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4 Rivers: The Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine, and Neckar Valleys

Strasbourg Roundtrip - Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Lafayette
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Join MS Lafayette on this 7-day adventure that sails along the enchanting four rivers, the Moselle, Sarre, Romantic Rhine and Neckar Valleys. As you cruise along these rivers, take time to see the amazing villages on the banks of each river. You can also explore the city of Luxembourg where you will find a great combination of culture and design. Never miss the opportunity for a wine tasting in Remich before you disembark in Strasbourg. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Strasbourg | Remich | Embark
Day 2 : Luxembourg | Remich
Day 3 : Saarburg | Trier
Day 4 : Cochem
Day 5 : Koblenz | Rudesheim | Mannheim
Day 6 : Mannheim | Heidelberg
Day 7 : Strasbourg | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the Roman vestiges and heritage in Trier
  • Enjoy wine tasting on the underground wine cellars of Remich
  • See the charming villages appear on the banks of each river
  • Explore the old city of Luxembourg and its architectures

Ship

MS Lafayette

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Aerial View over Luxembourg City Cochem Castle, Germany Porta Nigra, Trier, Germany Koblenz at night La Petite district in Strasbourg

Day 1 Strasbourg | Remich | Embark

Be transferred to Remich from Strasbough by coach and board the MS Lafayette at 6:00 pm. Settle into your cabins and enjoy the welcome cocktails prepared by the crew. Join the evening of entertainment. 

Day 2 Luxembourg | Remich

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join a visit to a winery(1) complete with a tasting. Seven pioneering men of the region recognized the magic of the huge calcareous rock downstream from Remich.  They cultivated the first vineyards now infamous for its sparkling wines. In 1919, in the aftermath of World War I, they set up the Caves St Martin. You’ll discover the secrets to winemaking while strolling through the underground passages that seem to go on for miles. After your tour, you’ll go to the historical center of Remich where you can enjoy some free time on your own. Also called the “Pearl of the Moselle,” this charming city is surrounded by an outstanding panorama of vineyards and forests. Take a stroll along the several miles of promenade in the shade of the trees along the Moselle or sit back on a cozy terrace for some more wine.

This afternoon, joina guided tour of Luxembourg. You’ll leave from Remich for Luxembourg by coach. Luxembourg is a real mix of styles and cultures. You’ll set out on a guided tour on foot to get a closer look at some of the sites, including the Place des Armes, Place de la Constitution, capital buildings, Corniche, old city, Grand Ducal Palace (exterior), and Place Guillaume II. After your tour, enjoy some free time before returning to the ship in Remich.

Begin to cruise to Saarburg and join an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 Saarburg | Trier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise on the Sarre and the Moselle towards Trier and arrive by late morning. This afternoon, join the tour of the this city of Trier. Discover the Roman vestiges, heritage and the splendid view the city offers of the Moselle and its magnificent landscape. Trier is known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings, but it is also home to some impressive churches as well. Take a look at the amphitheater, the imperial baths, the Roman Basilica and the Porta Nigra, one of the best-preserved Roman city gates. 

Return on board and continue cruising to Cochem. Join an evening of entertainment.

Day 4 Cochem

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Cochem this morning and head to Cochem castle on a mini-bus. The Imperial Castle sits on a mighty crag over the Moselle River. This magnificent building dates back to 1000. After being destroyed by the French in the 17th century, it was rebuilt from scratch in a Neo-Gothic style by a local German businessman. Following your visit to the castle, enjoy some free time in the city. Take a stroll through the narrow, winding streets and enjoy the ambiance full of lovely half-timbered homes with slate roofs, the historic square near the town hall and the early walls, gates and churches. Return on board on foot. 

This afternoon, continue cruising the Moselle River which is one of the most beautiful tributaries of the Rhine, towards Koblenz. Enjoy the calm as we pass by charming villages, vineyards and what seems like a castle on every peak. Explore the city with the host or hostess by the end of the afternoon and the rest of the evening is yours to do as you please. 

Day 5 Koblenz | Rudesheim | Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Pass through the beautiful and romantic Rhine Valley. Majestic castles, mysterious ruins and famous vineyards dot the countryside known for its legendary German royalty and fabled Lorelei Rock. The ship arrives in Rüdesheim by late morning.

In the afternoon, take a tour of Rüdesheim. Visit the local vineyards while on a tourist train and participate in a wine tasting in the historic rooms of the Bassenheimer Hof. After, head to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet, located in a lovely, 15th-century building. This museum holds a collection of fascinating musical instruments ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion. 

Return on board and begin to cruise to Mannheim. 

Day 6 Mannheim | Heidelberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Mannheim early in the morning. This is the starting point for the excursion to Heidelberg. Known as the most romantic city in Germany, it has inspired many painters and poets by its beauty. Get to visit the partially ruined, red sandstone castle that sits majestically above the city, overlooking the Neckar River. Up to the Thirty Years’ War, Heidelberg boasted one of the most notable ensembles of buildings in the Holy Roman Empire. While time has taken its toll, this castle’s fame lives on to this day. The giant wine barrel is one of the most popular attractions. Built in a cellar in 1591, it held about 34,342 gallons of wine collected from the Palatinate in payment of taxes. The facade of the Friedrich Building, displaying a perfect gallery of portraits from the royal line, is also a must-see. 

Afterwards, go to the historical center of the city to take in the many sites. Enjoy some free time before returning on board in Heidelberg. 

Cruise along the Rhine Rivers towards Strasbourg. Tonight is the festive gala evening.

Day 7 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board at 9:00 am before disembarking.

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Flexible New Booking Policy
For new bookings made between March 9-May 1, 2020, for departures until August 31, 2020,  cancel free of charge* up to 30 days prior to departure. *Excludes administrative costs. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Aug 31, 2020

Per person starting at
$2,244
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Main Deck
29 cabins (27 double-occupancy cabins, 2 single cabins).
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Upper Deck
14 cabins with large picture windows (11 double-occupancy cabins, 2 single cabins, 1 cabin for persons with disabilities).

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

Price Includes:
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- On board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- Assistance from our on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner
- On board entertainment
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Remich on D1
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- All port fees.

Price does not Include:
- 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.
 
Mentions
For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) In case the original winery isn't available, you'll visit an other one. *Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
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