Romantic Paris to the Majestic Moselle with Return Flights


Fly, Cruise & Stay package

Members from: $6,075 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $6,199 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruising

  • Destination

    United Kingdom & Europe

  • Supplier

    National Seniors Travel

  • Booking Code

    SORPMM

  • Departs

    27 October 2020


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


Itinerary


24/10/20 Fly from Australia to Paris

25/10/20 On arrival transfer to the hotel & check-in

26/10/20 Half Day Gourmet food tour in central Paris

27/10/20 Make your own way to the train station and board your train to Strasbourg

27/10/20 Make your own way to the port & Embark River Queen

28/10/20 Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in eastern France. It is most widely known for hosting a number of important European institutions. It is also famous for its beautiful historical centre - the Grande Île - which was the first city centre to be classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Visitors to Strasbourg will enjoy the architectural delights of the Grande Île district including the Cathedrale Notre Dame and its Astrometric Clock, the Maison Kammerzell, Palais des Rohan and the Musee Alsacien. Also worth visiting is Petite France, the small area between the rivers just south of the Grand IIe. It is Strasbourg's prettiest and most photogenic streets and buildings, with half timbered townhouses leaning out over the narrow cobbled streets.

29/10/20 Speyer, Germany

Speyer is a city of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Located beside the river Rhine, Speyer is 25 km south of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim. Founded by the Romans, it is one of Germany's oldest cities. Speyer is dominated by the Speyer Cathedral, a number of churches and the Altportal (old gate). In the cathedral, beneath the high altar, are the tombs of eight Holy Roman emperors and German kings.

Visit the Romanesque cathedral with its six imposing towers. It is one of the finest examples of this architectural style. The tombs of eight emperors and kings and three empresses are located in the west crypt. In front of the cathedral stands a stone vessel dating from 1490 which was filled with wine to be given to the people when a new bishop was elected. Worth seeing is also the Jewish Spa, a subterranean spa which belongs to the largest and most monumental of its kind in Germany.

Things to See & Do

* Kaiser und Mariendom - The romanesque imperial cathedral,
* Old town
* Judenbad – Oldest Mikvah north of the Alps
* Altpörtel - A 55 m high gate, part of the former fortification wall
* Historisches Museum der Pfalz - History museum

30/10/20 Cochem, Germany

Cochem is a traditional German town with half-timbered houses and an exceptionally scenic location on the Mosel river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Mosel river valley, between the Eifel and Hundsrück. It is surrounded by high elevations, steep vineyards and typical wine villages, offering tastings, festivals and genuine hospitality.

Cochem, itself, is a showpiece gem and rated as one of the prettiest villages along the Mosel. Little seems to have changed for centuries. The town has many fine buildings, quaint cottages, black & tan guild houses and winding streets. The town square, lined with its half-timbered houses is particularly fine.

The imperial castle 'Reichsburg', high above Cochem, is the landmark of the city. From here, you will have a magnificent view onto the Moselle Valley. The castle itself boasts a collection of furniture from the Gothic and Renaissance periods as well as some fine reproduction pieces.

Things to See & Do

* Reichsburg Castle
* Half-timbered houses
* Pinnerkreuz - a lookout point overlooking the town
* River promenade
* Senfmühle ("Mustard Mill") and the water gauge house on the Moselle

31/10/20 Cochem, Germany

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.


Cochem, itself, is a showpiece gem and rated as one of the prettiest villages along the Mosel. Little seems to have changed for centuries. The town has many fine buildings, quaint cottages, black & tan guild houses and winding streets. The town square, lined with its half-timbered houses is particularly fine.

The imperial castle 'Reichsburg', high above Cochem, is the landmark of the city. From here, you will have a magnificent view onto the Moselle Valley. The castle itself boasts a collection of furniture from the Gothic and Renaissance periods as well as some fine reproduction pieces.

01/11/20 Trier, Germany

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.

Featured Excursion:
Trier panoramic walking tour

02/11/20 Trier, Germany

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.

03/11/20 Bernkastel, Germany

Bernkastel is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Situated on both sides of the river, this medieval town is a state recognized health resort and the birth place of famous scholar Nicolas of Cusa.

The historical old town of Bernkastel-Kues features medieval buildings built as far back as the 15th century. Visitors can marvel at the Spitzhäuschen", built in 1416, the splendid renaissance town hall built in 1608, the marvellous St. Michael's Well and the pretty St. Michael's Parish Church with its mighty tower. Other places of interest include the impressive Graacher Tor, an old town gate where you will find the town museum. You might as well visit Cusanus-Haus where the famous scholar Nicolas of Cusa was born in 1401.

Things to See & Do

* Wine tasting
* Old town buildings & Old town gate
* Mediaeval market place
* Town Museum & Mosel Wine Museum
* Nikolaus Hospital & library

04/11/20 Boppard, Germany

Boppard is a town in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, lying in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is also a state-recognized tourism resort (Fremdenverkehrsort) and is a winegrowing centre.

Boppard is an historic town boasting Castles and stately homes, churches and monasteries, gardens and parks. Visitors will discover the town’s Roman roots at the remains of a Roman Fort which surrounds the town centre. The Electoral Castle stands in the town centre of Boppard and is now home to the town’s museum. Of special interest are the frescos in the former castle chapel dating 2nd half of the 14th century.

Things to See and Do

* Ruins of Roman Fort
* Castles along the Rhine
* Churches
* Electoral Castle
* Chairlift to Gedeon's Corner

05/11/20 Frankfurt, Germany

Disembark the ship. Ship operated transfer from the port to the airport. Fly back to Australia today

05/11/20 Fly back to Australia today


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