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Visit the Great Cathedrals along the Rhine River

COLOGNE - MAINZ - WORMS - MANNHEIM - SPEYER - STRASBOURG

 

    

 

This 6 day tour affords the opportunities to visit the major Cathedrals of Cologne, Mainz, Worms, Speyer and Strasbourg on the Rhine - a mixture of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture.  Other highlights are the visit to the Frangrance Museum in Cologne and the Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame, known for its Alsatian art and architecture.
2016
7-12 APR onboard MS Monet; 9-14 JUL onboard MS Symphonie; 25-29 SEP onboard MS Symphonie

 
Days: 6 Days
Code -  CSC_PP
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1   COLOGNE

 

Transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Cologne.

Boarding at 6 pm in Strasbourg. Time to settle into your cabin before a welcome cocktail and crew introduction, followed by dinner on board. Overnight in port.

 

     
Day 2   COLOGNE - MAINZ
 
Morning guided tour on foot of Cologne and its magnificent Gothic cathedral, which was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1996. Next visit the Fragrance Museum Farina-House and learn about the birthplace of the Eau de Cologne. Return onboard and begin the cruise. The afternoon will be spent cruising with a lecture on board before an evening of entertainment. Overnight in port.
     
Day 3   MAINZ - WORMS
   
Arrival in Mainz early in the morning. Guided tour on foot of the Mainz Cathedral and its museum. The three-nave cathedral is predominantly Romanesque in architecture, but later additions over many centuries resulted in the different influences seen today. After our visit, we'll return to our ship and cruise towards Worms, arriving in the late afternoon. Guided tour on foot of Worms and its cathedral. This cathedral is one of the finest examples of High Romanesque architecture in Germany. Return on board in the evening. Remain in port overnight.
     
Day 4   WORMS - MANNHEIM - SPEYER
   
Morning cruising towards Mannheim. Join an excursion to visit Heidelberg (transportation not included). Dominated by its red sandstone castle perched above, the city has preserved its unequaled charm. Return on board in Speyer. This afternoon take part in a guided tour on foot of Speyer and its cathedral. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this cathedral has maintained the overall form and dimensions of the original 11th-century Romanesque structure. Its design sets the standard for the many of the churches built in the Rhineland. Return on board in the evening. Cruise during the night.
     
Day 5   STRASBOURG
 
Start the day with a morning cruising - relax or attend the onboard lecture. In the afternoon join a , guided tour of Strasbourg and its cathedral (transportation not included). Famous for its single spire and astronomical clock, this cathedral is widely considered among the finest examples of late Gothic architecture. We'll also visit the nearby Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame, famous for its collection representing seven centuries of sculptures, glass windows, and architectural artifacts, as well as the building plans for the Strasbourg Cathedral and other great churches in the region. Gala evening.
     
Day 6
  STRASBOURG
    One last breakfast on board before disembarking in Strasbourg at 9 am.
     
   

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.


INCLUSIONS:




 

This offer includes: all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day; drinks - including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by staff during meals on board, drinks served due bar hours (excluding champagne and premium wines) - a share twin cabin with shower an private bathroom; onboard entertainment; assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess; welcome cocktail; gala dinner and evening; port fees; transfer by coach from Strasbourg to Cologne

     
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This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

     
NOTE:
  Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the last day of your travel.
     
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