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Rhine & Moselle River Cruise

8 days from only €1,779pp

Experience more with so much included

  • 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
  • Return flights from Dublin

Selected departures up to September 2018 and May to October 2019

9.3 out of 10  
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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Checked Luggage
All port charges & airport taxes
 

Overview

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. 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 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, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager. Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

 

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from €119 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

The cost of the drinks package is €119 pp for 2018 departures and €129 pp for 2019 departures.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Susie and Peter Recommend…

"It’s not just the imposing amphitheatres that we owe to the Romans. Many of the enchanting, dramatic vineyards you glide past on this captivating route were first planted by the Romans in the 4th Century. Their continued existence is testament to the enduring quality of the wines: fine, tense, almost ethereal styles that are testament to a combination of geological and climatic good fortune plus an indomitable human spirit (I mean, can you imagine working those slopes?!) History, geology, agriculture, architecture, wine and gastronomy come to life along the Moselle and Rhine. Savour them all."

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

Personalise Your Holiday

Enjoy a wine tasting in the Moselle valley - from €10 per person 

Many of the Moselle vineyards we cruise past were first planted by the Romans in the 4th century. Their continued existence proves the enduring quality of the wines, which are testament to a blend of good fortune and an indomitable human spirit. Sample a selection of these with a wine tasting, set against gorgeous wine country.

Please contact us on 01 905 6300 for more information. 

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Dusseldorf Airport Cologne 1 hr
Cologne Airport 30 mins
Brussels Station 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: €250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hrs
  • Language: German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany

Moselle River bend