• 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 £1249pp

Riviera Travel
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Superb-value cruise!

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 through the Rhine Gorge, 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. You will have time to wander in the town 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 you are free to explore Bernkastel and 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. Visit the Asbach brandy distillery or perhaps take a trip on the gondola for spectacular views across the river. Especially worth a visit is the superb Mechanical Instrument 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 for £99pp (2018) or £109pp (2019)
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 28th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1449
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1449 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1749 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1849 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2349
  • May
    • May 10th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1749
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1749 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1849 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2199 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2149 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2299 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2649
    • May 30th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1849
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1849 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2149 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2349 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2249 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2449 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2349 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2749
  • June
    • Jun 14th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1849
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1849 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1949 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2149 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2299 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2249 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2399 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2749
  • July
    • Jul 15th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1599
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1599 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1899 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2099 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1999 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2199 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2099 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2499
    • Jul 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1549
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1549 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1649 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1849 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1999 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1949 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2099 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2349
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1599
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1599 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1899 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2099 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1999 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2199 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2099 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2499
    • Aug 9th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1599 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1699 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1899 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1999 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2149 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2499
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1949
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1949 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2249 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2449 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2349 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2549 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2449 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2849
    • Sep 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1949
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1949 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2249 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2399 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2349 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2499 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2849
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1549
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1549 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1849 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1949 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2149 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2449
    • Oct 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1249
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1249 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1349 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1549 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1699 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1649 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1799 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £1749 Yorkshire Cruise Club Price from: £2049

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people and travelling by rail. Flights are available at a supplement - please contact us for pricing
  • Single supplements and flight/eurostar upgrades are available
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