Rhine & Moselle Splendors (Luxembourg to Basel)

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Rhine & Moselle Splendors (Luxembourg to Basel)



Tour Description:

Begin your splendid journey along two of Europe’s most alluring rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Expand your imagination in fairytale villages, such as Cochem, Bernkastel and Riquewihr, where folklore and history come alive in every street. Whimsical fantasies also come to life at Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum and at Schwetzingen Gardens. Encounter fascinating Roman ruins, medieval towns with colorful half-timbered houses and enchanting castles as you cruise along two of Europe’s most captivating rivers.

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Dates & Pricing

Wednesday 03 Jul 24 — Wednesday 10 Jul 24Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 11 Sep 24 — Wednesday 18 Sep 24Starting at $4,299Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 23 Oct 24 — Wednesday 30 Oct 24Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 23 Apr 25 — Wednesday 30 Apr 25Starting at $3,699Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 18 Jun 25 — Wednesday 25 Jun 25Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 16 Jul 25 — Wednesday 23 Jul 25Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 13 Aug 25 — Wednesday 20 Aug 25Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 10 Sep 25 — Wednesday 17 Sep 25Starting at $4,399Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 08 Oct 25 — Wednesday 15 Oct 25Starting at $4,399Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 05 Nov 25 — Wednesday 12 Nov 25Starting at $3,899Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 27 May 26 — Wednesday 03 Jun 26Starting at $4,199Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 12 Aug 26 — Wednesday 19 Aug 26Starting at $4,199Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 09 Sep 26 — Wednesday 16 Sep 26Starting at $4,599Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


ITINERARY

Day 1
LUXEMBOURG – EMBARKATION. Board the ship for your Rhine & Moselle Splendors cruise.

Day 2
WASSERBILLIG, LUXEMBOURG. Wasserbillig is your gateway to Trier, Germany’s oldest city, often referred to as the second Rome. Be guided to the Roman Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra and Emperor Constantine’s Throne Room. You can also cycle along the Moselle River past Trier’s Imperial Baths, Porta Nigra city gate and other historic sites. As a final alternative, enjoy a lovely wine tasting in Luxembourg.

Day 3
COCHEM – LAHNSTEIN. History comes to life in Cochem with its half-timbered houses and Reichsburg Castle. Join a guided tour through the castle, and then walk through its Old Town. For those wishing to have a more active exploration of the area, you can go on a guided hike to the castle. Later in the day, sail along the Moselle, taking in the fascinating scenery before arriving in Lahnstein where you’ll enjoy an exclusive visit to Burg Lahneck Castle.

Day 4
RHINE GORGE – RÜDESHEIM. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue, and afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River to Schloss Johannisberg. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet charm you or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream.

Day 5
LUDWIGSHAFEN. You have a choice of several excursions, depending on your interest. Visit Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Alternatively, relive a bygone era on an excursion to the glorious Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens. Tour this splendid palace and wander through its gardens with more than 100 sculptures and an assortment of whimsical buildings. The Apollotempel houses a statue of the ancient Greek god of light and the arts, playing the lyre; and the most spectacular, the Türkischer Garten with a mosque, are a few of the many highlights you will see. For those seeking a more active adventure, hike the historic Philosopher’s Path along the Neckar River or join a guided bike tour along the Neckar River to the medieval town of Ladenburg.

Day 6
STRASBOURG, FRANCE. Strasbourg, the capital city of Alsace, has flavors of both France and Germany which you’ll get to discover. Enjoy a panoramic bus tour past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République followed by a walking tour through its iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. You’ll also see the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. The active adventurer can join a guided Old Town bike tour, which also takes you through the Parc de l’Orangerie.

Day 7
BREISACH – BASEL, SWITZERLAND. Breisach is your gateway to several different excursions, depending on your interests. Step back in time with a visit to the enchanting Alsatian town of Riquewihr, which looks almost the same as it did in the 16th century. On your walking tour, admire historic architecture as well as famous sights, such as the Dolder Gate. Alternatively, you may wish to go to Freiburg, founded in 1120 and home to the Freiburg’s Münster, a Gothic cathedral said to have “the most beautiful spire on earth.” You also have the choice to go on a hike in the Black Forest, a magical land full of cultural traditions; or cycle through the scenic countryside.

Day 8
BASEL – DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Switzerland and prepare for your return flight home.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.