Arnhem - Krefeld
We depart from Arnhem at 09:30 and sail through the Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr District) towards Krefeld. We will arrive here early in the evening so you will have the opportunity to go for an evening stroll.
Krefeld - Cologne
We leave Krefeld behind during breakfast and set sail for Cologne. The towers of the mighty Cologne Dom cathedral define the silhouette of this fascinating city. There will be enough time to explore Cologne. You can look around the Dom, visit one of the many museums, stroll around the enormous shopping centre after which you can settle down at one of the many outdoor cafes.
Cologne - Andernach - Winningen
The surroundings change visibly as soon as we see the peaks of the Siebengebirge (Seven Mountains) on the horizon. Our destination today is Andernach. The city walls here date back to the Roman period. The intimate centre is full of lively shopping streets. You can join us this afternoon for a lovely coach trip to the Ahr Valley(*). During dinner we continue our journey and sail into the Moselle at Koblenz and on to Winningen where we will stay overnight.
Winningen - Zell
Today you will be introduced to the Moselle Valley. Its serenity and beauty will appeal to everyone. The steep hills on both sides of the river create a beautiful panorama. We will arrive in Zell during the afternoon, this is where the famous ‘Zeller Schwarze Katz’ white wine comes from. You can stroll around this attractive town or sit down at an outdoor café and enjoy the Moselle wine.
Zell - Bernkastel
After another lovely sail along the Moselle we arrive at picturesque Bernkastel after lunch. This town is justifiably one of the highlights of the holiday. The characteristic German half-timbered houses define the town’s appearance. Today you can take part in an afternoon excursion(*) to Germany’s oldest town, Trier. This town has a rich history that is reflected in a wealth of sights, of which the ‘Porta Nigra’ is undoubtedly the most well-known.
Bernkastel - Traben-Trarbach
In the morning you have the opportunity to take a ride on a small train(*) through Bernkastel and to the vineyard covered hills on the other side. We continue our Moselle holiday and set sail for Traben-Trarbach. Wine producing is also the main activity in this small town. The presence of various health-giving springs has made this an official spa resort.
Traben-Trarbach - Cochem
Today we will sail to the busy tourist town of Cochem where we will spend the rest of the day. There’s plenty to do here; picturesque passageways and alleyways from bygone times, with half-timbered houses, city gates and the remains of medieval walls.
Cochem - Koblenz
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Moselle for a bit longer. Around midday we leave the Moselle and arrive in Koblenz a town with something for everyone. The inner town has lively outdoor cafes and lovely shops. The impressive Ehrenbreitstein fortress is on the other side of the river. In the afternoon you can join a half-day excursion to Lorely and Bad Ems.
Koblenz - Düsseldorf
We sail back with the tide past Bonn and Cologne to Düsseldorf. In Düsseldorf you can look around the nearby centre to your heart’s content. There is also a city tour(*) with time afterwards for shopping.
Düsseldorf - Arnhem
The last day of the holiday has arrived. We put out the gang plank for you at 14:00 in Arnhem and sadly it’s time to say goodbye.
Several excursion opportunities
Live entertainment on two evenings