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ABOUT THE TOUR

Treasures along the Rhine and Moselle

Set sail through narrow gorges and steep-sided valleys on a breathtaking journey along the river Rhine to the Moselle. Explore Germany’s medieval cities and sample the finest wines on an unforgettable tour that’s as fascinating and historical as it is romantic and relaxing. Discover fairytale castles, soak up the atmosphere of charming squares, and admire the scenery of the Rhine Valley from the heights of a cable car. At the end of each day, you’ll return to the comfort of MS Arena, where the accommodating captain and crew will take care of your every need.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 9 nights cruising with full board
  • Welcome drink & Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake and late evening snack whilst onboard
  • Local joining points

10 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Amsterdam and join our ship, ready for a relaxing evening onboard.

    Included meals: Light Supper

  • Day 2: Amsterdam to Düsseldorf

    This morning is free to explore the quaint cobbled streets of Amsterdam at your leisure. Why not treat yourself to a guided boat tour around the famous canal network, giving you the best views of the city from the water? Or you can visit the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum or the impressive Rijksmuseum before setting sail for Dusseldorf at lunchtime.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Included Highlights

    • Amsterdam
  • Day 3: Düsseldorf to Rüdesheim

    This morning we arrive in Düsseldorf, the German city famous for its fashion industry and huge art scene.

    You’ll experience a taste of the old and the new here, with modern and stylish architecture standing alongside more traditional buildings. You have the opportunity to join an optional guided tour of the city or, alternatively, why not indulge in a spot of retail therapy in the popular shopping area of Konigsallee?

    We return to the ship for lunch, before continuing on our way towards Rüdesheim.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Düsseldorf

    Düsseldorf

    Included Highlights

    • Düsseldorf

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Düsseldorf Guided City 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 cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Rüdesheim

    We arrive into the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim around lunchtime. There are two optional excursions to enjoy today.

    The first gives you the chance to visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum and get a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking Rhine Valley from a cable car up high.

    This evening, you can join our optional tour to visit a traditional wine cellar and sample some of the superb wine that the region is so famous for.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Rüdesheim

    Rüdesheim
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    Included Highlights

    • Rüdesheim

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Rüdesheim Wine Tasting
    • Museum & Cable Car

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Rüdesheim to Bernkastel

    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 can join our optional excursion to explore the pristine Sayn Palace with its tranquil butterfly garden.

    This evening we set sail towards Bernkastel.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Koblenz

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Sayn Palace

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Bernkastel to Trier

    We arrive into Bernkastel around lunchtime. A destination famous for its wine, there’s no better place to enjoy a bit of free time to yourself than in this picturesque 700-year-old town.

    Meander around the beautiful market square and pick your favourite spot to sit and watch the world go by, surrounded by half-timbered houses and gently-trickling fountains. Of course, it’s only right that you should do this with a refreshing glass of Riesling in hand!

    This evening, we sail towards Trier.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Bernkastel

    Bernkastel

    Included Highlights

    • Bernkastel
  • Day 7: Trier to Cochem

    This morning we arrive into Trier where you can enjoy some free time exploring this ancient Roman city, which is one of the oldest in Germany. You can also join our optional walking tour which will give you a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the city, discovering ancient Roman ruins as you go.

    Later today, we return to the ship and set sail for Cochem.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Trier

    Trier

    Included Highlights

    • Trier

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Trier 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 cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 8: Cochem to Andernach

    This morning, we arrive in Cochem, an idyllic town set against the stunning backdrop of the Moselle River valley. Dominating the landscape is the towering, 11th century Reichsburg Castle, which is over 1000 years old and features incredible panoramic views from the top.

    You can join our optional guided tour up to the castle and see its newly-restored neo-Gothic architecture up close.

    After lunch, we’ll continue onto Andernach, where we berth overnight.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cochem

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Cochem Guided 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 cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 9: Andernach to Bonn

    What better way to start our final day than with some optional wine tasting in Winningen?

    At lunchtime, we continue our journey to Bonn, the former capital of Germany and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. Here you are free to explore the city at your leisure, but be sure to check out the Dragon Rock Railway, leading to the top of magnificent Drachenfels hill.

    It’s then time to cast off for the final time and cruise to the beautiful city of Cologne, dominated by its huge Gothic cathedral.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
    • Bonn

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Winningen Wine 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 cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 10:

    Disembark and return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

No single cabins available.

Hotels

You will spend nine nights cruising on the 4-star MS Arena. 

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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