Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

8 days from only $2,119pp

Explore the historic cities of the mighty Rhine and the quintessential half-timbered wine villages of the serene Moselle, its banks lined with ancient ruined castles and impossibly steep terraced vineyards.

PERFECT FOR... Experiencing the contrast between the Bustling Rhine and serene Moselle, lined with castle ruins, steep vineyards and sleepy half-timbered villages.

  • Visit to Boppard, the picturesque ‘Pearl of the Rhine’
  • Time to explore the hillside town of Rüdesheim - the most famous of the Rhine’s wine towns
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge
  • Stop in Cochem – the historic centre of the Moselle wine trade
  • Take a romantic stroll in the town of Bernkastel
  • Tour of Trier – once a key capital of the Roman Empire
  • Guided tour of Cologne – and see the stunning Gothic Cathedral
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
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At a Glance
Currencies: Euro
Deposit: $400 per person
Languages: German
 

Overview

Following embarkation in Cologne, we meander south on the Rhine to Rudesheim, visiting the old town of Koblenz and then to Boppard, known as ‘the Pearl of the Rhine’ en route. Cruising through the Rhine Gorge, we experience spectacular scenery, emerald vineyards and a landscape studded with half-timbered houses and picturesque villages.

Our journey then takes us upstream and then along the Moselle river calling in the delightful town of Cochem and the romantic twin village of Traben-Trarbach. At our furthest port of call, Bernkastel, we also visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, famous for its Roman amphitheatre, baths and the imposing Porta Nigra, the huge fortified gate that formed the eastern border of the Roman Empire.

Cruising back downstream, we have time to relax and absorb the stunning scenery along the Moselle valley, rejoining the Rhine and heading north, to Cologne. Here we take a guided city tour seeing the stunning cathedral with the most intricate stained glass in Europe.

All in all a spectacular and relaxing cruise in some of the finest landscape that Germany has to offer, appreciated from a most privileged vantage point.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on 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, coach travel as mentioned and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Relax, all this is included

  • 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river views
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails and dinner, plus the Captain’s Dinner
  • 7 visits and guided tours including guided tours of Cologne, Koblenz and Trier; and visits to Boppard, Bernkastel, Rüdesheim and Cochem
  • Complimentary coffee and tea on board all day
  • Complimentary water in your cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • 5-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
  • All port charges
  • No surcharges guaranteed

Drinks Package

A drinks package is available, at a cost of $129 per person for this cruise. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu.

The drinks package must be added to your booking prior to departure you can do this by calling the reservations team.

 

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