Part Two: A Rhine Getaway River Cruise Vacation

Posted on October 25, 2022


Did you check out last month’s blog post about a cruise down the Rhine? Have you been patiently waiting to hear the rest of the details on one of our favorite river cruise vacations? Look no further! 

Here is part two of the Rhine Getaway river cruise. 


Day Four

Wake up in Köblenz, Germany, for a walking tour. You’ll have the opportunity to choose an excursion to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or Marksburg Castle. 

Set sail to Rüdesheim in the afternoon after lunch on board. Use your free time after docking in Rüdesheim to peruse Drosselgasse, a tiny historic alleyway that is strictly pedestrian-only, or enjoy a glass of wine at one of the local restaurants! In the evening, you’ll have the choice of dining onboard or offshore before you set sail again at midnight!


Day Five

Have lunch onboard before your tour through Speyer, Germany, to visit the Speyer Cathedral. In the morning, you will have the option to take a full-day tour of Heidelberg and view the Neckar River Valley and the Heidelberg Castle. After that, peruse through Old Town and tour Speyer before you board your ship for the afternoon.


Day Six

Wake up in Kehl and enjoy a tour of Strasbourg, France, to view the European Parliament and inside the Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy the afternoon to savor the rest of the city, a melting pot between French and German cultures. Take part in an optional excursion for a wine tasting and tour of the Alsatian wine country or a full-day excursion of Strasbourg and sample endless varieties of Alsatian cuisine. Circle back onboard your ship for an evening dinner event: Taste of Germany. 


Day Seven

Dock in scenic Breisach, full of mountain views covered in forests. Discover how the cuckoo clock and Black Forest Cake are made before boarding your ship for lunch. Take an optional excursion to see Colmar’s Renaissance and Gothic architecture or learn more about the history of World War II in Colmar.


Day Eight

Enjoy your last breakfast on board before you travel to the airport for your flight home. We also have the option to lengthen your stay with three nights in Lake Como or two nights in Basel or Lucerne!


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Our availability to book this specific cruise for the rest of 2022 remains open yet limited for September through November. If you don’t find yourself quite prepared for an impromptu trip this fall, we still have plenty of dates available for your choice of river cruise vacations in 2023!


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