The Moselle river cruises on offer here at The River Cruise Line provide a beautiful, elegant way to discover some of the towns and cities in Germany.
The Moselle, the longest tributary of the Rhine, is approximately 340 miles long from source to mouth. Starting at the Ballon d’Alsace in the Vosges Mountains, it flows through Luxembourg and Germany. For a considerable period, the river forms a border between Luxembourg and Germany before continuing to its end point, Koblenz. If our Moselle river cruises interest you, then you may also be interested in our Rhine and Main river cruises.
The Moselle passes through French mountain ranges, medieval towns in Luxembourg, and enchanting castles in Germany. It is also bursting with excellent vineyards and stunning vistas.
Keep an eye on The River Cruise Line’s late availability page, as we’ll advertise river cruises (perhaps along the Moselle) at discount prices. To avoid disappointment, however, we advise that you do not rely too heavily on this page. If your heart is set on a cruise along the Moselle river, then book from our featured cruises tab below. If you have any questions about our Moselle cruises, please get in touch.
Moselle River Cruise
9 days from £749
The Moselle starts its journey at the western slope of the Ballon d’Alsace in the Vosges Mountains, where it flows through the Lorraine region of France, before making its way through Luxembourg and Germany. It is the longest tributary of the Rhine river, joining it from the left at Koblenz.
The Moselle Valley, between the Eifel and Hunsrück mountain regions, is predominantly an industrial area and the river is a busy transport link between the countries it flows through. The area is also renowned for its beautiful scenery, with the Moselle’s German waters featuring many castles and vineyards and a host of fascinating cities and towns, including Trier, Germany’s oldest city.
Most notably, the vineyards that sit along the Moselle are celebrated throughout the world for their excellent winemaking traditions and heritage. It is almost impossible to journey on this river and not sample its fine produce, and on a River Cruise Line itinerary we’ll give you ample opportunity to do just that.
• The Moselle river is famed for its steep valley hillsides, world-class vineyards and idyllic castles.
• A journey on this river is beautiful all year round thanks to stunning seasonal colours that capture the eye and imagination.
• Time spent ashore allows you to sample the great wines of the region, including vintage Rieslings that are far superior to anything in the supermarkets back home.
• There are plenty of picturesque villages located on the river bank; this includes the medieval town of Cochem.
• Any cruiseon the Moselle will have you surrounded by castles such as Lahneck Castle and Cochem Castle.
• Trier, Germany’s oldest city and former residence of Roman emperors, sits along the Moselle.
The pretty town of Bernkastel is considered the ‘wine capital’ of the Moselle River, storing the produce of more than 5000 wine growers in its cellars.
The 2,000 year old walled city of Koblenz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers.
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Formerly the residence of Roman emperors, Trier is believed to be the oldest city in Germany.
Zell is a tiny, historic wine-making settlement alongside the Mosel River in Germany. It is famous for its high-quality Riesling, which is made from grapes that grow on the steep riverside slopes.