I just received notice from Viking that the visit to Sankt Goar and Lorelei Rock is cancelled because of construction:
Renovation work at the Lorelei Visitors Center has caused us to cancel our visit to Sankt Goar in Germany. Instead, we will now visit Koblenz, Germany where you will be able to participate in the included walking tour, Historic Koblenz, featured below.Personally I think I prefer the extra time in Koblenz. We docked there for the Grand European Tour but the stay was very short. We almost immediately (30 minutes) boarded buses to take the tour of Marksburg Castle and never returned. I'm looking forward to exploring the city.
Take a leisurely stroll around Koblenz and explore its historic past. You will meet your guide and begin your tour at Deutsches Eck, the city's famed German Corner. Jutting into the waters like the prow of a ship where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet, this public park is home to a popular equestrian statue of Emperor Wilhelm I. After time to admire the sculpture, continue your walk among the narrow streets. Visit Jesuitsenplatz, or Jesuit Square, in the heart of the Old Town and named after the religious order of the same name. Admire the beautiful old school that sits on the eastern side of the square, and has been used as Koblenz City Hall since 1895. As you explore, your guide will point out influences from ancient Rome, the Middle Ages and the Napoleonic era.
While the Lorelei Rock included excursion will no longer be available, the Lorelei Rock will still be visible during scenic cruising on the Middle Rhine and through the Rhine Gorge. Please note, final documents for guests sailing in 2017 may not reflect this change.