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Rüdesheim : wine tasting* and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

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Rüdesheim : wine tasting* and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

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You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region will be explained and you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Rüdesheim and the Rhine. The train will then stop right before the historical Bassenheimer Hof cellar, a seigneurial residence from the 16th century, where we'll indulge in a wine-tasting*. A winemaker from the Störzel family cellar will guide you through a tasting of three different wines, from the driest to the sweetest, all the while telling you about the history of the cellar and winemaking in the Rüdesheim region, complete with local stories. Afterwards, our visit will continue on to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments located 100m away from the cellar in an old building from the 15th century. The "Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett" is the first German museum dedicated to self-playing musical instruments, which holds an impressive collection of no less than 350 mechanical musical instruments dating back to the 18th century to the 20th, all spread out on more than 4000 ft². This is a vast collection, dating back three centuries, of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion. Tools and machines for the production of organ pipes, cardboard sheet music, rolls of sheet music and perforated disks are also on display in the collection. Whatever their age, museum visitors always take great pleasure in discovering this special music, the techniques from the past and how these instruments work. After visiting the Museum, you will have some free time to stroll through the streets of Rüdesheim ambling down the famous Drosselgasse, before making your own way back to the boat.

 

Duration : approx. 2:30

  • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
  • Warm clothes are recommended for the visit of the cellar.
  • After the visits, passengers will have free time in Rudesheim until they go back to the boat on foot on their own.
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • 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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From Amsterdam to Berlin (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 08/05/2019
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AMSTERDAM - GRONINGEN - PAPENBOURG - OLDENBOURG - BREME - NIENBURG - MINDEN - HANOVER - ANDERTEN - BRAUNSCHWEIG - MAGDEBOURG - POTSDAM - BERLIN - NUREMBERG

From Amsterdam to Nuremberg, explore the northern canals by cruising  the Elbe and the Havel. You will discover Amsterdam and its famous UNESCO World Heritage Canals before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. In Germany, you will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before exploring Bremen, the oldest maritime city in the country. Discover Hanover, Magdeburg or Potsdam, cities that will make you appreciate the fascinating heritage of Germany. Your cruise will end in Nuremberg after passing through Berlin.

12 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 08/05/2019
Arrival 19/05/2019
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/06/2019
Arrival 28/06/2019
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 13/07/2019
Arrival 24/07/2019
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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