Day 1 UK - StrasbourgMake your own way to Basel, where we'll meet you at the airport for your free scheduled group transfer to Strasbourg. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your Tour Manager, travelling companions and the crew over a welcome cocktail. Later, why not join an optional river cruise in Strasbourg. Meals included: D
Day 2 Koblenz
We'll cruise towards Lauterbourg, Speyer and Mainz today, and then continue our journey to Koblenz along one of the most beautiful sections of the Rhine. Soak up the scenery as you sail past the towns of Kaub, Oberwesel and Saint-Goar, and be sure not to miss Stolzenfels Castle. This medieval-style fortress towering over the river is an impressive sight.
We'll arrive in Koblenz early evening, so why not head ashore to explore.
Day 3 Rüdesheim
Our journey today takes us to Rüdesheim, past castles, vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock, a 433-foot-high slate cliff on the banks of the river.
When we arrive in Rüdesheim, you can join us as we step aboard a fun train for an optional tour of the local vineyards, which includes a visit to a wine cellar for a tasting. Afterwards, we'll see the wonderful collection of self-playing instruments at the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
Alternatively, you may have chosen to join a hiking tour through Rüdesheim, which takes you through the vineyards to the Abbey of St Hildegard.
This evening, why not head ashore to explore further with a stroll along the Drosslegasse highly recommended. This well-known alley in the heart of Rüdesheim's Old Town, is where you'll find an array of cafés and bars where live bands often perform.
Day 4 Speyer
Early this morning we'll set sail for Speyer, passing the towns of Wiesbaden, Nierstein, Worms and Mannheim along the way. From Speyer, we offer an optional excursion to Heidelberg, known for its charming Old Town and ruined castle which overlooks the city from a hilltop position.
We'll re-join the ship and enjoy a gala dinner this evening as we sail back to Strasbourg through the night.
Day 5 Departure
At the end of your tour, scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers
Meals included: B