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Contrasts of the Rhine, Main and Moselle: Schweich to Frankfurt

This cruise perfectly blends leisurely sailing time with fantastic river scenery. View the magnificent Rhine Gorge and enjoy insightful shore excursions to some of the most interesting cities and historic towns on the Rhine, Main, and Moselle.

Explore Germany’s heritage and culture, from the Roman relics of Trier to the pretty medieval architecture of Bernkastel-Kues, Mainz, and traditional Rüdesheim, before a final mooring in the vibrant city of Frankfurt.

Enjoy luxury accommodation and comfort on board Amadeus Elegant. This vessel is designed to optimise the river cruise experience with a choice of suites and staterooms, five-star leisure facilities, and gourmet cuisine in different dining options.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Amadeus Elegant
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Departure: April 2024
£2,349pp
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Contrasts of the Rhine, Main and Moselle: Schweich to Frankfurt Cruise Itinerary

Uncover centuries of German history and heritage with a truly different look at the towns and villages of the Rhine, Main, and Moselle Rivers on this 9-night luxury cruise. Fascinating and insightful port excursions showcase charming medieval towns, historic wine regions, and the spectacular Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Savour the flavours and cuisine of the different areas on board a purpose-built river ship, which offers the ultimate luxury cruising with a choice of elegant cabins and comprehensive leisure facilities.

Day 1

Schweich

Travel to Schweich and step aboard your luxury river ship, Amadeus Elegant.

Day 2

Schweich – Trier

From Schweich, take an excursion to Trier, the oldest city in Germany, dating back to Roman times. Discover a host of ancient art treasures and monuments, including the Porta Nigra, one of the best examples of a city gate from the ancient world.

Day 3

Trier – Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel-Kues is a quintessential German medieval town, effectively the twin towns of Bernkastel and Kues, divided by the River Moselle and sitting at the heart of this famous wine region. See the sights with an included tour on a Land Train.

Day 4

Bernkastel-Kues – Traben-Trarbach

Another twin town, Traben-Trarbach, straddles the Moselle River and is famously the capital of this wine region. Enjoy touring the underground cellar vaults and the many art nouveau buildings, plus there is a wine tasting on board ship in the evening.

Day 5

Traben – Trarbach – Cochem

Scenic Cochem sits beside the Moselle River, overlooked by the neo-Gothic Reichsburg Castle perched high above the town. The town offers a maze of quaint streets ripe for exploration, a Baroque Town Hall, and a pretty market square.

Day 6

Alken – Boppard

Sail the magnificent Rhine Gorge, a famous part of this river journey, before arriving in Boppard. This classic Rhineland town has extensive Roman remains and pretty half-timbered buildings and is overlooked by wooded gorges and vineyards.

Day 7

Boppard – Rüdesheim

Cruise back through the Rhine Gorge, a second chance to see the spectacular scenery, before arriving in Rüdesheim, a traditional old town with half-timbered houses, authentic wine taverns, and surrounded by terraced vineyards.

Day 8

Rüdesheim – Mainz – Frankfurt

A highlight in Mainz is the Romanesque sandstone cathedral and church with stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall. This pretty medieval town has picturesque streets lined with half-timbered houses and a medieval market square.

Day 9

Frankfurt

Discover the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt on the Main River. The Old Town is medieval, filled with taverns, boutiques, and period buildings. The included tour covers all of the city’s main attractions.

Day 10

Frankfurt

Disembark Amadeus Elegant after breakfast and begin your journey back to the UK.

Day 1

Frankfurt

Travel to Frankfurt and step aboard your luxury river ship, Amadeus Elegant.

Day 2

Frankfurt

Discover the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Frankfurt on the Main River. The Old Town is medieval, filled with taverns, boutiques, and period buildings. The included tour covers all of the city’s main attractions.

Day 3

Rüdesheim – Mainz – Frankfurt

A highlight in Mainz is the Romanesque sandstone cathedral and church with stained glass windows by the artist Marc Chagall. This pretty medieval town has picturesque streets lined with half-timbered houses and a medieval market square.

