Experience history.

8 Tage Cologne-Cochem-Strasbourg-Cologne

Embark on a journey through time! On the banks of the Rhine and Moselle, you can feel the history. You’ll pass by the Loreley Rock; legend has it that a mermaid seduced many sailors here with her songs. You’ll follow the meandering of the Moselle to Bernkastel-Kues, among the steep slopes covered in vines. The imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is one of the many contemporary witnesses you’ll visit. In Mainz, you’ll visit the mighty Cathedral of Mainz and then from Strasbourg you’ll travel to Alsace, steeped in history. On selected dates, you can experience the magic of “Rhine in Flames”, when fireworks illuminate the vines and castles. Your luggage? Full of memories!

Why this river cruise?

  • The southern route leads you through the UNESCO World Heritage Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful corner of Germany
  • Cruise through the wine-loving countryside on the Rhine and Moselle
  • Half-timbered houses, lovely villages and German and French history in Alsace
  • Sample the regional wine in Bernkastel on the Moselle

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The first impressions of your trip.

Erleben Sie die schönsten Landschaften bei dieser Flusskreuzfahrt!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception by the captai
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guide

  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on embarkation and disembarkation
  • All port and passenger fees

    Important travel information

    Einreisebestimmungen: Für diese Reise benötigen deutsche Staatsbürger einen gültigen Personalausweis oder Reisepass. Ohne gültige Ausweisdokumente kann die Reise nicht angetreten werden. Bis 30 Tage vor Reisebeginn zu erreichende Mindestteilnehmerzahl für diese Reise: 180 Personen (siehe Ziff. 8.1. unserer Reisebedingungen).

    Your itinerary

    Day

    1

    Cologne
    Casting off 5:00 pm Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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    Day

    2

    Cochem
    Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Entertaining journey on the Moselle Wine Express through the historical old town of Cochem. Excursion Package

    Walking duration :

    ca. 1,5 Stunden

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    Yes

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    Day

    2

    Moselle Valley
    Afternoon cruising on the Moselle.

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    Day

    3

    Bernkastel
    Mooring 12:30 am Casting off 2:00 pm Wine adventure trip on the Moselle including wine tasting session. Excursion Package

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    Day

    4

    Middle Rhine Valley
    Early morning passage of the famous Loreley.

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    Day

    4

    Mainz
    Mooring 2:30 pm Casting off 11:30 pm Mainz city tour with the magnificent St. Augustine’s Church and a visit to the grand Mainz Saint Martin Cathedral.

    Walking duration :

    ca. 2 Stunden

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    Little

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    Day

    5

    Mannheim / Ludwigshafen
    Mooring 6:30 am Casting off 3:00 pm Automotive history up close at the themed excursion “Bertha Benz” through Mannheim. Excursion Package

    Walking duration :

    ca. 1,5 Stunden

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    No

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    Day

    6

    Strasbourg/Kehl
    Mooring 4:00 am Casting off 7:00 pm Strasbourg city tour/walk with a visit to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Excursion Package

    Walking duration :

    ca. 2 Stunden

    Stairs :

    Yes

    Slope :

    Little

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    Day

    6

    Straßburg / Kehl
    Experience picture-postcard landscapes on an excursion to tranquil Alsace with its half-timbered buildings, wine taverns and quaint homely atmosphere.

    Experience picture-postcard landscapes on an excursion to tranquil Alsace with its half-timbered buildings, wine taverns and quaint homely atmosphere.

    Day

    7

    Middle Rhine Valley
    Passage of the famous Loreley.

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    Day

    7

    Koblenz
    Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 8:00 pm 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. Excursion Package

    Walking duration :

    ca. 1 Stunde

    Stairs :

    No

    Slope :

    Little

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    Day

    8

    Köln
    Mooring 1:00 am Ausschiffung bis 09:00 Uhr.

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    Das Sonnendeck ist ab der Einfahrt in die Mosel bis Bernkastel nur eingeschränkt nutzbar. Die An- und Ablegezeiten sind Richtzeiten. Änderungen der Reiseverläufe und Ausflugsprogramme bleiben vorbehalten. Wenn wegen Niedrig- / Hochwasser oder Schiffsdefekt eine Strecke nicht befahren werden kann, behält sich die Reederei das Recht vor, die Gäste auf dieser Strecke mit Bussen zu befördern, in Hotels unterzubringen und /oder den Streckenverlauf zu ändern. Unter Umständen ist der Umstieg auf ein anderes Schiff nötig.

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    Your ship on its journey: MS RHEIN MELODIE

     

    Modern meets comfort on board our MS RHEIN MELODIE. This luxurious riverboat with the highest demands in design extends over a length of 132 metres. The highly generous cabins offer all convenience and a fantastic view of the banks of the Rhine. But not only the cabins: it does not matter where you are on this ship, the large panorama windows open a fantastic river cinema. The cuisine on-board is also superb. Culinary cuisine is offered each day that lets cruise passengers hearts beat faster.

     

    Further details about your ship
    • At a glance

      nicko modern 196 passengers 40 132 m 11.40 m 2 m 220 volts

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