the romantic rhine valley and the rock of the lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
locationStrasbourg - Rüdesheim(1) - Koblenz - Mainz - Rastatt - Strasbourg
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
The romantic Rhine Valley and the rock of the Lorelei (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
6 days
Trip code
CSW_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Embark on a cruise on the Rhine between Alsace and Germany through an incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, and stories. Dive into the heart of an authentic terroir rich in discoveries.

Highlights

  • The classic German vacation to experience again and again
  • Rüdesheim, and a blast from the past at Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet(1)
  • The famous Drosselgasse, with its numerous cafés, bars and music
  • Koblenz, and its fortress overlooking the Rhine(1)
  • Mainz, the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg(1)
  • A walk through the vineyards and a tasting of regional products(1)
  • Baden-Baden, an elegant spa town(1)
  • The Treetop Walk, a beautiful view of the Black Forest(1)
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The elegant spa town of Baden-Baden sits on the edge of the Black Forest. The area has been one of rest and relaxation since its founding over 2,000 years ago.  It was known as the “Summer Capital of Europe” in the 19th century, when its clientele included European and Russian royalty and notable artists. During this excursion, we’ll tour the street where the Friedrichsbad Spa is located and also visit the Old Town.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BADEN

    Pre-paid: $99

    On-board: $109

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The elegant spa town of Baden-Baden sits on the edge of the Black Forest. The area has been one of rest and relaxation since its founding over 2,000 years ago.  It was known as the “Summer Capital of Europe” in the 19th century, when its clientele included European and Russian royalty and notable artists. During this excursion, we’ll tour the street where the Friedrichsbad Spa is located and also visit the Old Town.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BADEN

    Pre-paid: $108

    On-board: $120

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    The Treetop Walk is a canopy walkway located in the heart of the Black Forest.  The hike begins at ground level but progressively takes you into the air, culminating at a 131-foot observation tower. On our tour, our guide will take time to explain the plants and wildlife found in the region. Once atop, you’ll be able to see the Swabian Alps, the Kraichgau region, and even the TV tower in Stuttgart. And if you are really daring, you can take the 180-foot tunnel slide to the bottom! (Additional cost to be paid on site).

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BAUMWI

    Pre-paid: $213

    On-board: $236

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    The Treetop Walk is a canopy walkway located in the heart of the Black Forest.  The hike begins at ground level but progressively takes you into the air, culminating at a 131-foot observation tower. On our tour, our guide will take time to explain the plants and wildlife found in the region. Once atop, you’ll be able to see the Swabian Alps, the Kraichgau region, and even the TV tower in Stuttgart. And if you are really daring, you can take the 180-foot tunnel slide to the bottom! (Additional cost to be paid on site).

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_BAUMWI

    Pre-paid: $213

    On-board: $236

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure for a guided tour of Koblenz. In the very heart of the picturesque regions around the Rhine and Moselle, Koblenz is surrounded by four low Rhineland mountain ranges and offers visitors a rich panel of cultural monuments and historic buildings. We will be able to see the "Liebfrauenkirche” (the Church of Our Lady) and the Deutsches Eck (German corner) from where we can see the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. We'll then take the funicular up to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress from where the views over the town, the Rhine and the Moselle are breathtaking. Overlooking the mouth of the Moselle and the Rhine Valley, the fortress benefits from a real strategic location. The edifice as we see it today was constructed under Prussian rule in 1817. Return on board.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Sturdy shoes are strongly recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_COBLE4

    Pre-paid: $93

    On-board: $104

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure for a guided tour of Koblenz. In the very heart of the picturesque regions around the Rhine and Moselle, Koblenz is surrounded by four low Rhineland mountain ranges and offers visitors a rich panel of cultural monuments and historic buildings. We will be able to see the "Liebfrauenkirche” (the Church of Our Lady) and the Deutsches Eck (German corner) from where we can see the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. We'll then take the funicular up to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress from where the views over the town, the Rhine and the Moselle are breathtaking. Overlooking the mouth of the Moselle and the Rhine Valley, the fortress benefits from a real strategic location. The edifice as we see it today was constructed under Prussian rule in 1817. Return on board.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Sturdy shoes are strongly recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_COBLE4

    Pre-paid: $95

    On-board: $106

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created the basic shape of the town, with fine palaces and churches. Here you can admire the magnificent historic houses which have been outstandingly well-restored. Located on the banks of the Rhine opposite the confluence of the Rhine with the Main, Mainz will captivate you with its quite incomparable lifestyle, its unique charm and its openness to the world. In the company of your guide, you will be able to enter the magnificent Cathedral, whose construction began in 975 and which has left a deep mark on the history of the town. The interior of the cathedral houses some wonderful historic treasures, including tombs and funerary monuments from the 13th to the 18th centuries. You will also have the opportunity to wander up and down the colorful streets in the old town. Finally you will visit the Gutenberg Museum, the world's finest museum for printing equipment, materials and books. Born in Mainz around 1400, Johannes Gensfleisch Gutenberg himself prepared the copy of the Bible referred to as "the 42-line Bible” which was published in 1455 - the oldest printed book in the world. Out of the 46 copies still in existence, the museum has just one, along with a "Mainz Psalter”, the first ever document printed using three different colors of ink. The museum extends over five floors and provides a quite remarkable exhibition on the history of the book and written word in both Europe and the world as a whole. Return on board on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The Gutenberg Museum is closed on Sunday mornings and on Mondays.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended: visit entirely on foot; streets are cobblestoned in the old town.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MAYGUT

