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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Magnificent Moselle and Rhine

Sail through the vineyard-dotted landscapes of the Rhine and Moselle river on this all-inclusive cruise visiting picturesque wine villages, romantic castles and ancient Roman towns. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2099pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Frankfurt
  • Mainz
  • Rudesheim
  • Boppard
  • Cochem
  • Porta Nigra, Trier
  • Bernkastel
  • Cologne

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £1200pp! Book by 31 May 2019

No single supplement! Applies to 5, 23 Jun; 2, 11, 20, 29 Jul; 7, 16, 25 Aug; 30 Sep; 9, 18, 27 Oct and 5 Nov 2019 departures. Subject to availability

Magnificent Moselle and Rhine Special Offer

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

Embark your ship in Frankfurt where skyscrapers contrast with the classically German skyline. Cruise to Mainz to explore its historic Old Town and the elegant spa town of Wiesbaden then enjoy a wine tasting in the Abbey Eberbach in Rudesheim. Discover picturesque Boppard where there is the chance to sample some local wines and enjoy superb views on a scenic chairlift ride. Continue on to Cochem, which was once the centre of the Moselle wine trade. Then sail past the dramatic valley sides and stunning vineyards towards the Roman town of Trier.

Here, you can find ancient baths, impressive bridges and a fortified Roman gate, before your ship heads to Bernkastel. Wander the ancient streets and cobbled market square before sailing to Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven, and the historic city of Cologne.

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Magnificent Moselle and Rhine Forward Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Frankfurt (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark River Queen in Frankfurt. (D)

Day 2 - Frankfurt

Explore the unique city of Frankfurt on foot, sampling its famous apple wine or schnitzel topped with green sauce, or discover the Mainhattan area by bike. Optional excursions include a visit to Heidelberg and its castle, a trip to the Grube Messel dinosaur dig and an exploration of Jewish Frankfurt and the Rothschild legacy. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Mainz - Rudesheim

Discover Mainz's Old Town on a guided walking tour or join the trip to Wiesbaden's hot springs for a dip in the mineral waters. In the wine-making town of Rudesheim there is a trip the magnificent Eberbach abbey for a wine tasting. An optional experience is cheese-making and wine-tasting at a cheese academy. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rudesheim - Boppard

The picture-postcard village of Boppard is a delight to explore. Stroll through the village, or the more active can ride the chairlift to Rhine Bend for amazing views and a vineyard hike or a bike ride along the Rhine.

Day 5 - Cochem

Discover the colourful town of Cochem and tour the magnificent Reichsburg Castle which offers panoramic views of the river and town below. Travel to Ediger-Eller and join the mayor for a tasting of local Reisling wine, or head to the outskirts of the town for a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Trier (Luxembourg) - Remich (Germany)

Explore Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to many monuments from the Roman Times including the Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra. Alternatively join the culinary tour to sample the best regional products and local wines, with dishes from the 1st-century Apicus' recipe book. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Remich - Bernkastel

Uncover Remich's history with a visit to the reconstructed Roman Villa Borg and hike into the hills for magnificent views of the Saar Bow, a stunning river loop that cuts into the countryside. If you prefer there is an excursion to the neighbouring country of Luxembourg to visit the American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton. The ship docks this evening in Bernkastel where there is time to explore the town. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Bernkastel

Explore Bernkastel's picture-postcard streets on a village walk followed by a vineyard walk with Reisling tasting, or cycle along the scenic banks of the Middle Moselle. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Bonn - Cologne

In Bonn, Beethoven's birthplace, visit the city's quaint Old Town and take a trip to the National Museum of Contemporary History or a bike ride along the Rhine. In Cologne enjoy a guided tour of Cologne Cathedral or explore the city like a local with visits to its beer halls or Art Nouveau cafes. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Cologne - UK

Disembark River Queen in Cologne and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

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

Magnificent Moselle and Rhine Reverse Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cologne

Fly from the UK and embark River Queen in Cologne. (D)

Day 2 - Cologne - Bonn

In Cologne enjoy a guided tour of Cologne Cathedral or explore the city like a local with visits to its beer halls or Art Nouveau cafes. This afternoon in Bonn, Beethoven's birthplace, visit the city's quaint Old Town and take a trip to the National Museum of Contemporary History or a bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cochem

Discover the colourful town of Cochem and tour the magnificent Reichsburg Castle which offers panoramic views of the river and town below. Travel to Ediger-Eller and join the mayor for a tasting of local Reisling wine, or head to the outskirts of the town for a hike through the vineyards. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Trier (Luxembourg) - Remich (Germany)

Explore Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to many monuments from the Roman Times including the Imperial Baths and the Porta Nigra. Alternatively join the culinary tour to sample the best regional products and local wines, with dishes from the 1st-century Apicus' recipe book. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Remich - Bernkastel

Uncover Remich's history with a visit to the reconstructed Roman Villa Borg and hike into the hills for magnificent views of the Saar Bow, a stunning river loop that cuts into the countryside. If you prefer there is an excursion to the neighbouring country of Luxembourg to visit the American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton. The ship docks this evening in Bernkastel where there is time to explore the town. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bernkastel

Explore Bernkastel's picture-postcard streets on a village walk followed by a vineyard walk with Reisling tasting, or cycle along the scenic banks of the Middle Moselle. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Boppard - Mainz

The picture-postcard village of Boppard is a delight to explore. Stroll through the village, or the more active can ride the chairlift to Rhine Bend for amazing views and a vineyard hike or a bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Mainz - Rudesheim

Discover Mainz's Old Town on a guided walking tour or join the trip to Wiesbaden's hot springs for a dip in the mineral waters. In the wine-making town of Rudesheim there is a trip the magnificent Eberbach abbey for a wine tasting. An optional experience is cheese-making and wine-tasting at a cheese academy. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Frankfurt

Explore the unique city of Frankfurt on foot, sampling its famous apple wine or schnitzel topped with green sauce, or discover the Mainhattan area by bike. Optional excursions include a visit to Heidelberg and its castle, a trip to the Grube Messel dinosaur dig and an exploration of Jewish Frankfurt and the Rothschild legacy. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Frankfurt - UK

Disembark River Queen in Frankfurt and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 9-night full board cruise
  • Return flights or Eurostar from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Quietvox portable audio headset system
  • Captain's Dinner
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty
  • All port charges
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 5th - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2399
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4349 Brochure Price from: £6249
      Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £5049
    • Jun 23rd - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
    • Jul 11th - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
    • Jul 20th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
    • Jul 29th - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
    • Aug 16th - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
    • Aug 25th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2499
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £6349
      Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £5149
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2599
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £6449
      Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £5249
    • Sep 12th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2899
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £6749
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £5549
    • Sep 21st - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2899
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £6749
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £5549
    • Sep 30th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2899
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £6749
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £5549
  • October
    • Oct 9th - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2599
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £6449
      Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £5249
    • Oct 18th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2599
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £6449
      Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £5249
    • Oct 27th - Frankfurt to Cologne - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2299
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £6149
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £4949
  • November
    • Nov 5th - Cologne to Frankfurt - Sailing on: River Queen From: £2099
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3749 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £5949
      Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £4749
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