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Rhine Winter Fairy Tale

MS VIVA TIARA
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Dusseldorf - Coblenz - Koenigswinter - Cologne - Dusseldorf
  • 3 Nights
  • VIVA All-Inclusive
p. p. from 395 €

9 Travel dates
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THE SMELL OF ADVENT

Dusseldorf - Dusseldorf

It's that time of year again, when the wonderful scent of mulled wine and roasted almonds wafts up your nose. You can literally smell Christmas on this taster trip. Between the heavenly spice stands at the Dusseldorf Sternchen market. Over a punch in Konigswinter at the foot of the Siebengebirge. Or in the festive light of Cologne Cathedral while rummaging for sweet gifts. Just follow your nose, which is guaranteed to lead you to the culinary delights on board in the evening.

day 127.11.2021
  • Düsseldorf
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    23:59
    Düsseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a mix of old and new Germany. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is centrally located behind the Rhine Embankment Promenade and has been dubbed “the longest bar in the world” due to the estimated 300 bars and discos in the area. Shopping aficionados will be more than pleased with the variety of shops and interesting boutiques on Königsallee and Schadowstraße while fans of history and culture will not want to miss visiting St. Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) or the 13th century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum. Those with more time on their hands may also consider short trips to visit the Baroque-style 18th century mansion of Schloss Benrath or the 12th century ruins of Kaiserpfalz in the picturesque town of Kaiserswerth.

    Excursions Düsseldorf

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 227.11.2021
  • Coblenz
    14:30
    23:00

    The German city of Koblenz enjoys a fabulous geographical setting. It lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers (what a treat for riverboat cruise trips) and the convergence of three low mountain ranges, the Westerwald, Hunsrück, and the Eifel (great photo opportunities). It is a popular destination for exploring the romantic Rhine Valley. It is a rather unimposing town mostly visited because of its strategic position but it is welcoming and pleasant with a good range of bars and restaurants in a pedestrianised centre.

    There are some interesting attractions, a major one being the Deutsches Eck, a park with a huge statue of Kaiser Wilhelm who base provides a great position to view the point where the Rhine and Moselle meet. The best time to visit Koblenz is in August during the festival Rhein in Flammen (Rhine in Flames) when there is a splendid fireworks display.

    Excursions Coblenz

    Coblenz: Sweet Coblenz

    Get to know Koblenz from its sweet side:
    Explore this interesting two-river city with your tour guide on a foray directly from the ship. Conquer the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument at Deutsches Eck, where Mother Moselle meets Father Rhine. Discover romantic alleys in the lovingly rebuilt old town and curious landmarks, such as the Eye Roller and the Schängel Fountain. Learn interesting history and stories about the city and personalities from your city guide. But Koblenz also has its unique selling point in culinary terms: experience how indescribably delicious Koblenz can taste.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 2 h
    • walking
    • per person: 19 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Königswinter
    02:30
    14:00
    On the eastern side of the Rhine is the town of Königswinter in North Rhine-Westphalia. The town at the foot of the Siebengebirge mountains has a population of around 41,000. Numerous monuments and museums worth seeing make a visit to the town an unforgettable experience. For example, the Siebengebirgsmuseum provides detailed information about the legendary mountain landscape, which is the oldest nature reserve in Germany. At Sea Life, visitors can experience the underwater world up close and personal and the "Nibelungenhalle" is not only an architectural masterpiece but also houses a reptile zoo. The "Drachenburg Castle" is enthroned high above the "Drachenfels" cliff and is one of the landmarks of Königswinter. The imposing building is reminiscent of a fairytale castle and provides a fantastic view over the region. The "Hirschburg" castle is also a historical building of this town. In the region around the so called "Nightingale Valley", the historic villa is situated in a quiet environment. In the middle of the Siebengebirge mountains there is a kilometre-long system of tunnels called Ofenkaulen. The origin of these tunnels is said to date back to the Middle Ages.

