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Neckar & Rhine, Premium 2-river tour in Germany

October 02 - 09 / 2021

Departure date: 02 october 2021
Average biking distance per day 25 to 55 KM

Highlights

Bike, Barge and cruise the charming Neckar river and the mighty Rhine - Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and castles you will cycle your way thru Germany’s best kept secrets - Visit the romantic cities of Heilbronn - Heidelberg – Worms – Mainz. Included excursion to the vineyards of Nierstein and a wine-tasting.

Neckar & Rhine, Premium 2-river tour in Germany
Departure port: Ludwigsburg Destination: Mainz Travel time: 8 days Countries: Germany Average biking distance per day: 25 to 55 KM
Surrounded by mountains, vineyards and castles you will cycle your way through Germany’s best kept secrets. Excursion to the vineyards of Nierstein and a wine-tasting included
€ 1.635,- p.p.
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12 cabin(s) available

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Ludwigsburg – Marbach

Check in: 3:30 PM – 5 PM Merlijn sails to Marbach, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise. After dinner there will be a change to vist Marbach, a charming city on the Neckar river where the famous writer Schiller was born.

Day 2 (Sun): Marbach – Besigheim – Heilbronn. Bike tour approx. 42 KM
Day 3 (Mon): Heilbronn – Neckarzimmern – Eberbach. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 4 (Tue): Eberbach – Heidelberg. Bike tour approx. 32 KM
Day 5 (Wed): Heidelberg - Ladenburg – Worms. Bike tour approx. 42 KM
Day 6 (Thu): Worms – Nierstein. Bike tour approx. 55 KM
Day 7 (Fri): Nierstein – Mainz. Bike tour approx. 25 KM
Day 8 (Sat): Mainz

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees
  • mountain tour and wine tasting

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

For your comfort we rent electric bikes € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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05 june 2017

Bremen - Magdeburg - Spandau May 6th - 19th 2017

Hi friends of Merlijn!

Bob and I wanted to thank you for another great trip on the Merlijn. We always enjoy your hospitality and cooking! We especially enjoyed your German friend Klaus. The day we left for the airport Lia and Klaus graciously carried our luggage to the taxi stand and made sure we were safely on our way to the airport. Flights were good all the way home. Have a great summer. We are already looking forward to another trip on the Merlijn and hopefully with Klaus!