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The Moselle River, the Rhine Valley, and enchanting Alsace and Switzerland

Cochem to Strasbourg - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Monet
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Peaceful canal running through a European town
Highlights
  • Take part on a guided tour of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Cruise up the Rhine to Mannheim and admire the stunning scenery
  • Visit Strasbourg's famous single-belfry cathedral
  • Explore this enchanting city of Basel on foot
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Strasbourg | Cochem | Embark

Begin your adventure at the dock in Strasbourg. Leave by coach for Cochem, arriving at the end of the morning. Have lunch in a local restaurant before you enjoy a guided tour of Cochem Castle. Board the ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail, and the ship will begin its cruise on the Moselle. Tonight, enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board. Moor in Rauental Moselweiss overnight.

Day 2: Koblenz | Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set out on a guided tour of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Located at the crossroads of the Rhine and Moselle Regions, surrounded by several mountain peaks, Koblenz is a rich mosaic of culture and history. Take the funicular railway up the hill to visit the historic castle, where you can have a magnificent view across the city and valleys. You’ll immediately understand the strategical importance of this fortress throughout history for the horizon stretches as far as the eye can see. Spend the afternoon cruising the romantic Rhine River. The ship will pass by numerous castles, the legendary rock of the Lorelei, picturesque villages and the seemingly never-ending vineyards. Upon arrival in Rüdesheim this evening, the famous Drosselgasse with its numerous cafés, bars and music awaits you!

Day 3: Mannheim | Heidelberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship starts to cruise up the Rhine to Mannheim early this morning. Pass in front of the cities of Wiesbaden, Nierstein and Worms. Join an excursion to Heidelberg, the most romantic city in Germany. Begin your return to Strasbourg and enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. 

Day 4: Strasbourg | Breisach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Strasbourg and leave for a day-long excursion in the area, beginning with a guided visit of the city. A panoramic tour will show you all the highlights the city has to offer. Then, continue on foot to visit the famous single-belfry cathedral, crossing through the Petite France area lined with canals and half-timbered houses. Afterward, travel along the Alsatian Wine Route and stop at a wine cellar for a tasting. The afternoon will be spent visiting Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, where you can enjoy a guided tour plunging you into life during the Middle Ages. Once you cross over the drawbridge, you’ll find yourself in fully furnished and decorated living quarters surrounded by collections of medieval weapons. After your day, return on board the ship in Breisach and enjoy an Alsatian-themed evening on board.

Day 5: Basel

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising towards Basel.

The afternoon is dedicated to the visit of the city. Discover the old town, its various passages and medieval monuments such as the cathedral—the city’s hallmark—the marketplace, and the bright red town hall. Tonight is your festive gala evening.

Day 6: Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. You’ll return to Strasbourg by coach.

Photo Gallery

View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland Peaceful canal running through a European town View of Strasbourg city Koblenz at night Vineyard underneath the Niederwald Monument, Rudesheim, Germany

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Ship/Hotel

MS Monet

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Restaurant on the MS Monet
Restaurant on the MS Monet

Dates & Prices

Per person starting at
$2,145
Cabins on the MS Monet
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Main Deck
50 cabins (7 double, 37 twins, 4 triple cabins, 2 single cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS Monet
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Upper Deck
28 cabins (3 double, 25 twins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

This offer includes
-Coach transfers from Strasbourg to Cochem and from Basel to Strasbourg
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- All on board beverages (not including the special lists)
- Accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom
- On board entertainment
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala evening
- Assistance from our on board, multi-lingual host/hostess
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Tour of Reichsburg Cochem on Day 1
- Lunch on Day 1
- Emergency/repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include
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Airfare
- Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

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