Legendary Rhine and Moselle

A 13-Day Uniworld River Cruises tour starting from $4,999

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Tour Length: 13 Days
Countries Visited: France
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Tour Type:
 River Cruises
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Tour Operator: Uniworld River Cruises
Tour Code: UNI-22-2017
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Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Rhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers. 

Discover extraordinary Roman ruins, romantic castle-dotted shores, and lively cities. Revel in the UNESCO-designated Rhine River Valley, with its vine-filled slopes and castle-dotted shores, and the mesmerizing Moselle, the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary. Explore the delights of five nations and savour the best these regions have to offer.

Step into the pages of a fairytale as you walk through the cobblestone streets of postcard-perfect towns such as Cochem, Riquewihr, Rüdesheim, and Colmar. Cruise along the historic canals of vibrant Amsterdam and picturesque Strasbourg. “Go Active” with a hike to the 12th-century Thurant Castle, and take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier, and Luxembourg.

Gain an insider’s perspective on—and an appreciation for—the region’s flavours with tastings of elegant Rieslings, delightful pastries, and inventive vinegars with exclusive excursions. Marvel at the great works of Rembrandt in Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum and Siegfried’s ingenious self-playing instruments in Rüdesheim.

While onboard, relax over a glass of wine with friends, gaze out at the spectacular scenery, and allow yourself to fall under the bewitching spell of the legendary Rhine and gently flowing Moselle.

Who will enjoy this cruise
Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries, and fine chocolates. Art and nature lovers will relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle have to offer

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YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™
All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services; unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

TRAVEL
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
All transfers on arrival and departure days 

TASTE
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water

EXPLORE
5 countries
11 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire along the Rhine and Moselle”

Information subject to change.
 
 

Day 1 - Amsterdam
Day 1: Amsterdam

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and be transferred to the ship.

Day 2 - Amsterdam
Day 2: Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Amsterdam by canal with Van Gogh Museum OR Rijksmuseum visit


Experience the magic and beauty of Amsterdam via a canal cruise, before visiting either the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. Cap the day off with a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 - Cologne
Day 3: Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Cologne walking discovery tour with cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting OR Museum Ludwig


You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO-listed Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig.

Day 4 - Koblenz
Day 4: Koblenz

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Koblenz walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Lets Go” hiking tour of Alken village and Thurant Castle


Watch the waters of the Moselle meld with the Rhine’s as you stand at the German Corner of medieval Koblenz during your discovery tour. For those who want more active exploration, hike up to Thurant Castle in the Alken. Meet the keeper and tour the castle and then hike back to the village through the terraced vineyards.

Day 5 - Cochem (Ediger-Eller)
Day 5: Cochem (Ediger-Eller)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Cochem walking discovery tour with Reichsburg Castle OR exclusive guided “Lets Go” vineyard hike, and exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting


History comes to life in Cochem as you tour Reichsburg Castle. If you prefer a more active outing, hike the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont Steig, offering breathtaking views of the Moselle. Later, travel to the picturesque wine village of Ediger-Eller, where you’ll meet the mayor, who will escort you through his town to an organ recital at St. Martin’s Church—with one of the most ornate steeples—and to a wine tasting.

Day 6 - Cruising the Moselle River, Trier (Luxembourg)
Day 6: Cruising the Moselle River, Trier (Luxembourg)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Luxembourg with WWII cemetery OR timeless traditions of Villeroy & Boch


After scenic cruising along the Moselle, WWll history buffs will want to tour the city of Luxembourg, site of the WWII cemetery where U.S. Army General George Patton is buried. For those who prefer art history, visit Mettlach’s Benedictine Abbey, where Villeroy & Boch has been producing exquisite porcelain since 1803.

Day 7 - Trier, cruising the Moselle River, Bernkastel
Day 7: Trier, cruising the Moselle River, Bernkastel

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Trier city tour


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trier— once known as the “second Rome”—as no other German city has as many monuments dating from ancient Roman times.

Day 8 - Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River
Day 8: Bernkastel, cruising the Moselle River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Bernkastel walking discovery tour with exclusive Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate visit and tasting OR exclusive guided “Lets Go” bike ride along the Moselle River


Historic vineyards provide the perfect setting for the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler wine estate. Hear the legends of the estate and sample its delicious Rieslings. If you prefer cycling, join your guide for a bike trip along Moselle through picturesque wine villages.

Day 9 - Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Day 9: Boppard, cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Guided Boppard village stroll and Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum


Your day’s bookends will be Boppard, where you’ll enjoy a village stroll, and Rüdesheim, where you’ll see a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments at Siegfried’s. Between the two cities, you’ll cruise the legendary 40-mile stretch of the Upper Middle Rhine, a UNESCO-designated Cultural Landscape.

Day 10 - Speyer
Day 10: Speyer

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Speyer walking discovery tour OR exclusive Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting


A local expert will lead you through Speyer’s Old Town to the city’s cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, for a different spin on the Palatinate wine region, visit the Doktorenhof vinegar estate to sample unique aperitifs made from wine vinegars.

Day 11 - Strasbourg
Day 11: Strasbourg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Strasbourg by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour


Located on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg offers a unique blend of these nations’ traditional culinary and architectural styles. Take an enlightening tour of multicultural Strasbourg via its historic canals through the Petite France district. If you wish to do as the locals do, opt for an Old Town walking tour with stops for pastries and coffee.

Day 12 - Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr)
Day 12: Breisach (Colmar or Kayserberg and Riquewihr)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Colmar city tour OR Alsatian “Village Day”


Colmar has been called one of the prettiest towns in the world with its winding streets, medieval city center and pink-stone church. For those who wish to experience more idyllic wine villages, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr are a perfect choice. Join a festive evening at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 13 - Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport
Day 13: Basel (disembark), transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship and transfer to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home, or extend your stay in Basel.

 
         
Touring Date
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Single
(Land Only)
Single
(Land + Air)
11/3/2017 - 11/16/2017
$4,999
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
YOUR CRUISE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™
All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services; unlimited fine wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

TRAVEL
12-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
All transfers on arrival and departure days 

TASTE
All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water

EXPLORE
5 countries
11 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

EXPERIENCE
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Roman Empire along the Rhine and Moselle”

Information subject to change.
 

Port Charges: $0.00

Base category: Category 5

 
 

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