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The Modern Age Meets Romanticism.

Skyscrapers and world heritage.

8 days Frankfurt-Strasbourg-Cochem-Frankfurt 2020

Go on a journey through time through European history. On our innovative nickoSPIRIT, which will be put into service in the spring of 2020, you can explore Main, Rhine and Moselle in modern comfort. Admire the impressive Burg Eltz castle and amble through Heidelburg’s romantic old town streets. Amazing landscapes and fine wines await you on the Moselle. In Strasbourg, you can explore one of the power houses of Europe in one of the most beautiful old towns on the continent. An exciting contrast awaits in Frankfurt – “Mainhatten” with its mirrored skyscrapers. Come on board and travel with us through the centuries!

Why this river cruise?

  • Innovative new ships with three restaurants
  • Cruise through the history of Central Europe with numerous castles, cathedrals and historic cities
  • Be amazed by the engineering work of the past in Mannheim and Rüdesheim
  • Enjoy international flair in a romantic setting in Heidelberg
  • Embark and disembark in Frankfurt, easy to reach from throughout the whole of Germany

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
  • nickoSPIRIT full board:
    • Dine in three restaurants without a surcharge
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • At lunchtime and in the evening, choose between multi-course menus, à la carte and light lunch buffets
    • 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
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Use of the spa with fitness room and sauna
  • 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: 155 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Frankfurt
Casting off 6:30 pm Boarding from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
Mooring 7:30 am Casting off 6:30 pm Excursion to Heidelberg and tour of the picturesque old town with a visit to the famous castle, the symbol of the German Romanticism. Excursion Package

Excursion to Heidelberg and tour of the picturesque old town with a visit to the famous castle, the symbol of the German Romanticism.

Day

2

Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
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.

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

3

Strasbourg/Kehl
Mooring 9:00 am 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

3

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

4

Strasbourg/Kehl
Casting off 5:00 am

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Day

4

Speyer
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 8:00 pm Excursion to the historic cathedral city of Speyer. Time to make your own discoveries. Excursion Package

Excursion to the historic cathedral city of Speyer. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day

5

Cochem
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 10:00 pm Travel eight centuries back through time on your excursion to imposing Eltz Castle. Afternoon cruising on the Moselle.

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

Day

6

Middle Rhine Valley
Passage of the fa.m.ous Loreley.

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Day

6

Koblenz
Mooring 6:00 am Casting off 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

6

Rüdesheim
Casting off 7:00 pm Travel with the Winzerexpress train to “Siegfried‘s Mechanical Music Cabinet” with 350 automatically playing instruments.

Travel with the Winzerexpress train to “Siegfried‘s Mechanical Music Cabinet” with 350 automatically playing instruments.

Day

7

Rüdesheim
Casting off 6:30 am

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Day

7

Mainz
Mooring 9:30 am 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

7

Mainz
“Guided film tour” in Wiesbaden of original scenes and shooting locations

„Filmische Führung“ in Wiesbaden zu Originalschauplätzen und Drehorten

Day

8

Frankfurt
Mooring 5:00 am Disembarkation by 9:00 a.m.

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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: nickoSPIRIT

 

Do you want a ship with a new on-board concept and innovative design? Welcome on board our nickoSPIRIT. The newest ship in our fleet the ideal size for cruises on the Rhine, Main and Moselle and combines everything the modern cruise traveller wants: spontaneous enjoyment in one of three restaurants; a light-flooded interior that comes with plenty of room for individuality; and modern cabins with a lowerable panoramic front. The spacious wellness and fitness area with a sauna and whirlpool also offers relaxation and well-being.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 170 Passagiere 38 110 m 11,40 m 1,70 m 220 Volt

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August

from € 859

31.08. - 07.09.2020
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07.09. - 14.09.2020

from € 959

14.09. - 21.09.2020
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from € 599

03.11. - 10.11.2020

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