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Germany's most beautiful rivers

Experience history.

8 days "Rhein in Flames" Cologne-Rüdesheim-Strasbourg-Cologne September 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!

On this journey, experience the highlight of the "Rhine in Flames" firework event in Oberwesel!

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
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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 3 excursions: 108 € 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: 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

Rüdesheim
Mooring 7:00 am Experience "Rhine in Flames" in Oberwesel.

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Day

3

Rüdesheim
Casting off 9:30 am

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Day

3

Mainz
Mooring 12:30 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

4

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

5

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

5

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

6

Middle Rhine Valley
Passing by the famous Lorelei.

Walking duration :

ca. 2 Stunden

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

6

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

6

Königswinter
Mooring 11:00 pm

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Day

7

Königswinter
Casting off 10:00 pm Trip with the Drachenfels railway in Königswinter and visit to Drachenburg castle

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

Cologne
Mooring 1:00 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 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
  • At a glance

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

13.09. - 20.09.2019

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