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The valleys of the Neckar, the romantic Rhine, the Moselle and the Saar 

STRASBOURG – HEIDELBERG – EBERBACH – RUDESHEIM – COCHEM - BERNKASTEL – TRIER* – SAARBRÜCKEN

 

   

 

This 7-day cruise gives you the opportunity to experience the magic of 4 famous rivers: the enchanting Neckar, the romantic Rhine, the picturesque Moselle and the Saar with its unspoilt landscapes.  Highlights include a riverboat in Strasbourg, the university city of Heidelberg, the medieval town of Cochem, Bernkastel - a typical German village and the Roman remains of Trier.


Days: 7 Days
Code -  STS
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1 STRASBOURG

Boarding between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.  Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Tour of Old Strasbourg in a riverboat (depending on availability). Departure of the boat for Mannheim.

   
Day 2 MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG - EBERBACH
 

Arrival of the boat in Mannheim early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Departure for the excursion to Heidelberg, one of the oldest university towns in Germany. Meanwhile, the ship will sail towards Heidelberg, where we will return on board for lunch. Departure to Eberbach, where we should arrive around 5.00pm.Time at leisure in this medieval city founded at the 13th century, and part of the Natural Parc" Neckartal-Odenwald". Dinner and evening of entertainment.

   
Day 3 EBERBACH –– RUDESHEIM
 

Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch on board. Arrival in Rudesheim in the afternoon, departure in a little train, stopping at a cellar and wine tasting(1), followed by a visit to the museum of mechanical music or free time. Dinner on board. Free evening in the famous Drosselgasse, known throughout the world for its atmosphere, its numerous restaurants and its bands.

   
Day 4 RUDESHEIM – COCHEM
 

Breakfast on board. Departure of the boat early morning and cruise on the most beautiful section of the Romantic Rhine. You will be able to see a number of castles situated in the famous vineyards. We will also pass the famous Rock of the Lorelei. Lunch on board. In Koblenz, we will be sailing up the Mosel. Arrival in Cochem in the afternoon. A picturesque town dominated by its castle in the style of medieval settlements. Free time or explore the historic old town. Diner on board. Free evening.

   
Day 5 COCHEM – BERNKASTEL – TRIER
 

Breakfast on board. This entire cruise takes place in an exceptional landscape. You will discover a multitude of small villages with their vines and castles. Two-hour stop in Bernkastel, the pearl of the Moselle. Continuation towards Trier. Dinner on board, followed by an evening's entertainment. Arrival in Trier towards the end of the evening. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 6 TRIER – SAARBRÜCKEN

After breakfast guided tour of Trier. Explore this town rich in Roman remains. Return on board for lunch in Saarburg . Lunch on board and departure of the cruise for Saarbrücken, sailing up the Saar through the "Saarschleife" with its magnificent wooded landscapes, traversed by the meanders of the Saar. Gala dinner followed by an evening of dancing. Arrival in Saarbrücken in the evening. Overnight stopover.

   
Day 7 SAARBRÜCKEN – STRASBOURG
 

Breakfast. Disembarkation at 9.00 am. End of our journey. Transfer back to Strasbourg included.

   
 

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: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre-paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)
Transfer back to Strasbourg

   
EXCLUSIONS

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

                        
 
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