Rhine River Cruise
Half day tour upon arrival to Eltz Castle
Rhine River Cruise
All Excursions included with English speaking guides:
Guided tour of Frankfurt
Tour of the castle of Cochem
Old City of Koblenz
Visit to Museum of Mechanial Musical Instruments
Tour of Heidelberg with a visit to the castle and the old city.
Stop in Baden-Baden as you make your way through the Black Forest.
Round-Trip Airfare from SALT LAKE CITY (OR Chicago, New York, Boston, Miami, Orlando, or Houston --all same price)
Cruise on PREMIUM river ship
All meals while on the ship, (7 days, 6 nights), breakfasts other days, lunch on day of arrival.
Delight in the convenience of drinks included with your meals and at the bar.
Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
Headsets for Excursions
Onboard Activities from CULTURAL SHOWS to LIVE MUSIC performances
Excursions listed on itinerary
All port fees included
per person (double occupancy)
from Salt Lake City (and other select U.S. cities)
+$300 per person for upgrade to Middle Deck Cabin
+$600 per person for upgrade to Upper Deck Cabin
+$1,299 for single traveler
You must be able to walk with few problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible
Deposit required (make below) to secure airfare
Full payment due 110 days before and must be made by check
Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid
Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip
Your Host: Alan McKay
April 26- May 5, 2024
Embark on an exciting journey to Frankfurt, immersing yourself in the anticipation of an incredible adventure.
Arrive this morning in Frankfurt. Enjoy a half day trip to Eltz Castle, a captivating medieval fortress nestled in the picturesque Moselle Valley of Germany. With its stunning architecture, scenic location, and rich history spanning over eight centuries, it offers a unique and enchanting experience for tourists. Exploring the well-preserved rooms, hearing intriguing tales from knowledgeable guides, and soaking in the breathtaking surroundings make Eltz Castle a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Enjoy a wonderful lunch before heading to your hotel to check-in.
Day Three - SAILING
Uncover the secrets of printing history at the renowned Gutenberg Press Museum, marveling at the ingenuity that revolutionized communication. Explore the cobblestone streets of the old city, where every corner reveals a new delight. Continue on a scenic journey to the captivating city of Strasbourg, setting the stage for even more unforgettable moments. Board you premium River Cruise Ship, Croisi Cruise line’s MS Gerard Schmitter. Overnight sailing to Frankfurt.
Day Four - SAILING
Embark on a guided tour of Frankfurt, Germany's vibrant financial hub, and immerse yourself in the dynamic blend of modernity and history. Explore its impressive skyline, stroll through charming neighborhoods, and discover iconic landmarks such as the Römer, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, and the Goethe House.
Day Five - SAILING
Experience the charm of the castle of Cochem, perched majestically atop a hill overlooking the Moselle River. Step back in time as you wander through its ancient halls, admire the medieval architecture, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards. Uncover the castle's rich history and immerse yourself in the romantic ambiance of this fairy-tale setting.
Day Six - SAILING
Discover the captivating Old City of Koblenz, nestled at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Wander through its narrow streets lined with historic buildings, visit the iconic Deutsches Eck (German Corner), and explore the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Uncover the city's fascinating past, soak in the scenic river views, and indulge in the local cuisine and charming atmosphere.
Day Seven - SAILING
Set sail towards the charming town of Rüdesheim, surrounded by vineyards and nestled along the riverbanks. Delight in a classic journey aboard a small train, pausing at a wine tasting cellar. Delight in the whimsical world of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, located in the heart of the Rhine River region. Marvel at the intricate craftsmanship and intricate details of these fascinating musical creations from various eras. Be enchanted by the melodies as you witness the instruments come to life, offering a truly unique and immersive experience.
Day Eight - SAILING
Immerse yourself in the romantic allure of Heidelberg, renowned for its world-famous castle and captivating old city. Explore the iconic Heidelberg Castle, perched high above the city, and marvel at its stunning views. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of the old town, visit the historic Heidelberg University, and soak in the charming atmosphere of this picturesque destination.
Day Nine - END OF SAILING
Begin your day with a final breakfast buffet on board, bidding farewell to the ship as you disembark in Strasbourg. Embark on a short walking tour of the charming city of Baden-Baden, immersing yourself in its beauty and elegance. As you journey back to Frankfurt through the mystical Black Forest, be captivated by the allure of nature's embrace.
Cherish the memories created as you transfer from your hotel to the airport, carrying the essence of this extraordinary journey with you, forever imprinted on your soul.
The MS Gerard Schmitter (Premier Ship) ensures a comprehensive range of amenities to elevate your cruising experience:
1.Gourmet Dining Experience: Indulge in refined French cuisine throughout your journey. Enjoy all meals onboard, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a diverse menu crafted by talented chefs. Experience the pinnacle of culinary excellence during the Gala dinner and evening. Additionally, a welcome cocktail awaits you, allowing you to start your voyage with a delightful toast.
2.Beverage Inclusions: Delight in the convenience of drinks included with your meals and at the bar. Savor a selection of refreshing beverages, including water, soft drinks, and other non-alcoholic options. You can also raise a glass to your voyage with a variety of alcoholic beverages available at the bar.
3.Complimentary Wi-Fi: Stay connected throughout your journey with complimentary Wi-Fi access onboard the MS Gerard Schmitter. Share your travel experiences, stay in touch with loved ones, or simply browse the internet at your leisure.
4.Headsets for Excursions: Enhance your exploration of the destinations with provided headsets for excursions. Enjoy informative guided tours without missing any important commentary, ensuring an immersive and enriching experience.
5.Warm Welcome from the Captain and Crew: Experience an official welcome from the captain and crew, setting the tone for a personalized and attentive service throughout your cruise. Their dedication and hospitality will make you feel at home from the moment you step onboard.
6.Onboard Activities: Engage in a variety of onboard activities designed to enrich your experience. From cultural shows and live music performances to educational presentations and themed events, there's something to captivate every guest's interests.
7.All Port Fees Included: Say goodbye to hidden costs as all port fees are included in your cruise fare. Relax and enjoy the ports of call without worrying about additional charges.