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Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel: Cruise Only

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Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail the Rhine River from youthful Amsterdam to Germany's fashion center, Düsseldorf. Explore splendid Cologne with its magnificent Dome and admire the picturesque Rhine castles on your way to bustling Frankfurt and medieval Heidelberg. Continue to fascinating Koblenz and cruise the beautiful Mosel River Valley to charming Cochem and lovely Bernkastel.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands / Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam
Day 3 : Cologne, Germany
Day 4 : Rudesheim
Day 5 : Mainz / Koblenz
Day 6 : Cochem
Day 7 : Bernkastel
Day 8 : Luxembourg / Disembark / Return Home

Ship

MS Amalyra

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Walk through the vineyards of Europe A cathedral at sunset from the Rhine Vineyard by the river Castle surrounded by vineyards. Bicycles in on a bridge over a canal

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands / Embark

Arrive in charming Amsterdam. Your luxurious river cruise ship is moored near the city center. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Cocktail Reception. (D)

Day 2 Amsterdam

After breakfast, your tour begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the fabled Skinny Bridge, elegant narrow townhouses, and the famous house where Anne Frank once spent years in hiding during World War II. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic motor coach tour of Amsterdam that will take you past numerous iconic landmarks and includes a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill. You will also have free time to explore and shop for souvenirs. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Cologne, Germany

This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Rhine River to Cologne. After arriving early afternoon, you will have your choice of two tours. The first is a walking tour of Cologne, which includes the Old Town, Cathedral Square, and the spectacular 13th-century Gothic cathedral whose twin spires are amongst the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you will have free time to linger in the cathedral, browse the many nearby shops or perhaps enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous beer. As an alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour of Cologne (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 4 Rudesheim

This morning, admire the stunning beauty of the Rhine’s numerous fairytale castles and legendary Lorelei Rock as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim, where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. In the evening, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a fantastic collection of robotic and self-playing musical instruments from the 18th-20th centuries. The ship overnights here. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Mainz / Koblenz

Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and choose between two different excursions: a walking tour of beautiful Mainz that includes the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible; or an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, where you will see the red-walled Heidelberg Castle and its Great Vat, enjoy lunch on your own, and take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Cochem

This afternoon, arrive in picturesque Cochem, located amidst the steep vineyards and wine villages of the Mosel. Choose between a walking tour and guided visit to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, featuring spectacular views of the Mosel, or a guided bike tour of this lovely town (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 7 Bernkastel

This morning, arrive in charming Bernkastel, where you will enjoy a winery visit and walking tour. Strategically located in the heart of the Mosel, the town boasts over 500 years of documented wine history and has a medieval marketplace, steeply gabled half-timbered homes, and beautiful town squares with centuries-old fountains. Above the town stand the ruins of Castle Landshut, the former summer home of the Archbishop of Trier, which was destroyed by a fire in the 17th-century. Later in the afternoon, your ship cruises to Luxembourg. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Luxembourg / Disembark / Return Home

This morning, bid farewell to your cruise ship in and transfer to the airport for flights home (B)

MS Amalyra

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Cat E
170 sq. feet. 5 cabins on Piano Deck. Fixed twin windows, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #108-113.
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Cat D
170 sq. feet. 7 cabins on Piano Deck. Fixed twin windows, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #101-107.
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Cat C
170 sq. feet. 4 cabins on Cello Deck. 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #225-230.
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Cat B
170 sq. feet. 26 cabins on Cello Deck. 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #201-224.
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Cat A
170 sq. feet. 20 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #305-332.
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CatA+
170 sq. feet. 1 cabin on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #223, 221
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Suite
255 sq. feet. 3 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, bathtub and shower, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #310-304.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Please note:Not included in fare are port charges.

Included features:
- 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies
- Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
- Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations
- Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
- Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
- Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
- Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
- Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
- Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
- Services of Professional Cruise Manager
- All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
- All local Taxes
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