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Visit Thurant Castle

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# Trip

Visit Thurant Castle

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Description

Departure by coach from Alken to Thurant castle, in the Moselle valley (Mosel und Eifel) around 20 km from Koblenz. This fortified castle proudly stands as a symbol of the region. The oldest castle in the Moselle got its name from the occupation of the fortress of Thuron in Syria at the time of the Crusades. Thurant Castle was built on the site of a Roman fort in 1197 by the brother of King Otto VI, Count Palatine Henry who had it built when he returned from the aforementioned Crusades. From 1246 to 1248, the castle was besieged by the archdiocese of Köln and Trier, following which it was divided into two parts separated by a wall. During the War of the Palatine Succession (1688-1697) most parts of the castle were destroyed by French troops. The castle was rebuilt in the 20th century. From the terrace, enjoy an unforgettable view of the Moselle. After some free time, we'll return on board in Alken.

 

Duration : approx. 2:00

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Two-River Cruise: The magic of the picturesque Moselle and the romantic Rhine Valley

Next departure: 09/03/2019
TAN_AIPP

Strasbourg - COCHEM - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG

From Cochem to Strasbourg, explore the Moselle and the romantic Rhine Valley on a cruise. Visit Koblenz, one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Germany located between the Rhine mountains and the hills. You will be able to explore vineyards, castles and museums with more than 2,000 years of history to share.

4 Days FROM $ 1,115 PP
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START IN 2019
Departure 06/29/2019
Arrival 07/02/2019
FROM $ 1,546 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 07/19/2019
Arrival 07/22/2019
FROM $ 1,496 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 09/03/2019
Arrival 09/06/2019
FROM $ 1,115 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/19/2019
Arrival 09/22/2019
FROM $ 1,115 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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