A spectacular eight-day luxury cruise along the Rhine and Moselle, embarking from Cologne. We meander on the Rhine to Rudesheim, visit the old town of Koblenz and then to Boppard, ‘the Pearl of the Rhine’. Cruising through the Rhine Gorge, our journey then takes us upstream and along the Moselle river, calling in at Cochem and the twin villages of Traben-Trarbach.
From Bernkastel, we visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, famous for its Roman amphitheatre, baths and the Porta Nigra, the huge fortified gate that formed the eastern border of the Roman Empire. Cruising downstream, we rejoin the Rhine and head to Cologne. Here we take a guided tour that features the cathedral and its intricate stained glass.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on the all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.
Fly to Dusseldorf or take the Eurostar to Brussels.
Your first port of call is thriving Koblenz, we take a guided walk around the principal monuments and historic centre, during your first delightful lunch we cruise to Boppard.
This morning’s cruise is a real highlight as you journey through the natural beauty of the world famous Rhine Gorge, we leave the stunning Gorge during the afternoon and make a stop in Rudesheim.
This afternoon, we cruise upstream along the Moselle, even more beautiful than the Rhine, before we moor in delightful Cochem.
Leaving Cochem, enjoy the unfolding scene, as the vineyards slip by en-route to your overnight port, Bernkastel.
This morning we drive to Trier, we enjoy a guided tour of the city during which you learn all about the historical significance of the city. We return to the ship, having the afternoon free to explore.
This morning we moor in the heart of Cologne, where we have a guided tour of the city and you have time to explore its delightful tree lined squares.