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Treasures Of The Romantic Rhine

Europe
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA8934

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

7 Days | River Cruise | Full Board

River Cruise Highlights: • Koblenz • Cruising through the spectacular Rhine Gorge • Mainz • Rudesheim • Baden-Baden • Vineyard tour by land-train • Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum

Meandering through the heart of Germany, the fabled waters of the mighty River Rhine have carved out steep sided gorges and riverbanks over the centuries. Nowadays they are strewn with vineyards yielding fine wines and guarded by embattled castles from the turbulent history of this much fought after region. This relaxing cruise aboard the impressive MS Monet takes you through the most popular and spectacular stretches of the Rhine, including the immense Rhine Gorge, and gives you a taste of the everchanging landscapes of this much-loved waterway, the second longest river in Europe.

PRICE FROM ? £1399 per person
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Itinerary

Your Itinerary

DAY 1: From local joining points we make our way across the Channel and on to our overnight stop in time for dinner.

DAY 2: We continue our journey south to reach Strasbourg and join the MS Monet. This evening enjoy welcome cocktails and dinner before our ship eases away from Strasbourg and begins to cruise downstream overnight.

DAY 3: We continue cruising this morning to reach the popular tourist centre of Rudesheim over lunch. This afternoon we include an excursion to discover the vineyards surrounding Rudesheim as our land-train and guide details the rich history of the region. Returning to the town we visit the famous Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, dedicated to unusual self-playing instruments, dating back three centuries. Afterwards enjoy free time to explore the famous Drosselgasse - a narrow lane crammed with friendly wine taverns.

DAY 4: This morning we cruise through the most spectacular part of the Rhine Gorge to reach Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Discover Koblenz with an included guided tour and visit the majestic Ehrenbreitstein Castle, towering high above the Rhine.

DAY 5: This morning we begin our cruise upstream, passing vineyard strewn riverbanks and pretty villages to reach the ancient town of Mainz, founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Our included excursion reveals the old town and includes admission to the Gutenberg Museum, housing two copies of the Gutenberg Bible.

DAY 6: This morning is spent cruising to reach the old town of Rastatt by lunch. This afternoon we head to the fascinating town of Baden-Baden at the gateway to the Black Forest, where a guided tour reveals the unique atmosphere of this former spa town. We return to our ship in time for this evenings gala dinner before we gently cruise overnight to complete our journey back to Strasbourg.

DAY 7: After breakfast we disembark in Strasbourg for our return journey to Calais and onwards for a late arrival back home.

Everything Included - River Cruises

  • Free local joining points
  • All coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Services of CroisiEurope onboard hosts 
  • Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
  • Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
  • Full board on the ship including continental buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner 
  • Complimentary drinks included 
  • Regular entertainment

On Board

LIFE ON BOARD
Step aboard to a world of comfort. Sit back and relax in one of the expansive lounges or enjoy the views and landscapes from the welcoming sun deck. The staff are dedicated to excellent service, offering attentiveness and great knowledge and speaking both English and French to add a continental flavour to your stay.

Throughout your cruise, CroisiEurope’s onboard hosts are there to help you enjoy your cruise to the maximum, answering questions, organising excursions and even providing orientation walks in some destinations. 

Inside your cabin unwind in comfort. All  cabins have shower and toilet, satellite TV, a safe and a hairdryer. Each also has air-conditioning and all are outside cabins offering your own view of the river. Upgrades are available for cabins higher on the vessel and some cabins have French balconies or private terraces. Free Wi-Fi is also available on board.

EUROPEAN FLAVOURS
Start your day at the impressive self-service buffet, offering an expansive continental breakfast that could include pastries, breads, jams, sausages and cold meats, eggs, fresh fruit and yoghurts.
Each lunch and dinner is prepared daily from local specialties, with fresh ingredients, and carefully planned with an eye on the traditions of fine French gastronomy. And what’s more, each dish is paired with excellent complimentary wines. The overall atmosphere on board is informal and casual clothing is normal, although most people like to dress up in the evening.

UNLIMITED COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS†
Complimentary drinks are part of the package during your time on board, including soft drinks, beer, house wines and most spirits. Premium brands are available to purchase from the drinks menu.  Each cruise also includes a welcome cocktail with the crew and a gala dinner evening.

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Accommodation

Ms Monet

Named after the famous French impressionist artist, the MS Monet has 78 cabins over two decks and offers spacious public areas and comfortable cabins.

Cabin Facilities include: > Twin beds, shower & toilet > Satellite television > Internal use telephone > Safe > Air-conditioning > Wi-Fi > 220v electricity sockets

Please note: Cabins are located on main and upper decks. Main deck cabins have large windows, upper deck have high sliding windows. This vessel does not have a lift and all decks are connected by stairs, therefore this vessel may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

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