8 days Cologne-Cochem-Strasbourg-Cologne

Rhine and Moselle Highlights

Found 5 cruises for: All Dates
Fares From £1,395 pp

CRUISE SUMMARY

Feel history come alive on the banks of the Rhine and Moselle as you pass by the Loreley Rock, where legend has it a mermaid seduced sailors with her songs. Follow the meandering Moselle to the steep, vine-covered slopes surrounding the village of Traben-Trarbach. The imposing Eltz castle and impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are available to tour – and in Mainz you’ll be able to see the mighty Cathedral. Strasbourg is your gateway to Alsace, a land steeped in history.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1: Cologne

Cologne: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Fly or rail from London to Cologne and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 2: Cochem, Traben-Trarbach

Cochem: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 2:00 p.m.
Journey through time through eight centuries on an excursion to the imposing Eltz castle. Afternoon cruising along the Moselle.

Traben-Trarbach: Mooring 9:15 p.m.

Day 3: Traben-Trarbach

Traben-Trarbach: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Guided tour through the picturesque wine town of Traben-Trarbach. Shore leave for your personal visit.

 

Day 4: Middle Rhine, Valley Mainz

Middle Rhine:
Early morning passage of the famous Loreley.

Valley Mainz: Mooring 2:30 p.m. – Casting off 12:00 a.m.
Mainz city tour with the magnificent St.Augustine’s Church and visit to the Grand Mainz Saint Martin Cathedral.

 

Day 5: Mannheim

Mannheim: Mooring 6:30 a.m. – Casting off 3:00 p.m.
Automotive history up close on the themed excursion themed excursion “Bertha Benz” through Mannheim.

Day 6: Strasbourg/Kehl

Strasbourg/Kehl: Mooring 4:00 a.m. – Casting off 7:00 p.m.
City tour/walk through Strasbourg with a visit to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
Picture perfect idyll on the excursion to the peaceful region of Alsace with its half-timbered houses, wine taverns and quaint atmosphere.

Day 7: Middle Rhine, Valley Koblenz

Middle Rhine:
Passage of the famous Loreley.

Valley Koblen: Mooring 1:30 p.m. – Casting off 8:00 p.m.
Guided tour through Koblenz, the city on the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner), and a cable car ride to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with a fantastic panoramic view.

Day 8: Cologne

Cologne: Mooring 1:00 a.m.
Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Transfer to Cologne Airport/Station or add a city stay (prices on request).

The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The southern route through the World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful corner of Germany
  • Cruise through the wine-making countryside of the Rhine and Moselle
  • One of the largest castle complexes in Germany, the imposing Eltz castle
  • Half-timbered houses, lovely villages and German and French history in Alsace
  • Cruise past the famous Loreley Rock

MS Rhein SYMPHONIE

Cabin category Season A Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Cabin Code
2 Bed Main Deck Rear £1,395 £1,795 £1,845 HX
2 Bed Main Deck £1,695 £1,895 £1,945 HD
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with Panoramic Window £1,895 £2,095 £2,145 MX
2 Bed Middle Deck with Panoramic Window £1,995 £2,195 £2,245 MD
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with French Balcony £2,145 £2,345 £2,445 OX
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with French Balcony £2,195 £2,395 £2,495 OV
2 Bed Upper Deck with French Balcony £2,245 £2,445 £2,595 OD

 

2020 Travel dates / Season
  • 04.09. – 11.09.20 D
  • 31.10. – 07.11.20 A
2021 Travel dates / Season
  • 22.05. – 29.05.21 C
  • 09.08. – 16.08.21 D
  • 13.09. – 20.09.21 D
  • 24.10. – 31.10.21 A

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.

Cruises for other durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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