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Rhine & Moselle Discovery

Embark on the Rhine & Moselle Discovery cruise through the heart of Europe, where each day brings cultural and architectural delights aplenty. Be lavished with delectable dishes both onboard and off-board your luxury ship, alongside adventures to suit every passenger.

Venture to Strasbourg and explore its charming blend of French and German influences, discover Speyer’s Romanesque cathedral and historic streets, along with Worms and Heidelberg. Mainz offers a journey through history, from its impressive cathedral to the Gutenberg Museum, while Rüdesheim provides a taste of local charm. Sail the Middle Rhine, explore Cochem and visit the enchanting Eltz Castle. Trier, Germany’s oldest city, boasts Roman heritage, while Bernkastel-Kues invites you to savour its wine culture.

Onboard our Viking Longship Hild, luxurious staterooms, exceptional dining and many amenities await, promising an unforgettable journey and cherished memories on your Rhine & Moselle Discovery cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
  • Ship: Viking Longship Hild
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Sep - Nov & Mar - Nov
£2,545pp
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About Viking Longships

Better by design, Viking’s award-winning longships partner signature Scandinavian design with innovative engineering, including low-vibration, environmentally friendly engines and solar panels. Fllled with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, the luxurious lounge features a clinker-built bar echoing the design of the original Viking longships centuries ago. Exquisite cuisine complements the open-seated arrangement in the restaurant or dine al fresco in the Aquavit Terrace and Lounge, with its unique indoor/outdoor viewing area located in the bow of the ship. Elegantly appointed and spacious staterooms present private verandas and offer the ultimate luxury accommodation for privacy and peaceful slumber.

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Rhine & Moselle Discovery Cruise Itinerary

Embark on a captivating 8-day European cruise that unfolds through the breathtaking locations of Strasbourg, Speyer, Worms, Heidelberg, Mainz, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, and more. Explore historic landmarks, baroque gardens, and stunning castles while enjoying cultural experiences and scenic river views. This Rhine & Moselle Discovery cruise offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty in one indelible voyage.

Day 1

Basel

Arrival in Basel and transfer from the airport to your ship.

Day 2

Strasbourg

Tour the highlights of Strasbourg. Discover Alsace’s wine and culture on the Alsatian Wine Route. Experience a winstub eatery and make flammkuchen. Embark on a factory tour of a Mercedes-Benz assembly line. Climb Strasbourg Cathedral for panoramic views.

Day 3

Speyer

Experience the Speyer walking tour. Explore Speyer’s rich history and visit its famous cathedral. Embark on an optional visit to Worms, known for its historical and religious importance, alongside a visit to Heidelberg’s Old Town. Explore the beautiful gardens of Schloss Schwetzingen.

Day 4

Mainz

Go on a guided tour of Mainz’s Old Town and the Gutenberg Museum. Visit St. Stephen’s Church and learn about Mainz’s Jewish heritage. Enjoy an evening in Rüdesheim with wine bars and traditional dinner.

Day 5

Koblenz

Take a stroll around Koblenz and discover its historic past. Visit the fairytale Eltz Castle, considered to be Europe’s most beautiful mediaeval castle.

Day 6

Middle Rhine Scenic Sailing

Visit Reichsburg Castle and the town of Cochem. Enjoy a relaxing e-bike ride along the riverbank to Beilstein village.

Day 7

Bernkastel / Trier

Explore Trier, Germany’s oldest city with Roman heritage. Visit the Vinothek for a wine cellar tour and tasting in Kues.

Day 8

Trier

After breakfast, proceed to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 1

Trier

Arrival in Trier and transfer from the airport to your ship.

Day 2

Bernkastel / Trier

Explore Trier, Germany’s oldest city with Roman heritage. Visit the Vinothek for a wine cellar tour and tasting in Kues.

Day 3

Middle Rhine Scenic Sailing

Visit Reichsburg Castle and the town of Cochem. Enjoy a relaxing e-bike ride along the riverbank to Beilstein village.

Day 4

Koblenz

Take a stroll around Koblenz and discover its historic past. Visit the fairytale Eltz Castle, considered to be Europe’s most beautiful mediaeval castle.

Day 5

Mainz

Go on a guided tour of Mainz’s Old Town and the Gutenberg Museum. Visit St. Stephen’s Church and learn about Mainz’s Jewish heritage. Enjoy an evening in Rüdesheim with wine bars and traditional dinner.

Day 6

Speyer

Experience the Speyer walking tour. Explore Speyer’s rich history and visit its famous cathedral. Embark on an optional visit to Worms, known for its historical and religious importance, alongside a visit to Heidelberg’s Old Town. Explore the beautiful gardens of Schloss Schwetzingen.

Day 7

Strasbourg

Tour the highlights of Strasbourg. Discover Alsace’s wine and culture on the Alsatian Wine Route. Experience a winstub eatery and make flammkuchen. Embark on a factory tour of a Mercedes-Benz assembly line. Climb Strasbourg Cathedral for panoramic views.

Day 8

Basel

After breakfast, proceed to the airport for your return flight home.

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Rhine & Moselle Discovery

Set sail on an enchanting voyage along the Rhine & Moselle rivers, where centuries of history and breathtaking scenery come together to create indescribable moments. We’re taking bookings for 2023 and 2024

  • Sep - Nov & Mar - Nov
  • 7 Nights
£2,545pp

Rhine & Moselle Discovery Cruise Review

“My Rhine & Moselle Discovery cruise was an exceptional journey filled with cultural gems and wonderful experiences. Highlights included tours of Strasbourg, Speyer and Trier with each being as spectacular as the last. Eltz Castle was a fairytale come to life and my personal favourite. Exploring these charming destinations and indulging in wine cellar tours made for a truly memorable voyage.”

Edwina Harrison, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Rhine & Moselle Discovery FAQ

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

What are the main highlights of this cruise?

The Rhine & Moselle Discovery cruise includes stops at marvellous locations such as Strasbourg, Koblenz, Mainz, Trier, Heidelberg, and more, with visits to historic cathedrals, vineyards, castles, and cultural experiences along the way.

Is the cruise suitable for solo travellers?

Yes, this cruise offers accommodations and activities tailored to solo travellers, making it a great option for those exploring alone.

What currency should I bring?

The Euro is commonly accepted along the Rhine & Moselle, but it’s advisable to have some local currency for small purchases or in case of limited card acceptance.

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