If you ever dreamed of seeing the castles along the Rhine, the almost mythical countryside comprising the Rhine River Valley, then the people at eWaterways have a sampler barge tour you should consider. The world’s best provider of custom and selective cruise experiences, eWaterways, offers unparalleled variety in waterborne excursions around the world. And, no wayfarer’s log of travel experiences should be devoid of a cruise along Germany’s fabulous waterways.
eWaterways just announced a so called 3 day “taster” Rhine cruise today. Guests on this excursion will board the five star river yacht Royal Crown in beautiful Cologne for a luxurious cruise up the Rhine to stunning Koblenz at the juncture of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. For those unfamiliar with river cruising, the Royal Crown has been called the “Orient Express” of river barges, a ship with incomparable amenities and style. As for the Rhine River Valley you’ll sail along? There’s simply no place like this on Earth.
Before setting off up the this legendary European river on Royal Crown, passengers can explore one of Europe’s and Germany’s most historic cities, Cologne. Of course seeing this wonder is not something to be taken in overnight, but just as a warm up for your trip, the skyline of the city reveals Cologne Cathedral (image at bottom), one of the wonders of human architecture in the world. And there is so much more…
If traveling in style means anything to you, then cruising along one of the most fertile river valleys in the world in five star luxury will surely appeal to you. And when we tell you the price, you may fall over. This stylish barge has space for only 88 passengers in 44 luxury cabins. I say “only” because as river cruises go, this could be considered an “intimate” excursion.
Add in the 1930’s glamour of the vessel, with the high tech amenities, and what you have is an exclusive conveyance. Spa, fitness, flat sceen TV, gourmet dining, wifi and multi media, and a pampering crew? You get the picture.
The things you’ll see, the pictures to take with you the rest of your life. I know I sound like a tour salesman, but we live in this area. eWaterways has scheduled this cruise for a magical time along Germany’s rivers. In Koblenz you’ll be just in time for the famous and absolutely stunning Federal Horticultural Show (images above an below). When Royal Crown moors at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), beneath Fortress Ehrenbreitstein (image above), the grandeur of Europe’s largest fortress will honestly stun the observers aboard. If ominous and impressive have meaning in your mind’s eye…
Now, since I already sound like eWaterways’ biggest salesman (which obviously I am not), taking all I have described (and I assure you honestly, so much more) is priced about like a ritzy dinner. £229 per person, or about € 261 ($ 372 US) is in real life what Mihaela and I paid for dinner in Copenhagen one night (and Gordon Ramsey was not cooking). For more information this or other river cruises you can contact eWaterways. And for info about Koblenz or Cologne, you may also check out their respective official touristic sites.
For information about the wonderful Koblenz horticulture event, you can contact Ms Christiane Gandner via these contact connects and visit the official website of the Bundesgartenshau 2011. Our special thanks to Christiane at Bundesgartenshau Koblenz and Amy Sharpe at eWaterways for their help with the wonderful images and added information about this fantastic, and lesser known jewel of a festival in Germany.