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2023

Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

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Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

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Description

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created the basic shape of the town, with fine palaces and churches. Here you can admire the magnificent historic houses which have been outstandingly well-restored. Located on the banks of the Rhine opposite the confluence of the Rhine with the Main, Mainz will captivate you with its quite incomparable lifestyle, its unique charm and its openness to the world. In the company of your guide, you will be able to enter the magnificent Cathedral, whose construction began in 975 and which has left a deep mark on the history of the town. The interior of the cathedral houses some wonderful historic treasures, including tombs and funerary monuments from the 13th to the 18th centuries. You will also have the opportunity to wander up and down the colorful streets in the old town. Finally you will visit the Gutenberg Museum, the world's finest museum for printing equipment, materials and books. Born in Mainz around 1400, Johannes Gensfleisch Gutenberg himself prepared the copy of the Bible referred to as "the 42-line Bible” which was published in 1455 - the oldest printed book in the world. Out of the 46 copies still in existence, the museum has just one, along with a "Mainz Psalter”, the first ever document printed using three different colors of ink. The museum extends over five floors and provides a quite remarkable exhibition on the history of the book and written word in both Europe and the world as a whole. Set off by coach to re-join the boat at Worms.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Good walking shoes are recommended: the tour is on foot and the streets in the old town are cobblestoned.
  • The Gutenberg Museum is closed on Sunday mornings and on Mondays. 
  • The ship sails during the excursion.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

REF: ABE ( reverse direction REF: BEA)
Next departures: 09/07/2022, 23/07/2022, ...
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AMSTERDAM - EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - COLOGNE - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG - BREISACH - BASEL

From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story.

 

8 Days
START IN 2022
Departure 02/07/2022
Arrival 09/07/2022
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Arrival 16/07/2022
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Departure 30/07/2022
Arrival 06/08/2022
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Departure 10/09/2022
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Arrival 01/10/2022
On request
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On request
Departure 01/10/2022
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START IN 2023
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Arrival 08/07/2023
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Arrival 02/09/2023
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* Price based on double occupancy

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