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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Bavaria to the Moselle

Dine like royalty at an exclusive banquet in a medieval castle, sample regional wines at an ancient monastery and sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge on this luxury river cruise through Germany on board Royal Crown

Fly Cruise
11 nights

Luxury Holiday
  • Regensburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Rothenburg
  • Namedy Castle
  • Cochem
  • Trier

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Discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge and explore the medieval wine-producing towns along the river Rhine, Main and Moselle on this superb cruise.

Join elegant Royal Crown in Regensburg and cruise to Kelheim where a small boat tour through the Danube Gorge leads to Weltenburg for a beer tasting at Weltenburg Abbey, the oldest monastery in Bavaria. In Nuremberg tour the Imperial Castle and visit the Nuremberg Documentation Centre. Enjoy a walking tour of Bamberg and sample some of its famous beers then head to Rothenburg along Germany's Romantic Road.

Explore the Franconian town of Miltenberg then tour the important wine town of Mainz ahead of a wine tasting at the ancient Eberbach Monastery. Cruise through the outstanding beauty of the Rhine Gorge to the 14th-century Burg Namedy for an exclusive banquet dinner in the castle's Great Hall. Enjoy a tour of Cochem's Reichsburg Castle which towers above the town and sample some local wines then cruise to Bernkastel for a guided walking tour and a winery visit. In Trier see the ancient Porta Nigra and the city's cathedral, built by Constantine the Great.

HR139 Operated by Hebridean Island River Cruises


Bavaria to the Moselle Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Regensburg (Germany)

Fly from London Heathrow to Munich then transfer to Regensburg to board your ship, Royal Crown.

Day 2 - Kelheim

From Kelheim join a small boat trip through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg to sample monks' beer at Weltenburg Abbey, founded in 620 AD and believed to be the oldest monastery in Bavaria. This afternoon relax on board as you sail the Main-Danube canal to Nuremberg.

Day 3 - Nuremberg

Tour the Imperial Castle, an important fortified palace of the Old Holy Roman Empire then visit the Nuremberg Trial Documentation Centre in the unfinished Congress Hall.

Day 4 - Bamberg

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg on foot to see its 11th-century Romanesque cathedral and muralled Altes Rathaus then sample some of the famous local beers.

Day 5 - Rothenburg

Relax on board this morning before travelling along Germany’s famous Romantic Road to the outstanding architecture of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Explore the town's beautifully preserved streets and the ancient fortress that surrounds the historic centre.

Day 6 - Miltenberg

This morning sail to the delightful Franconian town of Miltenberg for a guided walking tour which features the magnificent half-timbered buildings, the Old Market Place and the Gasthaus zum Riesen, Germany’s oldest royal inn.

Day 7 - Mainz

Take a guided walking tour of Mainz, Germany’s most important wine town, to see its half-timbered houses and Baroque churches. Next, travel to the Eberbach Monastery to learn more about the art of wine making which has been a tradition at Eberbach since Cistercian times.

Day 8 - Rhine Gorge - Koblenz

Admire the ever-changing vistas as Royal Crown cruises the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge overlooked by fairytale castles and terraced vineyards. At Burg Namedy, a 14th-century moated castle, you may be greeted by the Princess of Hohenzollern. Enjoy a stroll through the superb gardens before an exclusive reception and a sumptuous banquet dinner in the Great Hall.

Day 9 - Cochem

Sail along the Moselle to Cochem for a tour of the medieval Reichsburg Castle. Admire the imposing battlements, impressive Knight’s Hall, Dining Hall and Trophy Room then sample the region’s excellent wines.

Day 10 - Bernkastel

Head to Bernkastel in the heart of the Moselle wine-producing region which has been producing wine for over 500 years. Explore the town on foot to see the medieval and Renaissance buildings before enjoying a winery visit to sample regional vintages.

Day 11 - Trier

Germany’s oldest city is home to the Roman gate of Porta Nigra and the cathedral which houses the Holy Robe, the garment said to have been worn by Jesus at his crucifixion. This afternoon there is free time to explore the city at leisure.

Day 12 - Trier - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Luxembourg airport for your return flight to London Heathrow.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11-night all-inclusive cruise on board Royal Crown
  • Return flights from London Heathrow, accompanied by a Hebridean representative, and overseas transfers
  • Assistance at check-in at the airport and pre-flight refreshments at the outbound departure terminal
  • All meals on board and ashore including 2 Gala Dinners
  • Champagne, selected wines plus beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other hot drinks
  • Shore excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Expert guest speaker on board
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Port taxes
  • Gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
Map for Bavaria to the Moselle