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Highlights of the Moselle River Cruise

This all-inclusive cruise starts on the Rhine and visits Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet. Meander the picturesque vineyard-clad scenery of the tranquil Moselle River with a stop at Cochem, a noted wine town, and discover the magnificent Renaissance architecture of Bernkastel-Kues.

Enjoy on-board wine tastings plus luxury accommodation on the Spirit of the Rhine, travelling from Utrecht in the Netherlands to the destination port, Frankfurt.

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  • Cruise Line: Saga
  • Ship: Spirit of the Rhine
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: October 2024
£1,536pp
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Highlights of the Moselle River Cruise Itinerary

This 7-night cruise takes a fascinating tour through Germany’s industrial heartland before heading off into the picturesque and tranquil vineyards of the Moselle River Valley. Enjoy culture, history, and plenty of wine with stunning river views, luxury accommodation, and award-winning international and regional cuisine.

Day 1

Utrecht, Netherlands

Embark your vessel, the Spirit of the Rhine, in Utrecht.

Day 2

Sailing Day

Cruise from Utrecht in the Netherlands into the heart of Germany along Europe’s most famous river, the Rhine.

Day 3

Cochem, Germany

Explore Cochem, your first port arrival. This pretty German town is perched in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Moselle River and surrounded by hills covered entirely in vineyards. Cochem’s crowning glory is the neo-Gothic Reichsburg Castle with an 11th-century keep and later 19th-century additions. Visitors can enjoy the baroque Town Hall, charming narrow streets, and a traditional market square.

Day 4

Cochem to Traben-Trarbach, Germany

Traben-Trarbach is the capital of Moselle’s wine region. Discover a beautiful array of Art Nouveau buildings and architecture, including the landmark bridge gate designed by famous German architect Bruno Möhring in 1899. There are also fascinating underground cellars to explore. Enjoy an evening wine tasting on board the ship and savour local vintages.

Day 5

Traben-Trarbach to Schweich, Germany

Enjoy the picturesque riverside views as the Moselle meanders through wooded valleys, vineyards, and charming villages. In Schweich, guests have the option to take a guided excursion to Trier near the Luxembourg border. Originally a Roman city, there are several well-preserved Roman structures, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Porta Nigra gate, the ruined Roman baths, an amphitheater, and a bridge over the Moselle River.

Day 6

Schweich to Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Discover the stunning medieval architecture of the historic market square in Bernkastel-Kues, the ‘International City of Wine and Vine’ which straddles the Moselle River split into two parts by the water. Bernkastel-Kues is historic with a rich and fascinating heritage. Explore through the vineyards above the town and the ruins of Landshut Castle.

Day 7

Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz means ‘merging of the rivers,’ and this German town sits on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle and is a former Roman military post with strategic importance. At the point the rivers meet, there is a magnificent equestrian statue of Emperor Wilhelm I. Above the town is the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, built by the Prussians in 1816.

Day 8

Frankfurt, Germany

Disembark the Spirit of the Rhine and spend the day exploring Frankfurt, home to the largest city forest in Germany and 17 out of 18 of Germany’s skyscrapers.

Day 1

Frankfurt, Germany

Embark the Spirit of the Rhine and spend the day exploring Frankfurt, home to the largest city forest in Germany and 17 out of 18 of Germany’s skyscrapers.

Day 2

Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz means ‘merging of the rivers,’ and this German town sits on the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle and is a former Roman military post with strategic importance. At the point the rivers meet, there is a magnificent equestrian statue of Emperor Wilhelm I. Above the town is the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, built by the Prussians in 1816.

Day 3

Schweich to Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Discover the stunning medieval architecture of the historic market square in Bernkastel-Kues, the ‘International City of Wine and Vine’ which straddles the Moselle River split into two parts by the water. Bernkastel-Kues is historic with a rich and fascinating heritage. Explore through the vineyards above the town and the ruins of Landshut Castle.

Day 4

Traben-Trarbach to Schweich, Germany

Enjoy the picturesque riverside views as the Moselle meanders through wooded valleys, vineyards, and charming villages. In Schweich, guests have the option to take a guided excursion to Trier near the Luxembourg border. Originally a Roman city, there are several well-preserved Roman structures, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Porta Nigra gate, the ruined Roman baths, an amphitheater, and a bridge over the Moselle River.

Day 5

Cochem to Traben-Trarbach, Germany

Traben-Trarbach is the capital of Moselle’s wine region. Discover a beautiful array of Art Nouveau buildings and architecture, including the landmark bridge gate designed by famous German architect Bruno Möhring in 1899. There are also fascinating underground cellars to explore. Enjoy an evening wine tasting on board the ship and savour local vintages.

Day 6

Cochem, Germany

Explore Cochem, your first port arrival. This pretty German town is perched in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Moselle River and surrounded by hills covered entirely in vineyards. Cochem’s crowning glory is the neo-Gothic Reichsburg Castle with an 11th-century keep and later 19th-century additions. Visitors can enjoy the baroque Town Hall, charming narrow streets, and a traditional market square.

Day 7

Sailing Day

Cruise from Utrecht in the Netherlands into the heart of Germany along Europe’s most famous river, the Rhine.

Day 8

Utrecht, Netherlands

Disembark your vessel, the Spirit of the Rhine, in Utrecht.

Highlights of the Moselle Cruise Ships

Spirit Of The Rhine

This exclusive vessel brings our boutique cruise experience to the riverways of Europe. Enjoy access to French balconies, panoramic lounges, splash pools and so much more when you travel with us.

4 Passenger Decks
Buffet Breakfasts
Live music & Entertainment

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7 Nights
October

Highlights of The Moselle

  • Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Sailing Day
  • Cochem,Germany
  • Cochem to Traben-Trarbach, Germany
  • Traben-Trarbach to Schweich, Germany
  • Schweich to Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
  • Koblenz, Germany
  • Frankfurt, Germany
£1,536pp Est. Price per person
  • Spirit of the Rhine

The Highlights of the Moselle Cruise Review

“As regular cruisers, this was a bit of a departure for us, literally, and not a route we would usually have chosen, but we’re so glad we did. It’s different and diverse, with unusual views but all the traditional picturesque river scenery as well. This cruise is great for wine buffs, but you don’t have to be interested or knowledgeable; just enjoy the taste! The ship is really well-appointed and comfortable, and the food is excellent. Try this cruise, you won’t be disappointed”

Jane and Paul Eddington, Luton

The Highlights of the Moselle River Cruise FAQ

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

I’m on a special diet. What provision can the ship make for my requirements?

Our expert chefs prepare fresh meals daily and always include a range of dishes, including vegan and vegetarian options, so it’s no problem to adjust menus for guests with restricted diets. All on-board cuisine focuses on local produce and menus to reflect the area or region. Whatever the ingredients, taste, and flavour are never compromised.

Do I need a Covid vaccination to travel?

We recommend guests are up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations. You can discuss health issues and safety with our friendly booking team. We always adhere to the latest guidance issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local regulations in the regions we sail through. All on-board staff are Covid vaccinated.

Will I need a visa for this cruise?

The Highlights of the Moselle River Cruise visits two European countries, so passengers must have a visa, which should be arranged in their own country before departure. Always allow ample time for processing your application, as delays can occur during busy periods.

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