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Rhine and Moselle

Visit the highlights along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers visiting historic villages and famous wine towns in the heart of Germany. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras

Rail Cruise
7 nights from £1599pp

River Cruise Holiday
Cologne
Cochem
Rhine vineyard
Koblenz
Porta Nigra, Trier

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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 along the Rhine and Moselle rivers to Cochem, which was once the centre of the Moselle wine trade. Then sail past the dramatic valley sides and stunning vineyeards, towards the Roman town of Trier. Here, you can find ancient baths, impressive bridges and a fortified Roman gate, before your ship heads back along the Moselle.

In Bernkastel, wander the ancient streets and the cobbled market square before an overnight cruise takes you to 2,000 year old Koblenz and picturesque Boppard. Finally, soak up the immense beauty of the Rhine Gorge as you sail past castle ruins and and pretty villages to Rudesheim's crooked houses and splendid local wines.

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Rhine and Moselle River Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cologne (Germany)

Arrive for your flight to Düsseldorf or Cologne, or take the Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Brussels. On arrival, transfer by coach to your five-star cruise ship moored in the heart of Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities. The friendly English-speaking crew will welcome you and help you to your cabin. After settling into your spacious and well-equipped accommodation, it’s time to familiarise yourself with the many first-class aspects of this floating boutique hotel.

Day 2 - Cochem

The first morning on board a river cruise is always a thrill, awakening to the peaceful lapping of the water outside as the scenic valley sides slip past your cabin window – there’s no other holiday experience quite like it. Breakfast is a leisurely affair; life on board is unhurried, so you can linger over that extra cup of tea or coffee. You’re cruising some of Europe’s most dramatic and romantic waterways – the mighty River Rhine and its tributary the Moselle. The Sun Deck is perfect for an invigorating mid-morning stroll, watching picture-postcard villages with slanting timber-framed houses pass by.

Day 3 - Trier - Bernkastel

Leaving Cochem, we pass through an impressive series of four locks allowing passage further upstream, through meanders in the river against a backdrop of green valley sides. All around are steep, tree-crested slopes covered in a patchwork of vineyards, crisscrossed by narrow tracks and roads giving workers access to the vines – it’s a miracle that anything can be cultivated on such terrain. The Romans first planted vines in the Moselle during the second century AD and today white varieties such as Riesling thrive in the flinty soils. Before long we approach the delightful town of Zell.

Day 4 - Bernkastel

After a delicious breakfast on board, join the expert guided tour of Bernkastel town, a romantic wonder from another age. Wander its cobbled streets to the market square, where you’ll be surrounded by ornate half-timbered houses, many dating from the 15th-century. Most famous is the Pointed House, a jewel of the rustic middle-class building tradition from the Middle Ages and a classic example of a Moselle vintner’s dwelling. You might spot the famous Graacher Tor too, built in 1300, the last remaining gate and now home to a museum of local history. We have lunch on board as the ship slips its moorings and cruises back downstream. This afternoon, sit back on one of the comfortable deck chairs on the Sun Deck and soak up the atmosphere of this magical river, breathing in the clean air, listening to the rippling water and absorbing the scenery. Another gourmet experience awaits this evening in the ship’s restaurant, possibly followed by a nightcap in the company of newly made friends.

Day 5 - Koblenz – Boppard

Early this morning, we reach Koblenz. Strategically situated at the confluence of these two great rivers, this 2,000-year-old city, with its mighty fortress towering above, is full of appeal. A knowledgeable local guide accompanies us around its principal monuments and intriguing centre, taking in historic squares, highlighting painstakingly restored house frontages and revealing hidden aspects of the city that only locals know. Koblenz is a joy to wander through, pausing to window shop while trying to resist the aromas of fresh coffee and cakes drifting from the numerous traditional cafés. Returning to our ship for lunch, we proceed to Boppard, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Rhine’ for a guided tour, a famously picturesque town located on a long, looping bend of the river. The black and white spires of the Church of Saint Severus can be seen from a distance, but as we draw closer its bustling quayside comes into view. Captivating cobbled streets, lined by half-timbered houses, tucked-away shops selling traditional goods and characterful restaurants, lead into the town and its main square. Like many riverside settlements in the area, the Romans founded Boppard and their legacy remains in the superbly preserved town walls, the finest in Germany. There’s time to explore or promenade along the river, gazing at views of the vineyard-covered hillsides. Or you can simply pass time on board in anticipation of more fine dining in the ship’s restaurant this evening.

