Situated in a large winemaking region, Rudesheim is one of Germany’s most prolific and scenic wine regions and is partly a UNESCO World Heritage site. It offers beautiful hikes through the surrounding mountains and prime views over the dazzling Rhine river valley. Next to its extensive vineyards, the city’s rich cultural and historic background make it one of the most intriguing places to visit in Germany.
On the fourth morning of your Rhine River Cruise, sail through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, admiring its many castles and fortress ruins and the legendary Lorelei Rock and arrive in the winemaking town of Rüdesheim where you will enjoy an afternoon wine tasting with a local vintner. You may also choose to take a gondola ride above the city and see the famous Niederwalddenkmal Statue. The monument was created between 1870 and 1880 as a commemoration of the end of the Franco-Prussian, and with that the historic unification of the German people.
For those interested in touring the city, in Rüdesheim’s old town visitors can wander through Drosselgasse, a cobbled street filled with historic buildings, restaurants, bars and shops. This street in particular is lined with some of the city’s best restaurants, where you can enjoy regional dishes, live bands and local wines.
This evening, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Museum, home to a remarkable collection of old robotic and self-playing musical instruments.
The ship sails overnight. (B,L,D)
Special pricing continues through October 31, 2016.
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