You will love the Moselle Valley with its gently sloping landscape, imposing half-ruined castles, picturesque villages with half-timbered houses and picture-postcard medieval settlements. Over the course of six days you will have time to explore the delights of the Moselle river as well as historic towns like Aachen, the birthplace of Charlemagne, the “Father of Europe”; Trier, which dates back to Roman times and is Germany’s oldest city; and Cochem, which is at the centre of the region’s wine trade and whose castle offers panoramic views over Rhineland’s vineyards.
If you can tear your yes away from the beauty and the history make sure you take time to sample some of the local fine wines like the world-famous piesporter or, if you prefer, the equally spectacular cakes!
The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. In Germany "twin" rooms are often a double bed with two mattresses and individual bed linen. Single rooms are subject to availability at a supplement of £65 per person. The price includes return standard class Eurostar, all coach transport, five nights dinner bed and breakfast at hotels as mentioned, all tours as mentioned, services of a Riviera tour manager throughout.
Not included: River cruise €8, wine tasting €7.50, approximate costs, payable locally.
Please note there is a £10, £20, £25 or £50 supplement for certain regional stations.
Standard Premier Class Upgrade
In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class for only £139 return, subject to availability. This price includes a complimentary light meal, offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks and includes a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the spacious comfort of Standard Premier Class.
Take the Eurostar to Brussels.
This morning we have a walking tour of the fascinating city of Aachen, this afternoon we take the scenic drive over the rolling Eifel hills, soon arriving in picturesque Kinheim.
Today we visit the city of Koblenz, we have a walking tour where you see the Deutsches Eck with a gigantic statue of Wilhelm, some lovely Romanesque churches and Renaissance buildings, later you will have some free time to explore.
Today we travel downstream and first we visit Cochem, we spend the morning here before heading for Beilstein, later why not join us on a visit to a local wine-producer, where you enjoy a selection of wines.
After breakfast we take the short journey to the charming city of Trier, we leave during the afternoon driving along the river to Bernkastel for some free time.