Ship departs in the evening toward Mannheim.
Arrive in Mannheim in the morning.
Speyer sits on a bend in the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It's one of the country's oldest cities boasting a vast cathedral, Medieval synagogue, a pedestrianized shopping area and a museum filled with planes, trains and automobiles. Speyer Cathedral dates back to the 1020s and is the largest European Romanesque church. It's impressive proportions attract visitors who come to see the blind-arched construction, the frescoes by Johann von Schraudolph, and the crypt where 12 kings, queens and emperors are laid to rest. Judenhof is an important synagogue with a 13th century Mikvah or bathing house. With an exhibition explaining about the Jewish community that prayed here, it's a moving site to visit. Positioned at the end of pedestrianized Maximilian Street, The Old Gate was originally part of the Medieval city wall. Spectacular views over the city can be seen from the viewing area at the top of this landmark tower.
EXCURSION OFFERED: Speyer: City Walk & Brezn
Come with us on a tour of discovery through the impressive imperial city of Speyer.
On this tour we will show you the most important and beautiful sights of the 2000 year old city. Religious buildings like the crypt, impressive facades like the historic town hall, winding alleys and romantic squares are characteristic for this diverse city, marked by its rich and turbulent past.
While you follow exciting historical anecdotes, your guide will help you discover the most important buildings of the city. We would also like to immerse you in the culinary delights of Speyer so that you can enjoy a Speyrian speciality during the tour: a pretzel.
Duration: 2 h walking
DAY 3: STRASBOURG/KEHL
This 2000 year old city resembles something from a Black Forest fairy tale with its cobbled squares and medieval half timbered houses. Strasbourg is the largest city in the Grand Est region of France, formal site of the European Parliament and shares a border with Germany. This bi-cultural history is evident throughout the city's architecture, culture and food. The UNESCO world heritage protected, Grand Ile is the historical heart of the city and home to the Romanesque - Gothic masterpiece, the Cathedral de Notre Dame. A 332 step climb to the Cathedral roof provides stunning views across the city. Nearby, Gutenberg Square is a great spot enjoy a relaxing drink on one of the outdoor terraces. Its small size makes the Grand Ile ideal to explore on foot and it is truly the best way to take in the breathtaking sights and atmosphere of stunning Strasbourg.
The city of Mainz is situated on the Rhine River, within the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It serves as the state's capitol city and is the 38th largest city in Germany measured by population, with more than 200,000 residents. Main sights include: Mainz Cathedral, the State Theatre, the Romano-Germanic Central Museum and the Gutenberg Printing Museum, featuring old printing presses and original printings of the Bible and other great works. There is a really nice pedestran area around the museum with shops and cafes. Mainz is also recognized as a hub for the German wine industry and can trace production back to Roman times.
Ship arrives during the early morning hours. Disembark after breakfast.
* Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
|1||Frankfurt (Germany)||6:00pm||Embarkation 1:00pm|
|2||Speyer (Germany)||3:00pm||9:00pm||Optional tour or Free Time|
|3||Strasbourg/Kehl (Germany)||9:30am||9:00pm||Optional tour or Free Time|
|6||Frankfurt (Germany)||:30am||Disembarkation 10:00|
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REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, Wi-Fi, GRATUITIES, all meals, wine, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee, Beer, wine, throughout the day and evening between 10am and midnight. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.