Legendary experiences.

8 days Saarbrücken-Trier-Koblenz-Cologne 2019

Travel between the cathedral city of Cologne, through the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the gentle Saarland for a cruise through landscapes steeped in legend. Discover innumerable volcanoes and the traces they have left in the Eifel between the Rhine and Moselle. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans In Trier, Germany's oldest city. Travel with the Drachenfels railway to enjoy splendid views of the Rhine Along the lovely Moselle, Germany's most popular wine-growing region is waiting for you. Welcome on board!

Why this river cruise?

  • Fascinating contrasts of old and new in Luxembourg
  • Experience wine-growing along the Moselle
  • Explore Trier, Germany's oldest city
  • Craftsmanship producing the "White Gold" at Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach
  • Discover the famous Saar Loop

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful scenery on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee / cake or midnight snack depending on the daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Excursion package with 4 excursions: 157 € p.p.
  • Beverage package: 169 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travelelers (except dates marked with guranteed English language). Different languages are available for groups and charterers. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 120 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Saarbruecken
Casting off 4:45 pm Embark 3.00 pm Excursion Package

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Day

1

Saarbrücken
City tour of Saarbrücken

One highlight of the city is definitely the Ludwig Church, designed by the baroque builder Stengel who has also worked on the St. Johann Cathedral, the Church of Freedom and the Old Townhouse. The Castle of Saarbrucken combines architectural styles of Baroque, Classizism and Modern times.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

1

Merzig
Mooring 10:30 pm

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Day

2

Merzig
Casting off 8:00 am Passing by the Saar Loop

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Day

2

Mettlach
Mooring 10:30 am Casting off 5:30 pm Excursion to the Saar Loop and visit to Villeroy & Boch Excursion Package

The Saarland is characterized by its untouched landscape and the numerous cultural-historical evidence. It has the flair of a country with two state borders as, in the last 200 years, the Saarland has exchanged its nationality between Germany and France eight times. Thus, it has become a melting pot of cultures. After a drive through the valley of the Saar we reach the viewpoint Cloef. From here you have an impressive view of the Saar loop. Afterwards we continue to the Mettlach where you will visit the impressive ceramic exhibition at the headquarters of the well-known porcelain manufacturer Villeroy & Boch. Here not only lordly dishes, but also utensils, bathrooms and tiles (as used for example on the Titanic) are shown.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Remich
Mooring 12:30 am Casting off 2:00 pm City tour/walk through the beautiful capital of Luxembourg.

Leer

Day

3

Trier / Riol
Mooring 9:00 pm

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Day

4

Trier / Riol
Casting off 12:30 pm City tour by bus and on foot of Trier Excursion Package

Germany’s oldest city was founded in 16 BC by the Roman emperor Augustus. The coach tour takes you to the Roman remains – including the 2000 years old „Porta Nigra“ and the imperial baths. Then during the guided walk, you will visit other important sites such as the impressive cathedral, the Roman palace and its garden.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

4

Bernkastel
Mooring 5:30 pm guided walk through the town of Bernkastel

Behind every door in Bernkastel you surely find a piece of history. There is firm evidence of the Roman era – such as the remains of the fort near the ruin of Landshut Castle. The walk introduces you to some of the legends and tales, which are still alive and frequently recounted by the local population.

Trip duration:

01:30 h

Day

5

Bernkastel
Casting off 6:00 am

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Day

5

Cochem
Mooring 1:30 pm Panoramic trip through the volcanic Eifel

Join us on a trip through the impressive volcanic Eifel in the Rhineland-Palatinate mountains. In Cochem begins your panoramic trip to Ulmen. After a short walk you reach the ruins Ulmen, from which you have a magnificent view of the Ulmener Maar, Germany's youngest volcano. Continue to the famous Gillenfelder Maaren, which consist of the Daunermaar and Holzmaar. Admire the overwhelming landscape with its funnel-shaped pits, where volcanoes still smoked until 10,000 years ago. In the midst of this unspoilt area lies the goat cheese dairy farm Vulkanhof. How do you make goat cheese and how much milk do you need? These and other questions will be answered in an interesting tour of the location. Of course, you can also try a selection of hand-made specialties from the goat. Our next stop is the famous "lava bomb" at the volcano house in Strohn, a truly impressive testimony to earlier volcanic activity in the Eifel. With a diameter of 5 meters, the almost 120-ton basalt ball is a geological feature. Find out all about the background of their long-disputed formation before returning to Cochem.

Trip duration:

04:15 h

Day

6

Cochem
Casting off 6:00 am

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Day

6

Koblenz
Mooring 1:00 pm Guided tour of Koblenz with cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein fortress

Koblenz is one of the oldest towns in Germany, looking back on 2.000 years of history. The guided walk will lead you through the Old town with its romantic streets, passing the Basilica St. Kastor and the Liebfrauen Church. You will also see the famous "Schängel"-Fountain in front of the town hall. A funicular will take you above the Rhine to the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. You will enjoy this special view over Koblenz.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

7

Koblenz
Casting off 9:00 am

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Day

7

Königswinter
Mooring 12:00 pm Trip with the Drachenfels railway in Königswinter and visit to Drachenburg castle Excursion Package

The wine town of Königswinter is in the Siebengebirge, the oldest nature reserve in Germany. The name supposedly goes back to Charlemagne, who acquired a wine domain on Drachenfels (dragon rock). After a short tour through the medieval alleys, take the oldest cog railroad in Germany to reach the peak of the legendary Dragon Rock. Enjoy the breathtaking views down to the romantic Rhine Valley. Afterwards, the fairy-tale castle Drachenburg, a fascinating castle complex in neo-gothic style, awaits your visit. Follow us on an exciting excursion, where you experience nature, culture and history quite close.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Day

8

Königswinter
Casting off 3:00 am

Walking duration :

ca. 30 Minuten

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

8

Cologne
Mooring 6:00 am Disembark by 9.00 a.m.

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The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS CASANOVA

 

You will be enchanted by the wonderful and elegant ship when walking on for the first time. Our MS CASANOVA has the charm of a small grand hotel: inviting comfort and a relaxing ambient welcomes every guest. The cabins have a lot of space for cosiness and relaxation. There is a social atmosphere in the panorama saloon furnished in style. Diverse delicacies await you in the comfortable panorama restaurant. Fantastic views are not only guaranteed from the sun deck of this ship.

 

Further details about your ship
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