Day 5 - Rüdesheim and the Rhine Gorge
We sail into the classic German town of Rüdesheim am Rhein,
known for its formidable wine production especially of the dry
Riesling variety. Perhaps walk along the river during your free
time here this morning, before our ship departs for Koblenz.
This afternoon includes one of the highlights of the tour as we
pass through the glorious Rhine Gorge, one of the most beautiful
sections of the river and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Sheer river banks rise up, towering over the river below,
covered in deep forests and miles of green vineyards, lending an
almost ethereal feel to the waterway. We enjoy a commentary from
our knowledgeable Cruise Director during this passage.
Our lunch today sees us tuck into a wonderful themed buffet with
a suckling pig as the striking centrepiece, and several smaller
dishes from this part of the world making up the rest of the
offerings. Weather permitting we'll enjoy our lunch on the sun deck
as we take in the majesty of the glorious Rhine Gorge. We sail this
evening into the enchanting city of Koblenz, you may wish to visit
one of the famous wine taverns here.