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Rhine & Moselle

Strasbourg - Frankfurt - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard River Queen
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Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. See Strasbourg, a dynamic city that has changed its nationality four times, has a lot to offer. Savor a one-of-a-kind experience in historic Speyer, where you’ll be treated to a private vinegar tasting at a captivating estate and explore Cochem’s castle-dotted hillsides with a nighttime visit to Cochem Castle.
See Germany’s oldest town, Trier, and learn about its rich Roman history. Embark on a tour of the neighboring country of Luxembourg and get a feel for its warm and revel in the picture-perfect winemaking villages of Bernkastel and Boppard.

Select departures run in reverse (Frankfurt to Strasbourg)

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Strasbourg | Embark
Day 2 : Strasbourg
Day 3 : Speyer
Day 4 : Cochem
Day 5 : Cochem
Day 6 : Trier
Day 7 : Trier
Day 8 : Bernkastel
Day 9 : Boppard | Rüdesheim
Day 10 : Frankfurt | Disembark

Highlights

  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Experience historic Speyer and enjoy a private vinegar tasting
  • Explore Cochem’s castle-dotted hillsides
  • Let the enthralling Moselle and Rhine captivate you

Ship

River Queen

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

River Queen

Day 1 Strasbourg | Embark

Arrive at Strasbourg Airport. You will be greeted by a representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2 Strasbourg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. You can choose to see Strasbourg, which will give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city; or you can experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 3 Speyer

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Day 4 Cochem

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff sits the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, which brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.

Day 5 Cochem

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. The Moselle River cuts through the town, leaving Cochem in two distinct halves on two steep hills. Discover Cochem’s perfect quaintness on foot, with stops along the city wall’s medieval gates and Marktplatz. Uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the war. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hike.

Day 6 Trier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more.

Day 7 Trier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Trier is a city encased in stunning ruins and remnants from the Roman Empire, and not to mention neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial, where General George S. Patton is buried.

Day 8 Bernkastel

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, helping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the Middle Moselle.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Day 9 Boppard | Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wander through Boppard’s stone-paved streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle, or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

Day 10 Frankfurt | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After disembarking, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

River Queen

Per person starting at
$3,399
River Queen Classic Cabin
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Classic
Magnificently appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on Moselle Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
River Queen Deluxe Cabin
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Deluxe
Sumptuously appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Danube deck and Main Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.
River Queen French Balcony Cabin
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French Balcony
Luxuriant appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.
River Queen Suite
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Suite
Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers. Additional special amenities and services.

Notes

Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

- All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
- Single Supplement applies for single accommodation. Solo occupancy pricing is dependent on cabin type, contact us for details.

Included in Cruise Fare:
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 8 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Let's Go” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 2 countries: Germany and France
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Excluded from Cruise Fare:
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $250 per person
  • Airfare, international or local
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Travel protection plan
  • Extensions or land tours 
  • Losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour
  • Any additional personal expenses
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided on board on the first day of your cruise.
 
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