Rhine & Moselle Highlights

River Rhine | Germany, Europe

8 days
per person
  • Cochem
  • Bernkastel
  • Cochem
  • Cochem
  • Cochem
  • Bernkastel
  • Bernkastel
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Koblenz
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Rhine River
  • Koblenz
  • Rudesheim
  • Boppard
  • Moselle River
  • Rhine River
  • Moselle River
  • Rhine River
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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.


Rhine & Moselle Highlights Itinerary 

Combine the highlights of Germany’s most famous rivers, the Rhine and Moselle, on one fabulous cruise. From the mystic charm and legends of the Rhine Valley to the flourishing vineyards of the Moselle, we cruise these two famous rivers, stopping at towns and villages along the way to explore the area and experience local traditions and delicacies.

You can also enjoy a cable car ride to the heights of the Rhine Gorge, see the second largest preserved fortress in Europe and visit a former residence of Roman Emperors.

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

Day Two: Andernach – Cochem
We cruise down the Rhine, passing the point where it meets the Moselle, and continue through the spectacular Moselle Valley until we reach the old town of Cochem. Here you can take part in an optional regional wine tasting session before enjoying an evening in this charming town.

Day Three: Cochem – Bernkastel
We travel further along the Moselle following the gentle twists and turns of the river to the wine capital, Bernkastel. You can then opt to see the highlights of this attractive town, including its famed half-timbered houses and medieval market square.

Day Four: Bernkastel – Traben Trarbach - Zell
Spend the day relaxing as we sail to the spa and wine centre of Traben Trarbach and the quaint wine town of Zell. Alternatively, take the opportunity to take a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city and former residence of Roman Emperors.

Day Five: Zell - Koblenz
We head back up towards the Rhine and stop at the walled city of Koblenz. For the best views opt to take our cable car trip, which also includes admission to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Use the evening to venture out in Koblenz and sample some wine on our optional excursion.

Day Six: Koblenz – Rüdesheim
The ship will travel through the impressive Rhine Gorge until we reach Rüdesheim. The ideal way to appreciate this beautiful region is by joining our optional excursion, which features a panoramic ride to the heights of the gorge by cable car.

Day Seven: Rüdesheim – Boppard
Next is a stopover in Boppard – the meeting place of six valleys. Take our optional excursion touring Boppard aboard the Rhine Express mini road train; followed by a chairlift ride to Vierseenblick for a bird’s eye view of the Rhine. Then spend the rest of the day exploring this waterside town.

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

• Experience the sites and attractions along Germany’s most famous rivers

• Travel to eight different towns and villages – all with their own charm and stories

• Have the opportunity to sample various wines along the Moselle, including at the river’s wine capital of Bernkastel

• Discover the charm of medieval towns along the journey

• Visit Germany’s oldest city Trier with a history going back to the Roman times

• Explore Europe’s second-largest preserved castle

• See the world heritage-listed Rhine Gorge

• Take in stunning bird’s eye views of ‘the pearl of the Rhine’


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.




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22 September 2014
for 10 days
The details for this holiday
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10 October 2014
for 8 days

Overnight hotel
Join ship at Andernach
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At a glance

Length: 8 Days

From: Andernach

Ends: Koblenz

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

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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
  • Visit to Andernach, Cochem, Bernkastel, Traben Trarbach, Zell, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Boppard
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

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