Romantic Rhine and Moselle Marvels

Overview

Romantic Rhine and Moselle Marvels

Experience an inspirational river cruise aboard Brabant, taking in highlights galore in three captivating European countries. You’ll have a chance to marvel at Switzerland’s stunning mountain scenery; enjoy a full-day in a fabulous French city; and uncover the very best that Germany has to offer, from fascinating historic towns and cities to the impossibly beautiful scenic landscapes of the Lower Moselle and Middle Rhine Valleys, all while spending just seven nights away.

With its authentic medieval Old Town, collection of fantastic museums, and more, the Swiss city of Basel is a great place to start your journey of discovery. You then have the choice to tour to Lucerne and admire idyllic mountain panoramas, or enjoy a transit of the Grand Canal d’Alsace and the Upper Rhine Valley. Whatever you choose to do, Breisach will await you next. Here you can wander the quaint streets and admire the town’s pastel shades, and even treat yourself to a taste of the local wines. A foray into France and stunning Strasbourg follows. Don’t miss the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame and the peaceful canals of the Petite France quarter. Your German jaunt will then begin with a morning in Speyer – a handsome city featuring an UNESCO-listed cathedral and plethora of interesting museums – and a stop at Mannheim for tours to Heidelberg. This beautiful university town has inspired poets, artists and writers for centuries.

What's Included:

  • Free return transport to the airport from your local Miles Morgan Travel shop
  • Fully escorted by a Miles Morgan Travel escort
  • Flights and transfers to and from the vessel when booking a Fly-cruise package
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks
  • Complimentary tea & coffee station 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bike hire
  • Use of leisure facilities including Fitness Room and Wellness Tub
  • Lounge music by pianist, or duo every day
  • All local taxes and port charges (where collectable in advance)
  • Transport and escort subject to minimum numbers

Hand Picked By

Simon De Burgh

Step aboard Brabant, Fred. Olsen’s dedicated river cruising ship. This elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which so many of our Fred. Olsen’s customers already know and love. If you love Fred. Olsen cruises and want to branch out into river cruising this is a fantastic opportunity.

Simon De Burgh

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 25th July 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: Discover enchanting destinations steeped in centuries of fascinating history to the spectacular scenery of the Rhine, Main and Moselle Valleys.

Ship Overview

Brabant

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love. Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.

Brabant Profile

  • Rooms:79
  • Passengers: 156
  • Crew: 40
  • Length / width: 360ft / 37.5ft
  • Speed: 13.5 knots
  • Built: 2006

Brabant Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - Basel, Switzerland

Often overlooked by those who fly straight to the larger, well-trodden cities of Zürich and Geneva, beautiful Basel is one of Switzerland’s – if not Europe’s – most underrated destinations. Situated in a scenic setting on the River Rhine between the borders of France and Germany and boasting an eclectic mix of sights and attractions, both historic and contemporary, this charming city is sure to enchant and inspire.

Day 2 - Breisach, Germany

Situated in the south-eastern corner of Germany near the beautiful Black Forest, just the width of the River Rhine separates Breisach from the gorgeous Alsace region of neighbouring France. With this in mind, it may come as little surprise that this charming city shares a passion for delicious cuisine, wines and striking architecture with the pretty French settlements you can see across the water.

Day 3 - Stausbourg, France

Part beautifully preserved medieval gem, part unofficial capital of Europe and one of the most important modern cities on the continent; Strasbourg – the glorious capital of France’s beautiful Alsace region – is as cosmopolitan and captivating as they come. The city’s cultural centre is particularly appealing, with its eye-catching old and glittering European quarters boasting an array of diverse architectural treasures.

Day 4 - Speyer, Germany

Compact, picturesque and beautifully well-preserved, stunning Speyer always makes for a rewarding stop while cruising along the beautiful River Rhine. Easily explored on foot, the city is perfect for a few hours of relaxing sightseeing in the sunshine.

Mannheim A small fishing village throughout the Middle Ages, Mannheim – situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers – didn't become a city until the 17th century, when Frederick IV built the Friedrichsburg Fortress and laid the first streets and avenues here.

Day 5 - Koblenz, Germany

Situated at the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’ where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet and the magnificent Hunsrück, Eifel and Westerwald mountain ranges converge, it’s no wonder Koblenz is considered one of the most picturesque cities in Germany. The appeal of Koblenz isn’t just skin-deep however; over 2,000 years of history and an abundance of cultural and historical monuments ensure this ancient city is always a memorable and rewarding stop on a German river cruise.

Day 6 - Cochem, Germany

Although small, the fairytale-esque German town of Cochem is sure to make a big impression. Situated within the breathtaking Moselle Valley on one of the winding Moselle River’s seemingly endless hairpin bends, Cochem is one of Europe’s most charming and picturesque locations. Sailing here is always simply unforgettable, with views of unspoilt lush-green countryside to enjoy from your river boat; while in the town itself there are plenty of eye-catching sights to discover too.

Day 7 - Cologne, Germany

Situated on the Rhine River in the centre of the Rhine-Rhur region, charming Cologne is the beating heart of the beautiful Rhineland. Originally founded over 2,000 years ago by the Ubii tribe, Cologne was once the largest city in the Holy Roman Empire and served as a major trade route throughout the Middle Ages. In recent years the city has been extensively rebuilt and restructured, and is now one of the most important historical and cultural centres in Europe.

Day 8 - Düsseldorf, Germany

Dazzling Düsseldorf – the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia state – is a vibrant modern metropolis situated on the banks of the beautiful Rhine River. A thriving economic centre, this stylish city is one of Germany’s largest, wealthiest and most populated, and renowned for its international media, creative and financial industries, cosmopolitan culture, buzzing nightlife and striking architecture.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 25th July 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: Discover enchanting destinations steeped in centuries of fascinating history to the spectacular scenery of the Rhine, Main and Moselle Valleys.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Standard RoomFrom £1,599ppFREE return transport to the airport from any Miles Morgan Travel shopView Cabin

Standard Room

This cabin is approximately 161 square feet.

Cabins include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

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View Cabin

Standard Room

This cabin is approximately 161 square feet.

Cabins include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

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