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Highlights of Germany

3 River tour, along the Rhine, Main & Moselle

September 18 - 24 / 2021

Departure date: 18 september 2021
Average biking distance per day 30 to 50 km


25% last-minute discount, from €1585,- to €1189,-

Never before have we seen so many highlights in a journey as with this recently developed tour. Travel easily to and from Frankfurt International Airport, one of Germany's largest! Your home for this trip, Cruise ship Merlijn, awaits you near the center of Frankfurt, a short cab ride is all it takes.

Once on board, the enjoyment can begin, already on the first day you cruise along the Bavarian river Main. Your first bike ride is right along the Romantic Rhine, an area recognized by Unesco. You'll pass this amazing stretch of river twice, so you can see it both from the saddle of your bike and from Merlijn's amazing terrace. The Moselle River is also included in the route, just a short distance to get a feel for the atmosphere and to take in the biggest highlights. Burg Eltz is one of the most beautiful castles in the area and you just pass it on your bicycle! Also famous Cochem is of course on the program.

Highlights of Germany | 3 River tour, along the Rhine, Main & Moselle
Departure port: Frankfurt Destination: Frankfurt Travel time: 7 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 30 to 50 km
25% discount! Bike, Barge and Cruise along the highlights of Germany. Romantic middle Rhine, a taste of the Bavarian Main river and the charming Moselle famous for it's wines.
€ 1.189,- p.p.
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5 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Frankfurt - Mainz

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Merlijn sails to Mainz. There is a welcome drink and crew introduction. We’ll also inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner is enjoyed during the cruise.

Day 2 (Sun): Mainz - Oberwesel - Koblenz
Day 3 (Mon): Koblenz - Alken - Cochem
Day 4 (Tue): Cochem - Alken - Boppard
Day 5 (Wed): Boppard - Oberwesel - Rüdesheim
Day 6 (Thu): Rüdesheim - Eltville - Frankfurt
Day 7 (Fri): Frankfurt

Your bike & barge cruise will include:

  • 6 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, hand soap, soap, shampoo, sewing kit, vanity kit.
  • culinary care: 6 breakfast buffets, 5 packed lunches and 5 x 3-course dinners
  • coffee, tea and iced water
  • services of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a waterproof pannier, towel and universal helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • all ferry fares en route
  • entrance to Burg Eltz
  • guided city tour Rudesheim
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31 may 2018

Authentic Holland, May 19th - 25th 2018

"Dear Merlijn & staff, Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We could not have had a more fun family vacation. It's usually only once in a lifetime that a family can all be together and have so much fun. You are the best crew ever and EVERYTHING on the Merlijn was just perfect. The boat is spotless, the food amazing, the beer & bourbon exceptional, the bicycling through the country was gorgeous and each day brought new scenery. The E-bikes were so much FUN even though some of us felt a little lazy using them! We did turn them on and off so we wouldn't feel so guilty. And singing Karioke had to have been the highlight! We didn't know he had such talent!! That was definitely a surprise. And a very special Thank-you to you for your unsurpassed hospitality and the Birthday "Surprise" for Lauren. (Definitely keep those placemats). You are the Hostess with the Mostest!

We love you all and thank you so very much. We already miss your smiling faces.

Bruce, Theresa, Donna, Nolan, Lauren & Jordan