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Countries

Germany, France ...more Germany, France

Locations

Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Speyer, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, Frankfurt ...more Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Speyer, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, Frankfurt

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

2022
12
Days
From
$4,299
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

Germany, France ...more Germany, France

Locations

Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Speyer, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, Frankfurt ...more Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Speyer, Cochem, Trier, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim, Frankfurt

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise/tour 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 Dorint Hotel Maison Messmer Baden-Baden.

Baden-Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. The city’s contemporary flair meshes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences. Whether you embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the Festspielhaus or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.

Meals Breakfast Buffet
Choice of: Festspielhaus guided visit

Festspielhaus guided visit

or Caracalla Thermal Bath

Caracalla Thermal Bath

Featured Excursions: Baden-Baden city tour with casino

Baden-Baden city tour with casino

Today, you’ll check out of your hotel in Baden-Baden and head to Strasbourg to board the River Queen, one of our most unique ships on Europe’s waterways, for the cruise portion of your tour.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Dinner

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. You'll see Strasbourg today, and enjoy an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Strasbourg panoramic tour with Cathedral and Old Town walk

Strasbourg panoramic tour with Cathedral and Old Town walk

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between a guided walking tour or a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Formula 1 Racetrack or Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff sits the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, which brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Night Out: Evening visit to Cochem Castle

Night Out: Evening visit to Cochem Castle

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. 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 war. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour or a hike.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: The secrets of the Cold War

The secrets of the Cold War

"Let's Go" biking to Beilstein or "Let's Go" hiking the suspension bridge of Geierlay

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 the stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Trier panoramic city tour

Trier panoramic city tour

Trier is a city encased in stunning ruins and remnants from the Roman Empire, and not to mention neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial, where General George S. Patton is buried.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery

Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery

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, helping 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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: "Let's Go" biking the scenic Middle Moselle

"Let's Go" biking the scenic Middle Moselle

or Bernkastel village walk with Riesling tasting

Bernkastel village walk with Riesling tasting

Wander through Boppard’s stone-paved 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. In Rüdesheim, 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 through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle, or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Boppard village stroll

Boppard village stroll

Rheinstein visit

Rheinstein visit

Rüdesheim walk with local treats

Rüdesheim walk with local treats

or Rheinweinwelten visit - The best Rhine Rieslings

Rheinweinwelten visit - The best Rhine Rieslings

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group purchase or transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

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.

Arrive at Frankfurt 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.

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff sits the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, which brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Night Out: Evening visit to Cochem Castle

Night Out: Evening visit to Cochem Castle

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. 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 war. Or opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour or a hike.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: The secrets of the Cold War

The secrets of the Cold War

"Let's Go" biking to Beilstein or "Let's Go" hiking the suspension bridge of Geierlay

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 the stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Trier panoramic city tour

Trier panoramic city tour

Trier is a city encased in stunning ruins and remnants from the Roman Empire, and not to mention neighbor to the small country of Luxembourg. Experience a healthy dose of history with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial, where General George S. Patton is buried.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery

Luxembourg with WWII Cemetery

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, helping 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.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: "Let's Go" biking the scenic Middle Moselle

"Let's Go" biking the scenic Middle Moselle

or Bernkastel village walk with Riesling tasting

Bernkastel village walk with Riesling tasting

Wander through Boppard’s stone-paved 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. In Rüdesheim, 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 through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle, or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Boppard village stroll

Boppard village stroll

Rheinstein visit

Rheinstein visit

Rüdesheim walk with local treats

Rüdesheim walk with local treats

or Rheinweinwelten visit - The best Rhine Rieslings

Rheinweinwelten visit - The best Rhine Rieslings

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between a guided walking tour or a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Formula 1 Racetrack or Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting

Private Doktorenhof Vinegar Estate visit and tasting

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, with its cobbled lanes, half timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops. You'll see Strasbourg today, and enjoy an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Strasbourg panoramic tour with Cathedral and Old Town walk

Strasbourg panoramic tour with Cathedral and Old Town walk

Today, you’ll disembark the ship and transfer to the Dorint Hotel Maison Messmer Baden-Baden for the tour portion of this itinerary.

Meals Breakfast Buffet

Baden-Baden is known as a spa town, and appropriately so. The city’s contemporary flair meshes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences. Whether you embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the Festspielhaus or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.

Meals Breakfast Buffet
Choice of: Festspielhaus guided visit

Festspielhaus guided visit

or Caracalla Thermal Bath

Caracalla Thermal Bath

Featured Excursions: Baden-Baden city tour with casino

Baden-Baden city tour with casino

Check out of your hotel and begin your journey home. If your cruise package includes a group purchase or transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

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.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 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
Excursions
  • 9 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” program
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
  • 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
  • 2 nights in Baden-Baden at the Dorint Hotel Maison Messmer Baden-Baden (or similar)
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 3 countries: Germany, France and Luxembourg
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
Ship Information
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (215 sq ft - 20 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
Deluxe
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, individual thermostat and bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
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  $4,299
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