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The Three Rivers

August 12, 2019

9 Days | 11 Cities | 1 Country

RC120819 – Frankfurt to Dusseldorf THE THREE RIVERS


Join us aboard the beautiful MS Royal Crown in the magical city of Frankfurt as we start our adventure from the Main river.  Our first stop is Mainz, a stunning red stone city, strategically placed at the confluence of the Main & Rhine rivers.  With over 2000 years of history, Germany’s wine capital will not disappoint.

Gorgeous Rudesheim is our next stop where the wines are not only top quality but the Asbach brandy too!  Enjoy the winding cobbled streets of this picturesque gem and why not take the cable car up through the vineyards or visit the unique Siegfried’s music museum? After Rudesheim, we sail the UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge with its countless castles and fascinating history.  Charming Koblenz is .our next port of call at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.  This amazing city has numerous churches and museums to visit or why not take the cable car across the Rhine up to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress and the city museum?

We then sail the winding, romantic Moselle, past some of the steepest vineyards in the world, to Cochem.  A stunning wine town overlooked by the mighty Reichsburg castle.  We sail back to the Rhine and have a brief stop in medieval Andernach before we reach Remagen with its museum dedicated to peace, telling the story of WWII and the last bridge spanning the mighty river.  Not far downstream is the beautiful resort of Konigswinter with a chance to hike, visit castles or take a ride on Germany’s oldest cog railway.

Bonn, once Germany’s capital and the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven will not disappoint with its old town square and countless museums.  Roman Cologne is the next port and a must see.  Its skyline is dominated by the magnificent cathedral and is home to the Lindt chocolate museum and one of the longest shopping streets in Germany.  Our final destination is the bustling metropolis of Dusseldorf where we part with many amazing memories on board the MS Royal Crown.

Rated 4/5 on Cruise Critic the MS Royal Crown is a luxury river cruise vessel with it’s on board ambiance “intended to compare with that of a private yacht” and the chef on board is generally regarded as one of the finest working on the rivers.


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Arrival: Check-in 3PM
Depart: 11:59 PM

Welcome to Frankfurt! Your Three Rivers cruise begins here. Frankfurt is a diverse & cosmopolitan city that lies on the banks of the Main river.  This mighty city is a mix of old and new sitting side by side.  Discover the countless, fascinating museums such as the House of Goethe, the Fine Arts Museum or the city museum or sit back and relax in the old town surrounded by beautiful old architecture and try the famous Apple wine.  Whatever your taste Frankfurt has something for everyone with its modern cityscape and charming old town and shopping streets. After settling in your cabin, which will be your floating hotel room for the duration of the cruise, a mandatory Safety and Information Briefing will begin at 6 PM.

Arrival: 5:00 AM
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Today you can get an early start exploring the splendidly restored Old Town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. The state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz is famous for Romanesque cathedrals (such as the Mainz Cathedral with its lavish interiors), the Gutenberg printing press and fine wines. Tour the Gutenberg Museum, housing a replica of the 15th century Gutenberg printing press as well as two original Gutenberg bibles.  This charming wine-growing district is officially the “Wine Capital of Germany”. Savor some “Spundekas” (a spicy creamed cheese) with a local wine before heading back to the boat.

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Delight yourself in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim at the foot of the Niederwald, famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. Spend the morning sauntering down the renowned Drosselglasse, the narrow cobblestone lane in the heart of the Old Town. This pedestrian street is lined with charming shops, cozy wine taverns and inviting restaurants. Rüdesheim is enveloped with vineyards, earning it the reputation of the best wine growing region on the Rhine, some experts would argue the best in the world. It is especially well known for its Riesling wines. Visit the eclectic Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, a museum of automated musical instruments.

Arrival: 6:00 PM
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Koblenz truly is a feast for the eyes with its backdrop of vineyards, forests and mountains. Snap a photo as you lean on the giant bronze thumb sculpture at Koblenz’s famous German Corner (Deutsches Eck), where the Rhine meets the Moselle River.  After leaning on the “thumb”, lean into history as you wind your way through the Old Town. Explore the French influence and ancient remnants of Roman walls. Stroll along the river promenade and roam the town’s romantic narrow streets, where you might encounter flower-filled parks, sidewalk cafes or possibly a weinstube (wine tavern). Sample a Moselle Riesling while drinking in the amazing atmosphere of the oldest wine region in Germany.

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In the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley, where the river curves between two hiking paradises – Eifel and Hunsrück – lies the old town of Cochem. Even the Romans sang the praises of this remarkable landscape. It is true, a few things have changed since then, but the attraction has remained because the past centuries, above all the Middle Ages, have left their marks here. The magnificent Reichsburg, the big castle, situated on a precipitous rock high above the town, dominates the landscape. as it is one of the few castles in Germany, which was rebuilt in its original style after its complete destruction. The town of Cochem itself is a sight worth seeing, not only because of its narrow streets and twisty alleys, the restored half-timbered houses with the typical slate roofs, the historical market-place but also because of its medieval town gates, churches and walls.

