PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY/BRISBANE/MELBOURNE
^Other departure dates available including
Cruise, air and land surcharges may apply to other dates
ROMANTIC PARIS TO THE MAJESTIC MOSELLE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Paris return from Frankfurt#
- Private Transfer in Paris from Airport to Hotel
- 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel in Paris+
- Half Day Gourmet food tour in central Paris^*
- 1st Class Rail journey from Paris to Strasbourg*^
- 9 night Rhine & Moselle cruise onboard Uniworld's River Queen from Strasbourg to Frankfurt
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
- A variety of personalised excursions led by English-speaking local experts
- Onboard entertainment and signature lectures
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
- All gratuities±, both onboard and onshore
- Ship Operated Transfer Port to Airport
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
9 Night Cruise sailing from Strasbourg to Frankfurt aboard River Queen.
Day 1: Strasbourg
Make your way to Strasbourg to board the River Queen, one of our most unique ships on Europe’s waterways, for the cruise portion of your tour.
Day 2: 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 Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
Day 3: 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
Day 4: 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. 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.
Evening visit to Cochem Castle
Day 5: Cochem
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
Day 6: 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.
Trier panoramic walking tour
Day 7: 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 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.
Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery
Day 8: Bernkastel
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
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
Day 9: Boppard, Rüdesheim
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 Rheinstein visit or "Let's Go" hike from Rüdesheim to Assmanshausen or Rüdesheim walk with local treats or "Let's Go" Rhine biking
Day 10: Frankfurt (Disembark)
Disembark the ship.
*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 25Oct19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Onboard gratuities are included and may not be removed from pricing. ^*With international travel most tours will run in multi languages by a multilingual guide/audio. +Hotels in certain cities must charge local government tax directly to guests upon checkout which cannot be collected in advance by our agency. Some transfers have local speaking drivers only. #Some airfare, hotels and tour prices are based on 2019 prices and as such subject to change until bookable at approximately the end of November 2019. These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations and all prices listed here are best considered `guesstimates` except for cruise prices/offers. *^Rail is on a request basis and can only be booked 90 days prior to journey date, is subject to change and availability. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 30Nov19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information. ^This cruise also operates on 30APR20, 05JUN20, 23JUN20, 29JUL20, 16AUG20, 03SEP20, 21SEP20, 09OCT20. Cruise, air and land surcharges may apply to other dates, please inquire for pricing. The reverse direction is also available on this cruise. ±Gratuities onshore are only included for Uniworld shore excursions & land arrangements. All other self-booked activities may require the payment of gratuities.