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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, business people, 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.
Koblenz at nightRüdesheim vineyardsWine tastingHeidelberg and its castleHistoric old town Strasbourg
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
Activities
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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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 |

  • 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: Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Departing early in the morning, the ship cruises up the Rhine to Mannheim, passing the towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein, and Worms. Join the excursion for both packages, exploring Heidelberg. Returning on board late in the afternoon, the evening is dedicated to the gala and dinner. The ship sails towards Strasbourg through the night.

Day 5: Strasbourg | Disembark

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

Ship/Hotel

MS Gérard Schmitter

Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
MS Gérard Schmitter cruising along the Rhine River

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$1,727
Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Main Deck-Cat A
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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Main Deck- Cat B
4 double cabins -equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Main Deck- Cat C
9 double cabins -equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck-Cat A
21 cabins (16 twins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped of disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with a shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Middle Deck-Cat B
4 double cabins 1 PRM cabin -equipped of disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with a shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter
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Upper Deck-Cat A
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 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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Upper Deck-Cat B
23 double cabins -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
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Assistance from onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Gala dinner
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points

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