Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden 2020 Uniworld River Cruise
Uncover a new travel experience with this new itinerary for 2020! Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes.
Upon arrival at Frankfurt Airport, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Hotel Dorint in Baden-Baden for the start of your holiday.
Baden-Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. The city’s contemporary flair meshes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences. Whether you embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the Festspielhaus or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.
Choice of Baden-Baden city tour with casino or Festspielhaus guided visit or Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto
Today, you’ll check out of your hotel in Baden-Baden and head to Strasbourg to board the River Queen, one of our most unique ships on Europe’s waterways, for the cruise portion of your tour.
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. This historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. You may choose to see Strasbourg via a panoramic tour, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour. In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Choice of "Do as the Locals Do" Strasbourg walking tour or Strasbourg panoramic tour with Cathedral and Old Town walk.
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.
Choice of Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting or Speyer Walking Tour.
Perhaps one of Germany’s most colourful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-coloured shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff, the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.
Featured Excursion: Evening visit to Cochem Castle
The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. The Moselle River cuts through the town, leaving Cochem in two distinct halves on two steep hills, one on the left side of the river and one on the right. Discover Cochem’s perfect quaintness on foot, with stops along the city wall’s medieval gates and Marktplatz. Uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the Cold War. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hike.
Choice of Cochem walking tour or The Secrets of the Cold War or "Let's Go" Active on the Moselle.
Trier has no shortage of famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, the Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, the Imperial Baths and more.
Featured Excursion: Trier panoramic walking tour
Trier is a city surrounded by stunning ruins and remnants of the Roman Empire, and not to mention, neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.
Featured Excursion: Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery
Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
Choice of Bernkastel village and vineyard walk with Riesling tasting or "Let's Go" biking the scenic Middle Moselle.
Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.
Choice of Boppard village stroll or Rheinstein visit or "Let's Go" hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen or Rüdesheim walk with local treats or "Let's Go" Rhine biking.
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group purchase or transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.
|07 October 2020|
|18 October 2020^|
|25 October 2020|
- Savings of up to 30%
- Return flights from the UK, some supplements may apply to regional airports.
- 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on board the gorgeous River Queen
- 2-night stay at the Dorint Hotel Maison Messmer (or similar) in Baden-Baden
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
- Exclusive Generational Family-Friendly Programme on select summer departures
- Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 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
- 21 included excursions
- State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
- Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
- 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites