Day 8 - Charming Rüdesheim, the enchanting Rhine Gorge, and picturesque Koblenz
We sail into the captivating town of Rüdesheim, famous for its
delicious white wine, especially the dry Riesling variety. There's
time to wander its cobbled streets and see the charming
half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and enticing wine bars in the
Drosselgasse alley. Next, we enjoy a highlight of our cruising
experience - sailing through the romantic Rhine gorge.
This section of the Rhine is renowned for its spectacular views.
The riverbanks plunge deeper here, and we wind around bends
surrounded by endless miles of lush green vineyards, ancient
castles, and picturesque riverside towns. It's also one of the
narrowest points of the river with one of the strongest
As we sail, we hear the fascinating story of the legendary
Lorelei Rock which soars almost 500 feet out of the water. This
monument has been the inspiration for countless myths and legends,
and we hear of them as we sail by.
Our journey through the Rhine Gorge comes to a close, and we
moor in the town of Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine
and Moselle rivers. After a guided tour, you have time to explore
and we recommend strolling to Deutsches Eck where you'll be
surrounded by inspiring vistas including the mighty Ehrenbreitstein
Fortress. Later, we make our way back to the ship, where dinner is