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River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day cruise from £3,495 pp incl. flights

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Highlights

  • Indulge in white-gloved service and free-flowing champagne on a one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotel
  • Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene andscapes
  • Discover Baden-Baden, a city so stunning that they named it twice
  • Explore Cochem’s castle-dotted hillsides with a nighttime visit to Cochem Castle
  • See Germany’s oldest town, Trier, and learn about its rich Roman history

In Brief

  • 1 Night Frankfurt
  • 2 Nights Cochem
  • 2 Nights Trier
  • 1 Night Bernkastel-Kues
  • 1 Night Boppard
  • 1 Night Speyer
  • 2 Nights Strasbourg
  • 2 Nights Baden-Baden

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All-inclusive | Food & wine | History & culture | River cruise

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Frankfurt

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: D

Days 2-3
Cochem

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colourful 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.

Featured Excursion: Evening visit to Cochem Castle

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.

Choice of Cochem walking tour or The Secrets of the Cold War or "Let's Go" Active on the Moselle

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
Trier

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.

Featured Excursion: Trier panoramic walking tour

Trier is a city surrounded by stunning ruins and remnants of the Roman Empire, and not to mention, neighbour 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.

Featured Excursion: Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Bernkastel-Kues

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.

Choice of Bernkastel village and vineyard walk with Riesling tasting or "Let's Go" biking the scenic Middle Moselle

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Boppard

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.

Choice of Boppard village stroll or "Let's Go" Rhine biking or Rheinstein visit or "Let's Go" hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen or Rüdesheim walk with local treats.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Speyer

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.

Choice of Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting or Speyer Walking Tour.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
Strasbourg

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.

Choice of "Do as the Locals Do" Strasbourg walking tour or Strasbourg panoramic tour with Cathedral and Old Town walk

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

On Day 10 - you’ll disembark the ship and transfer to the Hotel Dorint in Baden-Baden for the tour portion of this itinerary.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Days 11-12
Baden-Baden

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.

Choice of Baden-Baden city tour with casino or Festspielhaus guided visit or Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto.

Stay: River Queen

On Day 12, check out of your hotel and take your included transferr to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

Meals: B L D

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

12-day cruise on board River Queen (Uniworld) from £3,495 incl. flights

Departure: 21 April 2020

Classic (CLASSIC): £3,495

2020 Europe On Sale - Save 10%
Book by: 30 September 2019

Enjoy savings of up to 10% on 2020 departures 

Fares were from £3,899 pp, now from £3,495 pp

Includes:

  • Flights from the UK
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Choice of excursions curated exclusively for Uniworld guests
  • Five-star farm-to-table cuisine
  • Unlimited beverages, including many premium spirits and wines
  • Outstanding service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • In-suite butler service
  • Elegant and well-appointed riverview staterooms and suites, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds
  • Onboard fitness centre, plus exercise and wellness classes
  • Shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking poles for onshore use

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection—the world’s most luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise line—offers truly all-inclusive itineraries in Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and Egypt. Every Uniworld ship is a masterpiece. The moment you step onboard any of their one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll see and feel the care that went into the thoughtful, beautiful design. With impeccable service that truly comes from the heart, exclusive excursions only available to Uniworld guests, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, local wines and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is as unique and special as each guest.

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