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The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
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Fall in love with the Rhine River and its wonderful landscapes on this 5-day cruise aboard the MS Leonard De Vinci. Visit the most beautiful part of the romantic Rhine between Koblenz and Rudesheim. Pass by numerous castles nestled in famed vineyards. Cruise by the charming towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms, and Mannheim. Discover Renaissance ruins and the restoration of the Heidelberg Castle. Stop at the historical Bassenheimer Hof cellar, a seigneurial residence from the 16th century, where you can indulge in a wine tasting. 

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

  • Visit the famous Drosselgasse with its numerous cafés and bars
  • Explore the Church of the Holy Spirit, the most famous church in Heidelberg
  • Join an exclusive tour of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train

Ship

MS Leonard De Vinci

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

River through Koblenz Germany Enjoy a wine tasting in a local vineyard Stroll around the charming streets of Koblenz Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum Observe Rudesheim's famous vineyards

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). 

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

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, passing numerous castles nestling in the famed vineyards and the celebrated rock of the Lorelei. Arrive at Rüdesheim early in the afternoon. Today excursions are:

Classic: Depart on a tourist 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, enjoy 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 as you arrive in Strasbourg. Disembark ship.

MS Leonard De Vinci

Per person starting at
$1,241
Cabins aboard the MS Leonard De Vinci
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Main Deck
49 cabins on the main deck (43 twins, 3 single cabins, 2CU cabins, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 129 sq. ft.
Cabins aboard the MS Leonard De Vinci
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Upper Deck
23 cabins (twins) on the upper deck, equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 129 sq. ft.

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 onboard, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-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
-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
-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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