Wednesday July 13:
Arnhem - Düsseldorf
You are welcome on board from 17:00. We raise the anchor early in the evening and set sail for Düsseldorf. After dinner, the musician who will be on board for the whole journey will give the evening an extra enjoyable touch.
Thursday July 14:
Düsseldorf - Königswinter
We arrive in Düsseldorf before breakfast. Here you will find a colourful combination of modern architecture, old castles and even Japanese temples. As we continue our journey and sail past Cologne and Bonn, we will be serving 'Kaffee und Kuchen' in the lounge in the afternoon. It will be late by the time we arrive in Königswinter and we will spend the night here.
Friday July 15:
Königswinter - Koblenz
You’ll have enough time in the morning to go for a lovely walk along the promenade in Königswinter. The surroundings get more beautiful as we travel to our next destination. We moor at Koblenz after lunch. It is situated on the river mouths of the Rhine and the Moselle. The Altstadt (Old Town) is a short walk away with its many shopping streets and outdoor cafes.
Saturday July 16:
Koblenz - Rüdesheim
The forts and castles built high above the river and the much talked about Lorelei provide a spectacular panorama on this day. We leave early in the morning for Rüdesheim. Once we have passed the Lorelei, our destination comes into view. This much-loved tourist resort has a bit of everything. You can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet(*) in Rüdesheim ’s lively centre or you can take the cable car to the viewpoint by the impressive Niederwalddenkmal monument. It’s certainly worth the effort. The various wine cellars on the famous Drosselgasse will keep you entertained for the whole day.
Sunday July 17:
Rüdesheim - Speyer
With a heavy heart, we leave Rüdesheim and set sail for Speyer. The majestic cathedral in the city centre is the largest preserved Romanesque cathedral. A visit to the technical museum is also worthwhile
Monday July 18:
Speyer - Straatsburg - Breisach
You won’t have even noticed us leaving Speyer early in the morning. Today we will be exchanging Germany for France and visit Strasbourg. The magnificent buildings bear witness to a rich history and you will not be surprised to know this city is the seat of the European Parliament. A free shuttle bus(*) will take you from the ship to the centre of this lovely city.
Tuesday July 19:
Breisach - Basel
We arrive in Breisach while you are enjoying your breakfast. The coaches will be there ready to take you on the day excursion(*) to Switzerland. After breakfast, the coaches depart on this wonderful tour during which you will see the most beautiful parts of Switzerland. The ship arrives in Basel later in the day, participants of the day excursion will board the ship here.
Wednesday July 20:
Basel - Breisach
Basel is situated on both banks of the Rhine, on the left bank is Gross Basel (Big Basel) and Klein Basel (Small Basel) is on the right bank. The two parts of the city are connected by seven bridges, of which one is a railway bridge. The Mittlere Rhein Brücke is the most famous of all the bridges. Gross Basel contains the historic city centre where the 12th century Münster (Cathedral) dominates the skyline. In this lovely church, you will find the grave of Erasmus. The Marktplatz (Market Square), with the gothic city hall and Art Nouveau style buildings, is one of the most important squares. You have until lunchtime to explore this intriguing city. In the afternoon, we sail back to Breisach, where we moor and spend the night.
Thursday July 21:
Breisach - Kehl
Directly opposite the city of Strasbourg is the border town of Kehl. The nearby park was used for the Bundesgartenschau (Federal Horticulture Show) years ago and you can still admire many beautiful and exceptional works of art.
Friday July 22:
Kehl - Mannheim
We head off towards Mannheim. There is always plenty of hustle and bustle on the kilometres-long shopping boulevard.
Saturday July 23:
Mannheim - Andernach
The numerous forts and castles leave an unforgettable impression. Our destination, Andernach, has a charming centre with narrow streets and many shops. The city walls, much of which are still intact, stem from Roman times.
Sunday July 24:
Andernach - Bonn - Duisburg
We arrive in Bonn after breakfast. The pedestrian area in this city is one of Germany’s largest. There are plenty of shops in the lively, narrow streets and in the attractive squares. Well-known shopping streets include the Bonngasse, the Poststra?e and the completely refurbished Friedrichstra?e. Or maybe you prefer to visit the house where Beethoven was born? During the afternoon we continue our journey to Duisburg, where we will stay overnight.
Monday July 25:
Duisburg - Arnhem
This lovely holiday has to come to an end. To round it off there will be a delicious Champagne brunch during the morning. We will arrive in Arnhem at 11:00 where we take our leave of you.
Various excursion opportunities
Live entertainment throughout
Shuttle bus in Strasbourg included