Experience history.

8 days Cologne-Cochem-Strasbourg-Cologne 2020

Go 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. And you’ll follow the meandering of the Moselle to Traben-Trarbach, among the steep slopes covered in vines. The imposing Burg Eltz castle and impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are just two of the many contemporary witnesses you’ll visit. In Mainz, you’ll visit the mighty Cathedral of Mainz and then from Strasbourg you’ll go onto Alsace, a land steeped in history. Your luggage? Full of memories!

Why this river cruise?

  • The southern route through the World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful corner of Germany
  • Cruise through the wine-loving countryside on the Rhine and Moselle
  • One of the largest castle complexes in Germany, the imposing Burg Eltz castle.
  • In Mainz, walk in the footsteps of Johannes Gutenberg
  • Half-timbered houses, lovely villages and German and French history in Alsace

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this river cruise!

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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:
    • Substantial 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 programme of the day
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees
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Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid ID card or passport for this cruise. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Minimum number of participants need to be reached for this trip up to 30 days before departure: 180 people (see section 8.1. of our travel conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Cologne
Casting off 5:00 pm Embarkation 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

Moselle valley
Afternoon cruising on the Moselle.

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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
Early morning passage of the famous Loreley.

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Day

4

Mainz
Mooring 2:30 pm Casting off 12:00 am Tour of Mainz on foot

Impressive buildings, monuments and museums testify to the city’s 2.000 years history. Magnificent Baroque buildings, aristocratic palaces and the huge cathedral point back to the age of the Prince Electors. Our guided walk will introduce you to the different epochs and many facets of the city.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Day

5

Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
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 of the fa.m.ous 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 Disembarkation by 9:00 a.m.

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The sun deck is only in limited use from when we enter the Moselle up until Traben-Trarbach. Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

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 198 passengers 40 132 m 11,4 m 2 m 220 Volt

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