Along the Rhine to Breisach, with a day excursion to Switzerland

This cruise on the Rhine strings together one highlight after another. From picturesque towns such as Speyer and Boppard in Germany to Luzern in Switzerland. Time after time you will be moved by the wonderful ambiance and the majestic panoramas. Highly recommended!

Monday: Arnhem - Krefeld

We will depart from Arnhem at 09:30 as usual. We set sail for Krefeld where we will arrive early in the evening. The crew will introduce themselves to you on the way and you can get to know your fellow passengers.

Tuesday: Krefeld - Cologne

Cologne is one of the best-known cities on the Rhine. A city full of variety which has something to offer everyone. You’ll see beautifully decorated medieval churches with as the Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) as a highlights but there is also some excellent shopping or you can enjoy one of the terrace cafes beside the Rhine. As far as museums go, it’s not only art that’s on show, you can also visit the Chocolate museum.

Wednesday: Cologne - Koblenz

The first wooded hillsides will appear on the banks in the morning, with the occasional fortress or ruin. We will arrive in Koblenz during lunch. The lively squares and alleyways in the inner town invite you to discover the centre. In addition to beautiful buildings and monuments there are many wineries with outdoor cafes and modern shopping streets.

Thursday: Koblenz - Rüdesheim

The panorama you will see this morning is fantastic. We’ll pass one fortress after another, and end the morning by passing the impressive Lorelei. We will arrive in Rüdesheim after lunch. This town is famous for its wines which you can of course sample in the Drosselgasse, the well-known street with many cafes and wine cellars. You can take the cable car up to the Niederwald monument where you will have wonderful views of the Rhineland-Palatinate area.

Friday: Rüdesheim - Speyer - Iffezheim

Speyer is one of the most beautiful towns on the Rhine. The townscape of this Imperial Town is dominated by the centuries’ old Roman cathedral. Passengers interested in all things technical can visit the Technical Museum near the city centre. This is a unique chance to spend the afternoon among trains, antique cars, planes, submarines and motorbikes. We will sail to Iffezheim during dinner and will stay overnight near the lock.

Saturday: Iffezheim - Strasbourg

As soon as we moor in Strasbourg we are on French soil. You will have a chance to explore the inner town after lunch. You can sign up on board for a shuttle bus to the centre of Strasbourg. In this lively town you can see a beautiful gothic cathedral, the old town district of La Petite France and interesting museums.

Sunday: Strasbourg - Breisach

Very soon the first foothills of the Black Forest will come into view. To get you into the mood we will serve you a delicious slice of Black Forest gateau with afternoon tea. We will arrive in Breisach towards the end of the afternoon.

Monday: Breisach (whole day)

After breakfast the coaches will be waiting to take you on a free day excursion through the beautiful Swiss countryside. This tour is one of the highlights of this cruise. We will show you the loveliest places in the Jungfrau Region. And of course it’s not complete without a visit to Luzern. At the end of the afternoon you will be back on board with lovely photos and fully satisfied by all the beautiful things you have seen.

Tuesday: Breisach - Kehl

We leave Breisach early for Kehl. The Rhine here forms the border between Germany and France. Just opposite the French town of Strasbourg is the small German town of Kehl where we arrive during the afternoon.

Wednesday: Kehl - Mannheim

Following the stream we leave the Rhine at Mannheim to moor in the mouth of the Neckar river. It’s only a short walk to the city centre from our berthing place. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the university town of Heidelberg(*). Here you can visit the castle or walk around the centre of this town.

Thursday: Mannheim - Boppard

We continue our voyage on the Rhine to the picturesque wine town of Boppard, positioned among the vineyards of the Bopparder Hamm. We certainly recommend a ride by cable car to the Gedeons Eck where you will have splendid views. You can of course enjoy the floral town.

Friday: Boppard - Düsseldorf

It’s only a short walk from the landing stage in Düsseldorf to the inner town. After lunch you can take a pleasant walk past beautiful buildings and monuments interspersed with lively outdoor cafes. Shopping enthusiasts can also indulge themselves here. There are shops in abundance in the Altstadt.

Saturday: Düsseldorf - Arnhem

This lovely holiday is almost at an end. We leave Düsseldorf early and set sail for the Netherlands. We will arrive in Arnhem at 14:00 and say goodbye to you.

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Various excursion possibilities
  • Incl. shuttle bus to Strasbourg centre and a Switzerland day trip
  • Live entertainment on four evenings
  • Captains Dinner
  • Farewell cocktail

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The sun deck has three covered areas and many cosy seats. There is also a large chessboard. Around the pool, heated to 29 ° C, you will find lovely sunbeds. From the Lounge Deck you have a beautiful view of your surroundings. Take a seat in the cosy lounge or have a drink in the tastefully decorated bar. In the restaurant on the Lounge Deck you can enjoy the panorama during your meals. On the heated covered terrace at the back of the Lounge Deck you can sit comfortably or use the fitness equipment. In the central hall you will find the reception with a cosy seating area.

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