Arrive in Cologne, where your five-star floating hotel is moored in the picturesque historic center. The friendly English-speaking crew will welcome you and help you to your cabin. After settling into your spacious and well-equipped accommodation, it’s time to familiarise yourself with the many first-class aspects of this floating boutique hotel.
Lower Deck Emerald Deck $2749.00 total single occupancy
Middle Deck Ruby Deck $3549.00 total single occupancy
Upper Deck Diamond Deck $3849.00 total for single occupancy
Diamond Deck Delex Balcony Suite $4699.00 total for single occupancy
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Seven guided tours including Cologne, Koblenz, Bernkastel and Trier
Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views
All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
Live classical quartet recital on board.
Complimentary on-board tea and coffee.
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi.
Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.
No surcharges guaranteed.
The services of a Riviera River Cruise director & concierge.
DAY 1 - EMBARK IN COLOGNE
Arrive in Cologne, where your five-star floating hotel is moored in the
picturesque historic center. It’s time to familiarize yourself with the many first class aspects of this floating boutique hotel.
DAY 2 - COCHEM
You’re cruising some of Europe’s most dramatic and romantic.
waterways – the mighty River Rhine and its tributary the Moselle. The Sun
Deck is perfect for an invigorating mid-morning stroll, watching picture postcard villages with slanting timber-framed houses pass by.
After a lunch we glide into our moorings at Cochem, the traditional
center of the Moselle wine trade, for an afternoon guided tour. Dominating
the scene is a multi-turreted castle crowning a vineyard-covered hillside, but
Cochem’s real charm is its narrow streets lined with pastel-colored
buildings and peppered with quirky shops and wine cellars.
DAY 3 - TRIER
Leaving Cochem, we pass through an impressive series of four locks allowing
passage further upstream, through meanders in the river against a backdrop of green valley sides. The Romans first planted vines in the Moselle during the second century AD and today white varieties such as Riesling thrive in the flinty soils. After lunch, we drive to Trier for an afternoon tour of one of Germany’s most fascinating cities – and its oldest. Founded by the Romans, it was the capital of much of their empire, encompassing present-day Spain, France, Britain, and parts of Germany. Many of its Roman monuments, including the amphitheater, baths, and bridge, have survived surprisingly intact, but most impressive is the Porta Nigra, a fortified gate made of huge stone blocks that towers above the surrounding medieval buildings. This is the largest and best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps and stands as testimony to their architectural genius. Such is the significance of Trier’s Roman heritage and its other buildings, including its Cathedral, the oldest bishop’s church in Germany, that together they form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We return to our ship, moored in the charming town of Bernkastel, in time for another exquisite meal.
DAY 4 - BERNKASTEL
After a delicious breakfast on board, join the expert guided tour of Bernkastel
town, a romantic wonder from another age. Wander its cobbled streets to the
market square, where you’ll be surrounded by ornate half-timbered houses,
many dating from the 15th-century. Most famous is the Pointed House, a jewel of the rustic middle-class building tradition from the Middle Ages and a classic example of a Moselle vintner’s dwelling. You might spot the famous Graacher Tor too, built in 1300, the last remaining gate and now home to a museum of local history.
DAY 5 - KOBLENZ & BOPPARD
Early this morning, we reach Koblenz. Strategically situated at the confluence
of these two great rivers, this 2,000-year-old city, with its mighty fortress
towering above, is full of appeal. A knowledgeable local guide accompanies us around its principal monuments and intriguing center, taking in historic squares. Returning to our ship for lunch, we proceed to Boppard, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’ for a guided tour, a famously picturesque town located on a long, looping bend of the river. The black and white spires of the Church of Saint Severus. Captivating cobbled streets, lined by half-timbered
houses, tucked-away shops selling traditional goods and characterful
restaurants, lead into the town and its main square.
DAY 6 - RHINE GORGE & RÜDESHEIM
Leaving Boppard, expectation rises at what lies in store as we journey through the natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, towering valley slopes are crowned by the precarious ruins of
castles built by princes to display their power and extort tolls from passing
river traffic. The Gorge is home to medieval legends, tales of mysterious
happenings and dark deeds, most famously the Lorelei – or ‘murmuring rock’ – said to have lured passing boats onto the rocks with its irresistible song.
The villages drifting by – Saint Goar, Bacharach and Kaub – are synonymous
with wine production and one of the many thoughtful details of this cruise is
the carefully compiled wine list, from which you can choose fine Rhine and
Moselle wines to enjoy with the foods sourced from the region.
During lunch, we arrive in Rüdesheim, for a guided tour with our local expert.
Perhaps the best known of all the wine towns, the picturesque crooked
houses slope down from wooded hillsides and terraced vineyards. Meander
through the Market Place, Brömserburg Castle and the charming
Klunkhardshof, a monumental half-timbered building dating back to the first
half of the 16th-century. You’ll also see the Brömserhof, now the home of
Siegfried‘s excellent mechanical music museum - a collection of around 350
intricate antique musical instruments and musical boxes from all over the
world, many in working order, still playing the delicate sounds of yesteryear.
DAY 7 - COLOGNE
Passing the last vineyards and half-timbered houses around the pretty town of Linz, it’s not long before we reach the railway bridge at Remagen, captured
intact towards the end of the Second World War, thereby arguably shortening
the war in Germany. Not long after, we arrive in to the heart of Cologne, in the shadow of the magnificent dual-spired Gothic cathedral for which the city is so famous. It’s a truly monumental building, taking over 600 years to build and featuring myriad religious and art treasures and perhaps the most intricate stained glass windows in Europe. After lunch, we join a local guide for an informative tour of the city, with time to explore its tree-lined squares and perhaps visit one of its traditional bars, many of which still brew their own beer.
DAY 8 - DISEMBARK IN COLOGNE
This morning, the crew bids you farewell before you disembark.
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