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2018
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Discover the Splendor of the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Saar Valleys

9 Days - SNX_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

STRASBOURG - MANNHEIM - HEIDELBERG - EBERBACH - MAINZ - FRANKFURT - ASCHAFFENBURG - RUDESHEIM - COCHEM - BERNKASTEL - TRIER - SAARBRUCKEN - Strasbourg

From Strasbourg to Saarbrücken, explore the cultural diversity of five founding rivers. While cruising the Rhine, the Neckar, the Main, the Moselle and the Saar, you will have the opportunity to discover towns and villages where modernity and traditions meet in harmony: from the Main Tower of Frankfurt to the Cochem castle, including the Roman remains of Trier or the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments in Rüdesheim, you will live an amazing experience rich in discoveries.

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All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cultural diversity of five founding rivers
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Frankfurt, a combination of modernity and tradition
    • Cochem's castle overlooking the Moselle
    • Trier and its Roman ruins

Cruise

Day 1

STRASBOURG

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. in Strasbourg. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will begin to cruise during the night. After dinner, enjoy an evening of dancing on board.

Day 2

MANNHEIM - Heidelberg - EBERBACH (the Rhine and the Neckar)

We'll arrive in Mannheim in the morning. Join us for an excursion for both packages: Tour of Heidelberg. We'll then continue towards Eberbach on the most beautiful section of the Neckar.

Day 3

EBERBACH - MAINZ - FRANKFURT (the Rhine and the Main)

We'll cruise to Mainz, a large industrial city situated at the confluence of the Main and the Rhine. We'll have a short stop to explore the city with our hostess. Enjoy some free time on your own before returning on board. The ship will leave for Frankfurt, arriving in the evening.

Day 4

FRANKFURT - ASCHAFFENBURG (the Main)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt.
DISCOVERY: "Mainhattan and the Main Tower”, a panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
Afterwards, we'll cruise on the most beautiful section of the Main. Ludwig I of Bavaria fell under its charm and dubbed it the "Bavarian Nice.” Our ship will arrive in port in the evening.

Day 5

ASCHAFFENBURG - RÜDESHEIM (the Rhine)

We'll begin to cruise early in the morning up the Main to the Rhine. We'll arrive in Rüdesheim in the late afternoon. Join us for an excursion for both packages: Departure in tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar*, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Dinner will be served on board. In the evening, the famous Drosselgasse awaits you with its numerous cafés, bars and music.

Day 6

RÜDESHEIM - COCHEM (the romantic Rhine and the Mosel)

Enjoy breakfast as we glide through the legendary and romantic Rhine Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. We will also pass the celebrated rock of the Lorelei. We'll travel along the picturesque Moselle to Cochem, a small medieval town dominated by its castle. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Enjoy an evening of dancing after dinner.

Day 7

BERNKASTEL - TRIER (the Mosel valley)

We'll cruise through a myriad of small legendary villages surrounded by vines and castles. We'll stop in Bernkastel, the pearl of the Mosel, dominated by the Landshut castle. We'll continue towards Trier, reaching it in the night.

Day 8

TRIER - SAARBRUCKEN (the Mosel and the Saar)

Join for an excursion for both packages: Tour of Trier. We'll return on board in Sarrebourg. We'll continue to cruise to Saarbrucken, arriving in the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 9

SAARBRUCKEN - Strasbourg

Enjoy buffet breakfast on board and time at leisure in Saarbrücken this morning. Enjoy one last lunch on board before disembarking at 1:00 p.m. Coach transfer back to Strasbourg, reaching it late in the afternoon. End of our services.

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

 

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Transfer by coach from Saarbrücken to Strasbourg on D9 - your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to lunch on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Heidelberg and its castle (outdoors) Frankfurt Rüdesheim (tourist train, tasting and museum) Cochem castle Trier
Classic

Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

We'll leave from Mannheim by coach and head towards Heidelberg. This cosmopolitan, friendly, and vibrant city is made up of 15 distinct neighborhoods and is particularly attractive to families, students, business people, and researchers. Its high qua...

Duration 4h30

Guided tour of Frankfurt

The excursion to Frankfurt will begin with a panoramic tour of the city by coach. Frankfurt am Main is a dynamic and international city with Germany's most imposing skyline. Under the skyscrapers, you'll find cozy pubs; and at the heart of the bustli...

Duration 3h00

Rudesheim : wine tasting and visit of the mechanical musical instruments

You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region w...

Duration 2h30

Visit of the castle of Cochem

Transfer to Cochem castle by minibus in groups of about 25 passengers. The Reichsburg is built on a remarkable site, a steep vine-covered hill overlooking the Moselle. Guided tour of this magnificent castle dating from the year 1000, which was destro...

Duration 1h30

Guided tour of Trier

Departure from the boat for a panoramic coach tour of the city of Trier. Discover the Roman cultural heritage of Trier with a splendid view over the Moselle and its magnificent countryside. Trier is the oldest of German cities, founded so long ago th...

Duration 3h15
5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor) Frankfurt Mainhattan and the Main tower Rüdesheim : wine tasting and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments Cochem castle Trier...
Discovery

Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

We'll leave from Mannheim by coach and head towards Heidelberg. This cosmopolitan, friendly, and vibrant city is made up of 15 distinct neighborhoods and is particularly attractive to families, students, business people, and researchers. Its high qua...

Duration 4h30

Frankfurt - "Mainhattan" and the Main Tower

Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe, earning it the nickname "Mainhatten." During a panoramic tour of the city, you'll be able to admire the huge skyscrapers housing the headquarters of many international banks which creat...

Duration 3h00

Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the viney...

Duration 3h30

Visit of the castle of Cochem

Transfer to Cochem castle by minibus in groups of about 25 passengers. The Reichsburg is built on a remarkable site, a steep vine-covered hill overlooking the Moselle. Guided tour of this magnificent castle dating from the year 1000, which was destro...

Duration 1h30

Guided tour of Trier

Departure from the boat for a panoramic coach tour of the city of Trier. Discover the Roman cultural heritage of Trier with a splendid view over the Moselle and its magnificent countryside. Trier is the oldest of German cities, founded so long ago th...

Duration 3h15

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Léonard de Vinci

2 Decks

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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