The Rhine Gorge is a 65km stretch of UNESCO World Heritage classified waterway between Rudesheim and Koblenz. Famous for the Rhine Riesling wine made from the grapes that grow on the slopes along its riverbanks, the gorge is also famous for its forty medieval castles and many beautiful villages.
On board the Scenic Jasper, with cloudless blue skies and mid-20s temperatures, the best way to enjoy the view was relaxing on the sun deck with a cool drink or two, waiting for what might appear around the next bend of the river. It was a memorable three hours.
A famous statue, the Lorelei, marks the place where legend says a spurned lover once threw herself into the Rhine and transformed into a siren, who then lured unlucky fishermen to their deaths.