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2018

Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

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Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

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Description

We'll leave by coach from Mannheim to Heidelberg. Its unique charm comes from the harmonious combination of romanticism, dynamism, legend and modernity. We'll take a guided tour of the outsides of the Heidelberg Castle on foot. It is partially in ruins, and as such has inspired generations of painters and poets ever since the 18th century. They perceived the damaged castle as a testimony to the grandeur and decadence of human creations. Goethe, Hölderlin, Uhland and Eichendorff celebrated the landscape surrounding the castle while many others took it as a model itself. Don't miss the geometric terraces of the Palatinate gardens, once considered the "8th world wonder”. The gardens' architect, Salomon de Caus, wanted to recreate the harmony with which city, river and hills all around intertwined. After this guided tour, you will take the coach down into the Neckarmünzplatz in the old historic city center for a guided tour on foot. You will admire the Saint-Esprit Church (exterior view) and will have some free time for shopping before taking the coach back to the boat. On the way back you will go through the city center of Mannheim, where you will find the boat.

 

Duration : approx. 4:15

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The access to the castle needs to climb up a 300m gradient.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Seine: From the Norman Coast to Paris (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 12/04/2019
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HONFLEUR - ROUEN - POISSY - PARIS

Sail on the Seine between Honfleur and Paris discovering unique architectural heritage cities. Join our ship at the lovely little port of Honfleur after discovering the Côte Fleurie, offering a succession of sandy beaches, cliffs and charming seaside resorts. Visit the sumptuous Palace of Versailles, the largest and most sumptuous royal residence set in magnificent formal landscaped gardens, before disembarking in Paris.

5 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 12/04/2019
Arrival 16/04/2019
Ship : MS Renoir Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/04/2019
Arrival 01/05/2019
Ship : MS Seine Princess Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/05/2019
Arrival 11/05/2019
Ship : MS Botticelli Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 18/05/2019
Arrival 22/05/2019
Ship : MS Renoir Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/05/2019
Arrival 29/05/2019
Ship : MS Botticelli Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/06/2019
Arrival 18/06/2019
Ship : MS Seine Princess Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/08/2019
Arrival 14/08/2019
Ship : MS Botticelli Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 16/08/2019
Arrival 20/08/2019
Ship : MS Renoir Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/09/2019
Arrival 04/10/2019
Ship : MS Renoir Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/10/2019
Arrival 16/10/2019
Ship : MS Seine Princess Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

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