Valleys of the Romantic Rhine
All cruises inclusive of:
- Gourmet Meals (buffet breakfast, 4-course lunch, 3-course dinner)
- Open Bar - wine, spirits, beer, mineral water, fruit juice, soft drinks and coffee/tea (excludes champagne & drinks from premium list)
- Port taxes
- Pre-paid bilingual Classic sightseeing package (English guaranteed)
6 Night Cruise sailing from Strasbourg roundtrip aboard Douce France.
1st Day: STRASBOURG Boarding between 18h and 19h. Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Optional tour of Old Strasbourg in a riverboat (depending on availability). Back on board and departure of the cruise.
2nd Day: 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 during the cruise. 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.
3rd Day: FRANKFURT - COCHEM (the Moselle) Breakfast during the cruise. Morning's sailing on the most beautiful section of the Romantic Rhine to Koblenz. Throughout this cruise, you will be able to see numerous castles amid the famous vineyards, and the celebrated Rock of the Lorelei. In Koblenz we will take the Moselle, one of the most beautiful tributaries of the Rhine. Lunch on board. Arrival in Cochem, nicknamed the Pearl of the Moselle, in the afternoon. Exploration of the old town in the company of our hostess followed by the optional excursion to Cochem castle. Back to the boat for dinner. Overnight stopover.
4th Day: COCHEM - KOBLENZ (the Moselle and the Rhine) Breakfast during the cruise. A morning's sailing on the Moselle. Lunch during the cruise. We will reach Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle 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 Moselle to the palace of the elector-princes on the Rhine. Back on board. Dinner and evening on board. Overnight stopover.
5th Day: KOBLENZ - RUDESHEIM (the Rhine) Breakfast on board. Departure of the cruise. We will be sailing up the romantic Rhine to Rudesheim. 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.
6th Day: RUDESHEIM - MANNHEIM Breakfast during the cruise. A morning relaxing on board. Lunch on board. Arrival in Mannheim around 13h. 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.
7th Day: STRASBOURG Breakfast on board .Arrival in Strasbourg around 9.00am (3 rue du Havre). End of our journey.
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