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Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TDAV1781

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

From the Decks of the MV Prinses Cristina enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Rhine & Moselle Valley's. The steep valleys dotted with historic castles and vineyards provide a stunning back drop to the Rivers on which we sail. Visiting many of the picture postcard towns and villages of the region this is sure to be a holiday to remember.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

1 Night Lille, BB

7 Night Rhine & Moselle River Cruise, DBB

1 Night, North Sea Ferry, Cabin & BB

6 Lunches on Ship

Midnight Snacks each evening on Christina

Minimum 2 Nights Entertainment

Itinerary As Described

PRICE FROM ? £1280 per person
Plan My Trip

Day One
Early morning HOME PICK UPS , to Dover for lunchtime ferry and on to our overnight in Lille.Dinner this evening can be arranged at the hotel by your driver for an extra cost

Day Two
We travel from Lille to Cologne, where we join the MV Princes Christina where we settle in to our cabins for our 7 night cruise

Day Three
We set sail early this morning, passing Remagen, famous as the site of a World War II battle for the town’s bridge. We then continue towards the pretty town of Andernach, one of the oldest towns in Germany, which is renowned for its impressive 13th century “Liebfrauen” church. After lunch, we will have time to explore this historic town and its attractions before heading back to our ship in time for dinner

Day Four
Today, we cruise along the picturesque Moselle river, fabulously set in the heart of the Moselle valley wine-growing region. By lunchtime, we will reach the enchanting medieval town of Cochem, overlooked by the colossal 11th century Reichsburg Castle, perched high on a hill above the town and one of the most beautiful castles in the region. After lunch, we will disembark and spend time in this beautiful town, with its baroque styled architecture and spectacular scenery, nestled in the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley.

Day Five
This morning, we sail back along the Moselle and join the Rhine once more, passing some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes on the way. We arrive late afternoon into the charming town of Boppard where we will have some free time to explore this ancient town before dinner.

Day Six
This morning, we cruise to Rüdesheim and marvel en route at some of the Rhine Valley’s most famous landmarks including the 130m high Lorelei Rock, named after the Rhine water siren, the legend of whom is as old as time itself, and the Mäuseturm, an ancient customs post now used as a beacon tower for shipping. We have the afternoon free to explore idyllic Rüdesheim, located at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. This picture-book town has a long tradition of wine growing and the town is renowned for its Riesling and Pinot Noir wines. Overlooked by the towers of the ruined Ehrenfels Castle, a stroll along the charming paved Drosselgasse is a must. This famous 144m long lane is lined with traditional taverns, cafés and intimate courtyards where there is live music and dancing every day

Day Seven
Where the Rivers meet - our sail takes us to Koblenz today. Take the spectacular cable car over the Rhine, visit The Deutsches Eck with its Kaiser, the Electoral Palace, explore the riverside promenades or visit Stolzenfels Castle. The choice is yours

Day Eight
After an early morning departure we arrive in Königswinter, an elegant resort at the foot of the Siebengebirge Mountains, where we can spend the morning at leisure exploring its attractions, including the Drachenfelsbahn funicular train which travels to the top of Drachenfels where the “Dragon Castle” and spectacular views can be enjoyed. In the early afternoon we leave the town and cruise past the city of Bonn en route back to the city of Cologne for our last overnight stay. Arriving mid-afternoon, we can enjoy our last afternoon discovering historic Cologne, one of Germany’s largest and liveliest cities, its river skyline dwarfed by the soaring twin steeples of its spectacular gothic cathedral, before returning to our ship for a farewell dinner with the Captain.

Day Nine
We bid Auf Wiedersehen to the Christina and to Germany as we travel to Rotterdam for our overnight sail back to Hull - making the most of our day we visit the lovely Dutch town of Valkenburg en-route

Day Ten
We make the short journey back from Hull arriving back home around lunchtime

Other Information

YOUR SHIP

You will be on-board MS Prinses Christina.

MS Prinses Christina is a 3 deck ship.

There is a chair lift from bar / lounge to promenade deck and prom deck to main deck

No chair lift only stairs to lower deck (12 steps)

No chair lift to sun deck ( 10-15 steps upto sun deck )

The MV Prinses Christina is a fully air-conditioned ship, with everything on board designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Accommodating 107 passengers on three decks, all 54 outward facing cabins are equipped with a TV, air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the cabin deck, whilst the lounge/bar is located on the promenade deck, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside through its picture windows. There is a stair lift between the main deck and the promenade/lower decks and a large, partially covered sun deck.

DRESS CODE:

The dress code on board is informal but we ask that shorts or denim are not worn during dinner in the restaurant.

On Captain's Party Night some passengers do dress up for the occasion but this is optional.

TIPPING:

Tipping is entirely at the passenger's discretion and should reflect their satisfaction with the services they have received. There is an envelope in the cabins should they wish to leave a tip for the crew. A recommendation on tipping is approximately €5 per day.

VOLTAGE:

220V/380V European 2 pin continental adapter required.

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