Day 4

Boppard – Rüdesheim

Cruise back through the Rhine Gorge, a second chance to see the spectacular scenery, before arriving in Rüdesheim, a traditional old town with half-timbered houses, authentic wine taverns, and surrounded by terraced vineyards.

Day 5

Alken – Boppard

Sail the magnificent Rhine Gorge, a famous part of this river journey, before arriving in Boppard. This classic Rhineland town has extensive Roman remains and pretty half-timbered buildings and is overlooked by wooded gorges and vineyards.

Day 6

Traben – Trarbach – Cochem

Scenic Cochem sits beside the Moselle River, overlooked by the neo-Gothic Reichsburg Castle perched high above the town. The town offers a maze of quaint streets ripe for exploration, a Baroque Town Hall, and a pretty market square.

Day 7

Bernkastel-Kues – Traben-Trarbach

Another twin town, Traben-Trarbach, straddles the Moselle River and is famously the capital of this wine region. Enjoy touring the underground cellar vaults and the many art nouveau buildings, plus there is a wine tasting on board ship in the evening.

Day 8

Trier – Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel-Kues is a quintessential German medieval town, effectively the twin towns of Bernkastel and Kues, divided by the River Moselle and sitting at the heart of this famous wine region. See the sights with an included tour on a Land Train.

Day 9

Schweich – Trier

From Schweich, take an excursion to Trier, the oldest city in Germany, dating back to Roman times. Discover a host of ancient art treasures and monuments, including the Porta Nigra, one of the best examples of a city gate from the ancient world.

Day 10

Schweich

Disembark Amadeus Elegant after breakfast and begin your journey back to the UK.

Contrasts of the Rhine, Main and Moselle: Schweich to Frankfurt Cruise Ships

Amadeus Elegant

Both stylish and spacious, this vessel combines elegant design with the luxury of space all bundled up in tiny packaging. The smaller size of this ship enables her to reach ports that larger ship’s cannot; affording you a uniquely thorough experience.

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9 Nights
April 2024

Contrasts of the Rhine, Main and Moselle: Schweich to Frankfurt

  • Schweich
  • Schweich – Trier
  • Trier – Bernkastel-Kues
  • Bernkastel-Kues – Traben-Trarbach
  • Traben – Trarbach – Cochem
  • Alken – Boppard
  • Boppard – Rüdesheim
  • Rüdesheim – Mainz – Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt
£2,349pp Est. Price per person
  • Amadeus Elegant

Contrasts of the Rhine, Main and Moselle: Schweich to Frankfurt Cruise Review

“This was our first European cruise that involved the Main and Moselle rivers, which were new to us. It was great to re-visit some old haunts on the Rhine, but this voyage offers port stops at different destinations, including smaller towns, giving you an authentic feel of Old Germany. The ship was stunning, and the food was amazing, with menus reflecting local dishes and wines, the perfect mirror to the sailing location. Even if you’re a veteran cruiser of Europe’s main rivers, this holiday has plenty of surprises.”

Bill and Katrina, Cardiff

Contrasts of the Rhine, Main and Moselle: Schweich to Frankfurt FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Is there a Doctor on board the ship?

Our vessels don’t have a resident doctor on board but there is always at least one trained first aider. If you are bringing medication with you, it can help to write down what you are taking and the dosage and keep it in an accessible location in the unfortunate event that you are taken ill during your holiday.

What are Gentle Walker Groups?

Our port excursions vary in terms of location and walking effort, so if an excursion is classified as a Walking Grade 4 or higher, there will always be a Gentle Walker alternative. Gentle Walker groups follow a different itinerary and visit other attractions and landmarks, usually avoiding steep inclines, descents, and lots of steps. They also feature more solo exploration time, so some guests choose them if they want more freedom to explore independently.

When is the balance payment due for my cruise?

The balance payment for your holiday is due no later than 90 days before your cruise date. You can pay online by clicking on ‘Manage My Booking’ or call our friendly booking team and make a card payment over the phone. You can use a different card from the one you used for the deposit. We don’t retain card details, so if you want to use the same card, you must still either pay online or call our booking team; we won’t take the payment automatically.

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