Charming Castles & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

8 Days
Basel to Frankfurt
From (CAD)
$ 5,345
Dates & Pricing

2023 Basel > Frankfurt

Tour Map
Tour Code:
GSMB
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Basel
Return City:
Frankfurt

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Basel

    A warm welcome awaits you from the crew of your Scenic Space-Ship. Your luxury cruise is about to begin and you’ll have the chance to raise your glass to the occaision at this evenings welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Breisach

    Freechoice

    Journey to Colmar in France and explore cobblestone streets that are lined with colourfully painted half-timbered houses. The town is a unique blend of German architecture and French charm. Alternatively, visit Freiburg, located on the edge of the Black Forest, this vibrant city is renowned for its Medieval Old Town and sustainable mind set or, visit Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, overlooking the Alsace plain, it has bared witness to centuries of conflicts and changes. Discover the fully furnished former living quarters of previous occupants as well as a collection of weaponry dating back to the Middle Ages.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rastatt

    Today you can choose from a diverse range of options, each truly unique yet equally fascinating.

    Freechoice

    Visit Baden Baden, the town is most famous for its casino and remains of the Roman baths, both of which you will learn about from your local guide today or, be transported into a world of luxury cars as you tour the Mercedes-Benz factory to learn how these admired cars are produced. Alternatively, explore the charming city of Strasbourg. This active walking tour will showcase the highlight of this city including the magnificent Cathedral.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Rüdesheim

    The afternoon visit the charming town of Rüdesheim, surrounded by lush green vineyards and lined with historic half-timbered buildings.

    Freechoice

    Board the Winzerexpress mini train and wind through the cobblestone streets of the town before a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Marvel at the display of over 150 musical instruments from the 18th and 19th century before taking a cable car ride for magnificent views across the vineyards. Once at the top you will see the historic Neiderwald Monument.. Alternatively, take a guided hike from Rudesheim and enjoy breath-taking views across the Rhine River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Cochem

    A medieval gem resting on the banks of the Moselle River, Cochem will make you feel like you have directly stepped into a fairytale.

    Freechoice

    Explore Cochem during a guided tour and visit the iconic Reichsburg Castle, or if you’re feeling more active, join a bicycle tour and explore the beautiful region.

    This afternoon you will appreciate the allure of the Moselle Valley as you glide past charming villages and vine covered slopes towards Bernkastel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bernkastel

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour through beautiful Bernkastel, with its perfectly preserved half-timbered houses located on the picturesque Moselle River or, journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for a guided tour. Alternatively, explore the slopes covered in green vineyards at a local winery. The Moselle Valley is considered one of the world’s premier locations for producing Riesling and today you have the opportunity to learn all about the wine produced in the region before tasting a delicious drop.

    Enrich

    Tonight you are in for a special treat with a private concert at one of the regions truly spectacular locations.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Koblenz

    Our final stop on this glorious 8 day journey is Koblenz. This UNESCO listed city sits at the junction of where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet and has a fascinating past with over 2,000 years of history.

    Freechoice

    Join a walking tour of Koblenz and explore the charm and history of this impressive city including Deutsches Eck, or German Corner, the confluence of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers and where the memorial to Kaiser Wilhelm I proudly stands, or choose to see the city aboard one of our Scenic e-bikes and travel further afield around this mighty city. Alternatively you may wish to explore the magnificent castle of Burg Eltz. This medieval castle dates back over 850 years and has remained in the possession of the same family during this period. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Mainz > Frankfurt

    After a delicious breakfast on board farewell your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Frankfurt airport for your onward or homebound flight. 

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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