    Excursions Königswinter

    Königswinter: Castle Drachenburg & Drachenfels

    Let yourself be enchanted by the history of Königswinter and follow us on a tour to the Drachenfelsen and its Drachenburg. Take a tour up the Drachenfelsen with the oldest cogwheel railway still in operation. Admire the view from the plateau near the ruins of Drachenburg Castle. Learn more about the former high castle or enjoy the diverse nature that extends around the Drachenfelsen. Another sight worth mentioning is Drachenburg Castle below the castle ruins. Immerse yourself in the neo-early Gothic and neo-Renaissance styles of architecture that are hidden around and in the castle.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 2,5 h
    • Slow train - walking
    • per person: 39 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Cologne
    16:30
    23:59

    Cologne is a Gothic masterpiece, anchored by its world-famous cathedral whose twin spires dominate the city skyline. Founded by the Romans in 38 BC, it grew as an important trading town to become the fourth largest city in Germany. A popular stopping off point on Rhine river cruises, the city is a charm to walk round to explore antique streets full of interesting architecture which besides the cathedral includes a number of splendid churches and medieval buildings (such as City Hall which dating from the 12th century is the oldest in Germany).

    Modern day Cologne has a liberal joie de vivre with an appreciation for culture from both ends of the spectrum. Visitors can enjoy the avant-garde and postmodern alongside the antique splendour and enjoy diverse pursuits from a visit to a chocolate museum to a lively night out on the tiles in the beer halls of the Altstadt district.

    Excursions Cologne

    Cologne: Belgian Quarter

    Luxury and classy galleries meet hipsters and street art. Experience the Belgian Quarter, one of the most popular and expensive residential areas in Cologne. The contribution of several international artists makes it the most creative neighbourhood in Cologne. The neighbourhood is covered with art ranging from small stickers to multi-storey murals.
    On the other hand, discovering the luxurious identity of the neighbourhood means learning history about Cologne's diversity from the past to the present at the same time.
    Learn where the name for the quarter comes from. Walk past the old building facades with their charm from days gone by and a wide variety of architectural styles. After a refreshment in one of the many traditional breweries around Cologne, continue on to the cathedral. Lots of interesting information about this internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site is the rounding finale of the tour before heading back to the ship.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.

    • Duration: 2 h
    • walking - Tram
    • per person: 29 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 427.11.2021
  • Düsseldorf
    03:00
    ---
    Düsseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a mix of old and new Germany. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is centrally located behind the Rhine Embankment Promenade and has been dubbed “the longest bar in the world” due to the estimated 300 bars and discos in the area. Shopping aficionados will be more than pleased with the variety of shops and interesting boutiques on Königsallee and Schadowstraße while fans of history and culture will not want to miss visiting St. Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) or the 13th century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum. Those with more time on their hands may also consider short trips to visit the Baroque-style 18th century mansion of Schloss Benrath or the 12th century ruins of Kaiserpfalz in the picturesque town of Kaiserswerth.

    Excursions Düsseldorf

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.

City overview

Inspiration

Let us inspire you. Here you will find some pictures and information about the cities on this route.

Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a mix of old and new Germany. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is centrally located behind the Rhine Embankment Promenade and has been dubbed “the longest bar in the world” due to the estimated 300 bars and discos in the area. Shopping aficionados will be more than pleased with the variety of shops and interesting boutiques on Königsallee and Schadowstraße while fans of history and culture will not want to miss visiting St. Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) or the 13th century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum. Those with more time on their hands may also consider short trips to visit the Baroque-style 18th century mansion of Schloss Benrath or the 12th century ruins of Kaiserpfalz in the picturesque town of Kaiserswerth.

Coblenz

The German city of Koblenz enjoys a fabulous geographical setting. It lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers (what a treat for riverboat cruise trips) and the convergence of three low mountain ranges, the Westerwald, Hunsrück, and the Eifel (great photo opportunities). It is a popular destination for exploring the romantic Rhine Valley. It is a rather unimposing town mostly visited because of its strategic position but it is welcoming and pleasant with a good range of bars and restaurants in a pedestrianised centre.

There are some interesting attractions, a major one being the Deutsches Eck, a park with a huge statue of Kaiser Wilhelm who base provides a great position to view the point where the Rhine and Moselle meet. The best time to visit Koblenz is in August during the festival Rhein in Flammen (Rhine in Flames) when there is a splendid fireworks display.

