RIVER CRUISES / THE RHINE, THE MOSEL AND THE MAIN
DAY 1 | STRASBOURG
Boarding between 6.00pm and 7.00pm . Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Optional tour of old Strasbourg aboard a riverboat (depending on availability). Back on board and departureof the cruise.
DAY 2 | STRASBOURG - FRANKFURT (the Main)
Early in the morning, we go through the locks at Iffezheim and Gambsheim , which are among the largest locks on the Rhine. Breakfast during the cruise and continuation of our journey down the Rhine, passing the towns of Worms, Gernsheim , Nierstein . We will then take the Main to Frankfurt. The Main, a tributary of the Rhine, provides the link between the Danube and Frankfurt, the largest city situated on its banks. Lunch while cruising. Arrival at the beginning of the afternoon in Frankfurt and departure for an optional guided tour or free time. Frankfurt is a city where the mixture of ancient and modern will be bound to surprise you. Back on board. Dinner and evening of entertainment. Departure of the boat during the night.
DAY 3 | FRANKFURT - COCHEM (the Mosel )
Breakfast while we cruise through the Mosel valley. You will be charmed by the superb landscapes, vineyards on the mountain's hillside, beautiful villages, amazing forts, a real discovery of the hidden beauties along the river. Among them, the village of Alken overhung by its mighty fortress is certainly a sight not to be missed. Lunch on board. Arrival in Cochem , nicknamed the Pearl of the Mosel , in the afternoon. Optional guided tour of the castle of Cochem . On the top of a hill reaching some 100m over the Mosel, you will discover the Reichsburg, built in a flamboyant gothic style. Back on board for dinner. Overnight stopover.
DAY 4 | COCHEM - KOBLENZ (the Mosel and the Rhine)
Breakfast on board. A morning’s sailing on the Mosel . Lunch while cruising. We will reach Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and the Mosel at the beginning of the afternoon. Explore the old city in the company of our hostess. The charming old city, gathered around Saint Castor’s church ( 9th to 12th century) and the church of Our Lady (12th to 15th century) has been lovingly restored over recent years. It offers a pleasant stroll, from the Old Castle on the bank of the Mosel to the palace of the elector-princes on the Rhine. Back on board. Dinner and evening on board. Overnight stopover.
DAY 5 | KOBLENZ - RUDESHEIM (the Rhine)
Breakfast on board. Departure of the cruise. We will be sailing along the famous " Deutche Eck ". On this headland, where the Mosel meets the Rhine, a giant statue honours the Emperor William I. We will then cruise on the nicest section of the Romantic Rhine. Throughout this cruise, you will be able to see numerous castles amid the famous vineyards, and the celebrated Rock of the Lorelei. Lunch on board. Arrival in Rudesheim in the afternoon. Optional excursion: departure in a small train stopping at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the museum of mechanical music. Dinner on board. Free evening in the famous Drosselgasse , a little street where you will find numerous little restaurants which offer musical entertainment by local bands. Back on board whenever you wish.
DAY 6 | RUDESHEIM - MANNHEIM
Breakfast during the cruise. A morning relaxing on board. Lunch on board. Arrival in Mannheim late morning. Departure for an optional tour of Heidelberg with a visit to the castle and the old city in the company of a local guide. Free time in the city centre . Back on board in Mannheim. Gala dinner and departure of the cruise.
DAY 7 | STRASBOURG
Breakfast on board. Arrival in Strasbourg around 9.00am (rue du Havre). End of our journey.
For navigational reasons and passenger security, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.
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