Magnificent Moselle and Rhine * 9 Nights * COLOGNE TO FRANKFURT or reverse
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COLOGNE TO FRANKFURT
FRANKFURT TO COLOGNE
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
DAY 1: Cologne (Embark)
Arrive at Cologne Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
DAY 2: Cologne, Bonn
Start your day in Cologne. Take a guided tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral or experience it like a local by visiting its Kölsch beer halls, stylish Belgian Quarter or one of the many Art Nouveau cafés. This afternoon, your ship will arrive at Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the German National Museum of Contemporary History or pedal along the Rhine’s breathtaking promenade.
Choice of Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral or "Do as the Locals Do" Cologne walking tour or Bonn espresso walk with shuttle to Museum of German Contemporary History or "Let's Go" Rhine promenade biking
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
DAY 3: Cochem
Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castles. 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. Amidst Cochem’s rolling hills sits the community of Ediger-Eller. Enchanting in its own right, Ediger-Eller shares many of its neighboring towns' German characteristics and charm. Embark on an exploration of the town where you’ll be joined by the mayor of Ediger-Eller for a tasting of scrumptious local Rieslings. Or, head to the outskirts of town and journey through some of Europe’s steepest Riesling vineyards.
Ediger-Eller “Village Day”
Choice of Cochem–Pearl of the Moselle–and magnificent Reichsburg Castle or “Let’s Go” Riesling vineyard hike
DAY 4: Trier
Trier is no stranger to 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 stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more.
Trier panoramic walking tour
DAY 5: Trier, Bernkastel
On this day, uncover the region's diverse history and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa Borg. The villa was reconstructed to be an authentic representation of the buildings that originally stood as part of an agricultural facility. Or discover one of Germany’s most scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking river loop that astonishingly cuts into the landscape. The higher you hike, the more magical the views of this breathtaking natural formation become. In the neighboring 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.
Choice of Roman Villa Borg and the Saar Bow or Luxembourg with WWII cemetery
DAY 6: 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
DAY 7: 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. 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 or bike through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets.
Choice of Boppard village stroll or “Let’s Go” Rhine hiking or “Let’s Go” Rhine biking
DAY 8: Mainz
Start your day with an array of opportunities in this colorful and medieval German city nestled on the Rhine. What was once a Roman military post, Mainz still holds on to its historical importance in a whole new age. Explore Mainz’s natural wonders with a walking tour of Wiesbaden and its hot springs. Or wander around Mainz’s Old Town and marvel at its old-world buildings’ Gothic architecture. Mainz is marvelous. When your afternoon begins, journey to the extraordinary Eberbach Abbey, one of the most remarkable architectural sites in all of Germany. The former monastery sits in the acclaimed Rheingau region and has been a popular movie and television filming location. We’ll treat you to a Rheingau Riesling wine tasting within its historic walls.
Abbey Eberbach Medieval Monastery tour with Riesling tasting
Choice of Wiesbaden walking tour or Mainz Espresso walk to Old Town
DAY 9: Frankfurt
Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt mixed-material skyscrapers that protrude from its otherwise classically German skyline. The financial and business hub is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities by foot or by bike, making time to sample its famed Ebblewoi, apple wine, or its schnitzel topped with green sauce. Bike through Mainhattan and past the stunning Central European Bank District, Goethe University and the captivating Museum Mile.
Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour or “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike
MASTERPIECE COLLECTION Providing the most all-inclusive luxury to our guests is the heart and soul of our brand and that will never change. Yet sometimes our guests want something that goes even “above and beyond” our included experiences. In light of this, we now offer guests a curated selection of optional excursions, available for an additional charge.
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
DAY 10: Frankfurt (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.
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All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette, the regal River Queen or the elegant River Empress
Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures