Four Rivers Cruise
1st July 2019
Price per person:
Main deck cabin £1195.00
Price per person:
Upper deck cabin £1340.00
Single Occupancy £1,625 per person.
Along the charming Neckar, the romantic Rhine, the picturesque Moselle, or the Saar with its preserved landscapes, you will have the opportunity to discover towns and villages where modernity and traditions meet in harmony.
After an early departure from our local pick up area, we make our journey to Dover for our short Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. We then continue to Strasbourg to meet our ship and settle into our cabins. You will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail and an evening of entertainment will follow our evening meal.
We arrive in Mannheim early in the morning. This will be our starting point for our excursion today to Heidelberg. Known as the most romantic city in Germany, it has inspired many the painter and poet by its beauty. We will visit the partially ruined, red sandstone castle that sits majestically above the city, overlooking the Neckar River. After our visit, we will go to the historical centre tour boat in Heidelberg. The afternoon will be spent cruising along the Neckar and Rhine Rivers towards Rudesheim, where we will arrive in the famous.
This morning we embark on an optional guided tour of Rudesheim. First we will visit one of the local vineyards on a tourist train. Then we will participate in a wine tasting in the historic rooms of the Bassenheimer Hof. We will then head to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet, located in a lovely, 15th century building. This museum holds a collection of fascinating musical instruments ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion. In the afternoon we pass through the beautiful and romantic Rhine Valley. Majestic castles, mysterious ruins, and famous vineyards dot the countryside known for its legendary German royalty and fabled Lorelei Rock. In Koblenz, we will take the Moselle River, one of the most beautiful tributaries of the Rhine, towards Cochem. Enjoy the calm as we pass by villages, vineyards, and what seems like a castle on every peak. We will arrive in Cochem during the evening. There will be an evening of entertainment following our evening meal tonight
This morning we enjoy an optional guided tour of Cochem Castle. The imperial Castle sits on a mighty crag over the Moselle River. We will enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent building that dates back to 1000. After a visit to the castle we enjoy some free time in the city. Take a stroll through the narrow winding streets and enjoy the ambiance full of lovely half-timbered homes with slate roofs, the historic square near the town hall, and the ancient walls, gates and churches. We will return on board by foot and spend the afternoon cruising to Trier.
Join us this morning for an optional guided tour of Trier. Discover the Roman vestiges and heritage in Trier, the splendid view the city offers of the Moselle, and its magnificent landscape. Trier is known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings, but it is also home to some impressive churches as well. We'll have a look at the amphitheater, the imperial baths, the Roman basilica, and the Porta Nigra, one of the best preserved Roman city gates. After our visit, you'll have some free time to sightsee on your own before heading back to the ship in Saarburg. The afternoon will be spent cruising along the Sarre and the Moselle towards Remich. An evening of entertainment will follow our evening meal tonight.
Why not join us for an optional guided tour of Luxembourg. We will leave Remich for Luxembourg by coach. Luxembourg is a real mix of styles and cultures. Our panoramic tour will give you a good taste of what's to be found: the old city, the fortress ruins, the European Convention Centre, and the Banking District. We will then set out on a guided tour on foot to get a closer look at some of the sites, including the Place des Armes, Place de la Constitution, capital buildings, Corniche, old city, Grand Ducal Palace (exterior) and Place Guillaume II. After our tour, we will return to the ship in Remich. In the afternoon there is another optional visit to a winery complete with a tasting. Seven pioneering men of the region recognized the magic of the huge calcareous rock downstream from Remich. They cultivated the first vineyards now infamous for its sparkling wines. You will discover the secrets to the winemaking while strolling through the underground passages that seem to go on for miles. After our tour we will go to the historical centre of Remich where you can enjoy some free time on your own. Also called the 'Pearl of the Moselle', this charming city is surrounded by an outstanding panorama of vineyards and forests. After our excursion, we will return on board our ship. Tonight we enjoy a gala evening.
After breakfast we depart our ship at 9am and leave Remich to make our way back to Calais for our Eurotunnel crossing back home to England.