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2020

Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Romantic Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River

6 Days - BCO_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

Strasbourg - BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MANNHEIM - RÜDESHEIM - KOBLENZ - POMMERN - COCHEM - Strasbourg

Cruise the magic Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the Romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles, and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. Along the Wine Route, you’ll explore traditional villages with hidden secrets, as well as Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle perched on a peak in the Vosges Mountains. And who could forget Koblenz and Rüdesheim, known for its wines and cafés, or Heidelberg, one of the most romantic cities in Germany?

Croisi +
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

  • Basel, “the place to be” on the Rhine
  • Discover the treasures of Alsace:
    • Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
    • The Wine Route in Alsace
    • Strasbourg, capital of Europe
  • The romantic Rhine and picturesque Moselle
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Heidelberg, the most romantic city in Germany
    • Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
    • The Reichsburg Cochem

Route

Day 1

Strasbourg - BASEL

Passengers will begin their adventure at our dock in Strasbourg. We will leave by coach for Basel and board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board. We'll remain in port in Basel for the night.

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Day 2

BASEL - BREISACH

We’ll spend the morning on a guided visit of Basel. We’ll discover the city’s old town and its various passages and medieval monuments such as the cathedral—the city’s hallmark—the marketplace, and the bright red town hall. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Breisach and enjoy an Alsatian-themed evening on board.

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Day 3

BREISACH - STRASBOURG

Join us for an excursion on the Alsatian Wine Route (lunch included). Our first stop will be Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, where we’ll enjoy a guided tour plunging us into life during the Middle Ages. Afterwards, we’ll travel along the Alsatian Wine Route and stop at a wine cellar for a tasting*. The afternoon will be dedicated to guided tour of Strasbourg. Our ship will cruise to Mannheim overnight.

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Day 4

MANNHEIM - RÜDESHEIM

Join us today for an excursion to Heidelberg, the most romantic city in Germany. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Rüdesheim. The famous Drosselgasse with its numerous cafés, bars, and music awaits you tonight!

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Day 5

RÜDESHEIM - KOBLENZ - POMMERN

We’ll spend the morning cruising the romantic Rhine River. In the afternoon, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Located at the crossroads of the Rhine and Moselle Regions, and surrounded by several mountain peaks, Koblenz is a rich mosaic of culture and history. Afterwards, we'll begin to cruise to Pommern. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 6

COCHEM - Strasbourg

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before we enjoy a guided tour of Cochem Castle. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. You’ll return to Strasbourg by coach.

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Dates & Prices

Departure city
START IN 2020
Departure 06/28/2020
Arrival 07/03/2020
FROM $ 2,112 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/10/2020
Arrival 08/15/2020
FROM $ 2,091 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/26/2020
Arrival 10/01/2020
FROM $ 2,112 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

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

Included :
Not included

Coach transfers from Strasbourg to Basel and from Cochem to Strasbourg - your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - excursions mentioned in the program - tour of Reichsburg Cochem on Day 6 - lunch on Day 6 - emergency/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

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package: Guided tour of Basel Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Wine Route and Strasbourg Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor) Guided tour of Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Classic

Guided tour of Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Departure for a guided tour of Koblenz. In the very heart of the picturesque regions around the Rhine and Moselle, Koblenz is surrounded by four low Rhineland mountain ranges and offers visitors a rich panel of cultural monuments and historic buildin...

Duration h00 Classic

Guided tour of Basel

We'll travel by coach to the city center for a guided foot tour of Basel. While strolling, you'll discover the longstanding Grossbasel section and its numerous passages and medieval monuments: the protestant cathedral (Basler Münster), v...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, the Wine Route and Strasbourg

During this all-day excursion, you’ll crisscross Alsace and discover its most-important sites. You’ll visit Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, which dominates the valley. Built in the 17th century, it was witness to centuries of European conflicts...

Duration 10h00 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...

Duration 4h30 Classic

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 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

STANDARD - 2 Decks

Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations.

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

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