Königswinter

On the eastern side of the Rhine is the town of Königswinter in North Rhine-Westphalia. The town at the foot of the Siebengebirge mountains has a population of around 41,000. Numerous monuments and museums worth seeing make a visit to the town an unforgettable experience. For example, the Siebengebirgsmuseum provides detailed information about the legendary mountain landscape, which is the oldest nature reserve in Germany. At Sea Life, visitors can experience the underwater world up close and personal and the "Nibelungenhalle" is not only an architectural masterpiece but also houses a reptile zoo. The "Drachenburg Castle" is enthroned high above the "Drachenfels" cliff and is one of the landmarks of Königswinter. The imposing building is reminiscent of a fairytale castle and provides a fantastic view over the region. The "Hirschburg" castle is also a historical building of this town. In the region around the so called "Nightingale Valley", the historic villa is situated in a quiet environment. In the middle of the Siebengebirge mountains there is a kilometre-long system of tunnels called Ofenkaulen. The origin of these tunnels is said to date back to the Middle Ages.

Cologne

Cologne is a Gothic masterpiece, anchored by its world-famous cathedral whose twin spires dominate the city skyline. Founded by the Romans in 38 BC, it grew as an important trading town to become the fourth largest city in Germany. A popular stopping off point on Rhine river cruises, the city is a charm to walk round to explore antique streets full of interesting architecture which besides the cathedral includes a number of splendid churches and medieval buildings (such as City Hall which dating from the 12th century is the oldest in Germany).

Modern day Cologne has a liberal joie de vivre with an appreciation for culture from both ends of the spectrum. Visitors can enjoy the avant-garde and postmodern alongside the antique splendour and enjoy diverse pursuits from a visit to a chocolate museum to a lively night out on the tiles in the beer halls of the Altstadt district.

MS VIVA TIARA

Ship facts
  • Commissioning 2006 (renovated 2020)
  • Length 110m
  • Width 11m
  • Number of decks 3
  • Crew 36
  • Passengers 153
  • Flag Switzerland

MS VIVA TIARA

On the MS VIVA TIARA, freshly renovated in 2020, 76 exclusively furnished cabins for 153 guests ensure relaxing moments of well-being. The majority of the cabins on the Diamond, Ruby and Emerald Decks are 15 m² 2-bed cabins, from which you can enjoy the passing landscape via a French balcony on the Diamond and Ruby Decks. On the Diamond Deck there are two additional 19 m² Junior Suites, which also have a French balcony. The Ruby Deck has two slightly smaller, 17 m² Junior Suites, also with a French balcony. The cabins on the Emerald Deck have windows that cannot be opened. All cabins are perfectly equipped with flat screen TV, included minibar, Nespresso® machine, beauty products by RITUALS®, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, shower and toilet. A lift connects the lobby with the Diamond Deck, Ruby Deck and the restaurant. On the MS VIVA TIARA, in addition to the main restaurant Riverside, guests can enjoy a bistro included in the VIVA All-Inclusive, as well as a wellness area with sauna and steam bath, among other things, and the sun deck with whirlpool and many sun loungers and other seating areas.
Travel dates

Travelers
Please note that only double and single occupancy are available via our website. For our family rates please contact us by phone or email. If you wish to book several cabins, a separate booking is required for each cabin.
Adults:

Deck plan
Here you can see an overview of the decks.
Diamond Deck
  • Junior Suite
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 19 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Floor-to-ceiling French balcony
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Multimedia alarm clock with charging function
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Nespresso® machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Located at the rear of the deck (amplified engine noise is possible)
  • Double Cabin
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 15 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Floor-to-ceiling French balcony
  • Table with two armchairs
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Multimedia alarm clock with charging function
  • 32” LED TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Nespresso® machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • SPA bathrobes plus slippers
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
Ruby Deck
  • Double Cabin
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 15 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Floor-to-ceiling French balcony
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Multimedia alarm clock with charging function
  • 32” LED TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Nespresso® machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Junior Suite
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 17 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Floor-to-ceiling French balcony
  • Table with two armchairs
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Multimedia alarm clock with charging function
  • 32” LED TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Nespresso® machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • SPA bathrobes plus slippers
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Double Cabin
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 15 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Window (cannot be opened)
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Multimedia alarm clock with charging function
  • 32” LED TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
Emerald Deck
  • Double Cabin
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 15 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Window (cannot be opened)
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Multimedia alarm clock with charging function
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Nespresso® machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage