Located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Sauerberg Castle offers historic character alongside a lush landscape…
After a long summer drought, the traffic at one of the shallowest points on the Rhine was halted for a month, resulting to problems at its transport artery.
Source: Boppard cruise port guide
Source: Koblenz cruise port guide
With breathtaking views, rolling vineyards, historic architecture and exquisite wine, it’s no surprise that people love Rhineland-Palatinate.
CroisiEurope offers 41 different Rhine River cruise itineraries that range in length from 4 to 18 days. Most cruises are roundtrip from Strasbourg and do not include destinations south of Strasbourg, such as Breisach and Basel. The company has only two packages with travel between Amsterdam and Basel. Several of its itineraries feature other waterways in addition to the Rhine River. You’ll find itineraries with travel on the Main, Moselle, Danube as well as some less common rivers like the Neckar and Saar.
Now, let’s take a look at two of CroisiEurope’s Rhine River cruise packages.
Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley
This is a 7-day cruise from Amsterdam to Strasbourg. Some of the destinations visited are commonly featured by other river cruise companies; however, there are a couple that are unique to CroisiEurope. Also, there is an excursion featured on the first night of your trip.
CroisiEurope has 11 ships for this itinerary. You can read more about the company’s ships here. They vary in size; although, in general, CroisEurope’s ships tend to have smaller staterooms and tend to carry fewer passengers.
Read more from source: CroisiEurope 2018 Rhine River Cruise Itineraries – River Cruise Advisor
“The Basilica of St. Castor (German: Basilika St. Kastor or Kastorkirche) is the oldest church in Koblenz in the German state of Rhineland Palatinate. It is located near Deutsches Eck at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. A fountain called Kastorbrunnen (“Castor well”) was built in front of the basilica during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. Pope John Paul II raised St. Castor to a basilica minor on 30 July 1991. This church is worth seeing for the historical events that have occurred in it, its extensive Romanesque construction and its largely traditional furnishings.
Since 2002, the Basilica of St. Castor has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. In addition, it is a cultural property protected under the Hague Convention.
Emperor Louis the Pious donate money to construct St. Castors church
The church of St. Castor was built between 817 and 836 by Hetto, the Archbishop of Trier with the support of Emperor Louis the Pious, just outside the city of Confluentes (the city founded by the Romans in the area) and dedicated on 12 November 836.