Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

16th August 2020 14 nights Sails from Cologne to Cologne Brabant R201718
FROM ONLY £2,799 per person *
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We'll Cover Your Tips

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cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking.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.

Experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights, an absorbing combination of authentic wines, vineyards, castles and cathedrals, on this very special river cruising adventure. Sailing the beautiful Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll visit regions and towns revered for the history and flavours of their world-famous tipples, as well as stunning cities handpicked for their iconic monuments and landmarks.

The first week of this invigorating journey offers mouth-watering experiences from the moment you set sail along the Rhine from Cologne. [ReadMoreMob]You’ll visit Linz, gateway to the renowned red wine-producing region of Ayr; then divert down the Moselle to revel in views of sensational scenery and visit Bernkastel Kues, for a chance to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley and sample some of Europe’s finest wines. Back on the Rhine, you can explore Rudesheim’s historic cobbled streets and enjoy a glass or two of Riesling wine at welcoming wineries, while a visit to Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region. A foray to France will then see you enjoy a full-flavoured day in Strasbourg, where you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate and take in iconic attractions such as the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame; before its back to Germany and beautiful Breisach, starting point for tours to the captivating Black Forest, the home of cuckoo clocks and Black Forest Gateau. [ReadMoreDesk]

After a day in the Swiss city of Basel and another visit to Strasbourg, the second week of your holiday sees Brabant sail back along the breathtaking Rhine, stopping at a string of enchanting destinations along the way. Handsome Speyer awaits your exploration, with a full-day visit allowing time to wander into the town’s beautifully-preserved centre and uncover gems such as the Romanesque St Stephen Cathedral; and a call at Koblenz provides an opportunity to ride a cable car to the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. In between, you’ll delight in the sight of the Middle Rhine Valley’s enchanting hillside towns, striking fortresses and lush forests and vineyards. A second diversion down the Moselle takes in the gorgeous Lower Moselle Valley and Cochem, where the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle is an unmissable highlight, before your incredible river cruise adventure concludes back on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne. Perhaps make the most of your time here 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.

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen river cruise:

  • Flights and transfers to and from the vessel when booking a Fly-cruise package
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks
  • Complimentary tea & coffee station 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bike hire
  • Use of leisure facilities including Fitness Room and Wellness Tub
  • Lounge music by pianist, or duo every day
  • All local taxes and port charges (where collectable in advance)

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.