Rivers of Wine

Highlights: Cologne, Cochem, Rüdesheim, Wonderful cruising on the Rhine and Moselle, Winningen, Andernach

Enjoy a wonderful taste of the magical Rhine and Moselle Valleys on this fabulous value six day scenic river cruise. Starting from the majestic city of Cologne you’ll discover enchanting hillsides adorned with vineyards and embattled castles, pretty shoreside villages and spectacular gorges. Step ashore and explore the towns and villages of the riverbanks with their rich history, wine-growing heritage and warm atmosphere. Meanwhile, back on board, relax with fine hospitality and wonderful company - whether it’s your first experience of river cruising or as a seasoned cruiser.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - From local joining points we cross the Channel and head to Cologne to join the Prinses Christina in time for a late supper.

Day 2 - Enjoy breakfast as we begin our cruise along the Rhine, passing Bonn and arriving in Andernach. This afternoon we head by coach to the town of Koblenz, located at the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Moselle. There is time to explore the Old Town - re-built since World War II.

Day 3 - Today we cruise onto the quieter waters of the Moselle where the river meanders gently past tranquil vineyards and wine villages to reach the popular tourist centre of Cochem, with its colourful riverside promenade and cobbled alleyways and squares.

Day 4 - Re-joining the Rhine today we continue upstream passing Boppard - known as the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’ - and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, to reach Rüdesheim, a famous and busy town known for its Drosselgasse - a bustling alley of bars and wine taverns at the heart of the town.

Day 5 - Cruising over breakfast and throughout the morning we return upstream, reaching Cologne by midafternoon where the remainder of the day is free to explore.

Day 6 - Disembarking after breakfast we return homeward.


Prinses Christina

Prinses Christina

This tastefully furnished air-conditioned ship includes a forward lounge on the Promenade Deck, with a dance floor and bar area, and a separate restaurant on the Cabin Deck. There is a spacious open-air Sun Deck, which is partially covered, and there are stair lifts between the Main and Promenade Decks, and between the Main Deck and the restaurant on the Cabin Deck. There are a total of 54 outward facing twin-bedded cabins on three decks. Cabins vary in size and are located on the Promenade Deck, Main Deck and Cabin Deck. All cabins have beds at floor level, shower & toilet, satellite television, in-house movies, continental electricity socket (220 volts).

Please note that whilst there are stair-lifts onboard, wheelchair access is not possible.

Look what's included...

  • All coach travel from selected local departure points
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Complete Luggage Handling
  • Full board on the cruise ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
  • Cruise itinerary, admissions and excursions as stated
  • The services of the SunriseDirect driver

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