Bonn- Germany

3/8/16 Today our ship docked in Bonn. We 3 Sisters had chosen the Bonn Sightseeing walk. A short walk through Hofgarten park and into the town square. I love how the European towns all have a Town Square or market place. It was still raining so you still had to be careful on the cobblestones. …

Reichsburg Castle – Cochem

2/8/16 - Tuesday After all the wine tasting we were taken by mini coaches up to Reichsburg Castle.  It was still pouring with rain and our guide and Tour Director advised us to be very careful.  Cobblestones when wet are very slippery and dangerous.  To make it worse the entrance to the Castle is a …

Cochem & Wine Tasting

Tuesday 2/8/16 Docking into Cochem we were greeted with a rainy day.  We had been so lucky the previous days with glorious sunshine. The options for Tours today were: Walking Tour with Cochem Castle and a visit to a unique wine-making exhibits at Schlagkamp Winery and Wine Museum. Guided Bicycle Tour As it was raining …

Safety Card –

Every time you go ashore you are handed a safety card. This card ensures that before the ship leaves the port, everyone is accounted for. Monday night  the 3 Sisters went ashore after the amazing dinner to wander around Koblenz. Beautiful town, flowers everywhere, cobblestones. Every town has a town square with cafes and restaurants …

Chefs Table

On the Friday when we arrived on the ship we chatted to some people who had just finished a cruise. They told us about the Chefs Table, an exclusive dinner for only about 24 people.  We booked the  dinner for the Monday night of our cruise. Wow...we arrived at 7pm, to be greeted with an …

Look Left then Right in Europe!

Every  evening before dinner our Cruise Director would give all of us a Port Talk.  This would be on what we were all doing the next day and the events of the day. Any issues that may have arisen regarding locks or things we need to be on the look out for such as pick …

Romantic Rhine

Our Ship was due to leave the Port of Mainz at 2pm to take us down the Romantic Rhine Valley and its Castles. We were late leaving however we did get to see the Castles. We 3 were up on the top deck, and the camera was getting a work out. Over  17 Castles in …

Drinking Like the Locals

Our next stop after Heidelberg Castle was the quaint Old Town of Heidelberg.  A short tour and then we had time on our own.  A lot of the tour group went shopping for  souvenirs, some went and had a beer, food or just wandered around the town. 3 Sisters wandered around then it was a …

Heidelberg Castle -Heidelberger Schloss

Monday the 1/8/16  our ship docked in Mainz  . We had two choices today a Mainz culinary walking tour of roughly 3 hours or a visit to Heidelberg Castle and The Old Town of Heidelberg. We 3 Sisters chose the Castle. Heidelberg Castle is built on the northern slope of the Königstuhl mountain,and the views …

Are we famous yet?

I am going to get a bit serious here!  When we joined the cruise at Basel, apart from the 3 Sisters and Tania, Peter and Luke, most of the group had already been on a cruise up the Rhone through France.  They had been together for 11 days with the Cruise Director. Not sure what …