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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
  • Standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras or return flights from selected airports (at a supplement)
  • Return rail connections on selected dates from more than 30 regional stations

Selected departures from 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
Eurostar, TGV & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert cruise director
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

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/station 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 £109 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 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.

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. 

Regional Rail and Eurostar Upgrades

Convenient local departures

Why not enjoy a convenient departure from a station close to home? Booking your own cross-country train transport can be tricky when considering station changes and onward train times, so here at Riviera Travel our Eurostar team work hard finding your preferred regional departure to add to your booking.

We offer departures from stations such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton, Bristol, Lancaster and many more. We endeavour to provide connections from as many stations as possible across the country, so wherever you live you’ll be sure to find a local departure to suit you. 

It’s easy to book a local departure; simply select the station you'd like to depart from when making your booking online. If your preferred station is not available to select from the dropdown menu in the checkout, get in touch with us and we can request a station for you.

Enjoy a relaxed journey in the spacious and quiet First Class coach of your regional train. We can add a First Class upgrade to your booking at any time before departure, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Eurostar upgrades

In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar (and onward TGV, where applicable). You’ll get a seat in the spacious Standard Premier coach with a complimentary light meal offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks, and a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the comfort of Standard Premier Class. Upgrades can easily be added to your booking any time before the final balance has been paid, so please call us to enquire further.

Masters of Wine Susie Barrie and Peter Richards on Rhine and Moselle wines

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 for more information. 

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent 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

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.

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