Cruise through the heart of Germany along the picturesque Rhine and Moselle rivers visiting some of the most fascinating towns and villages.
Embark your floating hotel in Cologne and cruise south along the Rhine to the old town of Koblenz and on to Boppard, known as the 'Pearl of the Rhine'. Continue through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to the charming town of Rudesheim.
Cruise upstream and along the Moselle river to Cochem, and the romantic twin village of Traben-Trarbach. Explore historic Bernkastel and Trier, Germany's oldest city which is famous for its Roman amphitheatre and the imposing Porta Nigra. Take in the passing riverside scenery as you rejoin the Rhine and cruise back to Cologne.
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Rhine and Moselle River Itinerary
Day 1 - UK - Cologne (Germany)
Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels or fly from the UK to Dusseldorf and transfer to your ship, moored in Cologne. The dedicated crew will welcome you aboard your five-star floating hotel.
Day 2 - Koblenz - Boppard
Visit 2000 year-old Koblenz and enjoy a guided tour 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'. Discover the picturesque village with cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and well-preserved Roman town walls.
Day 3 - 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. Also see the superb Mechanical Instrument Museum.
Day 4 - Cochem
This morning cruise through the Rhine Gorge again, passing the Lorelei Rock. Cruise past Koblenz along the Moselle to Cochem and enjoy the unrivalled views of the castle.
Day 5 - Bernkastel
Cruise along the Moselle past the steep valleys covered in vineyards to Bernkastel.
Day 6 - 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. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Bernkastel and its delightful cobbled market square surrounded by half-timbered houses.
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 drive to Brussels for your connecting Eurostar back to London St Pancras or alternatively drive to the airport in Dusseldorf for your return flight home.
The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.