Cologne to Cologne
4 night South Rhine Cruise
DAY 1 : COLOGNE (Embarkation)
Cologne, the old Cathedral city, is also one of the most important traffic hubs and commercial centres in Germany, with world famous trade fairs and a busy shipping traffic. Cologne developed out of a Roman colony and looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. In the Middle Ages it was one of the leading towns in Germany. The Second World War destroyed most of the inner city; these parts were rebuilt in a modern style. The landmark and emblem of the city is the Cathedral, a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Other tourist attractions are the town hall, the Malakoff Tower, the St Martin Church and the old abbey.
DAY 2: RUDESHEIM
Rüdesheim, an ancient little town, stretches along the Rhine under the hills of the Niederwald. The best vineyards are traditionally said to have been planted with Traminer vines by Charlemagne. The excellent local wines and the charming and varied scenery have enabled Rüdesheim to develop since the end of the 19th century into one of the busiest tourist and holiday centres on the Middle Rhine, with a host of friendly restaurants and wine taverns, particularly along the famous Drosselgasse. Rüdesheim has two castles – the Oberburg and the Vorderburg – both were built in the 12th century.
MAINZMainz is a historic old town, a former Electoral residence, seat of an Archbishop and also the city of Gutenberg. The city is a focal point of the western end of the Rhine-Main economic region. Around 1450 Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of printing with movable type, set up his press in Mainz. Points of interest are the St Martin and St Stephen cathedrals, the castle of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum.
DAY 3: FRANKFURT
Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that's home to the European Central Bank. It's the birthplace of famed writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former home is now the Goethe House Museum. Like much of the city, it was damaged during World War II and later rebuilt. The reconstructed Altstadt (Old Town) is the site of Römerberg, a square that hosts an annual Christmas market.
DAY 4: MORNING CRUISE PAST THE LORELEY
Scenic cruising along the castles and vineyards of the Middle Rhine.
KOBLENZKoblenz is located at the meeting of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers in Germany. Time to explore the town on your own
DAY 5: COLOGNE (Disembarkation)
Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.
2020 Cologne to Cologne
|1||Cologne (Germany)||5:00pm||Embarkation 2:00pm|
|2||Rudesheim (Germany)||9:00am||1:00pm||Optional tour of Music Museum and Wine Tasting|
|Mainz (Germany)||9:00am||11:00pm||Optional cycling tour of Mainz or an optional walking tour|
|3||Frankfurt (Germany)||8:00am||11:00pm||Optional excursions|
|4||Loreley||Morning Scenic cruising|
|4||Koblenz (Germany)||3:00pm||10:00pm||Optional walking tour|
|5||Cologne (Germany)||06:00am||Disembarkation 10:00|
- subject to changes -
**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and German,
and an international cruise host on board.**
2020 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
|Departure||Ship||Cat (S) Deck 1
|Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors||Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors||Cat (G) Deck 1
Outer Family Cabin
Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite
|Cat (F) Deck 3 Balcony Suite|
* no single supplement
REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onbaord.
3 Deck Ship
Cabins are Cat D with
4 back cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A
4 Deck Ship