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: WORMS - MANNHEIM
With over 2,000 years of history, Worms - situated on the left bank of the Upper Rhine - is one of Germany's oldest cities. It is a place of impressive cultural attractions, including a cathedral that is considered one of the most important examples of High and Late Romanesque architecture in the country. It looks as though today is going to be particularly Romantic!
As you sail along the southern Rhine during your river cruise, you will also learn about the many faces of Mannheim, the multicultural heart of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Welcome to the compact city. From the Neckar to the palace, the city centre is laid out in grid formation. The streets here have no official names, and the area is instead divided into squares.
DAY 3: STRASBOURG (Kehl)
From the Roman era up until the present day, Strasbourg has played a significant role and had an eventful history. The impressive buildings still bear testament to this today. Strasbourg is the capital of the Alsace and a European metropolis with many research-, educational- and cultural institutions; it is also the seat of the European Council of Ministers.
DAY 4: MAINZ
Mainz 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 5: CCOLOGNE (Disembarkation)
Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Cologne after breakfast.
Cologne to Cologne
|1||Cologne (Germany)||4:00pm||Embarkation 2:00pm|
|2||Worms (Germany)||2:30pm||3:00pm||Optional bus and walking tour of Worms and Mannheim|
|Mannheim (Germany)||5:30pm||8:00pm||Free time after optional tour to enjoy the city|
|3||Kehl (Strasbourg France)||11:00am||7:00pm||Optional cycling tour of Strasbourg OR a walking tour of Strasbourg. Free time to explore Strasbourg|
|4||Mainz (Germany)||9:00am||1:00pm||Optional cycling tour of Mainz or an 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.**
2019 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