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Andernach is a quaint medieval town which lies on the banks of the mighty Rhine river.  This charming town’s history goes back 2000 years.  Discover the 56m high Round Tower which withstood an attack from the French in 1689. St. Mary’s Cathedral is a must see along with the Old Crane, the medieval Mikvah (Jewish ritual bath) and the preserved Old Town Wall.  Legends tell of the Baker Boys of Andernach who used beehives to save the town from attack. Visit the Haus von der Leyen City museum constructed in the 16th Century and one of the most beautiful buildings in Andernach.

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Remagen is not only a beautiful riverside resort but an important historical town with a fascinating past.  The main attraction is the museum dedicated to peace which is sited in one of the last remaining bridge towers. In 1945 the Ludendorff Bridge was one of the last two remaining bridges across the river Rhine in Germany when it was captured during the Battle of Remagen by United States Army forces during the closing weeks of World II.  The Arp museum is a must for art lovers or follow the twelve stations of the cross on a short uphill hike to the stunning Apollinaris church.

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Konigswinter is a popular resort in the Seven Hills mountain range topped by the ruins of Drachenfels castle, a national park. The Drachenfels(“Dragon’s Rock”), a hill 1,053 feet (321 meters) high, is crowned by the ruined castle built in the 12th century by the archbishop of Cologne and destroyed by the French in the 17th century. According to the Nibelungen legends, the Drachenloch (“Dragon’s Cave”) in the hill sheltered the dragon slain by the hero Siegfried.  Travelers can either hike up the mountain to savor the views across the Rhine Valley or travel the railway to the top with a stop at the fairy tale Drachenburg castle in the clouds which has been likened to a medieval castle, Gothic Cathedral, and Big Ben. All in all, visitors are enchanted with the folklore and fabulous views of this sleepy little town.

Tickets for Drachenfels castle, click here.

Arrival: 3:00 PM
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Once a Roman settlement, Bonn is a very relaxed city considering it was once the German Capital.  Full of attractions such as the Fine Arts Museum, the German museum, the Natural History Museum, most of which are contained in the museum mile, Bonn will truly delight. Bonn is also the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven and is therefore devoted to his music and life works.  A visit to his house is a must! The Romanesque medieval cathedral towers over the city and is a delight. The university city of Bonn is a must see.

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Depart: 11:45 PM

Awaken your senses in the 2,000 year-old city of Cologne. One of Germany’s largest cities and the capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is Gothic cathedral. Peer up at the soaring twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral (Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to really get your blood pumping climb the 533 steps of the south tower for a panoramic view of the city and the Rhine. Tantalize your taste buds at the Cologne’s most popular museum, Imhoff Chocolate Museum. Follow your nose to the quirky Farina Fragrance Museum (advance reservations recommended), smelling the scent that put Cologne on the map. You might also choose to spend your afternoon & evening exploring the Roman ruins and the Old Town abounding with shops, cafes & taverns (try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed for over a hundred years).

Arrival: 4:00 AM
Depart: Disembark by 9:00 AM

Your cruise comes to an end in the picturesque city of Dusseldorf. Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own. Dusseldorf is an engaging mix of ancient and modern, with medieval history and urban trendiness. As you take in the sites of this one-time small fishing village, you will understand why it is rapidly becoming one of Europe’s top vacation destinations. Begin your exploration on the waterfront street Rheinuferpromenade (“Rhine promenade”), which connects the historic Old Town with the MedianHafen (i.e. the modern harbor). Visit landmarks like the Rathaus (City Hall), Burgplatz, St. Lambertus Basilica and Rheinpark. Stroll the luxurious shops along the renowned Konigsallee, Germany’s most elegant avenue. With its beautifully restored houses, bridges, and fountains; the promenade is more than just a shoppers’ paradise but also an attraction itself. At the end of Konigsallee, you will find yourself in the tranquil Hofgarten, Dusseldorf’s version of New York’s Central Park. The park is home to the spectacular Schloss Jagerhof palace, a stunning reproduction of 18th century Rococo architecture. Complete the day in Old Town, locally nicknamed “the longest bar in the world”, with a glass of the local specialty Altbier. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on from your Three Rivers cruise. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

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Your cruise will take place on the RC120819 – Frankfurt to Dusseldorf THE THREE RIVERS. To learn more about this ship, click here.

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Highlights and Notes

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Midnight Snack
  • Complimentary Coffee & Hot Tea
  • Drink packages available for house wine, beer (draft beer only), and sodas in the restaurant.
    • Unlimited Soda, Beer and House Wines with Lunch and Dinner is $114 per person for the cruise.
      • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
      • If you are purchasing more than 2 drinks (beer, wine, and soda) a day in the restaurant, the drink package is a good valuel!
      • There is a Corking Fee on board of 8 euro for any alcohol enjoyed outside your cabin.
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost.
    • The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less!”
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.
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