m/v River Cloud II
From the Kitchen and the Cellar
Bernkastel (Trier)- Basle
9 days/ 8 nights

 

 

 

Itinerary:

Bernkastel/Germany Fri. 1 June
Individual arrival in Bernkastel (Trier). Embarkation on the River Cloud ii at 16.00 hours.
Bernkastel/Germany Sat. 2 June
Wine and herbs: excursion to Trier including lunch. Dep.: 18.00 hours
Traben-Trarbach/Germany- Arr.: 20.00 hours.
The Captain’s Welcome Dinner awaits. Sun. 3 June- Dep.: 05.00 hours
In the morning, enjoy your first insights into the world of wine.
Cochem/Germany-Arr.: 12.00 hours.
Wine and peaches: city tour of Cochem with visit to Reichsburg Castle. Dep.: 18.00 hours
Gala dinner of the “Jeunes Restaurateurs Deutschland”.
Koblenz/Germany- Arr.: 23.30 hours. Mon. 4 June
Wine and Sayn: visit to Sayn Castle with its famous butterfly garden and sparkling-wine reception.
Our visit begins on the terrace of the Sayner Zeit castle restaurant with sparkling wine and canapés. Dep.: 13.00 hours
Passage through the Middle Rhine Valley including the Loreley.
Rüdesheim/Germany-Arr.: 19.00 hours.
Wine and song: evening visit to Vollrads Castle with a wine tasting and concert. Vollrads Castle is one of the oldest wine estates in the world. Dep.: 23.30 hours
Worms/Germany Tue. 5 June-Arr.: 07.30 hours.
Wine and tasty treats: city tour and visit to the Schembs wine estate with wine tasting in the vineyards. Dep.: 14.00 hours
Award-winning chef Rüssel reveals his kitchen secrets.
Strasbourg/France Wed. 6 June -Arr.: 08.00 hours.
Wine and cheese: city tour and cathedral visit, boat trip through “La Petite France” and cheese tasting at “La Cloche à Fromage” with cheese specialist René Tourrette. In the evening, award-winning chef Harald Rüssel welcomes you to the River Cloud ii restaurant.
Strasbourg/France Thur. 7 June. Dep.: 05.30 hours
Breisach/Germany- Arr.: 13.00 hours.
Wine and co.: excursion to Colmar. After a buffet lunch on board with specialities from Alsace, we
visit Colmar. Dinner with wine presentation on board.
Breisach/Germany Fri. 8 June
Wine and chocolate: morning visit to Freiburg with wine and chocolate tasting. Dep.: 13.00 hours
Basle/Switzerland- Arr.: 20.00 hours.
The cruise ends with a farewell dinner.
Basle/Switzerland Sat. 9 June 09.00 hours disembarkation. Individual departure.
Itinerary and programme subject to change depending on high and low water levels and local conditions.

The Romans brought the first vines to the Rhine and Moselle more than 2,000 years ago. These days, there are countless vineyards in 13 wine-growing areas in Germany, with a total of 2,658 individual estates. The ship will be visiting many of these wine-growing areas on this cruise, with professional and entertaining information provided by Ingo Swoboda. The wine tastings will also be rounded off with regional culinary delicacies. Gourmets will enjoy some very special menus – one of which will be created especially for guests of the River Cloud ii by award-winning chef Harald Rüssel. Rüssel gained culinary experience in Michelin-starred kitchens all over the world before earning his own Michelin star at his restaurant, Landhaus St Urban, named after the patron saint of wine growers. What better proof can there be of the connection between kitchen and cellar?

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