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Romance on the Rhine and Moselle

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Overview

1 Included Excursions
  • Explore Koblenz, one of Gemany’s oldest cities
  • Discover quaint Mainz
  • Take in the atmosphere of popular Rudesheim
  • Admire the architecture of Bernkastel-Kues
  • Enjoy time in Cochem

Take in two of Europe’s most spectacular rivers on a relaxing cruise through the spectacular Rhine and Moselle Valleys. This offers the perfect river cruise experience with panoramic views and stunning landscapes slipping quietly by as you admire the riverside medieval forts and pretty villages.
This romantic river cruise takes in stunning scenic beauty along the stunning rivers of the Rhine and Moselle while sailing on the impressive A-Rosa Flora. Highlights of this holiday include on-board entertainment, a fascinating visit to historic Koblenz and a visit to the historic Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the Rhine’s east bank.

Your ship, the welcoming A-ROSA FLORA offers a home away from home as she sails along the Rhine and Moselle, boasting truly spectacular views of the ever-changing scenery.

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Itinerary

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)

Extras included on this holiday

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

The well-appointed four-star A-ROSA FLORA first set sail in 2014, and offers a home away from home as she sails along the Rhine, Main and Danube, offering truly spectacular views from her panoramic windows.

Sip on a cooling drink as you soak up the sun or relax in the shade on the spacious sun deck. And be sure to take a dip in the inviting waters of the outdoor heated pool during your cruise!

Dine in style in the outdoor restaurant, and why not let your hair down on the dance floor of the panorama lounge? And how about an indulgent visit to the on-board spa, where you’ll find a wide range of high-quality treatments from the professionally-trained team.

Then, why not relax in the organic sauna as you admire those ever-changing panoramic views? Or if you like to keep active, you won’t want to miss the superb gym, offering a wide range of equipment including modern cardio equipment.

With all this to enjoy, the A-ROSA FLORA offers you all the creature comforts and facilities you’d expect from a modern hotel, but on the water, and with the added benefit of ever-changing scenic views.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

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.

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Optional Excursions

Cochem Guided Walking Tour and Reichsburg

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Discover Luxembourg

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. 

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Medieval Bernkastel-Kues

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.

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Rudesheim Tourist Train Tour And Siegfried’s

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