Discover the most beautiful section of theromantic 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 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
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
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).
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
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.
Departure of the ship early in the morning to cruise up the Rhine to Speyer. Pass the towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms and Mannheim. Join an excursion to Heidelberg. Stopover in Speyer or Mannheim depending on berths available at the wharf. Back on board late in the afternoon. Tonight is your gala evening and dinner. The ship will sail towards Strasbourg through the night.
Day 5 Strasbourg | Disembark
Enjoy your last buffet breakfast on board. Arrive in Strasbourg in the morning and disembark.
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25 cabins (18 twins, 7 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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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.
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41 cabins (39 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees -Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.
This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list
-Champagne at the bar
-Drinks during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
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.
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.