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Valleys of the Rhine & Moselle

Holiday Highlights

  • The Roman town of Andernach
  • Rüdesheim's famous Drosselgasse
  • Discover wonderful wines at Winningen

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • 7 nights full board accommodation throughout your cruise
  • Return travel & transfers
  • Welcome cocktail on arrival
  • Captain's dinner on the last evening of your cruise
  • On-board evening entertainment programme
  • Services of a Shearings resort representative
  • Choice of joining cruise by Coach (including overnight en/post-route accommmodation), Air or Eurostar

Optional Excursions

Hunsrück Mountain Railway
Medieval Eberbach Abbey & Wine
Historic Heidelberg & Castle
Koblenz & Majestic Marksburg Castle
Panoramic Cologne & Cathedral

Holiday Details

Wednesday: Embark in Cologne
Welcome to the MV Virginia.
Thursday: Cologne to Andernach
Andernach was founded by the Romans in 12BC on an old Celtic settlement. Listen for the local dialect – the ‘Andernacher Platt’ as you explore the medieval remains of town fortifications and castle ruins.
Friday: Andernach to Winningen
We set sail for Winningen, well known for its connection to German wine. Terraced vineyards surround the village and it’s home to the oldest wine festival in Germany.
Saturday: Winningen to Cochem
We head down the Moselle River to Cochem, protected by a feudal castle, the Reichsburg, dating from 1051. This town is full of charm – narrow streets, lovingly restored half-timbered houses, the ancient market place, medieval town gates, and old town walls.
Sunday: Cochem to Koblenz
In Koblenz, the Rhine meets the Moselle and the past meets the present. The medieval centre of Koblenz, based on the Roman layout, is still recognisable. Explore St Castor gothic church, the medieval Moselle bridge, the Jesuit church and college, and the old theatre. Or if you have a head for heights, take the cable car to the Fortress across the river for spectacular views.
Monday: Koblenz to Rüdesheim
Cruising southwards we stop at Rüdesheim, a popular wine-country resort. Wander along the Drosselgasse, a 15th-century cobblestone street lined with wine houses and open-air taverns.
Tuesday: Rüdesheim to Cologne
The MV Virginia returns to Cologne giving you time to reflect on your wonderful journey and enjoy a farewell dinner on board.
Wednesday: Disembark in Cologne
Say a fond farewell to the MV Virginia.

derek and jean

Norfolk, UK

7 June 2012

fab holiday

think about excursions not as good as the made out to be but enjoy the towns when you dock. we had a drinkspackage very good value .the food is of the highist qualtywe used the sun deck in the evening .make friends with the captain buy him a glass of wine nice man .the crew are veryhelpfull and kind go out of there way to make your holidaya success best holiday we have had in years enjoy.

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