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

Rhine and Moselle Discovery

Discover Germany's historic treasures in the quaint towns and fascinating cities of Trier, Cochem, Koblenz and Speyer and explore the charming city of Strasbourg in France on this full-board cruise along the picturesque Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Includes excursions, flight package from the UK and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem Castle
  • Cochem on the Moselle River
  • Bernkastel
  • Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
  • Speyer's Old Gate, Germany
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Porta Nigra, Trier

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Join your Viking Longship in Trier and discover the highlights of Germany's oldest city including the remarkably preserved Roman Porta Nigra before cruising the Moselle River to the enchanting town of Bernkastel.

Admire the spectacular views from the very top of Reichsburg Castle, explore the medieval town of Cochem and sample world-renowned wines in the scenic Moselle wine country. Have your camera at the ready as you cruise through the incredible Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and stroll through the romantic town of Koblenz to explore its fascinating past.

Visit the magnificent Mainz Cathedral whist exploring the city's 2000-year old history and admire the beautiful architecture of Speyer. The delightful city of Strasbourg makes for a wonderful final port of call, embrace the city's cultural influences during a guided tour before cruising on to Basel where this cruise comes to an end.

R130 Operated by Viking River Cruises


Rhine and Moselle Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Trier (Germany)

Fly from the UK and transfer to your Viking Longship in Trier. (D)

Day 2 - Trier - Berkastel

Spend the morning exploring Trier, Germany oldest city which is set on the banks of the Moselle River. See the remarkably preserved Roman Porta Nigra, Trier Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady during an included guided tour. This afternoon, enjoy the scenery as you cruise the Moselle River to Bernkastel. After dinner, discover the beauty and charm of Bernkastel as you explore the town at leisure or perhaps join an optional wine-tasting excursion in this famous wine region. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Cochem

Enjoy a fantastic guided excursion of Cochem, Reichsburg and the Moselle Valley. Drive to the top of see the top of the 1,000-year-old Reichsburg Castle to admire the spectacular views of Cochem and the surrounding countryside before seeing the medieval town gate and various churches, including the 15th-century St. Martin’s Church during a guided walking tour of medieval Cochem. See the baroque Town Hall and 17th-century Capuchin monastery during a visit to the market square and enjoy a visit to a local winery so sampled some of the region's finest wines. Alternatively, paddle along the Moselle River past hillside vineyards and impressive castles on an optional canoe excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Koblenz

Admire the outstanding scenery as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the treasures of historic Koblenz during a guided walk through this romantic town before continuing along the Rhine River past the infamous Lorelei Rock. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Mainz

Arrive in Mainz and explore the city's 2000-year-old history during a guided walking tour. Visit the magnificent Mainz Cathedral with its six dramatic towers and enjoy a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, dedicated to the inventor of movable type and book printing.

Day 6 - Speyer

Explore Speyer's profound history and wonderful architecture on a guided walking tour. Visit the stunning Romanesque imperial cathedral, a UNESCO-listed site which is considered a pivotal structure in the evolution of European architecture and stroll along Speyer's main street to see the impressive clock tower of its Altpörtel, the Old Town Gate. Or perhaps opt for an optional excursion to two nearby cities, Heidelberg and Worms. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Strasbourg (France)

The delightful city of Strasbourg borders France and Germany, meaning it boasts a combination of cultural influences from both countries. Join a guided walking tour exploring Strasbourg's highlights or perhaps sample the fine wines of the Alsace Region during an optional wine-tasting excursion. Alternatively, get active with an optional excursion to the rooftop of Strasbourg Cathedral. Explore the Cathedral's historic quarter and admire the beautiful views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Basel (Switzerland) - UK

After breakfast, disembark your Viking Longship in Basel and transfer to the airport for your onward flight home. (B)

Due to navigational reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from London or selected regional airports
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • 7 guided excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All port and airport taxes
  • Transfers as stated
  • Gratuities on board

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional Excursions
Map for Rhine and Moselle Discovery