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Riviera Travel Rhine, Moselle & Switzerland

Riviera Travel Rhine, Moselle, and Switzerland

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Embark on a captivating journey through the Rhine valley, encountering its most charming towns and cities amidst stunning scenery. This river journey highlights the finest of Switzerland, complemented by the scenic wonders of the Rhine and Moselle. Expect elegant cities, quaint timber-framed villages, stunning natural vistas, and the iconic Bernese Oberland.

  • Take in the natural beauty of the Black Forest and the Rhine Gorge
  • Visit idyllic Titisee
  • Travel by rail up the Bernese Oberland Mountains
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment including a folklore show
  • Explore some of the region’s iconic towns and cities including Strasbourg, Trier and Cologne
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 14nts onboard a 5* ship
  • Full Board dining
  • Free Superior drinks package
  • 13 visits & tours
  • Services of an expert Riviera Cruise director

Day 1: Arrival in Basel
Travel to Basel in Switzerland where you’ll transfer to the ship

Day 2: Lucerne & Bernese Oberland
This morning, take a short drive to Lucerne, with free time to visit the Chapel Bridge which crosses the lake. Shortly after, head into the Bernese Oberland, the Alpine heart of Europe. Take in the snow-capped peaks as you ascend by railway. After some time soaking up the views, head back down the mountains to board a coach back to the ship.

Day 3: Breisach & the Black Forest
Enjoy a morning to relax onboard as the ship sails to the town of Breisach. From here you’ll drive into the Black Forest during the afternoon, arriving in the idyllic village of Titisee. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner on the ship before heading to the lounge for a violin performance.

Day 4: Strasbourg
Arrive in the French town of Strasbourg and after breakfast stroll through the charming town. See the gothic Cathedral, the covered bridges, and the pastel-coloured houses of the Petite France            quarter. During lunch, the ship begins an afternoon of scenic cruising.

Day 5: Speyer
Awake in Speyer, where you’ll have a guided tour of the city. See the Imperial Cathedral and the Gedächtniskirche before returning to the ship for lunch. After another afternoon of sailing, enjoy the ‘Captain’s Dinner’ featuring specialities from the region. During dinner, the ship will arrive in Rüdesheim, where you might want to take a stroll ashore this evening.

Day 6: Rüdesheim, Rhine Gorge and Koblenz
Take a walking tour of the town, heading through the marketplace and admiring the formidable Bromserburg Castle. In the afternoon, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Relax onboard as you navigate huge bend at Boppard and pass Marksburg Castle. Later on, arrive in Koblenz where you’ll have a guided tour. Head back to the ship for dinner and enjoy a lively Rhenish folk music with a live performance.

Day 7: Cologne
Spend a leisurely morning onboard the ship as you sail to Cologne, where you arrive during lunch. The afternoon is free for you to explore independently before heading back to the ship for the evening meal

Day 8: Free day in Cologne
After a laidback breakfast, the rest o the day is free to explore more Cologne at your own pace.

Day 9: Cochem
The ship departs Cologne today, and the morning sailing gives you time to relax on board and make the most of the ship’s facilities. After lunch, dock in Cochem for an afternoon guided tour. Explore the narrow streets, quirky shops and same the local Riesling. Back onboard this evening, enjoy another delicious meal accompanied by a live folk music performance.

Day 10: Trier
Sail further along the Moselle and arrive in the town of Zell. From here, drive to Trier for an afternoon exploring with a local expert. Return to the ship, which is docked in Bernkastel.

Day 11: Bernkastel
Following breakfast, meet the local expert for a tour of Bernkastel, visiting the famous Painted House. Return to the ship for lunch before another afternoon of sailing.

Day 12: Koblenz & Boppard
Arrive in Koblenz early this morning. The city is the perfect place to spend the morning wondering, exploring historic squares and perhaps visiting one of the traditional cafes. After lunch, the ship brings you to Boppard, a picturesque town known as the ‘pearl of the Rhine’. Take a guided tour, seeing its characterful buildings and preserved walls.

Day 13: Rhine Gorge and Rudesheim
Cruise back through the world-famous Rhine Gorge and return to Rüdesheim, where you have the afternoon to yourself to explore and enjoy the atmosphere. In the evening, the captain will host another gourmet dinner.

Day 14: Cologne
Leave Rudesheim early this morning and sail downstream, passing the town of Linz and the railway at Remagen. Not long after, the ship arrives in Cologne near the dual-spired cathedral. After lunch, join a local guide for a tour of the city, before you have time to yourself to explore. Enjoy a final dinner onboard the ship, take part in a presentation and Q&A session from the Lindt Chocolate Museum, with a chance to sample its world famous products.

Day 15: Return home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home

MS George Eliot

MS Oscar Wilde

MS Emily Bronte

MS Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 50 mins to 2 hrs
  • Eurostar & TGV Journey Time: Approx. 2.5 hrs (outbound), 2.5 hrs (inbound)
  • Language: German, French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany, Switzerland, France.

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic.

Arrival airport First ship location Transfer time
Basel Basel 30mins
Zurich Basel 1.5hrs
Final ship location Departure airport Transfer time
Cologne Cologne 30mins
Cologne Dusseldorf 45mins-1hr

 

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