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Magical Moselle

River Moselle | Germany, Europe

7 days
from
£699
per person
  • Moselle River
  • Cochem
  • Moselle River
  • Moselle River
  • Moselle River
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Cochem
  • Trier
  • Koblenz
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Koblenz
  • Trier
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

 

Magical Moselle Itinerary 

Let the magical Moselle cast a spell on you as we follow its meandering course between Koblenz and Trier. This colourful, eye-catching area is brim-full of valley hillsides, world-class vineyards and stunning castles sitting high above the water for you to admire.

Whilst on shore, you can sample vintage Reislings produced from the local harvests, but even if you can’t distinguish Bernkastel from Hochheim there is still plenty to see and do to quench your thirst.

Day One: UK – Andernach
We travel to the walled town of Andernach and settle aboard our ship. You will then have the evening to stroll through the attractive town and along its riverside promenades.

Day Two: Andernach – Cochem
We join the Moselle and take a scenic journey to reach the Celtic-Roman town of Cochem. From here you can join us on the Magical Moselle Towns and Castles trip, visiting the medieval village of Beilstein and the magnificent Reichsburg Castle. In the evening, you are free to explore Cochem.

Day Three: Cochem – Bernkastel
Relax as we meander past the pretty wine town of Zell en route to Bernkastel. This town, at the heart of the central Moselle, is famed for its half-timbered houses and medieval market place. You can then opt to join a walking excursion to discover the river’s ‘wine capital’.

Day Four: Bernkastel – Trier
We’ll travel to Germany’s oldest city, Trier, not far from the Luxembourg border. You can choose to take a guided tour of this former home of Roman Emperors, showcasing the Imperial Baths, its famous ruined amphitheatre and the Porta Nigra.

Day Five: Trier – Traben Trarbach
Join the optional full day excursion to Luxembourg City. This beautiful city is perched high up on a rocky point, overlooking the Petrusse and Alzette rivers. After discovering the city centre and old town, we’ll rejoin the ship in Traben Trarbach, where you can spend the evening absorbing town life.

Day Six: Traben Trarbach – Cochem - Koblenz
We travel back to Cochem where you can join our optional Magical Moselle Wine and Castles Trail. First, sample some of the finest German wines at Winningen before heading to the wonderful, medieval fortress of Lahneck Castle. Upon returning to the ship in Koblenz, you can view the Deutsches Eck.

Day Seven: Koblenz – Andernach - UK
We cruise back to Andernach, where we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.

• Cruise through some truly scenic routes featuring steep valley hillsides and castles

• Enjoy a truly tranquil river cruise

• Soak up local life in some wonderfully charismatic towns and villages along the Moselle

• Visit the medieval village known as ‘the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle’

• Explore the medieval market place in Bernkastel

• Take a walk around the ‘wine capital’ of the Moselle

• Have a guided tour of a former residence of Roman Emperors

• Skip over the Germany-Luxembourg border to see the ‘Gibralter of the North’

• Head to the Deutches Eck, in Koblenz, where the Moselle flows into the Rhine

Ships

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Coach via Dover, Hull and Newcastle

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises aboard the Switzerland II.

Join a Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull or Newcastle

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, Hull or Newcastle, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary. Hull and Newcastle crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £47.50 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and includes parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.

Departures

From
To

Ship

DepartureTravel optionsBooking
2014-10-19
19 October 2014
for 9 days


Coach
Ferries
Join ship at Andernach
9 days from
£849
Passengers
2014-10-20
20 October 2014
for 7 days


Coach
Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Andernach
7 days from
£699
Passengers

Delightful

"We have just returned from this cruise and wanted to convey to you our thanks for a delightful holiday. It was our second tripand it certainly lived up to its reputation. We have been on a range of ships but none can match the welcome, warmth and atmosphere created by the Captain, manager and all the staff on the Lady Anne. The icing on the cake was the extreme professionalism, humanity and knowledge of the tour manager - she really is a star! Mr White, "

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Enjoyable

"This was our third trip and it was as enjoyable as ever. Mr Williams, "

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Magical Moselle

"We have just returned from this cruise and wanted to convey to you our thanks for a delightful holiday. It was our second trip on the Lady Anne and it certainly lived up to its reputation. We have been on a range of ships but none can match the welcome, warmth and atmosphere created by the Captain, manager and all the staff on the Lady Anne. The icing on the cake was the extreme professionalism, humanity and knowledge of the tour manager - she really is a star! Mr White, Essex "

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Magical Moselle

"We really enjoyed the Magical Moselle cruise and the care and comfort of the captain and crew of the lady Anne. Our cruise was made more enjoyable with the help of our coach driver and our cruise director. Nothing was too much trouble for either of them and the friendly and information giving talks were appreciated. Once again thanks to all concerned for a very enjoyable and restful cruise.Mr Spears,

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First Class

"I can see why you named this cruise ‘magical’ – it was, and the mps Amsterdam and all who looked after us kept the magic going – first class. Mr & Mrs Waite, Kent"

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Average: 8 (1 vote)

At a glance

Length: 7 Days

From: Andernach

Ends: Andernach

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover, Hull and Newcastle
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join a Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull or Newcastle
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Join at the Ship

Customer feedback

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  • All the food was consistently good and served cheerfully and efficiently. The whole crew worked really hard and made a good team. Mr Wilfred Timney

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise – the tour guide James was excellent and so were all the crew who always had a smile and a pleasant greeting.

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Included in the Price

  • Executive return coach travel from your chosen departure point
  • Return ferry crossing
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get together and Party Night
  • En-suite cabin accommodation aboard the mps Lady Anne or mps Amsterdam
  • Full board during the cruise
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Andernach, Cochem, Bernkastel, Trier, Traben Trarbach and Koblenz
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

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