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Rhine & Moselle Splendours Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8982

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

8 days

Cruise 2020

PRICE FROM ? £2599 per person
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Itinerary

Description

History and folklore come alive in the fairytale villages of Cochem, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim and Riquewihr, during this delightful cruise through this fascinating region. Journey in luxury and style on-board AmaDante, along two of Europe’s most alluring rivers, the Rhine and Moselle, both rich with a unique blend of cultural heritage and memorable sites.

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  • Enchanting Cochem where folklore and history come alive in every street
  • Well-preserved Bernkastel with its medieval Market Square and half-timbered houses
  • Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • The Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen, a cultural heritage site of European significance with more than 100 sculptures scattered throughout its surprising landscape
  • Witness the blend of German and Italian heritage in Trier, with its Roman Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra
  • Immersive tours in every destination with gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Special Interest Tours and knowledgeable guides
Departure date: 03/09/2020

What's included

  • Flight to Luxembourg and return from Basel, ATOL protected
  • Return transfers from the airport to the ship
  • 7 nights cruise from Luxembourg City (Wasserbilig), Luxembourg to Basel, Switzerland
  • Luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom with fixed windows (French Balcony cabins available at a supplement
  • Welcome Cocktail and Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Fine dining with a variety of choices
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Computer for internet access and Wi-Fi
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore
  • Personalised service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programmes
  • FREE Club Class Home Collection up to 150 miles* (please see below for more information)

Itinerary

Day 1 EMBARKATION – LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG
Fly to Luxembourg and transfer to your home from home AmaDante. Board the ship for your Rhine & Moselle Splendours cruise. (D)

Day 2 TRIER, GERMANY – BERNKASTEL
Trier, Germany’s oldest city has often been referred to as the second Rome. Be guided to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. Or hike to Petrisberg Hill, where you’ll take in a spectacular view of the city and its glorious spires. During the afternoon, sail to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Moselle Valley’s wine-producing region. Walk through the colourful Old Town centre and past many medieval buildings before enjoying a wine tasting at a local winery. For those who prefer to be more active, trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. (B,L,D)

Day 3 COCHEM – LAHNSTEIN
History comes to life in 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 for a different adventure, explore the Bundesbank Bunker to get a closer look at this mysterious Cold War-era bank vault. Later in the day, sail along the Moselle, taking in the fascinating scenery before arriving in Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 4 RHINE GORGE – RÜDESHEIM
Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching the wine-making town of Rüdesheim. Drink in 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 5 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 Palace and Gardens. Tour this splendid palace and wander through its gardens with more than 100 sculptures and 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. For those seeking a more active adventure, hike the historic Philosopher’s Path along the Neckar River or join a guided bike tour along the Neckar River to the medieval town of Ladenburg. (B,L,D)

Day 6 STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, has flavours of both France and Germany which you’ll have the chance to discover. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République followed by a walking tour through its iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. You’ll also see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. The active adventurer can join a guided Old Town bike tour, which also takes you through the Parc de l’Orangerie. (B,L,D)

Day 7 BREISACH, GERMANY – BASEL, SWITZERLAND
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.” You also have the choice to go on a hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions; or cycle through the scenic countryside. (B,L,D)

Day 8 BASEL – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home. (B)

*B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Club Class Home Collection Service

Free* Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 milesFREE
151+please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%
*Up to a maximum of 150 miles from your home postcode to the Cruise Terminal and back. Terms and conditions apply. Please call for additional mileage costs.

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  • Enchanting Cochem where folklore and history come alive in every street
  • Well-preserved Bernkastel with its medieval Market Square and half-timbered houses
  • Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
  • The Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen, a cultural heritage site of European significance with more than 100 sculptures scattered throughout its surprising landscape
  • Witness the blend of German and Italian heritage in Trier, with its Roman Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra
  • Immersive tours in every destination with gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Special Interest Tours and knowledgeable guides

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