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Treasures along the Rhine and Moselle

Set sail through narrow gorges and steep-sided valleys on a breathtaking journey along the river Rhine to the Moselle. Explore Germany’s medieval cities and sample the finest wines on an unforgettable tour that’s as fascinating and historical as it is romantic and relaxing. Discover fairy-tale castles, soak up the atmosphere on charming squares and admire the scenery of the Rhine Valley from the heights of a cable car. At the end of each day, you’ll return to the comfort of MS Arena, where the accommodating captain and crew will take care of your every need.

10 days from £1,089pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Return flights from Heathrow with coach transfers between airport and ship
  • 9 nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Welcome drink & Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of a Cruise Manager & Cruise Director
  • The services of an experienced tour manager
  • Gratuities for driver and local guide

Itinerary

Overview

We travel to Amsterdam and join our ship, ready for a relaxing evening onboard.

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Overview

This morning is free to explore the quaint cobbled streets of Amsterdam at your leisure. Why not treat yourself to a guided boat tour around the famous canal network, giving you the best views of the city from the water. Or you can visit the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum or the impressive Rijksmuseum before setting sail for Dusseldorf at lunchtime.

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Overview

This morning we arrive in Dusseldorf, the German city famous for its fashion industry and huge art scene. You’ll experience a taste of the old and the new here, with modern and stylish architecture standing alongside more traditional buildings. You have the opportunity to join an optional guided tour of the city or, alternatively, why not indulge in a spot of retail therapy in the popular shopping area of Konigsallee. We return to the ship for lunch, before continuing on our way towards Rüdesheim.

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Overview

We arrive into the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim around lunchtime. There are two optional excursions to enjoy today. The first gives you the chance to visit the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum and get a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking Rhine Valley from a cable car up high. This evening you can join our optional tour to visit a traditional wine cellar and sample some of the superb wine that the region is so famous for.

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Overview

We leave Rüdesheim this morning and set sail towards the historic city of Koblenz, one of the oldest, most beautiful and most diverse cities in Germany. This afternoon you can join our optional excursion to explore the pristine Sayn Palace with its tranquil butterfly garden. This evening we set sail towards Bernkastel.

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Overview

We arrive into Bernkastel around lunchtime. A destination famous for its wine, there’s no better place to enjoy a bit of free time to yourself than in this picturesque 700-year-old town. Meander around the beautiful market square and pick your favourite spot to sit and watch the world go by, surrounded by half-timbered houses and gently trickling fountains. Of course, it’s only right that you should do this with a refreshing glass of Riesling in hand! This evening, we sail towards Trier.

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Overview

This morning we arrive into Trier where you can enjoy some free time exploring this ancient Roman city, which is one of the oldest in Germany. You can also join our optional walking tour which will give you a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the city, discovering ancient Roman ruins as you go. Later today, we return to the ship and set sail for Cochem.

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This morning we arrive in Cochem, an idyllic town set against the stunning backdrop of the Moselle River valley. Dominating the landscape is the towering, 11th century Reichsburg castle, which is over 1000 years old and features incredible panoramic views from the top. You can join our optional guided tour up to the castle and see its newly-restored neo-Gothic architecture up close. After lunch, we’ll continue onto Andernach, where we berth overnight.

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What better way to start our final day than with some optional wine tasting in Winningen? At lunchtime, we continue our journey to Bonn, the former capital of Germany and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. Here you are free to explore the city at your leisure, but be sure to check out the Dragon Rock Railway, leading to the top of magnificent Drachenfels hill. It’s then time to cast off for the final time and cruise to the beautiful city of Cologne, dominated by its huge Gothic cathedral.

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Overview

This morning, we bid farewell to our captain, crew and ship and begin our return journey to the UK.

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Accommodation

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?

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