• Cochem
  • Lord Byron
  • Porta Nigra, Trier
  • River Rhine
  • Koblenz

Picturesque Rhine and Moselle

This 7-night cruise explores famous wine towns and historic villages along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers. Includes excursions and return rail from Leeds train station

No Fly Cruise
7 Nights from £1279pp

Riviera Travel
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Includes return rail from Leeds!

Cruise along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers through the heart of Germany visiting fascinating wine towns and historic villages.

Embark your 5 star floating hotel in Cologne and cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Cochem, which was once the heart of the Moselle wine trade. The next day drive to the Roman town of Trier with its ancient baths, impressive bridges and a fortified Roman gate, before cruising along the Moselle past terraced vineyards towards Bernkastel.

Wander the town's ancient streets and the cobbled market square surrounded by half-timbered houses before sailing to 2,000 year old Koblenz and picturesque Boppard. Finally, enjoy the natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise past riverside castles and wine-producing villages to Rudesheim's crooked houses and famous Mechanical Instrument Museum, before sailing back to Cologne for a guided tour of the city.

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Day 1 : UK - Cologne (Germany)

Travel from Leeds train station to London St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Brussels. You'll then be transferred to Cologne to embark your ship.

Day 2 : Cochem

Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the ship's restaurant, and take in the stunning views of picture postcard villages and timber framed houses. After lunch, arrive in Cochem for an afternoon exploring the town at leisure before coming back on board for dinner.

Day 3 : Trier - Bernkastel

Drive to Trier, one of the most fascinating cities in Germany, with its amphitheatre, roman baths, medieval buildings and the fortified gate of Porta Nigra. Enjoy a guided tour before cruising along the Moselle past the vineyard-covered hillsides to Bernkastel.

Day 4 : Bernkastel

This morning enjoy time at leisure to explore Bernkastel's delightful cobbled market square and half-timbered houses. Spend the afternoon cruising back downstream.

Day 5 : Koblenz – Boppard

Enjoy a guided tour of Koblenz's main monuments, through its historic centre. Rejoin the ship for lunch whilst cruising to Boppard, known as the 'Pearl of the Rhine'. Discover the picturesque village's half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and Roman walls. After lunch on the ship, cruise to picturesque Boppard, a well-preserved Roman town.

Day 6 : Rudesheim

Journey through the natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge, past ruined castles and pretty villages before stopping at the famous Rhine wine town of Rudesheim. Visit the Asbach brandy distillery or perhaps take a gondola trip for spectacular views or take the opportunity to see Siegfried's superb Mechanical Instrument Museum.

Day 7 : Cologne

Rejoin the Rhine and cruise to the heart of Cologne to moor in the shadow of the magnificent cathedral which boasts the most intricate stained glass in Europe. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour before exploring the city at leisure. Sample regional delicacies at the Captain's Dinner this evening.

Day 8 : Cologne - UK

This morning disembark your ship and transfer to Brussels where you'll board the Eurostar to London St Pancras, before continuing on to Leeds train station.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde or William Shakespeare
  • Return rail from Leeds train station to Brussels (regional flights available at a supplement)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Selected excursions
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £99pp with 2018 itineraries

2018 Departures

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
Sep 04£1729
Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
May 07£1629
Jun 18£1779
Jul 02, 30£1579
Aug 27£1679
Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
Jul 25; Aug 22£1579
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
May 17; Jun 28£1679
Oct 25£1279
Ship: William Shakespeare Our Price From
Aug 16£1479
Sep 27£1679

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Lower Deck cabin
  • Single supplements and flight/eurostar upgrades are available
  • Jane Austen Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Lower Deck Superior Suite - £100pp
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £450pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £550pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Stern Suite -£500pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Suite - £800pp
  • Emily Bronte and Oscar Wilde Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Suite - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Suite - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £600pp
  • Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp
  • Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp

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