Rhine in Flames Itinerary -
10 Sep 2019 on the mps Lady Anne

Day 1 UK – Andernach

We travel to the quaint town of Andernach and board our ship for a relaxing evening.

Day 2 Andernach – Koblenz

This morning you can relax on the sun deck as we cruise to one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Germany, Koblenz. Here you can join our optional excursion for a trip on the Koblenz cable car, which offers breathtaking views across the region along with entrance to the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Day 3 Koblenz – Rüdesheim

Cruising further along the Rhine and into the spectacular Rhine Gorge, we reach the town of Rüdesheim. To really appreciate this region you can join our optional Rüdesheim highlights excursion, which features a panoramic ride to the heights of the gorge by cable car, while our Rüdesheim by night optional excursion takes you to a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s best wines, before exploring the Drosselgasse – a narrow street lined with traditional wine houses and garden taverns.

Day 4 Rüdesheim – Mainz

Today we cruise to the city of Mainz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers. You can explore at leisure or join our optional guided walking tour which is the perfect introduction to Mainz, a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Join us as we explore the old quarter and the modern city centre, plus we visit the Gutenburg Museum opposite the cathedral.

Day 5 Mainz – Boppard

Our Rhine in Flames festival day gets off to a gentle start as we cruise back through the Rhine Gorge and around the Lorelei to reach Boppard. Tonight we witness the thrilling Rhine in Flames spectacle – see festival panel for details.

Day 6 Boppard – Andernach

We cruise to Andernach. Join our optional excursion to enjoy a spot of wine tasting and free time in Ahrweillier before returning to our ship, where the evening can be spent exploring the narrow streets and riverside promenades of Andernach.

Day 7 Andernach – Bonn – Cologne

We cruise to Bonn, the former capital of western Germany and birthplace of Beethoven. You can explore at leisure or join our optional trip on the Dragon Rock Railway which leads to the top of Drachenfels, a hill surrounded by legends. We then cast off for the final time and cruise to the mighty city of Cologne. You are then free to enjoy the remainder of the day in this beautiful city which is dominated by its huge gothic cathedral.

Day 8 Cologne – UK

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.