Romantic Rhine & Magical Moselle River Cruise

Romantic Rhine & Magical Moselle River Cruise

Experience the beauty of two majestic rivers on this 10 day tour to northern Germany

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Experience the beauty of two majestic rivers on this 10 day tour to northern Germany

Andernach

Andernach is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate on the left bank of the Rhine. A few hundred metres downstream of Andernach the Rhine valley narrows from both sides forming the northern part of the romantic Middle Rhine stretch. Founded by the Romans as Antunnacum in 12 BC on the site of an old Celtic settlement, Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany. The center is small enough to discover it by foot. At the tourist office you can get a city-map for free and all over the town there are city maps too.Cochem 

 

Cochem

Cochem is a historic town on the banks of the Moselle river with many listed traditional buildings. Things worth seeing in Cochem include historic half-timbered houses, Pinnerkreuz, a lookout point overlooking the town and the former Imperial castle (Reichsburg), which can be reached by chairlift. There is also a promenade along the Moselle. Further points of interest are the historic Senfmühle ("Mustard Mill") and the water gauge house on the Moselle.

 

Boppard

Boppard is a town in the in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, lying in the Rhine Gorge. The town is a state-recognized tourism resort and is a winegrowing centre. Boppard lies on the upper Middle Rhine, often known as the Rhine Gorge. This characteristic narrow form of valley arose from downward erosion of the Rhine’s riverbed. Since 2002, the Gorge has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 17 km stretch of the Rhine forms the town’s eastern limit. Along this part of the river lie the outlying centres of Hirzenach and Bad Salzig, as well as the town’s main centre, also called Boppard.

 

Koblenz

Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz has an abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings. Its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways, the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and  river promenades make Koblenz a friendly town. While strolling through the town’s historic centre with its narrow lanes and romantic squares you may choose to go shopping, or just to have a break in one of the many sidewalk cafés. A walk from “Florinsmarkt” (St Florin’s Market) to “Münzplatz (Old Mint Square) and “Jesuitenplatz” (Jesuits’ Square) will take you past historic monuments such as medieval churches (St Florin’s Church and Our Lady’s Church) and beautifully restored historic house fronts as well as attractive shops inviting you to shop in historic surroundings.

 

Lorelei Rock

Legends say that a maiden named Lorelei, a feminine water spirit similar to a siren or mermaid, lives on the rock and is said to send sailors to their death, by luring them near cliffs with her beautiful singing voice.

Rüdesheim am Rhein is a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge and thereby part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rüdesheim lies on the Rhine's right (east) bank on the southern approach to the Lorelei. The Drosselgasse is the heart of Rüdesheim's old town, a “magnet” for tourists from all continents. Live band entertainment, brass instrument and dance music from late morning till midnight along the 144 m long Drosselgasse. Meet easy-going people while enjoying the regional cuisine, the Rüdesheim wine and music in the wine houses and garden taverns of this world-famous alley.

 

Cologne

Cologne, the 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River is the region’s cultural hub. A landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid a reconstructed old town, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterpieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities.#

 

Königswinter  

Königswinter is a city and summer resort situated on the Rhine in North Rhine-Westphalia. It lies in the Seven Hills (Siebengebirge), on the right (east) bank of the river, just southeast of Bonn. The Drachenfels (“Dragon’s Rock”), a hill 1,053 feet (321 metres) high, is crowned by a ruined castle built in the 12th century by the archbishop of Cologne and destroyed by the French in the 17th century. According to the Nibelungen legends, the Drachenloch (“Dragon’s Cave”) in the hill sheltered the dragon slain by the hero Siegfried. The city is a centre for a resort area. The hillside quarries supplied stone for the building of the Cologne cathedral. Heisterbach, a ruined Cistercian abbey, is nearby. 

Fri 10th August

Cumbria to Hull and the overnight sailing to Rotterdam with P & O ferries.

Sat 11th August

We head to Cologne where we join our cruise ship the MV Prinses Christina, your floating hotel for the next 7 nights. We have a welcome cocktail and introduction to the ship prior to tonight’s 4 course dinner. Overnight in Cologne.

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Sun 12th August

We set sail early this morning, passing Remagen, famous as the site of a World War II battle for the town’s bridge. Lunch is served on board as we cruise towards the pretty town of Andernach, renowned for its impressive 13th century church. In the afternoon we have time to explore this historic town before dinner on board.

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Mon 13th August

Today, we cruise along the picturesque Moselle river, reaching the enchanting medieval town of Cochem. After lunch on board, we will disembark and spend time in this beautiful town. Dinner on board the ship and overnight in Cochem.

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Tues 14th August

This morning we sail back along the Moselle and join the Rhine passing some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes on the way. Lunch is served on board and we arrive late afternoon into the charming town of Boppard where we will have some free time to explore this ancient town before dinner on board, overnight in Boppard.

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Wed 15th August

This morning, we cruise to Rüdesheim and marvel en route at some of the Rhine Valley’s most famous landmarks including the 130m high Lorelei Rock. Following lunch on the ship, we have the afternoon free to explore idyllic Rüdesheim. Dinner on board the Prinses Christina and overnight in Rudesheim.

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Thurs 16th August

This morning, we make our way along the breathtaking Middle Rhine to Koblenz, lunch is served before our arrival in this historic, 2,000 year old city, located where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Dinner on board and overnight in Koblenz.

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Fri 17th August

After an early morning departure we arrive in Königswinter, an elegant resort at the foot of the Siebengebirge Mountains. We return to the ship for lunch and then cruise past the city of Bonn en route back to Cologne for our last overnight stay. Time to explore Cologne before a farewell dinner with the Captain.

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Sat 18th August

After a final breakfast on board we leave the MV Prinses Christina and rejoin our coach for the journey to Rotterdam and the overnight crossing to Hull.

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Sun 19th August

Arriving in Hull, we head home to Cumbria.

B=Breakfast Included, L=lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

MV Prinses Christina

Complete comfort is offered on the Prinses Christina, a fully air-conditioned ship.  Everything on board has been designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.  It can accomodate 107 passengers on three decks. The Prinses Christina has a stair lift between the main deck and the promenade deck and from there to the restaurant on the cabin deck.   The large sun deck is partially covered. 

All 54 outward facing cabins have air-conditioning, shower & toilet, twin beds, satellite TV,  and continental electricity socket (220 volts). 

The Prinses Christina has an elegant lounge with picture windows offering a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. The lounge with bar is situated on the promenade deck.

Morning coffee and afternoon tea is offered each day in the lounge. 

The elegantly furnished restaurant is situated on the cabin deck. On all cruises on board the Prinses Christina you'll start the day with a buffet breakfast. On cruises in the summer you'll enjoy a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner with a choice of menu.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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