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Day One UK to Northern France/Belgium border
Across to Calais then onwards to Northern France/Belgium border for dinner and an overnight stay. (D)
Day Two Embark in Cologne, cruise to Koblenz
Arrival in Cologne where we embark the MS A-ROSA FLORA. Our cruise commences this evening sailing overnight to Koblenz. (B,L,D)
Day Three Koblenz to Mainz
We wake in Koblenz, one of Germanys oldest towns. Stroll around the charming streets between the St. Castor’s Basilica and Liebfrauenkirche and other attractions include the Monument of Emperor Wilhelm I at Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and the Schangel Fountain. Enjoy an included excursion to explore historic Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. We depart Koblenz early afternoon and cruise along the Rhine to Mainz, arriving late evening. (B,L,D)
Day Four Mainz to Rudesheim
A morning at leisure in Mainz, a quaint old town, with half-timbered houses, medieval market square and a Romanesque cathedral built of deep red sandstone. Then we continue our cruise to reach Rudesheim by mid afternoon. Take time to explore the famous Drosselgasse and a traditional Rudesheimer coffee is a must! We moor overnight in Rudesheim. (B,L,D)
Day Five Rudesheim to Bernkastel-Kues
We depart Rudesheim after breakfast. Following a days sailing we reach Bernkastel-Kues before midnight. (B,L,D)
Day Six Bernkastel-Kues to Mehring (near Trier)
We spend today in Bernkastel-Kue with a wonderful medieval square containing 400 year-old half-timbered houses and a 17th-century renaissance town hall. We sail overnight to Mehring, near Trier. (B,L,D)
Day Seven Mehring (near Trier) to Cochem
Enjoy an included excursion to Trier. Founded by the Romans, Germany's oldest town boasts an impressive collection of Roman monuments. This was also the birthplace of Karl Marx, whose house is now a museum.We leave Mehring early evening to continue our cruise along the Moselle to Cochem. (B,L,D)
Day Eight Cochem to Cologne
A day at leisure in Cochem, known as ‘The Pearl of the Moselle’. There will be time to explore and the town is home to the famous Reichsberg Castle, an iconic landmark standing guard above the banks of the Moselle. Departing Cochem before dinner our cruise commences back towards Cologne. (B,L,D)
Day Nine Cologne to France
Time to disembark the MS A-ROSA FLORA in Cologne. We then travel to France for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Ten France to UK
We depart France and return to the UK, via Calais. (B)
FREE drinks on board
FREE drinks on board including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, speciality coffee and teas.
MS A-ROSA FLORA
Historic Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Castle
Get to know one of the oldest towns of Germany on our guided walking tour around the historical Old Town. Koblenz has a long history that spans some 2,000 years, it owes its name to the Romans, who settled here and called it ‘castellum apud confluentes’ which roughly translates as ‘castle at the confluence of the rivers’. Join us as we explore the charming and romantic streets between the St. Castor’s Basilica and "Liebfrauenkirche" (Church of Our Beloved Lady). Of course, the sightseeing tour would not be complete without a visit to the Monument of Emperor Wilhelm I at "Deutsches Eck" (German Corner), in 1945 damage was caused to the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I, which had stood here since 1897. It wasn’t until 1993 that a new statue was inaugurated and today it is a popular viewing platform for tourists. We also see the town’s landmark, the "Schängel" Fountain in the courtyard of the present Town Hall.
We then ascend by cable car from Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which rises 118 meters above the Rhine river, offering fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle at "Deutsches Eck" (German Corner). The Fortress is Europe’s second largest preserved fortress behind Gibraltar and was constructed by the Prussians between 1817 and 1828, however, its origin dates back to the first century AD. The fortress is home to the Rhineland-Palatinate State Museum, with its permanent exhibition on photography, the “Greif” cannon - once the largest in the world and an exciting collection of technical relics. The small climb to the top of the new observation platform is rewarded with breathtaking views of the distant Eifel Mountains on a clear day. We descend by cable car.
Cochem Guided Walking Tour and Reichsburg
Explore the amazing city of Luxembourg with us, as we take a guided walking tour to discover its very best sights. Take in attractions such as the magnificent Notre Dam Cathedral, as well as admiring the city’s famous architecture and bustling atmosphere.
Explore the small town of Bernkastel today, taking in this charming town's beautiful sights. Offering up some of the best scenery along the Moselle River, Bernkastel boasts beautiful buildings, and is watched over by the ruins of Landshut Castle. Enjoy time at leisure here to take in its medieval architecture and quaint setting.
Rudesheim Tourist Train Tour And Siegfried’s