Brand New River Cruise

 

Royal Crown

Brand New Cruise Itinerary – Mysteries of the Rhine

Prices start from just £1,295 per person based on two people sharing

 

 

Tour Map Mysteries of the Rhine

Departure dates available in both August and September 2014 from Gatwick

Departure date available on 16th August 2014 from Manchester

A classic journey along the romantic Rhine on board the elegant Royal Crown begins with a cruise along the Amsterdam-Rhine canal, built to link the port city of Amsterdam with the Rhine.  The cruise continues along the picturesque waterways, passing idyllic vistas of vineyards, rugged cliffs and delightful villages, visiting the fascinating cites of Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim and Basel.  Overnight stops in each of these allows for time at leisure to really soak up the ambience and gain a sense of the character of each unique destination.

Day 1   UK – Amsterdam Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service transports you from your front door to the airport and your scheduled British Airways flight direct to Amsterdam.  On arrival, our coach transfers you to the Royal Crown for our afternoon embarkation
Day 2 – Cologne This afternoon we arrive in the cathedral city of Cologne, one of Germany’s most important trade centres and home to numerous sites of interest including the symbolic Gothic cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, which you can visit on an optional guided walking tour.  We moor here overnight
Day 3 – Cologne to Koblenz We have an afternoon arrival in the 2000 year old city of Koblenz, where there is an optional tour of the town’s historic old quarter and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, situated on the east bank of the Rhine
Day 4 – Koblenz to Rudesheim Today we sail through the Rhine Gorge – one of the most scenic stretches of the Rhine, and a designated UNESCO site – where rolling vineyards and hilltop castles line the riverbanks.  We arrive later this afternoon in Rudesheim, truly one of the Rhine Valley’s prettiest towns.  Rudesheim is home to the famous cobbled Drosselgasse, where lively inns and wine cellars line the street, and is famed for its winemaking tradition dating back to Carolingian times.  We make a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum on an optional excursion, home to an array of automated music machines from the 18th – 20th centuries.  We overnight in port, which gives you time at leisure to enjoy Rudesheim.
Day 5 – Rudesheim to Mannheim We have an early sailing from Rudesheim, arriving in Mannheim early afternoon.  From here, we have an optional excursion to the vibrant and cosmopolitan university city of Heidelberg, which has an idyllic setting on the River Neckar.  We have a late night sailing
Day 6 – Strasbourg The afternoon will be spent in the charming city of Strasbourg, a city alive with French and German influences.  The capital of Alsace, Strasbourg is a city of great importance both historically and today, as the home of the Council of Europe.  There will be an optional city tour 
Day 7 – Basel We cruise into Switzerland and dock in Basel, known as the cultural capital of Switzerland where the Swiss, French and German borders meet.  From here, we can explore the beautiful Bernese Oberland in all its scenic splendour on an optional excursion
Day 8 – Basel to the UK We disembark after breakfast and transfer to Basel airport for our British Airways flight back to the UK. On arrival, our staff will greet you and transfer you to Titan transport for your journey home to your front door

To make your booking or if you would like more information, please contact Susan Holt on 01233 431017 http://www.susanscruises.com/river-cruising.aspx

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