Romance on the Rhine & Moselle

From $2499 (was $4998)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

13 Days

Includes all meals on cruise
Passport Required

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Introduction

Give us 13 days and we will give you the historic Germany of your dreams. Roman, Medieval, and 20th century history are all highlighted on this extensive river cruise & tour. From the oldest town in Germany, Trier, to the once divided but now united Berlin, you will experience this amazing country completely.

Trip includes

  • 7-night Rhine River Cruise: aboard A-ROSA's Flora

  • 4-nights Hotel Accommodations: On land portion based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.

  • Meals & Beverages: All meals and most drinks while on the cruise, daily breakfast and select meals on the land portion. Premium beverage package during the cruise includes unlimited beverages all day for soft drinks, water, juices, coffee/tea including specialty coffees and espresso drinks. Wine, Beer and mixed drinks by the glass. Few, select ultra premium beverage upgrades are excluded from the beverages package but may be purchased against surcharges.

    Note: (B, L, D) as noted at the end of itinerary text indicates meals included for that day. All meals on cruise are included.

  • Onboard Credit: Enjoy 50 Euro per person spending money to use on board the A-ROSA ship as you please for spa treatments, bike rentals or upgraded beverages. YMT guests will also receive 15% discount on all Spa treatments.

  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed. A full program of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost.

  • Service: A professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

Activity Level

Relaxed
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Trip highlights

  • Cruise through UNESCO World Heritage region Rhine Valley and its Loreley Passage
  • Travel on the paths of Medieval and Roman history through Germany's oldest town, Trier
  • Cruise through the romantic vineyard slopes of the spectacular Moselle Valley
  • Visit scenic Rudesheim and Koblenz
  • Enjoy 2 nights in Berlin and visit Dresden, Erfurt, and Weimar - jewels of East Germany

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Romance on the Rhine & Moselle

Tours Starts: Dusseldorf, Germany

Tours Ends: Berlin, Germany

Days 1 & 2

Fly to Düsseldorf

After an overnight flight, arrive in Düsseldorf. In the evening, meet your fellow travelers for an included welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf City Center or similar

Day 3

Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Embarkation

Enjoy a city tour of Düsseldorf and Cologne before embarking on the A-ROSA Flora, your home for the next 7 nights. Per A-ROSA tradition you will be greeted with a rose in hand from the ship’s crew. (B)

Day 4

Koblenz (6:00 AM–1:00 PM) and Loreley Passage to Mainz (Arrive 10:00 PM)

This morning, arrive at Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle converge. In the afternoon, the first highlight awaits: With over 60 medieval castles overlooking its winding banks, the River Rhine valley is one of Europe’s most breathtaking landscapes and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quaint little villages are nestled alongside the majestic river, while never-ending vineyards flank the hillsides. The Flora docks tonight in Mainz, where the illuminated Cathedral will welcome you. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Mainz (Depart 1:00 PM) and Rüdesheim (Arrive 3:00 PM)

Mainz is famous for its university, its Roman heritage, and its three most defining features: the Romanesque cathedral, the Gutenberg printing press, and the Rhineland carnival. Then it is off to Rüdesheim for the night. Surrounded by gently sloping vineyards, it is famous for its local wine, brandy, and specialty coffee. Tonight the Drosselgasse with its taverns and restaurants should be lively, a good opportunity to enjoy the local goods. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Rüdesheim (Depart 8:00 AM) and Moselle Valley to Bernkastel (Arrive 11:30 PM)

It is time for the Flora to make the turn into the Moselle by Koblenz for one of the most stunning scenic routes in all of Europe, the Moselle Valley. The Moselle flows on a slow, winding course, with entrancing scenery around every hairpin bend: brightly colored, half-timbered medieval villages, crumbling hilltop castles, elegant art nouveau villas, and ancient wine warehouses. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Bernkastel (Depart at midnight)

Explore Bernkastel on your own or with a guided tour. A local small train offers inexpensive tours through town, giving you a great overview of the attractions, such as the historical market square with its centuries-old half-timbered houses in the old town. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Trier, Mehring (6:00 AM–6:30 PM)

Trier is the oldest city in Germany and a treasure trove of Roman ruins. Known as the “Rome of the North,” you can explore the amphitheater, the ruins of Barbara thermal baths, and UNESCO World Heritage Site the Porta Nigra, just to name a few. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Cochem (7:00 AM–5:00 PM)

Perhaps the most iconic picture of the Moselle Valley is Cochem's Reichsburg Castle. Situated on a precipitous rock high above the town, the castle dominates the landscape. The town of Cochem itself is a sight worth seeing. Enjoy its narrow streets and twisty alleys, the lovingly restored half timbered houses with the typical slate roofs, and this historical marketplace. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Disembarkation in Cologne and Transfer to Erfurt

Returning to Cologne, today it’s time to say goodbye to the crew of the Flora and board the bus for a tour of Weimar. Weimar is a small town with a big footprint in history, having been home to the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe, playwright Friedrich Schiller, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. It now also houses the Buchenwald Memorial, dedicated to the prisoners who lost their lives at the nearby Buchenwald concentration camp. (B, L, D)

Hotel Radisson Blu Erfurt or similar

Day 11

Erfurt to Dresden and Berlin

Depart Erfurt this morning and stop in Dresden, one of the greenest cities in all of Europe thanks to its mild climate on the banks of the Elbe River. After a city tour, continue on to Berlin where you will spend the night. (B, D)

ABBA Hotel Berlin or similar

Day 12

Berlin

Berlin is Germany’s modern and vibrant capitol, and a tour this morning will ensure you get to see all the city’s most iconic sights. The town of Potsdam is just outside of Berlin, and home to the Cecilienhof Palace. Cecilienhof was built as a royal residence in 1914, but became famous in 1945 when the Potsdam Conference with Truman, Churchill, and Stalin was held there. Enjoy a final night in Berlin before departing home the next day.

ABBA Hotel Berlin or similar/em>

Day 13

Depart Berlin for Home

Note: Some of the sightseeing and visits included in this tour require up to 2 hours of walking and some periods of standing. Steps, stairs, and uneven ground will also be encountered on occasion. This does not pose a challenge to most guests, but should be considered when booking.


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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French Balcony Upper (Cat D)

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