Day 5 - Picturesque Koblenz, the enchanting Rhine Gorge, and charming Rüdesheim
There's time at leisure this morning to explore Koblenz, once a
Roman stronghold. We recommend strolling to Deutsches Eck where
you'll be surrounded by inspiring vistas including the mighty
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. After lunch, we commence a highlight of
our cruising experience - sailing through the romantic Rhine
This section of the Rhine is renowned for its spectacular views
and the best place to witness them is from the top deck of our
ship. 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.
We then arrive into the captivating town of Rüdesheim, famous
for its delicious white wine, especially the dry Riesling variety.
Wander its cobbled streets at your own pace and see the charming
half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and enticing wine bars in the
Drosselgasse alley before dinner back onboard our ship.