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The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei

Strasbourg Roundtrip - Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
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Discover the most beautiful section of the romantic Rhine River. Pass by numerous castles nestled in famed vineyards and the celebrated Rock of Lorelei. Visit Rudesheim and enjoy a tourist train stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the museum of mechanical music. Explore Heidelberg, a cosmopolitan, friendly, and vibrant city made up of 15 distinct neighborhoods and particularly attractive to families, students, businesspeople, and researchers. Its high quality of life comes through to visitors, who feel genuinely at home here. Experience all of this and more on an incredible 5-day expedition aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Strasbourg, France | Embark
Day 2 : Mainz, Germany | Koblenz
Day 3 : Koblenz - The Romantic Rhine Valley - Rudesheim
Day 4 : Speyer or Mannheim
Day 5 : Strasbourg | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore Koblenz and observe the unique Stolzenfels Castle
  • Visit the historical Bassenheimer Hof cellar and join a wine tasting
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of Rüdesheim and the Rhine River

Ship

MS Gérard Schmitter

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Historic old town Strasbourg Koblenz at night Rüdesheim vineyards Wine tasting on a small ship cruise Heidelberg and its castle

Day 1 Strasbourg, France | Embark

Board at the end of the afternoon in Strasbourg. Join the presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail followed by dinner on board. Enjoy a tour of old Strasbourg at night aboard a canal boat (depending on availability). 

Day 2 Mainz, Germany | Koblenz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail to Lauterbourg, Speyer, and Mainz. Then continue towards Koblenz and up the most beautiful section of the romantic Rhine by the towns of Kaub, Oberwesel, and Sankt Goar. Before you reach Koblenz, you are able to glimpse magnificent Stolzenfels Castle on the hills. Arrive in Koblenz at the end of the afternoon, and discover the old city while you enjoy a free evening. 

Day 3 Koblenz - The Romantic Rhine Valley - Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise up the most beautiful part of the romantic Rhine between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Pass numerous castles nestling in the famed vineyards and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei. Lunch on board. Arrival in Rüdesheim early in the afternoon. Shopping or excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: departure in a touristic train stopping at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the museum of mechanical music.

DISCOVERY: hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim.

In the evening, the famous Drosselgasse awaits you with its numerous cafés and bands.

Day 4 Speyer or Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart early in the morning and cruise up the Rhine to Speyer. Pass through the towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms, and Mannheim. Join an excursion to visit Heidelberg. Then return on board in Speyer or Mannheim at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy an exclusive gala evening on board. 

Day 5 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy your last buffet breakfast on board. Arrive in Strasbourg in the morning and disembark. 

MS Gérard Schmitter

Per person starting at
$1,295
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Main Deck
25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (16 twins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped of disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Excursions included in the package selected
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list
-Champagne at the bar
-Drinks during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Personal expenses.

Formalities
valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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