Charm of the Rhine – Strasbourg, Rüdesheim and Cologne

Join us as we set sail from the Middle Rhine to charming Amsterdam on this memorable river cruise. Soak up the beautiful passing scenery of medieval castles, chocolate-box towns and lush vineyards whilst aboard the elegant MS Crucevita, and enjoy fantastic ports-of-call including pretty Strasbourg, historic Koblenz and spectacular Cologne.

Your Tour Includes

  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • 2 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Afternoon tea or coffee and cake and late evening snack
  • Welcome drink and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Services of a Cruise Manager and Director
  • Local joining points
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Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, we travel to Mainz to board our ship. Mainz is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers and has been the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946. Relax this evening on board as we set sail and cruise towards Mannheim.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Mainz

We arrive into the port of Mannheim where you can join our optional excursion to the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university, for time at leisure. We return to the ship for lunch on board and an afternoon and overnight sailing towards Strasbourg.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Mannheim

Optional Excursions

  • Heidelberg

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning we arrive at the magnificent city of Strasbourg, which is well known for its world heritage status. Enjoy some free time to explore the main sights at leisure or take a walk around the old city. You can enjoy our fantastic optional excursion cruising along Strasbourg’s waterways, which is a great way to see the city. We return to the ship for lunch and set sail overnight for Worms.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Strasbourg Canal Cruise

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We arrive into the city of Worms this morning. Worms’ skyline is dominated by the four towers and two domes of the magnificent Kaiserdom, built in the 11th and 12th centuries in the late-Romanesque style, and consecrated in 1018. You can still see many vestiges of the old city walls, particularly the Torturmplatz and the Karolingerstraße. The Dom of St. Peter and St Paul, which was completed in 1325 survived the destruction of World War II. This afternoon we set sail for Rüdesheim, arriving later this evening. Tonight, there’s the chance to join our optional tour to visit a traditional wine cellar and sample some of the superb wine that the region is so famous for. Relax this evening as we are berthed overnight in Rüdesheim.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Worms

Optional Excursions

  • Wine Cellar and Tasting

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We leave Rüdesheim this morning and set sail towards the historic city of Koblenz, one of the oldest, most beautiful and most diverse cities in Germany. This afternoon you are free to explore at leisure before we set sail this evening towards Cologne.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Koblenz

We arrive into Cologne this morning, where there’s the chance to join an optional walking tour with a local guide. Cologne is a beautiful city, dominated by its huge Gothic cathedral and our local guide will show you some of the highlights. We set sail tonight for Amsterdam.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Cologne Walking tour

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We arrive into Amsterdam this afternoon and there’s free time to explore at leisure.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Amsterdam

Disembark and head to Antwerp. Enjoy a stroll around the historic old town with its enchanting street and pretty squares, surrounded by guild houses. We later continue to our overnight hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Antwerp

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will spend seven nights aboard the MS Crucevita, one of the most impressive river ships in Western Europe.
Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

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