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We booked this trip on a beautiful hot day in July. We left from Mainz. The sight seeing was amazing! The boat was very comfortable with good food and bathrooms. When we got on the boat we told the guy taking the ticket that we needed to be back in Mainz and he told us the stop we needed to get off on which was right around lunch time. We had two hours to browse and then boarded the boat for the return voyage. I would love to do it again and buy three or four days passes as several of the stops would be great to overnight at. Definitely recommend it!
Koblenz is an interesting City in an exceptional situation with the two rivers and a cable car ride to enjoy as well as a good base to take advantage of the many cruise boats.
This is a well organised trip and the staff we very helpful. A beautiful area of Germany to see.
Nice cruise from Mainz to Koblenz (6 hours). Cool to see castles on the Rhine. Train on both ends about a 15-20 min walk from dock. A little hard to hear announcer on top deck, but they do speak English. Beer, soft drinks, lunch available. One note: If you print your "voucher" online, you still need to stop by the K-D kiosk to trade it in for a ticket
A beautiful low cost way to cruise the Rhine. Get in line early (~20 minutes) if you want to sit at a table on the main deck...they fill up fast. Although the sun deck vistas are beautiful, just remember to bring a hat! The boat was packed after just a few stops so the earlier stop you get on, the better. Our plan was to hop on and off of the boat at different locations, but found that the better idea was to pick a destination down the river (like Koblenz) and then take the regional trains back to stop at some of the towns. Usually there are trains every hour. All in all a good experience.
It was wonderful! Seeing the castles, vineyards, and towns were a plus. Definitely worth the trip! We wished we could have gotten off and on more often to enjoy each town.
The boat was very nice and the sights wonderful. Parking was a problem in Koblenz though, so it would be nice to warn people who plan to drive there to arrive extra early.
Yikes! Well, what can I say! Find a schedule and know what you are getting into. We thought we could go from Bonn to Mainz....... Nope, it doesn't go that far on one boat. So, we took a train to Koblenz, you have to catch the 9:30 to go all the way to Mainz, so we ended up in Bingen and took another train to get to Mainz. Turned out to be a Royal hassle. But the ride on the Rhine itself was stunning. We were on the boat for 6 Hours. much too long. I would probably take a train to a city much farther south and see the major castles and Die Loreley and spend less time on the boat.
Wish the website would have provided more detailed information about the cruise. I didn't know how long the trip actually was until I boarded the ship. The cruise starts at 9:30am and comes back at 8pm. It's a long trip! Also, I wish they would have given an address that I could put into my GPS so I could locate the area better especially since I am not familiar with every part of Cologne. I also suggest getting off of the cruise at the last stop, that way you can see everything along the way. Overall, it was a pleasant trip, I just wish I would have had more detailed information before I booked it.
The food and drink were expensive but the boat was really nice.
Great trip on the Rhine River, the boat was spacious, well-equipped, and the staff attentive.
Sin lugar a duda una experiencia genial. Hicimos el viaje de casi 12 horas desde Mainz hasta Köln con el pase de dia de Viator. Al principio no me fiaba yo mucho, porque el pase vale 30 y el viaje con la compañia del barco KD vale 62 euros. pero luego valia sin ningun problema. Hay que ir primero a la taquilla con el papel para que te lo canjeen por los tickets y luego a disfrutar del viaje. La zona de los castillos fantástica, todo muy bonito. Nos cambiaron de barco a uno mas grande a mitad camino pero sin problemas. Asegurarse de que vaya hacer buen tiempo. Hacerlo con lluvia tiene que ser una pena.
Review by Christopher S, July 2012
Doing what: KD Rhine Pass - Nostalgic Route - Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Rudesheim
We loved our day on the Rhine! We wished there was a more detailed booklet we could purchase on board that would give details about the sites we passed. We loved that we could have lunch on board, and there were many choices to choose from. It was a highlight of our Germany trip for sure, and a MUST for those in the area. Thanks!
A very pleasant day. Unfortunately what should have been a 1 ship journeyfrom Mainz to Cologne turned out to be a succession of 3 ships of varying quality.