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Rhine, Moselle, Strasbourg & Switzerland

 

Moselle valley
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Discover Luxembourg, the capital of the Grand Duchy
    • Explore the medieval town of Bernkastel
    • Admire incredible views along the Rhine, Moselle and Saar rivers
    • Enjoy the vista of the Reichsburg Castle and Cochem



    Strasbourg

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  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Ship

    YOUR SHIP



    MPS Da Vinci

    • MPS Da Vinci
    Join us on-board the MPS Da Vinci, where you can enjoy luxurious and scenic River Cruises without the price tag. Our ethos has been to provide our customers with a fantastic river cruise vessel which exudes elegance and luxury, with stylish decor and comfortable surroundings that make you feel at home. The MPS Da Vinci has been styled after a grand yacht, adding one more stylish feature to this vessel’s repertoire, and ensuring you enjoy wonderful Danube River Cruises.

    The MPS Da Vinci is a firm favourite with Shearings customers, and it’s easy to see why! This excellent ship provides an interesting mixture of old and new, with both antique and contemporary design and style to suit all tastes. More importantly, this vessel sails along some of the most beautiful waterways and rivers in Europe - with the MPS Da Vinci, you can explore the waterways of Holland, as well as taking Danube, Main, and Rhine River Cruises.

    There will always be plenty of things to do when travelling on-board the MPS Da Vinci on our exciting Europe River Cruises as well, thanks to the superb public areas, restaurant and bar to be found on the ship. There’s also an extraordinary sun deck that you absolutely have to check out when the weather is good, where you’ll find a covered seating and dining area, as well as loungers for the sun seekers out there!

    Or, why not head to the MPS Da Vinci’s lounge area? You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a floating private members’ club here, with its large, comfortable sofas and armchairs, and the roaring fire. If you’re musically-inclined, why not tickle the ivories on the MPS Da Vinci’s fantastic baby grand piano, or you could always curl up with a good book from the ship’s library!

    In our restaurant, you’ll be able to enjoy sumptuous buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches and four-course evening meals, and you’ll even be treated to a gala dinner during your River Cruise! Enjoy a post-dinner drink at the bar, or dance the night away to the musical entertainment. While we’re travelling, why not make your way to the ship’s sauna for some rest and relaxation? There’s also a gym on-board!

    We’re looking forward to welcoming you on-board the MPS Da Vinci - which River Cruise will you choose?
    • Length: 104.50 metres
    • Width: 11.40 metres
    • Accommodation areas refurbished: 2007
    • Passenger Capacity: 110
    • Passenger decks: 3

    Cabins

    • MPS Da Vinci Grade A Single Cabin

      MPS Da Vinci
      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle and toilet
      • A higher deck for fantastic views
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning and heating
      • Telephone
      • Complimentary toiletries
      • Wardrobe with mirror
      • Dressing table with mirror
      • Large windows
      • Folding twin beds for single occupancy
      • Two easy chairs
      Experience a luxurious stay on the MPS Da Vinci with our excellent selection of Europe River Cruises, and enjoy relaxing and comfortable accommodation in our Grade A Single Cabins. Perfect for those travelling alone, these wonderful cabins provide the perfect place to sit back and relax while travelling, with all of the facilities you could possibly require during your River Cruise.

      With a private bathroom, folding twin beds for sole occupancy, large windows, a flat screen TV and two easy chairs, you’re sure to enjoy your journey on-board the MPS Da Vinci!
    • MPS Da Vinci Grade A Twin Cabin

      MPS Da Vinci
      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle and toilet
      • A higher deck for fantastic views
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning and heating
      • Telephone
      • Complimentary toiletries
      • Wardrobe with mirror
      • Dressing table with mirror
      • Large windows
      • Folding twin beds
      • Two easy chairs
      Make the most of our fantastic scenic River Cruises on-board the MPS Da Vinci by staying in one of our wonderful Grade A Twin Cabins. With their modern decor and fantastic views, these cabins are perfect for admiring the beautiful scenery as we travel. You’ll find all the facilities you could possibly require in these cabins as well, with their private bathrooms and folding twin beds.

      In the daytime, relax in the cabin’s two easy chairs and watch TV, and you’ll also find air conditioning, heating and a telephone in your cabin.
    • MPS Da Vinci Grade B Single Cabin

      Da Vinci Main Deck Cabin
      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle and toilet
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning and heating
      • Telephone
      • Complimentary toiletries
      • Wardrobe with mirror
      • Dressing table with mirror
      • Large windows
      • Folding twin beds for single occupancy
      • Two easy chairs
      Whether you want to enjoy River Cruises along the waterways of Holland or Danube River Cruises, the MPS Da Vinci provides a comfortable place from which to admire the beautiful changing landscapes. With their large windows, our Grade B Single Cabins are ideal for taking in the picturesque scenery, and they’re also perfect for those travelling alone.

      With twin folding beds for sole occupancy, as well as a private bathroom including a shower cubicle and toilet, you’ll have everything you require while enjoying a relaxing cruise.
    • MPS Da Vinci Grade B Twin Cabin

      Da Vinci Main Deck Cabin
      • Private bathroom facilities including shower cubicle and toilet
      • Safe
      • Hairdryer
      • Flat screen TV
      • Air conditioning and heating
      • Telephone
      • Complimentary toiletries
      • Wardrobe with mirror
      • Dressing table with mirror
      • Large windows
      • Folding twin beds
      • Two easy chairs
      Relax on-board the MPS Da Vinci while enjoying cruises on the waterways of Holland, as well as Danube, Main, and Rhine River Cruises with Shearings. You’ll find all of the facilities you’re sure to require during your cruise in our Grade B Twin Cabins, including a private bathroom with a shower cubicle and toilet.

      These cabins come with twin beds, which fold away in the daytime to reveal two comfortable easy chairs. Why not sit and admire the changing landscape, or watch TV in your cabin? You’ll also find a safe, hairdryer and telephone, and a complimentary basket of toiletries!
     
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Strasbourg
    Half Day: Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries. Its picturesque 'La Petite France' neighbourhood looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale book; a riverfront neighbourhood with timbered buildings accented by colourful flower boxes.

    We take a guided walking tour of Strasbourg, taking in Strasbourg Cathedral, one of Europe’s most beautiful examples of gothic architecture - the stunning pink sandstone is quite unique and breathtaking, while the intricate carvings on the inside are captivating. 

    Look up and see the famous astrological clock that was erected in the 1800s and watch its show. We also go to La Petite France, which is easily Strasbourg’s prettiest and most enchanting neighbourhood. Stroll along the streets, over the bridges crossing the river while you take in the timbered buildings, bursting with blooming plants.

     

    Strasbourg
    Half Day: Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries. Its picturesque 'La Petite France' neighbourhood looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale book; a riverfront neighbourhood with timbered buildings accented by colourful flower boxes.

    We take a guided walking tour of Strasbourg, taking in Strasbourg Cathedral, one of Europe’s most beautiful examples of gothic architecture - the stunning pink sandstone is quite unique and breathtaking, while the intricate carvings on the inside are captivating. 

    Look up and see the famous astrological clock that was erected in the 1800s and watch its show. We also go to La Petite France, which is easily Strasbourg’s prettiest and most enchanting neighbourhood. Stroll along the streets, over the bridges crossing the river while you take in the timbered buildings, bursting with blooming plants.

     

    Strasbourg
    Half Day: Strasbourg

    Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries. Its picturesque 'La Petite France' neighbourhood looks like something straight out of a fairy-tale book; a riverfront neighbourhood with timbered buildings accented by colourful flower boxes.

    We take a guided walking tour of Strasbourg, taking in Strasbourg Cathedral, one of Europe’s most beautiful examples of gothic architecture - the stunning pink sandstone is quite unique and breathtaking, while the intricate carvings on the inside are captivating. 

    Look up and see the famous astrological clock that was erected in the 1800s and watch its show. We also go to La Petite France, which is easily Strasbourg’s prettiest and most enchanting neighbourhood. Stroll along the streets, over the bridges crossing the river while you take in the timbered buildings, bursting with blooming plants.

     

What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with an overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Northern France
  • By Air to Frankfurt returning from Basel/Zurich
  • By Rail from London St Pancras via Paris
  • 14 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 3 included excursions – Discover Luxembourg, Enchanting Ahr Valley and Discover Strasbourg
MPS Da Vinci

MPS Da Vinci

Join us on-board the MPS Da Vinci, where you can enjoy luxurious and scenic River Cruises without the price tag.

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