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Magnificent Moselle & Rhine

9 Nights Cologne to Frankfurt (or reverse)

Magnificent Moselle & Rhine

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2019 Departure Dates & Pricing

Cologne to Frankfurt - 10 days

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Frankfurt to Cologne - 10 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Cologne to Frankfurt

Skip to Frankfurt to Cologne itinerary

Day 1: Cologne (Embark)

Arrive at Cologne Airport and transfer to the ship.

Day 2: Cologne, Bonn

Start your day in Cologne. Take a guided tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral or experience it like a local by visiting its Kölsch beer halls, stylish Belgian Quarter or one of the many Art Nouveau cafés. This afternoon, your ship will arrive at Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the city’s quaint Old Town, visit the German National Museum of Contemporary History or pedal along the Rhine’s breathtaking promenade.

Choice of Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral -o-r Cologne “Do as the Locals Do” -or- Bonn espresso walk with shuttle to Museum of German Contemporary History -or- "Let´s Go" Rhine promenade biking

Day 3: Cochem

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castles. impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below. Amidst Cochem’s rolling hills, sits the community of Ediger-Eller. Enchanting in its own right, Ediger-Eller shares many of its neighboring towns German characteristics and charm. Embark on an exclusive exploration of the town where you’ll be joined by the mayor of Ediger-Eller for a tasting of scrumptious local Rieslings. Or, head to the outskirts of town and journey through some of Europe’s steepest Riesling vineyards.

Featured Excursion:Cochem: Pearl of the Moselle and magnificent Reichsburg Castle

Choice of Exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting -or- “Let’s Go” steepest vineyards in Europe: Riesling Vineyard hike

Day 4: Trier, Remich

Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more. Or experience Trier’s culinary side on a journey to uncover the best regional products and local wines. Feast like a Roman and sample dishes based off of first-century Apicius recipes as you meander through lively markets.

Choice of Trier Roman panoramic walking tour -or- Culinary Trier "sip and savor" with sampling of Roman dishes from Apicus' recipe book

Day 5: Remich, Bernkastel

On this day, uncover Remich’s diverse history and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa Borg. The villa was reconstructed to be an authentic representation of the buildings that originally stood as part of an agricultural facility. Or discover one of Germany’s most scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking river loop that astonishingly cuts into the landscape. The higher you hike, the more magical the views of this breathtaking natural formation become. In the neighboring country of Luxembourg, experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

Choice of Roman Villa Borg and the Saar Bow or Luxembourg City: Best of and Must see

Day 6: Bernkastel

Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.

Choice of Bernkastel village & vineyard walk with Riesling tasting -or- “Let’s Go” biking the scenic middle Moselle

Day 7: Boppard, Mainz

Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. Make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets.

Choice of Boppard Rhine wine village stroll -or- “Let’s Go” Rhine biking -or- walking

Day 8: Mainz, Rüdesheim

Start your day with an array of opportunities in this colorful and medieval German city nestled on the Rhine. What was once a Roman military post, Mainz still holds on to its historical importance in a whole new age. Explore Mainz’s natural wonders with a trip to Wiesbaden’s hot springs and take a dip in the sparkling mineral waters. Wander around Mainz’s Old Town and marvel at its old-world buildings’ Gothic architecture. Mainz is marvelous. When your afternoon begins in vibrant Rüdesheim, you won’t know where to start. Journey to the extraordinary Eberbach Abbey, one of the most remarkable architectural sites in all of Germany. The former monastery sits in the acclaimed Rheingau region and has been a popular filming location movie and television. We’ll treat you to a Rheingau Riesling wine tasting within its historic walls.

Featured Excursions: Mainz Espresso walk to Old Town

Eberbach Abbey medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting

Day 9: Frankfurt

Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt mixed material skyscrapers that protrude from its otherwise classically German skyline. The financial and business hub is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities by foot or by bike, making time to sample its famed Ebblewoi, apple wine, or its schnitzel topped with green sauce. Bike through Mainhattan and past its stunning Banking District, Central European Bank District, Goethe University and captivating Museum Mile.

Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” -or- “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike

Day 10: Frankfurt (Disembark)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Frankfurt to Cologne

Skip to Cologne to Frankfurt itinerary

Day 1: Frankfurt (Embark)

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and transfer to the ship.

Day 2: Frankfurt

Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt mixed material skyscrapers that protrude from its otherwise classically German skyline. The financial and business hub is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities by foot or by bike, making time to sample its famed Ebblewoi, apple wine, or its schnitzel topped with green sauce. Bike through Mainhattan and past its stunning Banking District, Central European Bank District, Goethe University and captivating Museum Mile.

Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” -or- “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike

Day 3: Mainz, Rüdesheim

Start your day with an array of opportunities in this colorful and medieval German city nestled on the Rhine. What was once a Roman military post, Mainz still holds on to its historical importance in a whole new age. Explore Mainz’s natural wonders with a trip to Wiesbaden’s hot springs and take a dip in the sparkling mineral waters. Wander around Mainz’s Old Town and marvel at its old-world buildings’ Gothic architecture. Mainz is marvelous. When your afternoon begins in vibrant Rüdesheim, you won’t know where to start. Journey to the extraordinary Eberbach Abbey, one of the most remarkable architectural sites in all of Germany. The former monastery sits in the acclaimed Rheingau region and has been a popular filming location movie and television. We’ll treat you to a Rheingau Riesling wine tasting within its historic walls.

Featured Excursions: Mainz Espresso walk to Old Town

Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting

Day 4: Rüdesheim, Boppard

Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. Make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets.

Choice of Boppard Rhine wine village stroll -or- “Let’s Go” Rhine biking or walking on higher grounds with chairlift ride to Rhine Bend view and vineyard hike

Day 5: Cochem

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castles. impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below. Amidst Cochem’s rolling hills, sits the community of Ediger-Eller. Enchanting in its own right, Ediger-Eller shares many of its neighboring towns German characteristics and charm. Embark on an exclusive exploration of the town where you’ll be joined by the mayor of Ediger-Eller for a tasting of scrumptious local Rieslings. Or, head to the outskirts of town and journey through some of Europe’s steepest Riesling vineyards.

Featured Excursion: Cochem: Pearl of the Moselle and magnificent Reichsburg Castle

Choice of Exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting -or- “Let’s Go” steepest vineyards in Europe: Riesling Vineyard hike

Day 6: Trier, Remich

Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more. Or experience Trier’s culinary side on a journey to uncover the best regional products and local wines. Feast like a Roman and sample dishes based off of first-century Apicius recipes as you meander through lively markets.

Choice of Trier Roman heritage and Gallic charm panoramic and walking tour or Culinary Trier: “Sip & Savor”

Day 7: Remich, Bernkastel

On this day, uncover Remich’s diverse history and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa Borg. The villa was reconstructed to be an authentic representation of the buildings that originally stood as part of an agricultural facility. Or discover one of Germany’s most scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking river loop that astonishingly cuts into the landscape. The higher you hike, the more magical the views of this breathtaking natural formation become. In the neighboring country of Luxembourg, experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

Choice of Nature and Antiquity: Roman Villa, Borg, Perl and the Saar Bow or Luxembourg City: Best of and Must see

Day 8: Bernkastel

Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.

Choice of Bernkastel: picture-perfect and as romantic as it gets - Village & Vineyard walk with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” biking the scenic middle Moselle

Day 9: Bonn, Cologne

Start your day in Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the city’s quaint Old Town, visit the German National Museum of Contemporary History or pedal along the Rhine’s breathtaking promenade. This afternoon, your ship will arrive in Cologne. Take a guided tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral or experience it like a local by visiting its Kölsch beer halls, stylish Belgian Quarter or one of the many Art Nouveau cafés.

Choice of Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral -or- Cologne “Do as the Locals Do”

Day 10: Cologne (Disembark)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Cologne Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2019 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Cologne
Cruise Start Date
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Suite
May 2, 2019
$4,399
$4,999
$5,399
$7,799
Jun 5, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Jun 23, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Jul 11, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Jul 29, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Aug 16, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Sep 3, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Sep 21, 2019
$5,199
$5,799
$6,199
$8,599
Oct 9, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Oct 27, 2019
$4,399
$4,999
$5,399
$7,799
From Frankfurt
Cruise Start Date
Classic
Deluxe
French Balcony
Suite
Apr 23, 2019
$4,099
$4,699
$5,099
$7,499
Jun 14, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099

Jul 2, 2019

$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Jul 20, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Aug 7, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Aug 25, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Sep 12, 2019
$5,199
$5,799
$6,199
$8,599
Sep 30, 2019
$5,199
$5,799
$6,199
$8,599
Oct 18, 2019
$4,699
$5,299
$5,699
$8,099
Nov 5, 2019
$4,099
$4,699
$5,099
$7,499
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
Port Charges are additional $220 per passenger.

Prices Include :

12 breakfasts, 11 lunch 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sitesss
▪ 9 nights Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
▪ Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
▪ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
▪ Shore excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, fully hosted by English-speaking local guides
▪ 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” programs
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Mananger and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox protable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ 24-Hour Room Service
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ Transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Day. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Personal expenses

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