Through the romantic Rhine valley to Mainz

From the Chocolate Museum to the Weinstuben in the Drosselgasse, you will sample German culture literally and figuratively during this river cruise. On the way we will see beautiful gems such as the Lorelei and the atmospheric centre of Mainz with its Cathedral. Guaranteed enjoyment!

Monday: Arnhem - Krefeld

We weigh anchor at 09:30 and depart from Arnhem. We’ll soon cross the German border and sail upstream along the Rhine to Krefeld, where we will arrive during dinner.

Tuesday: Krefeld - Cologne

We set sail for Cologne where you’ll have the whole afternoon to visit the city. The Cologne Dom (Cathedral) is famous throughout the world. There are wonderful shopping streets around this imposing cathedral and numerous sights such as the 4711 Perfumery and the Chocolate Museum located beside the Rhine.

Wednesday: Cologne - Andernach

We leave Cologne behind and sail into Andernach at around lunchtime. You will find many remains of this former Celtic settlement in the lively centre behind the city walls, parts of which are still intact. This afternoon you can take part in a lovely coach excursion to the beautiful Ahr Valley(*).

Thursday: Andernach - Rüdesheim - Mainz

It’s with good reason that the part of the Rhine we are sailing on today is known as the Romantic Rhine. The many fortresses and castles beside the river and the narrow passage close to the Lorelei ensure fantastic views. Rüdesheim is a popular tourist town and has everything to offer. You can visit Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett(*) or take the cable car to the viewing point above the town. There are many lively Weinstuben (wine bars) in the famous Drosselgasse alleyway. We will sail on towards Mainz where we stay overnight.

Friday: Mainz - Boppard

In Mainz you can visit the town centre with its many historic buildings and monuments. The oldest and best known building is the Mainz Dom (Cathedral). In the afternoon there is a transfer(*) to the university city of Heidelberg. We will sail on towards Boppard during dinner and during the course of the evening we will once again pass the Lorelei.

Saturday: Boppard - Düsseldorf

You will have plenty of time this morning to visit the attractive centre of Boppard. In the afternoon we’ll sail downstream to Düsseldorf. After dinner you can go for a walk through the Altstadt, Düsseldorf’s historic centre, where you will find narrow street with many bars and pavement cafes. On the cruises that departs on May 20. there will be Japanese fireworks this evening in Düsseldorf.

Sunday: Düsseldorf - Arnhem

The last day of the holiday has sadly arrived. We’ll be back in Arnhem at 14:00 and will take our leave of you!

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Several excursion possibilities
  • Live entertainment on two evenings
  • Captains Dinner
  • Farewell cocktail


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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