Picturesque Rhine on VIVA ONE 5*

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€1749 per person
8 days
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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Dusseldorf Airport

Picturesque Rhine on VIVA ONE 5*


14 – 21 August


We meet at the airport in the morning for our flight to Dusseldorf which departs at 7.00 am and arrives at 9.50 am. On arrival, we will be transferred to the quay to board the brand-new river cruise – VIVA ONE. Upon embarkation, we will be assigned our cabin and have some free time. Later in the afternoon, we set off on the romantic Rhine to enjoy wonderful views of the Middle Rhine Valley – unforgettable memories.


Our first stop will be in Coblenz arriving early morning. We enjoy breakfast and start exploring. This German city offers a fabulous geographical setting, lying at the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers, and in three low mountain ranges – the Westerwald, Hynsruck and the Eifel, what a treat! It’s such a lovely view. Coblenz is a popular destination with a good variety of bars, restaurants and shops. Early afternoon we make our way to Boppard, a small city consisting of nine villages located in the Rhine province. Roman designed cathedrals and medieval buildings fill the city, together with winding roads displaying the life or Roman, French and German inhabitants that occupied the city in the Middle Ages. In Boppard one also can see ruins that tell the story of World War, when Nazi soldiers once occupied the city. Other popular landmarks are the former Electoral Castle, Romanesque Revival Church, the town wall and more.


In the morning, the river cruise will start making its way to our next destination – Mainz. In the meantime, we enjoy breakfast and the views from the cruise – picturesque places. We arrive early afternoon at this city that serves as the state’s capital, the 38th largest city in Germany measuring more than 200,000 residents. Popular attractions are the Cathedral, the state Theatre and the Romano-Germanic Central Museum. Mainz is also recognized as a key hub for the German wine industry with a wine production history dating back to the Roman era. During the Second World War, bombing destroyed about 80 per cent of the city centre. Pre-war buildings can still be seen in the Old Town area, south of the Cathedral and the cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses and Baroque architecture.


This morning we wake up in Mannheim a. Rhein, located directly opposite Ludwigshafen in Baden-Wurttemberg, a few kilometres from Heidelberg. The castle that is close to the river is the town’s landmark, and the water tower, charming squares and the street Carnival celebrated in February make the city famous. Later today, we arrive in Speyer situated on a bend in the Rhine. It’s one of Germany’s oldest cities that attracts visitors who come to see the blind-arched construction, the frescoes by Johann von Schraudolph and the crypt where 12 kings, queens and emperors are laid to rest. The Old Gate, positioned at the end of the pedestrianized Maximilian Street, was originally part of the Medieval city wall. Spectacular views over Speyer can be enjoyed from the viewing area at the top of this tower.



Breakfast on board and another beautiful city await us. The 2000-year-old city of Strasburg resembles something from a Black Forest fairy tale, with cobbled squares and medieval half-timbered houses. This city is the largest city in the French Grand Est region, hosting the European Parliament and sharing the border with Germany. This bi-culture history is apparent throughout the food, culture and architecture. Located in the historical heart of the city, the Grand Ile is UNESCO world heritage protected is home to the Romanesque-Gothic masterpiece – the Cathedral de Notre Dame. The Cathedral roof can be reached climbing 332 steps providing spectacular views across the city.


Breakfast – we spend this morning sailing to beautiful Rudesheim, part of Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site along the Rhine. Since the first century, the steep slopes have been covered with vineyards. One can find several ancient castles including the ruined Burg Ehrehfels and the twelfth-century fortress, the Boosenburg which hosts many popular live concerts. One also finds the beautiful church of St Jakobus near the city’s Market Square, constructed in the early fourteenth century. Rudesheim is also known for the summertime firework displays, wine festivals and the Christmas markets.


Today we spend most of the day sailing to our final destination – Dusseldorf, arriving in the afternoon. It is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, with a mix of old and new Germany. The centrally located old town or the Altstadt is also called the longest bar in the world due to the 300 bars and discos in the area. History aficionados should not miss visiting St, Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) and the 13th-century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum. On the other hand, shopping lovers will be pleased with the variety of shops and boutiques on Konigsallee and Schadowstrasse. Overnight in Dusseldorf.


Early morning, we disembark our river cruise and make our way to the airport for our flight back home. The flight departs from Dusseldorf at 10.40 am and arrives in Malta at 1.25 pm.

 CRUISE ITINERARY                         ARRIVAL             DEPARTURE

DAY 1 Düsseldorf                                                                                 17:00

DAY 2 Coblenz                                                 07:30                          13:30

Boppard                                                            16:00                             –

DAY 3 Boppard                                                     –                              08:00

Mainz                                                                 15:00                          21:00

DAY 4 Mannheim a. Rhein                           03:30                         09:30

Speyer                                                                12:00                         19:30

DAY 5 Strassburg/Kehl                                 08:30                         23:30

DAY 6 Rüdesheim                                          15:30                               –

DAY 7 Rüdesheim                                              –                              04:30

Düsseldorf                                                         16:30                              –

DAY 8 Düsseldorf


Emerald Deck (Small window) €1749

Ruby Deck (French balcony) €1779

Diamond Deck (French balcony) €1803

*Single cabins on request

Notes: French Balcony means that a railing is placed directly behind the glass, meaning that one cannot step out onto a separate space.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather and water levels that affect accessibility to cities. The final day by day programme/timings will be prepared by the cruise director on board.


Air Malta flights to Dusseldorf

7 nights of Cruise accommodation in the booked category on VIVA ONE

VIVA All-Inclusive concept that includes:

  • Full board with breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner (multi-course gourmet menu, served at your seat) and snacks with free choice of table and flexible meal times
  • All-day high quality, non-alcoholic drinks (mineral water, soft drinks, juices, various coffee specialities, tea, cocoa)
  • Selected alcoholic drinks all day long (sparkling wine, aperitif, white wine, red wine, rosé, champagne, various beers, long drinks, cocktails, spirits, liqueurs)
  • High Tea: once per cruise a fine selection of sweet and savoury delicacies for example scones, sandwiches, cupcakes, chocolates, macarons and exclusive teas
  • Always filled minibar in the cabin
  • Exclusive beauty products from Rituals (or comparable)
  • Wi-Fi onboard

All port taxes

Return airport transfers

Service of a tour leader

Insolvency Fund


Excursions – to be booked/paid onboard

Tips to be paid onboard

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Picturesque Rhine on VIVA ONE 5*

€1749 per person
8 days

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