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Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland

Guests venture down the Rhine and Moselle through a variety of coveted tourist attractions and historically significant locations over the duration of this 18-day getaway.

Our luxurious, 5-star floating hotel brings a sense of comfort to the adventurer, featuring a range of modern conveniences and an all-inclusive experience. Guests enjoy French balcony views, full-board dining and free internet access during the duration of their stay.

This itineraries’ combination of stunning natural views and historical sites provides guests with a balanced cultural and informative experience they’ll be fully immersed in.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Oscar Wilde / MS Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Duration: 17 Nights
  • Departure: July
£4,949pp
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Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland Cruise Itinerary

Guests enjoy an itinerary jam-packed full of guided tours, railways, tastings and much more over the duration of this 17-night escapade along both the Rhine and Moselle. From sleepy towns to castle gardens, this trip is sure to submerge guests inside history.

Day 1

Basel (EMBARK)

Arrive to Basel and greet your 5-star cruise ship, get familiarised with all the features of your room.

Day 2

Lucerne / Bernese Oberland

Begin your day with a brisk stroll along Chapel Bridge.

Continue to Bernese Oberland, ascend by mountain railway for an excellent view of the magical landscape.

Day 3

Breisach / Titisee / The Black Forest

This morning, explore Breisach on a guided tour.

After, drive through the Black Forest Mountains on the way to Titisee – where you’ll have the pleasure of viewing some of central Europe’s most stunning scenery.

Day 4

Strasbourg

On offer today is a guided tour of Strasbourg – in which guests embark on a scenic stroll through the charming 16th century town.

This afternoon will be spent scenic cruising.

Day 5

Speyer

Today, guests enjoy a guided tour of this medieval gem – featuring the UNESCO-designated Imperial Cathedral, the neo-gothic Gedächtniskirche and many more landmarks.

After lunch, guests return to the ship to enjoy scenic cruising.

Day 6

Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz

The morning unfolds with a walking tour through Rudesheim’s bustling marketplace.

This afternoon, we’ll take a scenic cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and its towering scenery on the way to Koblenz.

Upon arrival, guests embark on a guided tour of the town – with historic buildings at every turn.

Day 7

Cologne

As we depart, guests buckle in for some scenic sailing – passing stunning scenery and many famed landmarks.

During lunch, we arrive in Cologne, where guests will enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

Day 8

Cologne

After breakfast, guests enjoy more free time to explore Cologne.

Day 9

Andernach / Koblenz

Guests awake in Andernach – which they will have a chance to explore before we set sail over the course of lunch time to Koblenz.

Upon arrival, guests have the opportunity to independently explore further.

Day 10

Bernkastel

This morning, guests are greeted with a scenic sailing on the way to Bernkastel.

After lunch on board, explore the medieval town on foot, with the opportunity to go visit a local cellar to enjoy a wine tasting.

Day 11

Trier / Luxembourg

Today, we drive through Trier on the way to Luxembourg. Guests enjoy guided tours of both locations during separate portions of the day.

Day 12

Cochem

A morning scenic cruising awaits you today on the way to Cochem. Halfway through, we’ll pass through a series of locks.

During lunch, we’ll pull into Cochem – where guests can enjoy a guided tour of the traditional wine trade centre.

Day 13

Rhine Gorge / Rudesheim

Today, guests enjoy another chance to view the spectacular Rhine Gorge.

At lunchtime, we arrive into Rudesheim for a second time. Board the Winzerexpress for a tour of the highlights and surrounding vineyards. Later, join an optional visit to Siefried’s Mechanical Museum or opt to explore independently.

Day 14

Worms / Speyer

Wake this morning in the ancient Roman city of Worms and enjoy a guided tour of the highlights.

After lunch, we sail on to Mannheim – where guests will have the option to either join a visit to Speyer or remain in Mannheim.

Day 15

Heidelberg or Schwetzingen / Rhine Gorge

Choose how to spend your day. Either pay a visit to Heidelberg or enjoy a visit to the Schwetzingen Palace with a guided tour of the gardens.

Afterwards, return to the ship for lunch and enjoy a scenic cruising through Rhine Gorge once again.

Day 16

Niederlahnstein

After breakfast, pay a visit to the UNESCO-designated Marksburg Castle o a guided tour.

Afterwards, return to the ship for free time sailing.

Day 17

Bonn & Cologne

Guests enjoy a leisurely morning in Bonn exploring independently.

After, guests enjoy a guided tour of the vibrant old town of Cologne.

Day 18

Return Home (DISEMBARK)

Today, disembark from your ship and begin your journey home.

Day 1

Cologne(EMBARK)

Arrive to Cologne and greet your 5-star cruise ship, get familiarised with all the features of your room.

Day 2

Bonn & Cologne

Guests enjoy a leisurely morning in Bonn exploring independently.

