- duration 6 days
- tour type Cruise
- age requirement 18+ yrs
- max group size 15
- guiding method
- Tour Code BM-23101
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Basel(1), “the place to be” on the Rhine
- Discover the treasures of Alsace(1):
- The Wine Route in Alsace
- Strasbourg, capital of Europe
- The romantic Rhine and picturesque Moselle
- Heidelberg(1), the most romantic city in Germany
- Koblenz(1) and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
- The Reichsburg Cochem
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Cruise the magic Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the Romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles, and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. Along the Wine Route, you’ll explore traditional villages with hidden secrets, as well as Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle perched on a peak in the Vosges Mountains. And who could forget Koblenz and Rüdesheim, known for its wines and cafés, or Heidelberg, one of the most romantic cities in Germany?
Day 1 : Strasbourg - Basel
Day 2 : Basel - Breisach
Day 3 : Breisach - Strasbourg
Day 4 : Mannheim - RÜdesheim
Day 5 : RÜdesheim - Koblenz - Pommern
Day 6 : Cochem - Strasbourg
- Accommodations in a double
- Controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- Lunch on Day 6
- Coach transfers from Strasbourg to Basel and from Cochem to Strasbourg
- All onboard beverages (not including the special lists)
- Occupancy, climate
- Onboard entertainment
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala evening
- Assistance from our onboard, multi
- Tour of Reichsburg Cochem on Day 6
- Emergency/repatriation insurance
- all port fees.
- Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency)
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses.
- Earn US$ 37+ in travel credits.
- Best price guaranteed.
- No credit card or booking fees.
- 100% financial protection.
- Carbon neutral tours.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Romantic Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 10 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 November 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 89 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Romantic Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Romantic Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.Tour Packages
The Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Romantic Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River tour offers two separate excursion packages, DISCOVERY and CLASSIC, which are not included in the price and must be paid for separately. You have the option of purchasing either one of the packages once your booking has been confirmed.
Please note that you can also purchase these packages onboard, but at higher prices. COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72 hours of departure.
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