The Moselle Valley is a land of picturesque riverside towns and villages, fairytale castles, vineyards clinging to steep hillsides and delightful half-timbered historic houses. Flowing between the two massifs of the Eifel and the Hunsrück, the Moselle is greener, narrower and less bustling than its famous partner, the Rhine, and is the perfect place to just relax and watch the pageant of passing boats unfold. The wine making village of Lösnich is the perfect location to tour this beautiful region and the friendly Hotel Heil makes a great base for a memorable stay…complete with wine tasting, of course!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast and dinner
- Welcome glass of wine
- Dance night with live music on one evening
- Wine tasting in the hotel
- Two included excursions
- Single rooms are double for sole
DAY 1 - After joining your holiday coach, you travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais, then continue to Germany via the auto-routes of France and Belgium and onto Lösnich for an evening arrival where a welcome glass of wine awaits. Dinner, bed & breakfast
DAY 2 - 4 - At leisure in Lösnich, with two included excursions, a dance night with live musical entertainment one evening as well as a wine tasting in the hotel. Lösnich is a small wine village is set in the heart of the 'Middle Moselle' where you can relax in the idyllic surrounds, enjoying peace and quiet.
Head north today to ancient Cochem with its many medieval squares, beautifully restored houses and dramatic castle, Schloss Reichsburg, perched precipitously on a rock. Cochem offers a large number of wine shops as you might expect in this region and the owners are often keen to offer tasting opportunities. There is also an abundance of restaurants and cafes with open air terraces from which to enjoy the view. Cochem has its own chair lift up to the 'Pinner Kreuz', one of the most panoramic viewpoints over the region (approx €7 pp in 2017). Additionally your driver may be able to offer you an optional river cruise on the Moselle to round off your day perfectly.
BERNKASTEL-KUES & TRIER
Travel south along the Moselle today to the atmospheric town of Bernkastel-Kues with its medieval old town full of romantic narrow streets and picturesque nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered. Look out for the pointed house, a much photographed narrow little gabled building dating back to 1416. Or perhaps visit the Moselle Wine Museum to learn more about Germany's oldest winegrowing region (entrance not included - approx. €5 pp in 2017). Continue on to the Roman town of Trier, home to northern Europe's finest ensemble of Roman monuments including the magnificent Porta Nigra gate, elaborate thermal baths and amphitheatre.
Venture to the 'capital of the gemstone industry', Idar-Oberstein where in the past, the abundance of agate, jasper and amethyst deposits made the town a centre for gemstone cutting and polishing. Your driver may be able to offer you an optional visit to the fully restored 17th century agate mill just outside the town where water energy was used to power the huge sandstone wheels. Idar-Oberstein is also home to the fascinating German Gemstone Museum (entrance not included) as well as the incredible chapel in the rock (accessible only on foot via 200 steps and footpath; entrance not included).
DAY 5 - An early start takes you back to Calais and the return ferry crossing to Dover, arriving home during the evening.Back to top