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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

No Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1199pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cologne
  • Cochem
  • River Rhine
  • 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)

Take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels or fly from the UK to Dusseldorf or Cologne and transfer to your ship, moored in Cologne. The dedicated crew will welcome you aboard your five-star floating hotel.

Day 2 - Cochem

This morning cruise through the Rhine Gorge, whilst enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the ship's restaurant. Enjoy an invigorating stroll along the sun deck, taking in the stunning views of picture postcard villages and timber framed houses. After lunch, arrive in Cochem, which was once the centre of the Moselle wine trade. You will have time to wander in the town before stepping back on board for dinner.

Day 3 - 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. Learn about the city on a guided tour. Rejoin the ship in Bernkastel.

Day 4 - Bernkastel

In the morning you are free to explore Bernkastel and its delightful cobbled market square surrounded by half-timbered houses. In the afternoon, you will slip your mooring and cruise back downstream.

Day 5 - Koblenz – Boppard

Visit 2000 year-old Koblenz and enjoy a guided walk 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'. The picturesque village has cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and well-preserved Roman town walls.

Day 6 - 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. Especially worth a visit is the superb Mechanical Instrument Museum.

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 for your return flight home.

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 for £109pp.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 28th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1399
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1399 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2299
  • May
    • May 10th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • May 30th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1799
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • June
    • Jun 14th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1799
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • July
    • Jul 15th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1549
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2449
    • Jul 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1499
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2299
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1549
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2449
    • Aug 9th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1549
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1549 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2449
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1899
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2799
    • Sep 20th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1899
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2799
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1499
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2399
    • Oct 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1199
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1199 Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1999

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 30th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1499
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2499
  • May
    • May 4th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1799
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2799
    • May 28th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • June
    • Jun 29th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1899
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2899
  • July
    • Jul 16th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • Jul 22nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
  • August
    • Aug 10th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Emily Bronte From: £1699
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Aug 27th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2599
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1999
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2699 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2999
    • Sep 24th - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Charles Dickens From: £1899
      Lower Deck Standard Middle Deck Standard Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2899
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: Oscar Wilde From: £1699
      Lower Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Oct 22nd - Cologne and back - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1299
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2299

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
Map for Rhine and Moselle