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Cruising The Romantic Rhine & Magical Moselle

Europe
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8481

10 days

EU 2021

PRICE FROM ? £999 per person
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Itinerary

Description

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday with a difference, then this break could be just the ticket! This leisurely cruise takes us through the spectacular scenery of the Rhine and Moselle rivers; some of the most picturesque waterways in Europe. Sit back and unwind as we glide through a landscape of scenic valleys and dramatic gorges scattered with romantic hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and delightful riverside towns and villages, stopping to experience the highlights along the way.

Coach Itinerary

Day 1
Ferry to Calais and onwards to our hotel, stopping en-route in Lille. Later, we check in to our hotel where we stay overnight on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Cologne
Leaving our hotel, we stop en-route in Monschau before continuing to Cologne where we board our ship

Day 3 – Andernach
Leaving Cologne, we make the leisurely journey to Andernach, a charming riverside town nestled on the banks of the Rhine. With a history dating back 2,000 years, it still has remnants of the Old Town fortifications and is also home to the world’s highest cold water geyser.

Day 4 – Cochem
Our destination today is Cochem. Surrounded by steep vineyards, this lovely town of half-timbered houses and winding streets also boasts a flower-bedecked promenade and a magnificent castle that rises dramatically above the town.

Day 5 – Boppard
Our next stop is Boppard. Lying in the Rhine Gorge and once a Roman fort, the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’ is renowned for its fine Riesling wine.

Day 6 – Rüdesheim
We arrive in the picturesque town of Rüdesheim. There’s time to wander its lovely streets including the charming, cobbled Drosselgasse, packed with wine taverns, restaurants and half-timbered buildings.


Day 7 – Optional excursion to Heidelberg (£22pp) & Koblenz
Why not join an optional excursion to Heidelberg? Built on the banks of the River Neckar, the city is surrounded by lush green hills and boasts a castle and Baroque-style Old Town full of grand and beautifully-preserved buildings. We rejoin the ship at Koblenz.

Alternatively, we cruise from Rüdesheim to Koblenz. Built at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the town is full of historic buildings, cosy lanes and romantic squares, all overlooked by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Day 8 – Königswinter
We arrive in Königswinter this morning. Drachenfels mountain, which rises behind the town, is crowned by the ruins of a 12th-century castlereached by the Drachenfels Railway, the oldest in Germany with a cog wheel. Later, we cruise back to Cologne, arriving mid afternoon.

Day 9 – Bruges
We disembark our ship and head to the lovely city of Bruges. Known as ‘the Venice of northern Europe’, Bruges is a beautifully-preserved medieval city of picturesque canals, impressive squares of pretty guild houses and narrow cobbled lanes crammed with fine chocolate shops, lace boutiques and souvenir shops. After time at leisure, we head to our overnight hotel where a light evening meal is included.

Day 10
We head to Calais for our return ferry home, stopping en-route in the Flemish town of Ypres.

Please note: the itinerary order shown is for the MV Prinses Christina. The ports of call for the MV Virginia are the same but in a different order, except on day 8 where the ships stays in Königswinter (no onward cruise to Cologne).

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • First and last night on a bed and breakfast basis in Northern France/Belgium (last night with a light evening meal)
  • 7 nights on the MV Prinses Christina or MV Virginia with full board, also including: 
    - Welcome cocktail
    - Mid-morning and afternoon tea/coffee
    - Captain’s Dinner
    - Live entertainment on two evenings
  • Ports of Call: Cologne, Andernach, Cochem, Boppard, Rüdesheim, Koblenz & Königswinter
  • En-route visits to Lille, Monschau, Bruges & Ypres

    Optional excursion to Heidelberg (£22pp)

Search Bullets

  • First and last night on a bed and breakfast basis in Northern France/Belgium (last night with a light evening meal)
  • 7 nights on the MV Prinses Christina or MV Virginia with full board, also including:
  • Ports of Call: Cologne, Andernach, Cochem, Boppard, Rüdesheim, Koblenz & Königswinter
  • En-route visits to Lille, Monschau, Bruges & Ypres

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Accommodation

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We’ll stay on board either the MV Prinses Christina or the MV Virginia. Both ships are fully air-conditioned with accommodation arranged over three decks. The 54 outward-facing cabins offer en-suite shower, toilet and satellite TV. The ships have an elegant lounge bar with picture windows offering panoramic views, a restaurant and a large, partially-covered sun deck. 

Please note: the MV Virginia does not have a stair lift on board. Whilst there is a stair lift on board the MV Prinses Christina, wheelchair access to/from the ship is not possible. Lower Deck cabins and the Sun Deck are not served by the stair lifts.

Price shown is based on two people sharing a twin Lower Deck cabin.
Regrettably there are no single cabins available on the MV Prinses Christina.

Cabin upgrades available, subject to availability:
Twin Main Deck Cabin: £50pp
Twin Deluxe Main Deck Cabin: £65pp
Twin Promenade Deck Cabin: £80pp
Twin Deluxe Promenade Deck Cabin: £90pp

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