What a stunning choice the Moselle is for your river cruise holiday. Twisting and turning like a blue ribbon, it meanders sedately along one of Germany's most beautiful valleys. It sets a pace that will feel entirely natural as you revel in watching the riverside sights glide serenely by - towering castles, verdant hills and picture postcard villages. First cultivated by the Romans, the Moselle is one of Germany's most spectacular wine regions. Your Moselle river cruise will take you past terraced vineyards on craggy slopes that rise up at impossible gradients – with one at 68% claiming to be the steepest in Europe. Some of the best Riesling grapes are grown here just as they have been for centuries. Cochem, for example, with its castle crowning a mound covered in vineyards, was once the very centre of the Moselle wine trade. Bernkastel, full of fine and ornate half-timbered houses, is still home to the “Pointed House,” a dwelling built by a Moselle vintner in 1416.
Although the Moselle flows through a region that has been shaped by man for over 2,000 years, its stunning scenery remains unspoilt and its medieval old towns wonderfully preserved. Your Moselle river cruise will take you through tiny winding streets, along quaint hidden passageways, for romantic strolls through delightful market squares – and to Trier, the oldest and arguably the most fascinating Roman city in Germany.
Return flights from a choice of regional airports, or travel by Eurostar, plus overseas return transfers to the ship.
Fascinating daily excursions led by knowledgeable local guides plus the services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge.
All meals included from early risers' breakfasts to midnight snacks and everything in-between.
Spacious cabins and suites with en-suite bathrooms, river views and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
An exceptional tour from Riviera. Our tour was managed incredibly well by Sarah who ensured we experienced the real India. She (and her colleagues) managed our well being smoothly and effortlessly. Most of hotels lived up to expe...
Alan & Margaret Warner
We have just returned from Dubrovnik, The Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro. It was brilliant and we would particularly wish to commend our tour guide Jelena, our driver Ricco and the incomparable local guide Antonija. We thoroughl...