2019 2020

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

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The Rhine and Moselle Rivers

Next departures: 06/25/2019, 07/15/2019, ...
SCM_AIPP

STRASBOURG - MAINZ - RÜDESHEIM - BOPPARD - KOBLENZ - ALKEN - COCHEM - Strasbourg

From Strasbourg to Cochem, discover the magic of the romantic Rhine valley and the Moselle on an exceptional cruise where rivers meander between breath-taking landscapes and castles dominating hillsides. Explore authentic towns and villages with hidden gems, such as Alken and its Thurant castle, or stroll in Boppard along one of the most beautiful banks of Germany.

5 Days FROM $ 1,400 PP
START IN 2019
Departure 06/25/2019
Arrival 06/29/2019
FROM $ 1,655 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/15/2019
Arrival 07/19/2019
FROM $ 1,600 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/30/2019
Arrival 09/03/2019
FROM $ 1,400 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/15/2019
Arrival 09/19/2019
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
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START IN 2020
Departure 05/02/2020
Arrival 05/06/2020
FROM $ 1,509 PP
Ship : MS La Boheme Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/01/2020
Arrival 08/05/2020
FROM $ 1,459 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/17/2020
Arrival 09/21/2020
FROM $ 1,509 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Show more

The Rhine and Moselle Rivers

Next departures: 05/06/2020, 07/03/2020, ...
CMS_AIPP

Strasbourg - COCHEM - ALKEN - KOBLENZ - BOPPARD - RÜDESHEIM - MAINZ - STRASBOURG

From Cochem to Strasbourg, discover the magic of the Moselle and the romantic Rhine valley on an exceptional cruise where rivers meander between breath-taking landscapes and castles dominating hillsides. Explore authentic towns and villages with hidden gems, such as Alken and its Thurant castle, or stroll in Boppard along one of the most beautiful banks of Germany.

5 Days FROM $ 1,459 PP
START IN 2020
Departure 05/06/2020
Arrival 05/10/2020
FROM $ 1,509 PP
Ship : MS La Boheme Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/03/2020
Arrival 07/07/2020
FROM $ 1,459 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/15/2020
Arrival 08/19/2020
FROM $ 1,459 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 10/01/2020
Arrival 10/05/2020
FROM $ 1,509 PP
Ship : MS Monet Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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