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

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 £1559pp

Riviera Travel
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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

This morning cruise the River Rhine whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the ship's restaurant. Enjoy an invigorating stroll along the sun deck, taking in the stunning views of picture postcard villages and timber framed houses. After lunch, arrive in Cochem, which was once the centre of the Moselle wine trade. Enjoy a guided tour before stepping back on board for dinner.

Day 3 : Trier - Bernkastel

Today drive to Trier, one of the most fascinating cities in Germany which was once home to Karl Marx. It has one of the best amphitheatres, roman baths and bridges, and the fortified gate of Porta Nigra which towers above the surrounding medieval buildings. Learn about the city on a guided tour. Rejoin the ship in Bernkastel.

Day 4 : Bernkastel

In the morning explore Bernkastel on a guided tour and discover its delightful cobbled market square surrounded by half-timbered houses. In the afternoon, you will slip your mooring and cruise back downstream.

Day 5 : Koblenz – Boppard

Visit 2000 year-old Koblenz and enjoy a guided walk to the main monuments and through the historic centre with its delightful squares, restored houses and hidden alleyways. Rejoin the ship for lunch whilst cruising to Boppard, known as the 'Pearl of the Rhine'. The picturesque village has cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and well-preserved Roman town walls.

Day 6 : Rudesheim

This morning's cruise is a highlight as you journey through the natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge, past riverside castles and wine-producing villages. This afternoon stop at Rudesheim, one of the most famous Rhine wine towns with crooked houses and terraced vineyards. There is a guided tour taking in the Market Place, Bromserburg Castle and Klunkhardsof. You'll also see the Bromserhof, now home to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum.

Day 7 : Cologne

Rejoining the Rhine this morning, cruise to the heart of Cologne and moor in the shadow of the magnificent Gothic Cathedral. This magnificent building took 600 years to build and has the most intricate stained glass in Europe. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the city before free time to explore at leisure. Sample regional specialities 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
  • Return rail from Leeds train station to Brussels (regional flights available at a supplement)
  • Overseas transfers between Brussels and the ship
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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 from £109pp

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