Iconic Landmarks of the Rhine & Moselle

13th September 2020 7 nights Sails from Basel to Cologne Brabant R2021
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Couple walking away from Speyer Cathedral, Germany Couple walking away from Speyer Cathedral, Germany
Prices from £1,599 per person
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Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paiddirectly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £8 per person per night on River cruises(where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

Featuring scenic cruising adventures and visits to five enchanting destinations, this absorbing journey brings an array of the Rhine and Moselle’s spectacular scenes and historic landmarks into focus. With ample time for exploration ashore, you can take in impressive cathedrals, mighty castles and much more, while there are plenty of magnificent sights to look out for from aboard Brabant, so every moment of your holiday is one to savour.

Departing from Basel, you’ll begin your memorable week away with a short sail to Strasbourg, situated on the French riverbanks of the Upper Rhine. [ReadMoreMob]With a full day in Strasbourg, you could take a leisurely, yet insightful tour of the cobbled-street-laden, UNESCO-listed historic centre and visit the Cathédrale Notre-Dame to delight in its exquisite architecture and learn about the history of its iconic astronomical clock. There are many other highlights, including the contrasting sights of the historic Petite France and thriving European Quarter, to uncover too. Further along the Rhine, across the French-German border, handsome Speyer awaits you next. With another full day ashore, there’s time to wander into the heart of this beautifully-preserved town and seek-out many treasures such as the Romanesque St Stephen Cathedral, with its impressive spires and domes. [ReadMoreDesk]

The following morning you’ll wake to views of enchanting hillside towns, striking fortresses and lush forests and vineyards as Brabant sails the gorgeous Middle Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Docking close to the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’ in Koblenz makes it easy to visit the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress via cable car, take in the Prussian Electoral Palace and 19th century Stolzenfels Castle, and much more. Diverting down the Moselle, you’ll spend the next afternoon sailing by the beautiful wine regions and pretty towns of the Lower Moselle Valley en route to Cochem, where a visit to the fairytale-esque, picture-perfect Reichsburg Castle makes for a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Finally, your unforgettable week of scenic river exploration concludes back on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne. Before heading home, perhaps make the most of your time to visit the city’s iconic, UNESCO-listed Cathedral and marvel at its spectacular towering exterior and glorious interiors; take in the various galleries and museums; and stop-by the Altstadt District, where bustling pubs offer up a friendly atmosphere and Cologne’s famous sweet ale, Kölsch.

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love.

Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.