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Summer Rhine Adventure

July 28, 2020

8 Days | 8 Cities | 2 Countries

Overview

Welcome to Mainz! Your Summer Rhine Adventure cruise starts today. Begin exploring the splendidly restored Old Town of Mainz with its half-timbered houses and medieval market squares.

Our next stop, Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities dating back to a Roman camp in 10 B.C. We sail through the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim. A charming wine town with countless Rieslings to try. Continue on throughout history to the charming city of Koblenz, where guests can hop on a cable car for a trip across the Rhine up to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress and the Landesmuseum.

Our cruise comes to an end in Amsterdam, a modern city with old world charm and historic significance provides the perfect ending place for your Teeming River Cruises European tour. 

Itinerary

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Arrival: Embarkation: Check in 3:00 PM
Depart: 11:30 PM

Welcome to Mainz! Your Summer Rhine Adventure cruise starts today. You can 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 to the boat.

Arrival: 7:00 AM
Depart: 10:00 PM

Speyer is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the history of Speyer begins with the establishment of a Roman camp in 10 B.C. making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. The imperial cathedral in Speyer, officially known as the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Stephen, is the town’s most prominent landmark. Laid out in the form of a Latin cross, it is one of Germany’s largest and most important Romanesque buildings and was intended to be no less than the largest church in the western world when building work began in 1030. Visit the popular Technik Museum with exhibits of aircrafts, railroads, fire engines, and ships or enjoy the beer gardens near the river.

Arrival: 5:00 AM
Depart: 3:00 PM

Delight in the romantic ancient town of Rüdesheim famous for its wine and half-timbered buildings. It sits at the foot of the unexpected grand work of art, the Niederwald Monument, which commemorates the establishment of the German Empire after the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. 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 covered in vineyards, earning its reputation for the best wine growing region on the Rhine, and 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: 8:30 PM
Depart: O/N

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.

Arrival: O/N
Depart: 6:00 PM
Arrival: 2:00 AM
Depart: 11:00 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.

Arrival: 7:00 AM
Depart: 4:00 PM

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 of 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.

Arrival: 2:00 AM
Depart: 8:00 PM

As you cruise into Rotterdam, taking in the impressive skyline, you will quickly understand why it’s often referred to as the “Manhattan on the Meuse”. Although the city dates back to 1340, the city center was almost completely destroyed in World War II. The reconstructed cosmopolitan city is now known for its modern, unique architecture. Some of these architectural highlights are the Cube houses, Erasmus Bridge, Euromast, Van Nelle factory, and Kop van Zuid. For something more quaint head to Delfshaven, one of the most pleasant districts in Rotterdam. Since this area was spared during the WW II bombings, it is filled with historic buildings and exudes the charm of pre-war Rotterdam. Discover the Pilgrim Fathers’ Church where the pilgrims gathered before setting sail for America. Visit the city brewery (i.e. De Pelgrim) and a replica of an 18th-century warship (i.e. De Delft). If you’re up for something a little quirky try Rotterdam street golf in historic Delfshaven through treacherous cobblestones, old bridges, and narrow alleys.

Arrival: 4:00 AM
Depart: Disembarkation: Check out 9:00 AM

This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants has a distinct ambiance. The streets, squares, and canals—not to mention the bike paths throughout the city—make for a vibrant atmosphere, and with over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world.  If your departure schedule permits, take a Canal Ring (a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site) tour on the charming waterways lined with 16th and 17th century merchants’ homes and warehouses, visit one of the renowned city museums (e.g. Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam), tour the Anne Frank House (note: online tickets are made available on their website two months in advance, please plan accordingly), or simply stroll through the lively streets. This modern city with old world charm and historic significance providing the perfect ending place for your Teeming River Cruises’ tour.

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.

Deck Plans

Cabin Options

Your cruise will take place on the MS Royal Crown

Availability & Pricing

Reserve Your Cabin

Royal Suite

RS1 ~ $2,328/$333 night
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RS2 ~ $2,328/$333 night
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RS4 ~ $2,384/$341 night
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Premium Cabin

PC15 ~ $1,831/$262 night
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PC14 ~ $1,880/$269 night
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Deluxe Cabin*

*Twin beds cannot be pushed together

What's Included

Highlights and Notes

  • 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
    • The Basic Drink Package includes house wine, beer (draft beer only), and sodas for lunch and dinner in the restaurant. The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge. ($15 per day)
      • 8 day cruise: $105 per person 
    • The Premium Drink Package includes house wine, beer (draft beer only), soft drinks, juices, bottles of mineral water (sparkling and still) and long drinks (house whiskey, gin and vodka). This package is available all day. ($25 per day)
      • 8 day cruise: $175 per person
    • 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.
    • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
  • 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

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 the cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in the cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Port Taxes and Fees are not included
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.