Legends of the Rhine & Moselle APT Travelmarvel 2021 River Cruise

On this 7 night cruise you can take a visit to Cochem Castle, perched over the town of Cochem and the Moselle River, which looks like something out of a fairytale. Discover Amsterdam’s network of pretty canals aboard a glass-top boat. Visit the Black Forest Open Air Museum, and sample the decadent Black Forest cake at the home of its creation.

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Itinerary

Fly from the UK to Basel. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your river ship. Tonight, after enjoying some time to relax and settle in, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception onboard. You will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow guests and meet your crew.

Disembark in Breisach today and explore the famous Black Forest region. Travel by coach, past the sky-bound pine and birch trees blanketing the mountainsides, to the scenic village of Triberg. This place was once home to the inventor of Black Forest cherry cake, Josef Keller. You will then have some time to enjoy at your leisure. Afterwards, return to your river ship for dinner this evening.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Visit the open-air Black Forest Museum Vogtsbauernhof. Here you will be treated to a Black Forest cake demonstration, followed by a tasting of this decadent dessert.

Arrive in Strasbourg, the Alsatian city that straddles the border between France and Germany. Fairy-tale houses mix with cobblestone streets and must-see canals, and Strasbourg Cathedral towers over the World Heritage-listed city centre. Discover the picturesque sites on a guided tour and enjoy the pretty scenery. You will have time to explore further at leisure afterwards. The romantic district known as Petite France is a wonderful place to roam, and if you’re feeling peckish, perhaps stop by a local bakery for a traditional bretzel.

Continue cruising to experience a true highlight of the holiday – cruising through the Rhine Gorge, considered by locals to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Watch in awe as steep slopes covered in vineyards and dotted with ancient castles drift past, before your ship docks in Rüdesheim, a Rhine Gorge wine town. Here, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through the town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Here you will find one of the most beautiful collections of automated musical instruments in Germany. End your evening with a delicious dinner on board tonight.

Sit back and soak up the scenery as you cruise through some of Europe’s prettiest stretches along the Moselle River. Disembark in the pretty town of Cochem in the Moselle Valley. Explore the narrow alleyways with their half-timbered houses and visit the magnificent Cochem Castle. Perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful Moselle River, this castle could be straight from the pages of a fairytale.

Having entered Germany, arrive in Cologne and be met by the magnificent Cologne Cathedral on the bank of the Rhine. You will disembark here, learning on a guided tour about the famous twin spires of this landmark cathedral, which took over six centuries to complete.

With historic houses lining its banks and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname – ‘The Venice of the North’. Today you will board a glass-top boat and glide past the city’s waterside sights with a local guide. Back on land, enjoy some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Later on tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner on board.

After breakfast, disembark and be transferred to Amsterdam airport for your flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
23 April 2021 £1,645

What's Included

  • Save up to £1,000pp - book by 30 September 2020
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • 7 nights on board a Classic River Ship
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 8 towns, villages & cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Complimentary soft drinks, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping