Rhine and Moselle
Departing by Coach
Duration 10 Days
Available August 2019

Relax aboard your floating hotel as you discover the quaint riverside settlements that hug the banks of the Rhine and Moselle. Highlights include Andernach, a little gem that is home to the world’s highest cold water spouting geyser as well as medieval fortifications such as the Round Tower and castle ruins with a well preserved keep.

We sail on to Cochem where snaking streets of wine taverns are tucked below imposing Reichsburg Castle and bustling Boppard with its chairlift that gently glides visitors up to a spectacular viewpoint. Rudesheim boasts historical treasures while ancient Koblenz nestles at the confluence of the rivers, overlooked by a mighty statue of Kaiser Wilhelm.

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel from Inverurie, Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Dundee, Perth, Dunfermline or Edinburgh
  • Return overnight ferry to Amsterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board – on the way out and on the way back
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on board Princess Christina
  • Visits to Cologne, Andernach, Cochem, Boppard,  Rudesheim and Koblenz Old Town
  • Comfortable coach and ferry travel throughout
  • Services of a holiday host

Single supplements apply. Subject to availability.

Itinerary

Day One

We travel to Newcastle for our DFDS ferry to Amsterdam, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

Day Two

We make our way to Cologne to board the Prinses Christina, where we settle in to our cabins and explore the ship’s facilities before dinner.

Day Three

We begin our cruise, passing Bonn and into the Rhine Valley with its vineyard slopes and romantic castles, reaching the Roman town of Andernach.

Day Four

We leave the Rhine at Koblenz, cruising upstream on the winding Moselle and stopping at popular Cochem, which is overlooked by stately Reichsburg Castle.

Day Five

We rejoin the Rhine to visit Boppard.

Day Six

Gliding between the steep slopes and craggy rocks of the Rhine Gorge, we pass historic castles en route to popular Rudesheim.

Day Seven

Returning through the Rhine Gorge, you’ll have time to explore Koblenz Old Town.

Day Eight

Passing the remains of the famous bridge at Remagen, we return to Cologne where we have time to visit the majestic cathedral

Day Nine

We head for our ferry back to Newcastle, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

Day Ten

We make our way home.


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