finest mustard recipe. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Trier

Set sail for Trier, Germany’s oldest city, where you can discover on a city tour why it has been called the “Rome of the North” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bernkastel

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Bernkastel that will enchant you. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to join a bike tour and hikers can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Rudesheim

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards, be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Ludwigshafen

You have a choice of several excursions, depending on your interest. Visit Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Alternatively, relive a bygone era on an excursion to the glorious Schwetzingen Baroque Palace. Tour this splendid palace furnished with over 800 exhibits. Or, you may decide to visit Schwetzingen Palace Gardens with more than 100 sculptures and admire an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollotempel houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; and the most spectacular, the Türkischer Garten with a mosque, are a few of the many highlights you will see. You can also hike the historic Philosopher’s Path along the Neckar River or bike to the charming town of Ladenburg and glide past its half-timbered architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Strasbourg (France)

Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République before walking through its iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Breisach (Germany)

Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” Those wishing a more active excursion can cycle through the scenic countryside, or go on a hike in the Black Forest*, a magical land full of cultural traditions. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Basel (Switzerland)

Disembark the ship and bid farewell to Switzerland as you prepare for your return flight home. (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
  • 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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