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The Rhine & Moselle

The Rhine & Moselle.from $4,869.00pp

Embark Amsterdam | Disembark Basel | Includes International Flights 

Your European river cruise holiday starts in marvellous Amsterdam where there is much to see!

Explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the Rhine River, then visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Explore the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing!

Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

Visit the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, then visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city. Continue your stunning European river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and a fascinating astronomical clock.

Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—the gateway to Germany’s legendary Black Forest, an area of unrivalled natural beauty. Disembark your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland. Beauty, discoveries, and delightful surprises are plentiful on your European river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle Rivers!

The Story Teller Series | Photography Themed Cruise – 6th October 2022

Cruise in the company of world-class photographer Brenda Tharp, a professional landscape, nature and fine art photographer, workshop and tour leader, and keynote speaker, who will share onboard presentations.

Price includes international flights ex Sydney to Amsterdam, return from Zurich. Ask us for prices from other airports.


Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Cruise
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Select Beverages
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAY 1: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard the ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM

Colourful Canals of Amsterdam Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, spend some free time this afternoon visiting one of Amsterdam's many fascinating museums or galleries.  AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3: COLOGNE, GERMANY

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland DISCOVERY - Onboard introduction to photography with our Expert Brenda Tharp, a world-class photographer. ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-with its soaring twin steepled Gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years! Local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO COCHEM

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 4: COCHEM

The Charm of the Moselle Valley This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Eltz Castle. ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit the former bunker of Germany's Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank) and immerse yourself in the
underground vault where millions of German Mark were kept during the Cold War, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem to see the charming town's half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem's hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend, EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 5: REMICH. EXCURSION TO TRIER

Ancient Worlds and Old World Charm Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Explore Trier on foot, hike around the city with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing tour of Trier-Germany's oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city centre, OR: CLASSIC - Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheatre and imperial baths. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 6: BERNKASTEL

Hillside Vines and German Wines ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses. This afternoon, select a Guided Optional Excursion to a local winery for a wine tasting. EVENING OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KOBLENZ

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 7: KOBLENZ-RHINE GORGE

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls ACTIVE - Explore Koblenz's Mosel side by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments, OR: CLASSIC - Visit the Sayn Manor House on a Guided Tour. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rudesheim. RUDESHEIM: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country Enjoy free time this evening to explore this picturesque village. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 8: LUDWIGSHAFEN. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG-SPEYER

Philosophers' Views and the World's Biggest Wine Barrel Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up Philosophers' Way for an inspiring view of the city below, OR: CLASSIC - Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the "World's Largest Wine Barrel-" This afternoon a short sailing will bring you to Speyer, where you will have free time to explore at your own pace. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 9: STRASBOURG, FRANCE

A Grand Cathedral and La Petite France ACTIVE - Discover Strasbourg by bike with your Adventure Host, OR CLASSIC - Take a City Sightseeing Tour, including the city's Gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France district. This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum or stroll across the city centre. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 10: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST

German Winemaking and the Beautiful Black Forest DISCOVERY - Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit Badischer Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Learn about German winemaking in the vineyards of Baden and enjoy a wine tasting. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 11: BASEL, SWITZERLAND (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Zurich airport before 10 am or Basel airport before 8 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Terms

**Prices based on Travel dates - 06 Oct 2022

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