8 days Frankfurt-Strasbourg-Cochem-Frankfurt

The Middle Rhine Valley

Found 4 cruises for: All Dates
Fares From £1,745 pp

CRUISE SUMMARY

Go on a journey back in time time through European history. On our innovative nickoSPIRIT, which will be put into service in June of 2020, you can explore Main, Rhine and Moselle in modern comfort. Admire the impressive Eltz castle and amble through Heidelberg’s romantic old town streets. Amazing landscapes and fine wines await you along the Moselle. In Strasbourg, you can explore one of the power houses of Europe in one of the most beautiful old towns of the continent. An exciting contrast awaits you in Frankfurt – “Mainhattan” with its mirrored skyscrapers. Come on board and travel with us through the centuries!

Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1: Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Casting off 6:30 p.m.
Fly from London to Frankfurt and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 2: Mannheim

Mannheim: Mooring 7:30 a.m. – Casting off 6:30 p.m.
Excursion to Heidelberg with its picturesque old town and a visit to the famous castle.
Automotive history up close on the themed excursion “Bertha Benz” through Mannheim.

Day 3: Strasbourg/Kehl

Strasbourg/Kehl: Mooring 9:00 a.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 4: Strasbourg/Kehl, Speyer

Strasbourg/Kehl: Casting off 5:00 a.m.

Speyer: Mooring 12:00 p.m. – Casting off 8:00 p.m.
Guided tour through the wonderful cathedral city of Speyer.

Day 5: Cochem

Cochem/Kehl: Mooring 1:00 p.m. – Casting off 10:00 p.m.
Journey through time through eight centuries on an excursion to the imposing Eltz castle.

Day 6: Koblenz, Middle Rhine Valley, Rüdesheim

Koblenz: Mooring 6:00 a.m. – Casting off 1:00 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.

Middle Rhine Valley:
Passage of the famous Loreley.

Rüdesheim: Mooring 7:00 p.m.
Admire the artistic and musical inventions of the past over a glass of wine – in “Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet”.

Day 7: Rüdesheim, Mainz

Rüdesheim: Casting off 6:30 a.m.

Mainz: Mooring 9:30 a.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.
“Cinematic guided tour” in Wiesbaden to original settings and film locations.

Day 8: Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Mooring 5:00 a.m.
Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Transfer to Frankfurt Airport 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

  • Innovative new ship with three restaurants
  • Cruise through the history of Central Europe with numerous castles, cathedrals and historic cities
  • Be amazed by the engineering work of the past in Rüdesheim
  • Enjoy international flair in a romantic setting in Heidelberg
  • In Mannheim, learn more about the story of Bertha Benz and the first car ride ever taken

From guide prices per person in £

Cabin category Season A Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Cabin Code
2 Bed Main Deck Front £1,745 £1,945 £2,045 HV
2 Bed Main Deck £1,945 £2,145 £2,245 HD
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with lowerable panoramic front £2,045 £2,245 £2,345 MX
2 Bed Middle Deck Front with lowerable panoramic front £2,145 £2,345 £2,445 MV
2 Bed Middle Deck with lowerable panoramic front £2,245 £2,495 £2,595 MD
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with lowerable panoramic front £2,295 £2,595 £2,695 OX
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with lowerable panoramic front £2,395 £2,695 £2,795 OV
2 Bed Upper Deck with lowerable panoramic front £2,445 £2,745 £2,845 OD

 

2020 Travel dates / Season
  • 31.08. – 07.09.20 C
  • 03.11. – 10.11.20 A
2021 Travel dates / Season
  • 26.05. – 02.06.21 C
  • 15.07. – 22.07.21 C
  • 18.08. – 25.08.21 D
  • 21.09. – 28.09.21 C
  • 26.10. – 02.11.21 A

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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfer 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

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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