Frankfurt - Strasbourg - Cochem - Frankfurt (8 days)

Day 1 – Arrive Frankfurt

Fly from London to Frankfurt and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Day 2 – Mannheim

Arrive 7:30am - Depart 6:30pm

Guided excursion to Heidelberg with its picturesque old town and a visit to the famous castle.

Automotive history up close on the themed excursion “Bertha Benz” through Mannheim.

Day 3 – Strasbourg/ Kehl

Arrive 9:00am - Depart 5:00am (next day)

Guided city tour through Strasbourg with a visit to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame: Idyllic half-timbered alleys, cozy wine taverns and of course the impressive cathedral make a visit to this historic city one of a kind experience. The entire city center of Strasbourg was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988 due to its diverse architecture. At the the Republic Square you can admire the Rhine Palace, the National Library and the Opera. Once you arrive at the Notre-Dame cathedral, your guide will explain in detail the special features and numerous interesting stories about construction and architecture. You will experience first hand when the astronomical clock strikes the "full" hour and different figures of the clock breathe life. After visiting the cathedral enjoy a bit of free time in this beautiful city.

Picture perfect idyll on the excursion to the peaceful region of Alsace with its half-timbered houses, wine taverns and quaint atmosphere.

Day 4 – Speyer

Arrive 12:00pm - Depart 8:00pm

Guided tour through the wonderful cathedral city of Speyer: The cathedral city of Speyer looks back on an eventful 2,000-year history, since it was the linchpin of German history in the Middle Ages. The landmark and most important building is the Speyer Imperial Cathedral. The largest Romanesque building in the world was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1981. At the turn of the century, the Holy Trinity Church was still called "unattractive". Today, however, it is considered a late baroque total work of art.

Day 5 – Cochem

Arrive 1:00pm - Depart 10:00pm

Journey back in time through eight centuries on an excursion to the imposing Eltz castle.

Day 6 - Koblenz/Rüdesheim

Arrive 6:00am - Depart 1:00pm

Guided tour through Koblenz. With more than 2,000 years of history, Koblenz is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Koblenz is located at the mouth of the Moselle and Rhine, the so-called "German Corner".The idyllic alleys between the St. Kastor basilica, the oldest church building in Koblenz, and the Liebfrauenkirche give Koblenz a special charm. After seeing the Schängelbrunnen at the town hall, you will take a cable car ride over the Rhine to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Experience Koblenz from a bird's eye view and then take a leisurely stroll through the fortress park.

Admire the artistic and musical inventions of the past over a glass of wine – in “Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet”.

Day 7 – Rüdesheim/Mainz

Arrive 7:00pm (day before) - Depart 12:00am

Mainz city tour with the magnificent St.Augustine's Church and visit to the Grand Mainz Saint Martin Cathedral. “Cinematic guided tour” in Wiesbaden to original settings and film locations.

Day 8 – Frankfurt

Disembarkation until 9:00am Transfer to Frankfurt Airport or add a city stay (prices on request).

The excursions marked in bold are optional and can be booked individually on board at extra cost or can be pre-paid as an inclusive package (prices available on request). All other guided tours as described in the itinerary are included in the price. Arrival and departure times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

Prices

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Cruise Prices

Guide Prices are per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin include:

  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • Seven nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Four Guided Excursions
  • Onboard WiFi
  • Gratuities
  • All Port Charges
  • Full ATOL financial protection

Additional Charges

  • Additional Premium shore excursions
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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