This cruise begins in Mainz on the Rhine and continues with guided tours of Mainz – then onto Rudesheim, the archetypal wine and brandy producing riverside town with a brilliant mechanical instrument museum. Rudesheim is also home to the vast Germania monument – high above the River Rhine – which celebrates German unification in the nineteenth century. We also pass the legendary Lorelie rock with a full explanation and a reading of the Lorelie poem. This guide runs to twenty-four minutes.