Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes. On this itinerary you’ll discover Baden-Baden, once a meeting place for Europe’s rich and famous because of its stunning natural wonders and the healing qualities of the thermal waters. Along the beautiful Moselle and Rhine rivers you can also experience five different Let’s Go active experiences.

AAA Vacations Amenity

  • $300 shipboard credit per stateroom (based on double occupancy)

AAA Member Benefit

  • Savings of $250 per stateroom (based on double occupancy)

SightSeeing Highlights

  • Choice of Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto visit in Baden-Baden
  • Doktorenhof vinegar estate visit and tasting
  • Secrets of the Cold War excursion to an underground bunker
  • Trier panoramic walking tour
  • Bernkastel village walk with Riesling tasting
  • Bike the scenic Middle Moselle

Itinerary

DAY 1: Baden-Baden (Arrive)

DAY 2: Baden-Baden

Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. Today you have your choice between four options:

  • Baden-Baden city tour with casino
  • Festspielhaus guided visit
  • Caracalla Thermal Bath
  • Sea Salt Grotto

DAY 3: Baden-Baden, Strasbourg

Check out of your Baden-Baden hotel and head to Strasbourg to board the River Queen.

DAY 4: Strasbourg

This historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. Today, you have a choice between “Do as the Locals Do” Strasbourg walking tour OR Strasbourg panoramic tour featuring Cathedral and Old Town walk. In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner awaits.

DAY 5: Speyer

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. Choose between a private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting or Speyer Walking Tour.

DAY 6: Cochem

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. Take an evening visit to the Cochem Castle, Reichsburg Cochem and experience German history and culture.

DAY 7: Cochem

The picturesque town of Cochem is nestled in a particularly scenic area of the Moselle Valley. Today, you have three different options to choose between:

  • Cochem Walking Tour
  • The Secrets of the Cold War
  • “Let’s Go” Active on the Moselle

DAY 8: 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 at the stone Roman gate, the Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more.

DAY 9: Trier

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 historical novelties with a visit to Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

DAY 10: Bernkastel

Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. You have a choice between a Bernkastel village Walk with a Riesling tasting OR “Let’s Go” biking the scenic Middle Moselle. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner await you this evening.

DAY 10: Boppard, Rüdesheim

Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center. In Rüdesheim, make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend. Today, you have a choice between five different options:

  • Boppard Village stroll
  • Rheinstein visit
  • “Let’s Go” hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen
  • Rüdesheim walk with local treats
  • “Let’s Go” Rhine biking

DAY 10: Frankfurt (Disembark)

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*All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Single Supplement applies for single accommodation. Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments. Prices exclude additional port charges of $250 per person.