Paris & The Romantic Rivers
9 Night Cruise + Flights + 5 BONUS Nights & Incl. $6000 BONUS Value
Deal Code: MC-78307
- 9 Night Cruise
- Return Flights
- 2 Night in Baden Baden
- All Daily Meals Onboard
- Activities & Entertainment Onboard
- Port Charges & Taxes Included
Exclusive Bonus Value
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings
- BONUS 3 Nights in Paris
- BONUS Rail Journey Between Paris & Frankfurt
- BONUS Free Wi-Fi
- Captain's Welcome & Farewell Dinner
- Unlimited Beverages Onboard
- Prepaid Gratuities Included Onboard
- Economy Class flights to Paris, returning from Frankfurt including checked luggage
- 9 Night cruise from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden onboard the River Queen in a Classic Stateroom
- 2 Night deluxe, post-cruise accommodation at the Hotel Dorint in the beautiful German spa town of Baden-Baden
- All daily meals onboard your river cruise prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Holiday Savings
- BONUS 3 Nights, pre-cruise accommodation in Paris
- BONUS 1st Class rail journey between Paris & Frankfurt
- Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Dinner onboard your river cruise
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee & tea, soft drinks, & mineral water onboard your river cruise
- A variety of personalised excursions led by English speaking local experts
- Exclusively curated shore programs – “Let’s Go,” “Do as the Locals Do,” & “Village Day”
- All gratuities, free ship-wide internet, and Wi-Fi access included onboard your river cruise
General Sail Date Information
Set Sail on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
*Surcharges may apply
Day 1: Frankfurt, Germany
Embark your cruise today.Day 2-3: Cochem, Germany
Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff, the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow. The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. The Moselle River cuts through the town, leaving Cochem in two distinct halves on two steep hills, one on the left side of the river and one on the right. Discover Cochem’s perfect quaintness on foot, with stops along the city wall’s medieval gates and Marktplatz. Uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the Cold War. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hike.Day 4-5: Trier, Germany
Trier has no shortage of famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at the stone Roman gate, the Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, the Imperial Baths and more. Trier is a city surrounded by stunning ruins and remnants of the Roman Empire, and not to mention, neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.Day 6: Bernkastel, Germany
Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.Day 7: Boppard, Germany - (Cruising the Romantic Rhine River) - Rüdesheim, Germany
Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.Day 8: Speyer, Germany
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.Day 9-10: Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. This historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. You may choose to see Strasbourg via a panoramic tour, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour.Day 10: Baden-Baden, Germany
Today, you’ll disembark the ship and transfer to the Hotel Dorint in Baden-Baden for the tour portion of this itinerary.Day 11: Baden-Baden, Germany
Baden-Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. The city’s contemporary flair meshes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences. Whether you embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the Festspielhaus or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.
Uniworld’s River Queen boasts innovation and exclusivity in every way. Cruising Europe’s waters, the majestic River Queen flaunts as exterior designed to mimic the famed 1930’s steamships and oozes elegance on the inside. With a timeless nautical colour palette, marble finishings and evocative artwork scattered throughout, this vessel was rated the #1 ship in the worldwide cruise industry in the 2012 Conde´ Nast Traveller Readers’ Cruise Poll. It’s not hard to imagine why with plush staterooms featuring imposing river views, handcrafted Savoir® of England bedding, a built-in closest, flat-screen TV, marble bathrooms and a myriad of indulgent amenities to enhance your stay. No luxury is spared on the River Queen.
Travel based on sail date, October 18, 2020.
Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Surcharges may apply.
Flights may not be direct or operate daily.
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.
Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.
Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.
China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.
For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.
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