Start this unique 5-day cruise in the magical city of Trier and travel through the legendary and romantic Rhine Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make your way to the charming laid-back city of Strasbourg, France. Pass the legendary Lorelei rock, named after a beautiful young maiden who, according to German legend, threw herself into the river in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren.
Visit the spectacular Trier and its historic Roman ruins
Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Trier. Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Our ship will remain in port overnight.
This morning, the excursion proposed is: Trier and its Roman ruins. Founded by the Celts and later conquered by the Romans, Trier is thought to be Germany’s oldest city. Its remarkable ruins are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We’ll spend the afternoon cruising the Moselle River, so sit back and revel in the splendid scenery on each side of the riverbanks.
The morning will be dedicated to an excursion to Eltz Castle. Surrounded by a lush forest lining a deep valley, Eltz Castle looks like it came straight out of Game of Thrones. The interior is just as extraordinary as its exterior and spans 850 years of architecture and culture.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Koblenz, arriving in the afternoon. Join us for an excursion: Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, Koblence is a great city to stroll through. We’ll then visit the historic castle, where we'll have a magnificent view across the city and valleys.
Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing. Our ship will remain in port overnight.
We’ll spend the day cruising on the Rhine River. This remarkable route meanders between sheer rocks as it passes picturesque vineyards and fortified castles perched high above the water. The legendary rock of the Lorelei is just one of the high points we’ll see. A subject of many literary works and poems, the rock is most famously associated with the myth of a beautiful maiden who threw herself from its heights in despair, only to be transformed into a siren who lures fishermen to their deaths. We’ll pass famous German cities dotting the river, including Mainz, Mannheim, and Speyer. Tonight is our festive gala evening.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.