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Cruising to the Black Forest

8 Days Full Board River Cruise

Beyond the mighty Rhine Gorge the great Rhine Valley carves its way along the much disputed borderlands of France and Germany, an area of fierce fighting during the second world war. Whilst the Rhine still symbolises the border, the valley is now a place of surreal peace, tranquility and unrivalled natural beauty. Our cruise upstream captures this unbelievable scenic backdrop perfectly, with some wonderful visits along the way.

Single cabin supplement: Main Deck: £169*, Promenade Deck: £249*

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Highlights

• Rüdesheim • Colmar • Black Forest High Road • Freiburg • Cologne • Rhine Gorge • Heidelberg

Itinerary

Day 1: From selected departure points we cross the Channel to Calais and into Germany to reach Cologne in time for a late dinner. Our vessel leaves Cologne late evening to cruise overnight upstream.

Day 2: This morning our cruise continues through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, to reach the popular resort of Rüdesheim by early afternoon. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the town.

Day 3: Cruising from early this morning we make a brief stop at Mannheim where we include an excursion to the old university city of Heidelberg, re-joining our cruise ship at Speyer.

Day 4: This morning we cruise to Rasstadt where the Rhine becomes the border between France and Germany. This afternoon we enjoy a tour by coach into the beautiful Black Forest following the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (the Black Forest High Road), one of Germany’s most scenic routes. We rejoin our cruise ship across the border in Strasbourg in time for dinner.

Day 5: A full day excursion across the border today as we visit Freiburg, the ‘capital’ of the Black Forest before crossing the Rhine into France and to Colmar, a charming city of canals with a traditional old town, set in the heart of the Alsace region.

Day 6: This morning we sail from Strasbourg for a full day cruising, returning downstream to reach Mainz over dinner.

Day 7: A full day cruising as we return through the Rhine Gorge to reach Cologne by mid afternoon.

Day 8: We disembark after breakfast to cross the Channel and return home.

The Prinses Christina

The Prinses Christina

The Prinses Christina is a medium sized vessel with 54 outward facing cabins on three decks. The vessel has air-conditioning throughout. 

Public areas include: > A forward Promenade Deck lounge with a bar and dance floor > Restaurant on the Cabin Deck > Large, partially covered Sun Deck

All cabins include: > Shower & toilet > Satellite television > Twin beds at floor level > Continental electricity socket (220 volts) > Superior cabins include tea and coffee making facilities (limited availability) 

Please note: There are stair lifts between Main and Promenade Decks and the Main Deck and restaurant on the Cabin Deck. Cabin Deck rooms and Sun Deck are not served by stair lifts. Prices reflect the deck location more than the size. Upper deck cabins have better views. Whilst there is a stair lift on board wheelchair access is not possible.

 

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Everything
Included...

  • Free local joining points
  • All coach travel
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
  • Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
  • Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
  • Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
  • Regular entertainment on board

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