The Moselle to Munich

from 

AU$9,775

per person
 
Duration: 18 Nights
Destination: Remich to Frankfurt
Region: Europe
Deal Code: PAYGJZI

 

 

Description

Explore the Moselle in more ways than ever on this Active & Discovery European cruise. You’ll board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Remich on the beautiful Moselle River. An excursion to historical Luxembourg City offers unique and dramatic views, as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. Next stop is ancient Koblenz, where you can enjoy a guided walk or visit a local brewery or ad-venture on a kayak excursion. Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum, and enjoy a stroll through the town’s famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Your river cruise holiday ends in Frankfurt, where you may join a guided sightseeing tour of the city or visit the Frankenstein castle or take a bike tour along the river banks of the Main and Nidda Rivers.

Germany is a country filled with spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer. On this Germany tour, see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, medieval towns, and scenic areas. Your holiday begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Cologne, Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, and the Black Forest. You'll visit the must-see attractions in each city, including Cologne’s famous Gothic cathedral, with its twin-steepled towers, and Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this Germany holiday. Enjoy a Rhine cruise along the Rhine River’s most scenic section, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Visit King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive on the panoramic German Alpine Road to beautiful Lake Constance, Europe's largest freshwater reservoir, and to the charming island of Lindau. Stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character, and enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, where you’ll learn about woodcarving and enjoy coffee and Black Forest Cake—a special experience included by Globus. A tour to Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and beer. That's why Globus has included a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst has been a tradition in Nuremberg for many centuries, and Globus has included dinner at a local Nuremberg restaurant to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste.

But that’s not all…Globus has included first-class seats for the Passion Play in Oberammergau. Performed every 10 years and set with the majestic alpine scenery as a backdrop, it’s a magnificent experience. From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany tour has it all!


Your Fly, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • $1000 flight credit
  • 7 night Active & Discovery Moselle River cruise onboard Avalon Imagery II, Remich to Frankfurt
  • Includes 20 meals, select sightseeing, Wi-Fi onboard ship plus more
  • 12 day German Highlights guided holiday with Globus, Frankfurt return
  • Includes 11 nights superior accommodation, 19 meals, select activities including the world-famous Passion Play in Oberammergau plus more
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise

Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 17 July – 05 August 2022


Moselle River Cruise (Active & Discovery) Itinerary:

DAY 1:   REMICH, LUXEMBOURG (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Luxembourg City must arrive by 3.30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to explore Remich-the Pearl of the Moselle-with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. Enjoy dinner on board this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH (D)

DAY 2:   REMICH.EXCURSION TO LUXEMBOURG

Modern Architecture, Canoe Trip, and Local Wine Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to get a whole new perspective of the Moselle river and its fascinating shoreline scenery, OR: DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Guided Tour of Schengen, known for the famous agreement, which represents one of the major steps towards a unified Europe and the abolishment of inner-European border controls. Later enjoy a glass of refreshing locally produced wine or grape juice, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City-with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture along the deep gorge terrain. In the early afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise to Trier. TRIER: Germany's Oldest City CLASSIC - After dinner, enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Trier-Germany's oldest city with ancient remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra, walk through the city centre. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRIER (B,L,D)

DAY 3:   BERNKASTEL, GERMANY

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley ACTIVE - Head out into the fresh air and hike up to Landshut Castle with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Learn about wine in this special region and enjoy a rich Wine Tasting in a local winery, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel-with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century gabled timber-framed houses. This afternoon enjoy a relaxing sailing to Traben-Trabach or consider joining an optional excursion to a local brewery. Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRABEN-TRABACH (B,L,D)

DAY 4:   COCHEM

Reichsburg Castle, Riesling Wine, and the Charm of the Moselle Valley ACTIVE - Bike along the Mosel river with your Adventure Host. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing cruise to Cochem. ACTIVE - See Cochem from atop, hike up to an excellent viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Take part to a Guided Visit to one of the oldest mustard mills, dating back to 1810. Under the guidance of the head mustard "miller", you'll watch mustard being made using traditional skills, more than 200 years of savoir-faire and a recipe that has been passed down several generations, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk of Cochem to see the charming town's half-timbered houses and winding streets. Visit Cochem's hilltop Reichsburg Castle with a bird's-eye-view of the Moselle Valley and river bend. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN COCHEM (B,L,D)