    Pre-paid: $63

    On-board: $70

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created the basic shape of the town, with fine palaces and churches. Here you can admire the magnificent historic houses which have been outstandingly well-restored. Located on the banks of the Rhine opposite the confluence of the Rhine with the Main, Mainz will captivate you with its quite incomparable lifestyle, its unique charm and its openness to the world. In the company of your guide, you will be able to enter the magnificent Cathedral, whose construction began in 975 and which has left a deep mark on the history of the town. The interior of the cathedral houses some wonderful historic treasures, including tombs and funerary monuments from the 13th to the 18th centuries. You will also have the opportunity to wander up and down the colorful streets in the old town. Finally you will visit the Gutenberg Museum, the world's finest museum for printing equipment, materials and books. Born in Mainz around 1400, Johannes Gensfleisch Gutenberg himself prepared the copy of the Bible referred to as "the 42-line Bible” which was published in 1455 - the oldest printed book in the world. Out of the 46 copies still in existence, the museum has just one, along with a "Mainz Psalter”, the first ever document printed using three different colors of ink. The museum extends over five floors and provides a quite remarkable exhibition on the history of the book and written word in both Europe and the world as a whole. Return on board on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The Gutenberg Museum is closed on Sunday mornings and on Mondays.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended: visit entirely on foot; streets are cobblestoned in the old town.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_MAYGUT

    Pre-paid: $75

    On-board: $84

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the vineyards and the Rhine. We'll hike through the vineyards to the Abbey of St. Hildegard, built in the early 20th century. You'll have some free time to explore the abbey before we return to the ship through the vineyards once more.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    • 8km-hike with a 300m elevation gain.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_RUD7

    Pre-paid: $106

    On-board: $118

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the vineyards and the Rhine. We'll hike through the vineyards to the Abbey of St. Hildegard, built in the early 20th century. You'll have some free time to explore the abbey before we return to the ship through the vineyards once more.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    • 8km-hike with a 300m elevation gain.
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    EXC_RUD7

    Pre-paid: $118

    On-board: $131

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region will be explained and you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Rüdesheim and the Rhine. The train will then stop right before the historical Bassenheimer Hof cellar, a seigneurial residence from the 16th century, where we'll indulge in a wine-tasting*. A winemaker from the Störzel family cellar will guide you through a tasting of three different wines, from the driest to the sweetest, all the while telling you about the history of the cellar and winemaking in the Rüdesheim region, complete with local stories. Afterwards, our visit will continue on to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments located 100m away from the cellar in an old building from the 15th century. The "Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett" is the first German museum dedicated to self-playing musical instruments, which holds an impressive collection of no less than 350 mechanical musical instruments dating back to the 18th century to the 20th, all spread out on more than 4000 ft². This is a vast collection, dating back three centuries, of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion. Tools and machines for the production of organ pipes, cardboard sheet music, rolls of sheet music and perforated disks are also on display in the collection. Whatever their age, museum visitors always take great pleasure in discovering this special music, the techniques from the past and how these instruments work. After visiting the Museum, you will have some free time to stroll through the streets of Rüdesheim ambling down the famous Drosselgasse, before making your own way back to the boat.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Warm clothes are recommended for the visit of the cellar.
    • After the visits, passengers will have free time in Rudesheim until they go back to the boat on foot on their own.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_RUDES

    Pre-paid: $65

    On-board: $72

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region will be explained and you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Rüdesheim and the Rhine. The train will then stop right before the historical Bassenheimer Hof cellar, a seigneurial residence from the 16th century, where we'll indulge in a wine-tasting*. A winemaker from the Störzel family cellar will guide you through a tasting of three different wines, from the driest to the sweetest, all the while telling you about the history of the cellar and winemaking in the Rüdesheim region, complete with local stories. Afterwards, our visit will continue on to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments located 100m away from the cellar in an old building from the 15th century. The "Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett" is the first German museum dedicated to self-playing musical instruments, which holds an impressive collection of no less than 350 mechanical musical instruments dating back to the 18th century to the 20th, all spread out on more than 4000 ft². This is a vast collection, dating back three centuries, of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion. Tools and machines for the production of organ pipes, cardboard sheet music, rolls of sheet music and perforated disks are also on display in the collection. Whatever their age, museum visitors always take great pleasure in discovering this special music, the techniques from the past and how these instruments work. After visiting the Museum, you will have some free time to stroll through the streets of Rüdesheim ambling down the famous Drosselgasse, before making your own way back to the boat.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Warm clothes are recommended for the visit of the cellar.
    • After the visits, passengers will have free time in Rudesheim until they go back to the boat on foot on their own.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_RUDES

    Pre-paid: $65

    On-board: $72



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