The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards & Castles (wine Appreciation)
from $5464
Duration: 8 Days
This magnificent European river cruise holiday begins in Holland’s colourful, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. A Master of Wine will travel with you on your cruise to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food-and-wine-pairing. Then, embark on your picturesque cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City. You’ll sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. In the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Along the Moselle River, you’ll stop at the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Experience the wonder and beauty of the Moselle Vineyards and visit one of their local wineries for some sparkling wine tasting. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. In Bernkastel, enjoy a guided walk and taste some of the region’s best-loved wines. Take an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as it is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys or enjoy a wine walk in Luxembourg’s Moselle Region.
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 on board ship by 5 pm. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (D)
Day 2 AMSTERDAM
Canals of Colorful 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 the city's "Golden Age." This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE (B,L,D)
Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland DISCOVERY - Enjoy a lecture onboard hosted by your Master of Wine. ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Join 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! Enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship this evening. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B,L,D)
Day 4 RHINE GORGE-RUDESHEIM-KOBLENZ
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while sailing through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. ACTIVE - Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR; DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Koblenz this evening while having dinner on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ (B,L,D)
Day 5 COCHEM
The Charm of the Moselle Valley You may want to start your day with an Optional Excursion bike ride from Treis Karden to Cochem, enriched by a lunch tasting. Alternatively relax on the Sky Deck of your ship while sailing through the Moselle Valley, famous for the beautiful growing villages and their vineyards. ACTIVE - See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard "miller", you'll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy a wine excursion and tasting at one of Moselle's wineries, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem through its half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit the hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley. DISCOVERY - Join an onboard cheese and wine tasting hosted by your Master of Wine. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL (B,L,D)
Day 6 BERNKASTEL
Castle Vines and German Wines Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. This morning, select a Guided Optional Excursion to Traben-Trarbach for an underground visit or a panoramic drive through the Moselle region. ACTIVE - Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle 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. Enjoy free time this afternoon; perhaps take a bike ride through the village to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts. DISCOVERY - Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. Onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH (B,L,D)
Day 7 REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG CITY
Old-World Charm, and World-Class Wine This morning, you might take a Guided Optional Excursion to Roman Trier-the oldest city in Germany or learn more about the famous Battle of the Bulge. ACTIVE - Bike in two countries along the Mosel with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Wine Walk in Luxembourg's Moselle Region. Discover the way of life and the daily work in the vineyards while enjoying the unique panorama at the Scheuerberg, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (B,L,D)
Day 8 REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am. (B)
Departure Date:
2022-10-15
Return Date:
2022-10-22
Single : 8207NZD
Twin : 5464NZD
Open

Make an Enquiry

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.