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Scenic Rhinelands to Lowlands

August 10, 2018 | 8 Days | 7 Cities | 2 Countries

Corvette Enthusiasts Cruise! Guest Speaker Mike Yager, Founder of Mid America Motorworks

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Calling all Corvette enthusiasts! Meet other Corvette owners from the United States and Europe. We will be gathering in ports with local Corvette clubs for social gatherings and to share stories of Corvette ownership. Our host, Mike Yager, will share stories from his lifetime of being involved in Corvettes. Other Corvette restoration experts will share about their own projects as well. If you are interested in sharing your project or story please contact us for details.

Join us on board the Queen of the rivers, MS Royal Crown, for a once in a lifetime spectacular – The Rhine in Flames Festival!  Embark in bustling Dusseldorf from where we depart for Koblenz, the historical port strategically built on the confluence of the Rhine & Mosel rivers.  We will join the festival here and watch the river light up with the famous ship parade & magnificent firework displays.  After we will sail upstream on the Mosel river past some of the steepest vineyards in Europe to the enchanting wine town of Cochem.  We sail back to the Rhine to visit Cologne with its magnificent cathedral before visiting the WWII city of Arnhem then disembark in the cultural capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam.

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Itinerary

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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.

Meals: 5-Course Welcome Aboard Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Konigswinter is a popular resort in the seven mountain range topped by the ruins of Drachenfels castle, a national park.  Hike up the mountain for views across the Rhine valley or visit town museum with info on the legends and castle. Travel on the railway to Drachenburg castle visiting the cafe then back on railway up to the top of the mountain to find Drachenfels. The most important legend here is there was a dragon on top of the mountain hence Drachen or Dragon. A local knight, Siegfried, slew a dragon there to save a peasant girl.  Also, it is the home of the Nibelung poems, the legendary stories about Siegfried and the dragon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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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).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Today you will have a full day to explore the history rich city of Arnhem. Admire Arnhem’s famous bridge over the Rhine, immortalized in the film A Bridge Too Far, where British paratroopers held fast for four days against overwhelming odds. In honor of the commander of the paratroopers, the bridge was renamed the John Frost Bridge. Arnhem features numerous museums and cultural attractions. Top on the list would be the incredible Netherlands Open Air Museum – the Netherlands’ first and best open-air folk museum spread across 82 wonderful wooded acres. You’ll relish this huge park of windmills, old farmhouses and other traditional buildings (gathered from throughout the Netherlands then reassembled here), time-honored craft demonstrations, and a pleasant education-by-immersion in Dutch culture. Alternatively, you might opt to step back in time by traveling to nearby (less than 15 minutes by train) Nijmegen, widely regarded as the oldest city in the Netherlands with a settlement as early as the first century B.C.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Your cruise comes to an end in the historic city of Amsterdam. Our hope is your journey on the waters of the Rhine and Moselle has likewise proven refreshing, therapeutic and even healing.

Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own.

Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

 

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Date
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Arrival: 3:00 PM
Depart: 10:00 PM

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.

Meals: 5-Course Welcome Aboard Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival: 2:00 PM
Depart:

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival:
Depart: 2:00 PM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival: 8:00 PM
Depart:

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival:
Depart: 3:00 PM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival: 11:00 PM
Depart:

Konigswinter is a popular resort in the seven mountain range topped by the ruins of Drachenfels castle, a national park.  Hike up the mountain for views across the Rhine valley or visit town museum with info on the legends and castle. Travel on the railway to Drachenburg castle visiting the cafe then back on railway up to the top of the mountain to find Drachenfels. The most important legend here is there was a dragon on top of the mountain hence Drachen or Dragon. A local knight, Siegfried, slew a dragon there to save a peasant girl.  Also, it is the home of the Nibelung poems, the legendary stories about Siegfried and the dragon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival:
Depart: 1:00 PM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival: 6:00 PM
Depart:

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).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival:
Depart: 6:00 PM

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

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Arrival: 2:00 AM
Depart: 6:00 PM

Today you will have a full day to explore the history rich city of Arnhem. Admire Arnhem’s famous bridge over the Rhine, immortalized in the film A Bridge Too Far, where British paratroopers held fast for four days against overwhelming odds. In honor of the commander of the paratroopers, the bridge was renamed the John Frost Bridge. Arnhem features numerous museums and cultural attractions. Top on the list would be the incredible Netherlands Open Air Museum – the Netherlands’ first and best open-air folk museum spread across 82 wonderful wooded acres. You’ll relish this huge park of windmills, old farmhouses and other traditional buildings (gathered from throughout the Netherlands then reassembled here), time-honored craft demonstrations, and a pleasant education-by-immersion in Dutch culture. Alternatively, you might opt to step back in time by traveling to nearby (less than 15 minutes by train) Nijmegen, widely regarded as the oldest city in the Netherlands with a settlement as early as the first century B.C.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Aboard Royal Crown

 

Port Location Not Assigned

Arrival:
Depart: 2:00 AM

Your cruise comes to an end in the historic city of Amsterdam. Our hope is your journey on the waters of the Rhine and Moselle has likewise proven refreshing, therapeutic and even healing.

Depart after breakfast, with freedom to explore this world-class city on your own.

Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

 

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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.

Meet Your Cruise Director

Granted this is the Royal Crown, not The Love Boat; but still that theme song is playing in my head ~ “…exciting and new. Come Aboard. We’re expecting you.”

As noted in “Our Story”, the idea for founding Teeming River Cruises first emerged on a European river cruise owners Jeff and Gina Paglialonga took in the fall of 2016. “…Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.”

Kate Barella

We welcome back Kate as she will again be a treat for Teeming River Cruises and for all aboard!

Kate lives in Eastbourne – south on the coast of England. She has worked as a Tour director and Cruise director (Ocean and River), for 17 years. Her native tongue is English but speaks French fluently after living in Normandy for 4 years.

Kate has toured and cruised to; Scandanavia, Arctic Circle, Iceland, Russia, the Baltics, North Africa, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Hungary, Slovakia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and UK. She has worked on following rivers as Cruise director; Rhine, Rhone, Bordeaux, Seine, Dutch waterways, Belgium, Main river, Main-Danube canal, Danube.

Kate trained professionally in London at a theater school and worked professionally as an actor and still does the odd bit of voice over work and just finished a drama documentary. Her hobbies include – travel(of course!), history, film, fine dining, nature walks …… cycling (completed 400km bike ride across Tanzania for charity).

What's Included

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • 8-Day Cruise visiting 7 Cities & 2 Countries
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (on board your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Midnight Snack
  • Complimentary Coffee & Tea
  • Drink packages available for this cruise
    • Soda, Beer and House Wines with Lunch & Dinner is $99 for the cruise (both occupants of cabin must purchase, so $198 per cabin)
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost
  • 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)
  • Teeming/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in most ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or data
    • Photography With Your Smartphone- Leave Your Big Camera Behind
      • How to edit your photos with your Smartphone as well
  • Nightly 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 Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Onboard Fitness Center
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior
  • Port Taxes & Fees

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur.
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from airport are not included in tour package.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in tour package. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Prices exclude gratuities.