Cruise the Rhine to Switzerland Itinerary -
11 Jul 2018 on the mps Lady Anne

Day 1 UK - Amsterdam

Leave from your selected departure point for the overnight ferry crossing from Newcastle to Amsterdam.


Day 2 Amsterdam – Koblenz

We join our ship in Koblenz and enjoy a relaxing evening.


Day 3 Koblenz – Rüdesheim – Mainz

Cruising upriver through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, we reach the pretty town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy some free time and savour the special atmosphere. Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion which visits the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum and takes you by cable car above the vineyards for panoramic views of the Rhine. We then cruise to the city of Mainz, a region widely regarded as the wine capital of Germany.


Day 4 Mainz – Speyer

We continue upriver and along the Rhine’s broader waters for a late afternoon stop in Speyer. This quaint city is a delight to explore. Our optional walking tour is a great way to make the most of the visit. Our ship stops overnight at Iffezheim.


Day 5 Strasbourg

We set sail in the morning and continue our cruise route over the border into the Alsace region of France. We stop at Strasbourg, a picture-book city whose historic centre is surrounded by the Ill river and filled with beautiful architecture. You are free to explore at leisure, or during the afternoon we are offering a optional excursion, which takes you around the heart of Strasbourg aboard a glass-topped canal cruiser.


Day 6 Strasbourg – Breisach

Cruising through the flatter landscape of the Rhine Plain, we arrive at the small town of Breisach around lunchtime. Here you can join our optional excursion into the beautiful Alsace, stopping at the wine capital of Colmar and the little village of Riquewihr where we enjoy wine tasting at the famous Dopff & Irion vineyard.


Day 7 Breisach – Basel

This morning, as our ship sails to Switzerland, you can venture into the cooler mountain slopes of the Black Forest on our full day optional excursion. We start with a scenic drive which takes us to the must-see destination of Lake Titisee, before we visit the spectacular Rhine Falls – the largest in central Europe. We rejoin our ship in Basel, across the border in northern Switzerland, for a relaxing evening.


Day 8 Basel – Lucerne

After breakfast our included excursion takes you by coach on a route that tunnels through the Jura mountains to the Swiss resort of Lucerne, where you have plenty of time to enjoy the views of mountains and lakes and explore the picturesque old quarter. We return to our ship in Schönau by coach and retrace our route back to Iffezheim for an overnight stop.


Day 9 Mannheim – Mainz

We cruise to the river port of Mannheim where you can join our optional guided excursion to the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university. We return to our ship in Mainz and enjoy a relaxing evening.


Day 10 Mainz – Koblenz

Be sure to settle up on the sun deck for our final day of cruising and take in the magnificent scenery of the Rhine as we cruise to the historic town of Koblenz. You are free to explore at leisure or you can join our optional trip on the Koblenz cable car which leads to the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Our ship stays in Koblenz tonight.


Day 11 Koblenz – Amsterdam

Having bidden farewell to our Captain and his crew we commence our return coach and overnight ferry crossing.


Day 12 Newcastle

Arrive back in the UK.