Koblenz cable car
Day 1: UK to Cologne
Boppard and its chairlift
Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. Continue by coach to Cologne and the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Cologne by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options. Overnight in Cologne.
Day 2: Cologne to Andernach
Early morning we begin our cruise to Andernach, a quiet country town with winding streets and historic architecture, far from the madding crowd. Explore on your own or join our optional guided walking tour. Overnight in Andernach.
Day 3: Andernach to Cochem
We depart Andernach before breakfast and cruise towards Koblenz where the Rhine meets the Moselle. Here we head west along the magical Moselle to Cochem, arriving early afternoon. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’, its lovingly restored half-timbered houses, historic market place and magnificent Reichsburg castle must be seen. Explore on your own or join our optional excursion to Reichsburg Castle followed by a 5 wine tasting. Overnight in Cochem.
Day 4: Cochem to Boppard
Depart Cochem during breakfast and cruise to Boppard. Sit back and enjoy the views as we pass castles, fortresses and riverside town’s. We arrive in Boppard mid-afternoon to take in its lovely, romantic squares and the riverside Rhine Allee, filled with trees and flowers. Explore on your own, take the land train tour or join our optional guided walk. Overnight in Boppard.
Day 5: Boppard to Rüdesheim
This morning we sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, passing the famous Lorelei Rock. We arrive early afternoon with time to take in this gorgeous little town. Our optional tour by land train from the ship takes in the vineyards and the town, including a visit to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and the famous Drosselgasse - a unique cobbled lane just 144 metres long, packed with bars, restaurants and live music - where we enjoy a delicious Rüdesheimer Kaffee made with Asbach brandy. Overnight in Rüdesheim.
Day 6: Rüdesheim to Koblenz
This morning we sail to Koblenz where we arrive early afternoon. Explore on your own, take the cable car over the Rhine to the imposing Ehrenbreitstein fortress - surely one of the area’s greatest attractions. or join our optional walking tour of the town. Overnight in Koblenz.
Day 7: Koblenz to Konigswinter & Cologne
During breakfast we cruise to Konigswinter where we have the morning to explore. Situated at the foot of the Drachenfels Mountain, it is set between the Rhine Valley and Siebengebirge - “Seven Hills”. Our optional excursion takes us by land train and Germany’s oldest cog railway to the top of the mountain with spectacular views of the Rhine valley below. During the afternoon we sail to Cologne, arriving mid-afternoon. Free time to explore on your own, the impressive Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. Or, join our optional afternoon guided walk. Farewell dinner on board. Overnight in Cologne.
Day 8: Cologne to UK
After Breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Brussels where we take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet arriving during the afternoon. Or, transfer to Cologne airport for your flight back to the UK.
- Andernach guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp
- Cochem Reichsburg Castle tour & 5 wine tasting £29pp
- Boppard guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp
- Rüdesheim Highlights - land train tour to Seigfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet & Drosselgasse & Rüdesheimer kaffee £29pp
- Koblenz guided walking tour £10pp
- Konigswinter Highlights - land train & cog railway to Drachenfels £24pp
- Cologne Old town guided walk 1.5hrs £10pp
Excursions must be booked prior to departure. 10% excursion discount when you pre-book at least 5. All operate subject to minimum numbers.