After, guests enjoy a guided tour of the vibrant old town of Cologne.

Day 3

Niederlahnstein

After breakfast, pay a visit to the UNESCO-designated Marksburg Castle o a guided tour.

Afterwards, return to the ship for free time sailing.

Day 4

Heidelberg or Schwetzingen / Rhine Gorge

Choose how to spend your day. Either pay a visit to Heidelberg or enjoy a visit to the Schwetzingen Palace with a guided tour of the gardens.

Afterwards, return to the ship for lunch and enjoy a scenic cruising through Rhine Gorge once again.

Day 5

Worms / Speyer

Wake this morning in the ancient Roman city of Worms and enjoy a guided tour of the highlights.

After lunch, we sail on to Mannheim – where guests will have the option to either join a visit to Speyer or remain in Mannheim.

Day 6

Rhine Gorge / Rudesheim

Today, guests enjoy another chance to view the spectacular Rhine Gorge.

At lunchtime, we arrive into Rudesheim for a second time. Board the Winzerexpress for a tour of the highlights and surrounding vineyards. Later, join an optional visit to Siefried’s Mechanical Museum or opt to explore independently.

Day 7

Cochem

A morning scenic cruising awaits you today on the way to Cochem. Halfway through, we’ll pass through a series of locks.

During lunch, we’ll pull into Cochem – where guests can enjoy a guided tour of the traditional wine trade centre.

Day 8

Trier / Luxembourg

Today, we drive through Trier on the way to Luxembourg. Guests enjoy guided tours of both locations during separate portions of the day.

Day 9

Bernkastel

This morning, guests are greeted with a scenic sailing on the way to Bernkastel.

After lunch on board, explore the medieval town on foot, with the opportunity to go visit a local cellar to enjoy a wine tasting.

Day 10

Andernach / Koblenz

Guests awake in Andernach – which they will have a chance to explore before we set sail over the course of lunch time to Koblenz.

Upon arrival, guests have the opportunity to independently explore further.

Day 11

Cologne

After breakfast, guests enjoy more free time to explore Cologne.

Day 12

Cologne

As we depart, guests buckle in for some scenic sailing – passing stunning scenery and many famed landmarks.

During lunch, we arrive in Cologne, where guests will enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

Day 13

Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz

The morning unfolds with a walking tour through Rudesheim’s bustling marketplace.

This afternoon, we’ll take a scenic cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and its towering scenery on the way to Koblenz.

Upon arrival, guests embark on a guided tour of the town – with historic buildings at every turn.

Day 14

Speyer

Today, guests enjoy a guided tour of this medieval gem – featuring the UNESCO-designated Imperial Cathedral, the neo-gothic Gedächtniskirche and many more landmarks.

After lunch, guests return to the ship to enjoy scenic cruising.

Day 15

Strasbourg

On offer today is a guided tour of Strasbourg – in which guests embark on a scenic stroll through the charming 16th century town.

This afternoon will be spent scenic cruising.

Day 16

Breisach / Titisee / The Black Forest

This morning, explore Breisach on a guided tour.

After, drive through the Black Forest Mountains on the way to Titisee – where you’ll have the pleasure of viewing some of central Europe’s most stunning scenery.

Day 17

Lucerne / Bernese Oberland

Begin your day with a brisk stroll along Chapel Bridge.

Continue to Bernese Oberland, ascend by mountain railway for an excellent view of the magical landscape.

Day 18

Return Home (DISEMBARK)

Today, disembark from your ship and begin your journey home.

Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland Cruise Ships

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17 Nights
July

Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland

  • Basel (EMBARK)
  • Lucerne / Bernese Oberland
  • Breisach / Titisee / The Black Forest
  • Strasbourg
  • Speyer
  • Rudesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Andernach / Koblenz
  • Bernkastel
  • Trier / Luxembourg
  • Cochem
  • Rhine Gorge / Rüdesheim
  • Worms / Speyer
  • Heidelberg or Schwetzingen / Rhine Gorge
  • Niederlahnstein
  • Bonn & Cologne
  • Return Home (DISEMBARK)
£4,949pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Geoffrey Chaucer / MS Oscar Wilde  

Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland Cruise Review

“An unforgettable adventure – lots to do and see throughout. My ship, the MS Oscar Wilde was absolutely brilliant, clean, elegant and with a friendly environment; overall a lovely place to come back to after a day of adventuring. I would do it again.”

Finnley Howarth, Sail

Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Is there a ‘Superior Drinks Package’?

Riviera Travel provides a free Superior Drinks package on all European river cruises.

What is the luggage allowance for guests?

Riviera Travel provides a 20kg+ luggage allowance – to be specified further upon booking.

What airports are available for transfer?

This cruise arranges transfers upon arrival from both Basel and Zurich airports.

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