• Rheinkreuzfahrt Straßburg
  • Kreuzfahrt Mosel Rhein

Rhine

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Germany's most beautiful rivers

Experience history.

8 days Cologne-Cochem-Strasbourg-Cologne 2019

Go back in time! On the banks of the Rhine and Moselle, history becomes tangible. We will pass the Lorelei rock, where according to the legend many sailors were bewitched by a mermaid's song. And we follow the meandering Moselle to Traben-Trarbach, in the midst of steep, vine-covered slopes. Stately Eltz Castle and the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are just two of the many historical landmarks that we will visit. In Mainz we will trace the steps of Johannes Gutenberg, and we will set off from Strasbourg into Alsace, a region steeped in history. Your luggage? Full of memories!

Please note the changes to the itineraries and to the excursion packages for the Rhine in Flames for departures on the 04.07.2019, 09.08.2019 and 13.09.2019.

Why this river cruise?

  • Travelling south through the World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful places in Germany
  • A cruise through the wine-growing landscapes along the Rhine and the Moselle
  • One of the biggest castle sites in Germany: the imposing Eltz Castle
  • Tracing the steps of Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz
  • Half-timbered houses, cosy villages and German-French cuisine in Alsace
  • NEW: can be combined to make a cycle tour cruise with the e-bike package

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
    • Assigned table seating 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

  • Arrival and departure
  • Excursion package with 4 excursions: 151 € p.p.
  • Beverage package: 169 € p.p.
  • E-bike package: 695 € p. P. (can be booked on the marked dates, minimum number of persons taking part: 10 persons)
  • 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: 180 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Cologne
Casting off 5:00 pm Embark 3.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Cochem
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Travel eight centuries back through time on your excursion to imposing Eltz Castle. Afternoon cruising on the Moselle. Excursion Package

Travel eight centuries back through time on your excursion to imposing Eltz Castle. Afternoon cruising on the Moselle.

Day

2

Traben-Trarbach
Mooring 9:15 pm

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Day

3

Traben-Trarbach
Casting off 5:00 pm Guided tour of the picturesque wine town of Traben- Trarbach. Time for your individual trip on shore.

Guided tour of the picturesque wine town of Traben- Trarbach. Time for your individual trip on shore.

Day

4

Middle Rhine Valley
Passing by the famous Lorelei.

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Day

4

Mainz
Mooring 2:30 pm Casting off 12:00 am Themed tour “Johannes Gutenberg“ in Mainz, on the life and work of the inventor of book printing and including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum.

Themed tour “Johannes Gutenberg“ in Mainz, on the life and work of the inventor of book printing and including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum.

Day

5

Mannheim
Mooring 6:30 am Casting off 3:00 pm Experience automobile history at first hand on the “Bertha Benz” themed tour of Mannheim.Experience automobile history at first hand on the “Bertha Benz” themed tour of Mannheim. Excursion Package

Experience automobile history at first hand on the “Bertha Benz” themed tour of Mannheim.Experience automobile history at first hand on the “Bertha Benz” themed tour of Mannheim.

Day

6

Strasbourg / Kehl
Mooring 4:00 am Casting off 7:00 pm Tour by bus and on foot of Strasbourg with a visit to the cathedral of Notre-Dame. Excursion Package

Tour by bus and on foot of Strasbourg with a visit to the cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Day

6

Strasbourg / 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 der berühmten Loreley.

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Day

7

Koblenz
Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 8:00 pm Guided tour of Koblenz with cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein fortress Excursion Package

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

8

Cologne
Mooring 1:00 am Disembark by 9.00 a.m.

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The sun deck can only be used to a limited extent from entry into the Moselle to Traben-Trarbach. 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 RHEIN SYMPHONIE

 

Modern and elegant trip on “Father Rhine” - expect bright rooms and plenty of space for your dream river cruise on our MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE. The large panorama windows guarantee the best views of the passing shoreland, and the spacious sun deck invites you to relax. In the spacious cabins, recharge your batteries for new discoveries along the great river. In the panorama restaurant, we serve exquisite specialities, whilst the bar in the panorama saloon invites you to take a drop of the good stuff.

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko modern 196 Passagiere 40 Crewmitglieder 132 m 11,4 m 2 m 220 Volt
  • Rheinkreuzfahrt Schiff MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE

30.10. - 06.11.2019

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