Day 6 - Rudesheim

Leaving Boppard, as the sun crests the surrounding hilltops, expectation rises at what lies in store as we journey through the outstanding natural beauty of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, at every dramatic turn of the river, towering valley slopes are crowned by the precarious ruins of castles built by princes to display their power and extort tolls from passing river traffic. The Gorge is home to medieval legends, tales of mysterious happenings and dark deeds, most famously the Lorelei – or ‘murmuring rock’ – said to have lured passing boats onto the rocks with its irresistible song. The villages drifting by – Saint Goar, Bacharach and Kaub – are synonymous with wine production and one of the many thoughtful details of this cruise is the carefully compiled wine list, from which you can choose fine Rhine and Moselle wines to enjoy with the foods sourced from the region. During lunch, we arrive in Rüdesheim, for a guided tour with our local expert. Perhaps the best known of all the wine towns, the picturesque crooked houses slope down from wooded hillsides and terraced vineyards. Meander through the Market Place, Brömserburg Castle and the charming Klunkhardshof, a monumental half-timbered building dating back to the first half of the 16th-century. You’ll also see the Brömserhof, now the home of Siegfried‘s excellent mechanical music museum - a collection of around 350 intricate antique musical instruments and musical boxes from all over the world, many in working order, still playing the delicate sounds of yesteryear.

Day 7 - Cologne

We slip our mooring early this morning and our ship resumes its voyage downstream as you enjoy another fine breakfast with views of pretty riverside towns, backed by the rolling volcanic hills for which the area is renowned. Passing the last vineyards and half-timbered houses around the pretty town of Linz, it’s not long before we reach the railway bridge at Remagen, captured intact towards the end of the Second World War, thereby arguably shortening the war in Germany.

Day 8 - Cologne - UK

Bid farewell to your friendly crew before transferring to the airport for your return flight or to Brussels to connect with the Eurostar service to London St Pancras International.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels. Flights are available at a supplement - please contact us for pricing
  • 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 from £109pp.
  • Riviera PLUS:
  • Guests in superior suites and top deck cabins will benefit from the following added extras:
  • - Access to a smart handset allowing unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage onboard and ashore
  • - L'Occitane en Provence toiletries in the bathroom
  • - Bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • - Platter of fresh fruits later on in the cruise
  • - Complimentary aperitif each evening
  • Local Flavours:
  • Expanded menus will allow guests to experience the flavours of each destination. Every evening, the onboard chefs will offer a choice of 'Local Flavours' options inspired by the area visited.
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 21st - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2249
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2799 Blue Water Price: £3199 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £3449 Blue Water Price: £3349 Blue Water Price: £3749
    • Jun 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2299
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2849 Blue Water Price: £3249 Blue Water Price: £3049 Blue Water Price: £3499 Blue Water Price: £3799 Blue Water Price: £3399
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2249
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2799 Blue Water Price: £3199 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £3449 Blue Water Price: £3349 Blue Water Price: £3749
    • Jul 15th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3699
    • Jul 19th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £2199
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Emerald Deck - Superior Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2549 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3699
  • August
    • Aug 8th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3699
    • Aug 19th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3699
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2449
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3199 Blue Water Price: £3649 Blue Water Price: £3549 Blue Water Price: £3949
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3699
    • Oct 8th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1899
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2849 Blue Water Price: £2649 Blue Water Price: £3099 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £3399
    • Oct 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1899
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Emerald Deck - Superior Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2849 Blue Water Price: £2649 Blue Water Price: £3099 Blue Water Price: £3399

2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 22nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1599
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2549 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699 Blue Water Price: £2799 Blue Water Price: £3099
  • May
    • May 2nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £1899
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2849 Blue Water Price: £2649 Blue Water Price: £3099 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £3399
    • May 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3699
  • June
    • Jun 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2299
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2849 Blue Water Price: £3249 Blue Water Price: £3049 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3499 Blue Water Price: £3799
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3699
    • Jul 25th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £2199
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Emerald Deck - Superior Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2549 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3699
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3699
    • Aug 19th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3699
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2449
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2999 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3199 Blue Water Price: £3649 Blue Water Price: £3549 Blue Water Price: £3949
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Geoffrey Chaucer From: £2199
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2749 Blue Water Price: £3149 Blue Water Price: £2949 Blue Water Price: £3399 Blue Water Price: £3299 Blue Water Price: £3699
    • Oct 23rd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1899
      Emerald Deck (Lower) Emerald Deck - Superior Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck (Middle) Ruby Deck - Superior Suite (Middle) Diamond Deck (Upper) Diamond Deck - Superior Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck - Deluxe Balcony Suite (Upper)
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2849 Blue Water Price: £2649 Blue Water Price: £3099 Blue Water Price: £3399

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
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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