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Treasures Along the Rhine & Moselle 2020

River Rhine | Germany, Europe

10 days
from
£995
per person
  • Bernkastel Square
  • Bernkastel
  • Cochem
  • Rudesheim
  • Trier
Bernkastel SquareBernkastelCochemRudesheimTrier
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Treasures along the Rhine and Moselle

Set sail on the MS Arena 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 fairy-tale castles, soak up the atmosphere on 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.

Day 1: UK – Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam and join our ship, ready for a relaxing evening onboard.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Dusseldorf
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 this afternoon.

Day 3: Dusseldorf – Rüdesheim
This morning we arrive in Dusseldorf, 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.

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.

Day 5: Rüdesheim – Koblenz – 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.

Day 6: Bernkastel – Trier
We arrive into Bernkastel at 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.

Day 7: Trier – 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 guided 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.

Day 8: Cochem – 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.

Day 9: Andernach – 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.

Day 10: Cologne – UK
This morning, we bid farewell to our captain, crew and ship and begin our return journey to the UK.

 

Sail through narrow gorges and steep-sided valleys on your way to the Moselle

Explore Germany’s Medieval cities

Enjoy free time wandering the cobbled streets of Amsterdam

Indulge in some wine tasting on a visit to a traditional wine cellar in Rüdesheim

Relax and explore some of Germany’s prettiest towns

Discover the ancient Roman city of Trier

Sit back and enjoy panoramic views of the Moselle river valley

Ships

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Coach via Dover

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Ferry crossing at Dover

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £55 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

By Air from London Heathrow

Air travel is included on selected cruises, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our rail or coach options – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included. Regional flight options are available, call our Holiday Advisors for details.

Join at the Ship

Make your own travel arrangements at your convenience to join your selected cruise, simply board your cruise ship at the embarkation point.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.

Departures

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2020-05-08
08 May 2020
for 0 days


Coach
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£1349
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2020-05-09
09 May 2020
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Flights
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£1249
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2020-05-09
09 May 2020
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£995
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2020-05-09
09 May 2020
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Coach
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2020-05-09
09 May 2020
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Eurostar
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£1295
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2020-05-09
09 May 2020
for 0 days


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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Dusseldorf City Tour

Dusseldorf City Tour

£19

Experience a taste of the old and new on a guided tour of Dusseldorf. Famous for its fashion industry and huge art scene, see modern and stylish architecture standing alongside more traditional buildings on this tour of the city.

Rudesheim Highlights

Rudesheim Highlights

£24

A road train ride transports you to view fascinating examples of early 1900 mechanical music making systems at Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum. We also include a cable car ride to reach the Niederwald monument, with spectacular views along the way.

Rudesheim by Night

Rudesheim by Night

£25

Visit a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s best wines, before exploring the captivating Drosselgasse, which is filled with little taverns and courtyards and is the cultural heart of the town.

Sayn Palace & Butterfly Garden

Sayn Palace & Butterfly Garden

£25

Witness the colourful flourish of exotic butterflies in the Butterfly Garden and then visit the caterpillar house and the insectarium. Afterwards, you are free to explore Sayn Palace which is filled with precious paintings, furniture and artefacts.

Trier Guided Tour

Trier Guided Tour

£25

Trier is believed to be the oldest city in Germany and was the former residence of Roman emperors. To this day, it is home to many stunning Roman remains along with architectural styles from various other periods, including gothic, renaissance and rococo. This makes it the perfect place to explore on foot and our guided tour ensures you miss none of the highlights.

Reichsburg Castle

Reichsburg Castle

£25

Enjoy a guided tour of the Reichsburg Castle and its newly-restored neo-Gothic architecture, which dominates the landscape of the Moselle River Valley.

Winningen Wine Tasting

Winningen Wine Tasting

£24

The picturesque town of Winningen is located on the banks of the Moselle. Sample local wines and find out all about the cultivation and origin of the grapes and how they are made into wine. Enjoy wine in its simplest and most beautiful form – right there at the vineyard where it is made.

Package Price

Package Price

£167 per person

You can book our excursions individually or as a package, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Premium Package

Premium Package

£160 per person

Our Premium Package is a great way to add a touch of something special to your MS Arena river cruise experience. This exclusive package is a pre-bookable addition available across all cabin grades, and includes drinks with your meals, 10% off excursions, a welcome basket of fruit on arrival, water delivered to your cabin, a selection of complimentary toiletries and free use of the wellness and fitness suite aboard MS Arena. For more information call our Holiday Advisers.

At a glance

Length: 10 days

From: Amsterdam

Ends: Cologne

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • By Air from London Heathrow
  • Join at the Ship
10 days
from
£995
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Nine nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Welcome Drink
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake & late evening snack
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and WiFi
  • Visits to Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Trier, Cochem, Andernach, Bonn and Cologne
  • Services of a Cruise Manager

 

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