Arnhem – Cologne
You are welcome on board from 5 pm. After the crew has been introduced to you, we cast off and set sail for our first destination, Cologne, where we will arrive tomorrow around noon. After dinner you can make plans for the coming days in the lounge.
One of the most famous places along the Rhine is Cologne. This varied city offers something for every tourist. You will find beautifully decorated medieval churches with the cathedral as a highlight, but you can also go shopping or enjoy a terrace along the Rhine. When it comes to museums, there is not only art to see, for example you can also visit the Chocolate Museum.
Cologne - Koblenz
In the morning the first wooded hills appear on the banks, with a castle or ruin here and there. We will arrive in Koblenz during lunch. The cosy squares and alleys in the city center invite you to explore the city. You will find beautiful buildings and monuments, many wine taverns and modern shopping streets.
Koblenz - Rüdesheim
The panorama that passes you this morning is fantastic. One castle after another comes into view and at the end of the morning we pass the impressive Lorelei. We arrive in Rüdesheim after lunch. This place is known for its wines that you can of course taste in one of the many cafes in the famous Drosselgasse. With the cable car you can go to the Niederwald monument from where you have a beautiful view over the region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Rüdesheim - Speyer - Iffezheim
Speyer is one of the most beautiful towns on the Rhine. The cityscape of this imperial city is determined by the centuries-old Romanesque cathedral. The technology museum is located near the center of Speyer. For those passengers who are interested in technology, this is a unique opportunity to spend the afternoon between trains, antique cars, planes, submarines and engines. During dinner we sail on to Iffezheim where we will spend the night at the lock.
Iffezheim - Strasbourg
As soon as we dock in Strasbourg, we will be on French territory. After lunch you have the opportunity to explore the city centre. On board you can sign up for a free bus shuttle to the center of Strasbourg. In this lively city you will find, among other things, a beautiful Gothic cathedral, the old city district of La Petite France and interesting museums.
Strasbourg - Basel
When we are on the canalized Rhine: the "Grand Canal d'Alsace", the peaks of the Black Forest rise on the horizon on the port side. On the starboard side you can see the foothills of the Vosges. After a wonderful sailing day we will arrive after dinner at our final destination Basel.
Basel - Breisach
Basel is located on both sides of the Rhine in the Dreiländereck, where the countries Switzerland, Germany and France border each other. It is a true center of art and modern architecture, with a beautiful historic city center with its churches, town hall and city gates. During a walk through the city center, it is certainly worthwhile to try the traditional Basler honey cake at the “Läckerli Huus”. If you want to see more of Switzerland, you can join a beautiful bus tour through Switzerland today (*). This beautiful tour is one of the highlights of the trip and shows you the most beautiful parts of Switzerland. You can register for this on board. During dinner we depart from Basel and set sail for the idyllic town of Breisach.
Breisach - Kehl
We will spend the entire morning in Breisach. The "Altstadt" is located on top of a hill and it is definitely worth taking a look. At the beginning of the afternoon we lift anchor and sail on the Rhine, which here forms the border between Germany and France. In Kehl, where we arrive at the end of the afternoon, it is only a short walk to the pleasant city center.
Kehl - Mannheim
Following the current we leave the Rhine at Mannheim and moor at the mouth of the Neckar. From our berth you can walk straight into the center of Mannheim. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the university city of Heidelberg (*). Here you can visit the castle or take a walk through the center of this city.
Mannheim – Boppard
We continue our journey across the Rhine to the picturesque wine town of Boppard, nestled among the vineyards of the Bopparder Hamm. We certainly recommend a ride with the cable car to the Gedeons Eck, from where you have a magnificent view. Of course you can also simply enjoy the flowery Boppard.
Boppard - Düsseldorf
It is a short walk from the berth in Düsseldorf to the city center. After lunch, you can take a lovely stroll here along beautiful buildings and monuments that are interspersed with cosy terraces. Shoppers can also indulge themselves here. Shops and department stores abound in and around the Altstadt.
Düsseldorf - Arnhem
This wonderful journey is almost over. We leave Düsseldorf early and set course for the Netherlands. At 11am we moor in Arnhem and say goodbye to you.
Various excursion opportunities (not included)
Three evenings with live entertainment
High Tea and High Wine
Shuttle bus in Strasbourg included