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The Rhine in Flames

Strasbourg Roundtrip - Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Gérard Schmitter
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For an incredible experience, take a look at our German river cruises that include the magnificent Rhine in Flames event. Germany's largest and oldest fireworks show, over 150,000 people flock to the banks of the Rhine each year to admire this spectacular annual event. Situated at the most scenic spots along the Rhine. Come and enjoy the spectacle of a countryside illuminated in the radiance of the "Rhine in Flames". On this 5-day voyage aboard the MS Gérard Schmitter admire the thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Strasbourg | Embark
Day 2 : Koblenz | Rudesheim | The Rhine in Flames
Day 3 : Rudesheim | Mainz
Day 4 : Mainz | Mannheim
Day 5 : Strasbourg | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire the spectacular fireworks that takes place along the Rhine
  • Discover Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Heidelberg.
  • Hike through the world famous vineyards of Rudesheim

Ship

MS Gérard Schmitter

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Peaceful canal running through a European town Medieval bridge Ponts Couverts and cathedral Vineyard underneath the Niederwald Monument, Rudesheim, Germany Old city of Koblenz by night International Lyceum of Pontonniers in Strasbourg

Day 1 Strasbourg | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Followed by an excursion common for both packages: River boat tour of the city’s old town (subject to availability). 

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

Day 2 Koblenz | Rudesheim | The Rhine in Flames

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this morning sailing on the Romantic Rhine River, reaching Koblenz in the early afternoon. Join the hostess for a discovery tour of the old town. Have a magical evening as you take part in a romantic and unforgettable experience: The legendary "Rhine in Flames" from Trechtingshausen to Rüdesheim.

Day 3 Rudesheim | Mainz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Tour on a tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar*, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.

Discovery: You'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, and hike through the vineyards.

Return on board and start sailing towards Mainz, reaching it in the early afternoon. Join the team on an excursion for both packages: guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4 Mainz | Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising. Join the excursion for both packages: Visit Heidelberg, Its high quality of life comes through to visitors, who feel genuinely at home here. Tonight is the gala dinner and evening. The ship will sail through the night towards Strasbourg.

Day 5 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.

MS Gérard Schmitter

Per person starting at
$1,878
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
-The classic excursions mentioned in the program
-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 served during excursions or transfers
-The supplement for the discovery package
-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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