DAY 5:   KOBLENZ

Fortress Walls and Manor Halls In the morning, you may want to choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available or relax on the Sky Deck while sailing to Koblenz. ACTIVE - Enjoy a scenic Guided Hike from Lahn to Koblenz, OR: DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of a famous local brewery which reputation is based on their traditional way of brewing tasty beers following old recipes. Afterwards taste some of their classical brewed beers, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk amid ancient fortresses walls, towers, squares and monuments. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ (B,L,D)

DAY 6:   RUDESHEIM-ELTVILLE

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. This morning, relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Moselle River shores. ACTIVE - Take an open-air Cable-Car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR: DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR: DISCOVERY - Follow your local guide through the area surrounding the Hildegard Abbey and learn about the history of this special place. Walk back to the village and taste different local wines. A short sailing in the late afternoon will bring you from Rudesheim to Eltville. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ELTVILLE (B,L,D)

DAY 7:   FRANKFURT

Charm in Frankfurt ACTIVE - Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover from a different point of view the city of Frankfurt as well as the picturesque Nidda park, OR: DISCOVERY - Join a local farmer during this special Walking Tour through the apple orchards and learn everything about the different type of apple trees and apples, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city's cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods, OR: CLASSIC - Take an entertaining Guided Tour to the famous Frankenstein castle, nestled in the hills of the Western Odenwald area, and enjoy a breathtaking view on the Rhine Valley. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN FRANKFURT (B,L,D)

DAY 8:   FRANKFURT (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


German Highlights with Oberammergau Itinerary:

DAY 1:   ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY.

Welcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

DAY 2:   FRANKFURT-COLOGNE.

RHINE RIVER Scenic cruising. COLOGNE Visit the cathedral. LF Enjoy a beer at the Colner Hofbrau Fruh, one of Cologne’s famous breweries. (B,D) 155 mi / 250 km

DAY 3:   COLOGNE-BERLIN.

COLOGNE High-speed first-class ICE train ride to Berlin. BERLIN Guided sightseeing includes the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and picture stops at Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. (B,D) 367 mi / 590 km

DAY 4:   AT LEISURE IN BERLIN.

BERLIN Free day. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Berlin with an excursion to Potsdam. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

DAY 5:   BERLIN-DRESDEN.

DRESDEN Free time for lunch. Orientation walk features the Zwinger Palace Courtyard. (B) 137 mi / 220 km

DAY 6:   DRESDEN-BAYREUTH-NUREMBERG.

BAYREUTH Orientation tour of Wagner’s city of festival. NUREMBERG Walking tour includes the Old Town. LF Dinner with local specialties at the Bratwurst Roslein restaurant. (B,D) 205 mi / 330 km

DAY 7:   NUREMBERG-ROTHENBURG-MUNICH.

ROTHENBURG Orientation walk. Free time to browse before continuing to Munich. (B) 205 mi / 330 km

DAY 8:   MUNICH-OBERAMMERGAU.

MUNICH Guided sightseeing includes Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. OBERAMMERGAU Free time late afternoon. 56 mi/ 90 km(B,D)

DAY 9:   OBERAMMERGAU.

OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. (B,L,D)

DAY 10:   OBERAMMERGAU-NEUSCHWANSTEIN-LINDAU-BIRNAU- BLACK FOREST.

NEUSCHWANSTEIN Guided visit to King Ludwig’s castle. LINDAU Visit the island on Lake Constance. BIRNAU Visit the Baroque church. BLACK FOREST Traditional Schwarzwaldkuchen (Black Forest cake) tasting during dinner. (B,D) 186 mi / 300 km

DAY 11:   BLACK FOREST-HEIDELBERG-FRANKFURT.

BLACK FOREST Cuckoo Clock demonstration at your hotel. HEIDELBERG Walking tour of the Old Town includes a funicular ride to visit the castle. FRANKFURT Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 199 mi / 320 km

DAY 12:   FRANKFURT.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


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