TREASURES ALONG THE RHINE & MOSELLE

River Cruise

9nts in Germany
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Full Board

What you can expect

MS Arena

A four-star ship that has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything.

Bernkastel

An unforgettable journey along the Rhine and Moselle rivers

Rüdesheim

Discover bustling Dusseldorf and delightful riverside towns such as the wine town of Rüdesheim and the ancient Bernkastel.

About the trip

Beginning in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, embark on an unforgettable journey along the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Discover bustling Dusseldorf and delightful riverside towns along the way, such as the wine town of Rüdesheim and the ancient Bernkastel.

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.

This is not a Solos group tour, however, there will be an onboard Cruise Manager to assist you with all aspects of your cruise.

What's Included

  • Cabin for sole use
  • Full Board, Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner Afternoon tea/coffee and cake and late evening snack, Complimentary tea, coffee
  • Full Financial Security

Itinerary

  • Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam – Dusseldorf
  • Dusseldorf – Rüdesheim
  • Rüdesheim
  • Rüdesheim – Koblenz – Bernkastel
  • Bernkastel – Trier
  • Trier – Cochem
  • Cochem – Andernach
  • Andernach – Bonn
  • Cologne

What’s Extra

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Premium package price: £153 (Premium Package includes drinks with meals, complimentary fruit basket on arrival with upgraded toiletries selection and daily water in cabin along with free use of the Health Suite.
  • Excursions (excursion package from as little as £175)
    Insurance see here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival Day

On arrival in Amsterdam,  capital of the Netherlands, transfer to MS Arena Amsterdam, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard.

  • Dinner included
DAY 2

Amsterdam – Dusseldorf

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 3

Dusseldorf

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 4

Rüdesheim

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 5

Rüdesheim – Koblenz – Bernkastel

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 6

Bernkastel – Trier

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 7

Trier – Cochem

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 guided 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 8

Cochem – Andernach

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
DAY 9

Andernach – Bonn

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Cologne

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

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

4* MS Arena

This new four-star ship has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything. Whether you’re cruising the Dutch Waterways, the rivers Rhine, Moselle or Danube, this elegant, four-star ship promises everything you’d wish for – and more – making for an unforgettable river cruising experience.

From the moment you step aboard you’ll enjoy the sense of space, stylish décor and unfaltering attention to detail that runs throughout the ship. Floor to ceiling panoramic windows on the main and upper decks ensure you don’t miss a moment of the magical landscape, whether you are treating yourself to a drink in the Ambassador’s Lounge Bar, dining on delicious cuisine served in the panorama restaurant, or relaxing in the comfort of your spacious cabin.

Facilities Include

Restaurant
Bright, spacious and with panoramic windows along three sides of the room, the Panorama Restaurant on the main deck provides the perfect setting to enjoy delicious cuisine whilst watching the world drift by. Our excellent chefs are proud of their menus, which feature a superb range of freshly-prepared dishes from traditional local delicacies to international favourites. The ambience and first-class service from our attentive crew ensure you enjoy a dining experience like no other.

Lounge/Bar/Library
Holidays are all about relaxation and there’s no better place to do that on board than in the comfort of the stylish Ambassador’s Lounge Bar. The inviting ambience, comfy chairs and floor to ceiling panoramic windows all make it the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, perhaps reading a good novel from the ship’s library. The Ambassador’s lounge bar is the perfect spot to end the day too. Sip on a cocktail as you take in the moonlit views along the twinkling river bank, reflecting on an unforgettable day in the company of new-found friends.

Sun Deck
360-degrees of uninterrupted vistas, the sun deck promises the best views on the ship! Pull up a chair and relax over a drink with friends, or simply pick the lounger of your choice and soak up the sun and sights at leisure. You’ll be treated to some breath-taking scenery as you cruise and the sun deck offers the ultimate vantage point to see it all.

Room Includes

Cabin facilities:

Whether you choose accommodation on the upper deck or the main deck, all of the 98 cabins on MS Arena feature floor to ceiling panoramic windows and a French balcony, so you can relax in comfort and take in the wonderful scenery. Spacious and with contemporary furnishings, each cabin has an en suite bathroom with shower, toilet and complimentary toiletries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
June 73 °C 55 °C

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