Itinerary | 7 Nights - Castles on the Rhine River Cruise


7 Nights - Castles on the Rhine River Cruise

SOLD OUT

Group Gay Men & Women

Departs from Basel, Lucerne & Bernese Oberland, Switzerland on August 13, 2018 returning August 20, 2018

Riviera River Cruises - Emily Bronte

Lucerne & Bernese Oberland, Switzerland; Breisach & Black Forest, Germany; Strasbourg, France; Speyer, Germany; Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim, Germany ; Koblenz, Germany, and disembark in Cologne

Day
Ports of Call
Arrival
Departure
Day:1
Port:Basel, Switzerland
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Basel, Switzerland

Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland. Basel's cobblestone streets, 18th century buildings and three surviving medieval gates reflect the city's rich past. A cultural center, Basel is also home to many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts with masterpieces by Picasso and Dali.

Day:2
Port:Basel, Lucerne & Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Basel, Lucerne & Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Located along the Rhine River, Basel sits at the point where French, German and Swiss borders meet, marking the gateway to the Swiss Rhineland. Basel's cobblestone streets, 18th century buildings and three surviving medieval gates reflect the city's rich past. A cultural center, Basel is also home to many museums including the Museum of Fine Arts with masterpieces by Picasso and Dali.

Day:3
Port:Bratislava, Slovakia
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is situated in the centre of Europe in the southwestern part of Slovakia. It shares borders with Hungary in the south and with Austria in the west. The town spreads on both banks of the Danube River, close to the Low Carpatians mountains. For information on trips through the area see our guiding service.
Bratislava is the largest city in Slovakia, and the state capital with population of 450.000. Furthermore, Bratislava is the seat of the Government of the Slovak Republic, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (Slovakia's Parliament), ministries and the other central bodies of the state administration. Bratislava is also the business center of the nation featuring top quality hotels and related services.

Day:4
Port:Strasbourg, Germany
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Strasbourg, Germany

is the capital and principal city of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. Located close to the border with Germany, it is the capital of the Bas-Rhin department. In 2006, the city proper had 272,975 inhabitants and its urban community 467,375 inhabitants. With 638,670 inhabitants in 2006, Strasbourg's metropolitan area ("aire urbaine"") (only the part of the metropolitan area on French territory) is the ninth largest in France. The transnational Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau has a population of 884

Day:5
Port:Speyer, Germany
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Speyer, Germany

One of the oldest Rhine cities, Speyer celebrated its 2,000th jubilee in 1990. It became a significant religious center early on when the Diet of Speyer, in 1529, united the followers of Luther in a protest against the Church of Rome.

Day:6
Port:Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim, Germany
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Rhine Gorge & Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim am Rhein is a German winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in this region. It lies in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis district in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt, Hesse. Known as Rudesheim, it is officially Rudesheim am Rhein, to distinguish it from Rudesheim an der Nahe. It is a major tourist attraction, especially for foreign visitors.

Day:7
Port:Koblenz
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Koblenz

This 2,000-year-old city at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. History buffs can explore the Neoclassic Residence Schloss, the Prince Elector's palace; the Deutsches Eck, a settlement founded by the German Order of Knights in 1216; and Ehrenbreitstein, the oldest fortress in Europe.

Day:8
Port:Cologne, Germany
Arrival:---
Departure:---

Cologne, Germany

Despite being Germany’s oldest city - founded around 30BC - Cologne seems remarkably fresh-faced and is a very family-friendly city. While tourists make a bee-line to Berlin, Cologne just keeps smiling quietly to itself, revelling in its relative obscurity. Situated on the banks of the Rhine, its magnificent cathedral, the Dom, is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. It took six centuries to build, and, as a result, is rich in history – it’s even said that a shrine behind the altar contains the bones of the Three Wise Men.

Everywhere you go, the city enjoys a rich cultural heritage that buzzes with creativity and self-confidence. Cologne is the perfect destination for families travelling by train - Mum can stock up on its famous perfume, while Dad samples several glasses of Kölsch, the local top-fermented beer. And for children, the zoo is a must – it features the famous 90 year old ‘Monkey Rock’ (home to many Hamadryas baboons), an elephant park, a very cool discovery train and beautiful gondolas. For both kids and parents alike, don’t miss out on the Imhoff-Stollwerck chocolate museum, an ultra modern glass building that overlooks the Rhine - named after Cologne’s very own Willy Wonka, Franz Stollwerck - who introduced chocolate production to the city in the 19th - century.

Disclaimer: Pricing and other information may change without notice. We reserve the right to correct errors. Information and pricing are subject to change without notice. All cancellations are subject to a $50 per booking cancellation fee from CruiseCenter in addition to any vendor cancellation penalties. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended for all reservations. More information will be provided to you at the time of booking confirmation. Please contact us for a more detailed description of restrictions, cancellations, and penalties. Departure requires 25 participants for hosted departure. We reserve the right to correct errors. Airfare, transfers, tips, and any pre or post hotel stays are additional.


All advertised events are exclusive to guests who book through Aquafest only. Aquafest Cruises are group events and not chartered vessels. All rates are cruise only and per person, based on double occupancy subject to availability at time of booking. Non-discountable fees and taxes, airfare, air taxes and transfers are additional. A $30 processing fee is addition and subject to change without notice. Events based on a minimum of 50 group passengers. Pricing and other information may change without notice. We reserve the right to correct errors. Information and pricing are subject to change without notice. All cancellations are subject to a $50 per booking cancellation fee from Aquafest in addition to any vendor cancellation penalties. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended for all reservations. More information will be provided to you at the time of booking confirmation. Please contact us for a more detailed description of restrictions, cancellations, and penalties.


Documentation Requirements:


It is the passenger's responsibility to determine and provide proper identification, documentation (including passport and visas if required), and inoculations for the destinations to which he/she is traveling. The traveler should verify requirements well in advance of travel to insure compliance. Passengers who do not meet these requirements will be denied boarding by cruise lines and airlines. CruiseCenter/Aquafest is not responsible for providing documentation and inoculation information.


Please ask us about rates for Suites, Mini-Suites, and other cabin categories not shown.


Emily Bronte River Cruises Cancellation Policy



  • More than 56 days prior to sailing (full deposit is forfeited)

  • 120-90 days prior to departure 50% of total cruise fare per person

  • 89-60 days prior to departure 80% of total cruise fare per person

  • 60 days or less prior to departure 100% of total cruise fare per person


Cancellations must be made in writing.