Experience The Moselle Cruise
5 nights. October 2021. From £1300.00.
Picturesque Vineyards and Villages
Spend six wonderful days on the meandering Moselle, following its path past a patchwork of sweeping, vine-clad banks, dotted with pretty timbered villages, medieval castles and Roman ruins. Board your ship in Cologne and sail south on the Rhine, joining the sleepy Moselle at Koblenz. Your first call is the picture-perfect Cochem, its fantastic medieval castle looming over the pastel-coloured waterfront buildings. Enjoy an included walking tour of the town and castle, before continuing to the quintessential medieval twin towns of Bernkastel–Kues, located on opposite sides of the Moselle, amid picturesque vineyards. Your next port of call is Mehring, for the UNESCO-declared city of Trier, established by Emperor Augustus and home to a collection of stunning Roman sites. Spend the day exploring this fascinating city, before cruising overnight to Koblenz, where you'll enjoy an included walking tour. Sitting at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, Koblenz has been a strategic stronghold for over 2,000 years and is dominated by the imposing mass of the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on its far bank. Return to Cologne to complete a wonderful cruise.
What's IncludedFive nights' Premium Inclusive cruise accommodation
Return travel from the UK to Germany (unless you select our Tour Only option)
Included walking tour of Cochem
Included walking tour of Koblenz
Included coach transfers to the ship (unless you select our Tour Only option)
Free Wi-Fi on board
On-board activities and entertainment
Gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations
A FREE unlimited Premium Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day
Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
The services of a Cruise Director and experienced English-speaking crew
All port taxes and surcharges
Holiday HighlightsEmbark A-ROSA SILVA in Cologne
Four visits and tours
Cruise south to picture-perfect Cochem, with included walking tour of the town and castle
Spend a day exploring the picturesque twin towns of Bernkastel–Kues
Discover the Roman city of Trier, birthplace of Karl Marx
Visit pretty Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, with included walking tour
Five nights’ Premium Inclusive cruise aboard A-ROSA SILVA, in your chosen cabin, on a full-board basis, with on-board entertainment and activities
FREE unlimited Premium Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality tea, and coffees, beer, wine and cocktails throughout the day and evening
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Travel to Cologne, and board your sleek A-ROSA vessel at the quayside. Perhaps take a stroll through the city’s famous Altstadt beneath the great, twin-spired cathedral, before the ship sails in the early evening. Board your ship, dine when you wish at the gourmet buffet, and perhaps enjoy a nightcap before turning in. Overnight, you’ll sail south on the Rhine, joining the Moselle at Koblenz.
Day 2This morning you’ll arrive in Cochen, a picture-perfect town with an imposing medieval castle. A-ROSA SILVA will moor at the town for the morning, giving you time to explore its charming narrow streets, lined with timber-framed buildings, and the pastel-coloured waterfront restaurants and cafés. Enjoy an included walking of the town and its impressive castle, or if you’re feeling extra-energetic, you may choose to join the optional bicycle tour through the Moselle Valley. Depart in the early afternoon, and sail to Bernkastel–Kues, arriving in the early hours.
Day 3Wake up to the wonderful sight of the idyllic twin towns of Bernkastel–Kues, perched on opposing banks of the Moselle. Both towns are characterised by medieval half-timbered buildings and winding, narrow alleyways lined with cafés and restaurants, and are surrounded by picturesque vineyards. Your boat will moor here for the whole day, giving you the chance to find out more about your surroundings on an optional walking tour. Alternatively, you may choose to explore a little further afield on an optional bicycle tour along the banks of the Moselle River and past the surrounding vineyards. Re-board your ship, dine when you wish at the gourmet buffet, perhaps enjoying a nightcap before the ship sails later in the evening.
Day 4In the morning you’ll arrive at Mehring, near the border with Luxembourg, for optional visits to Trier. Board the coach for the short journey from the boat’s berth in Mehring to the UNESCO-protected city of Trier, founded by Emperor Augustus and birthplace of Karl Max. The city is famous for its collection of well-preserved Roman sites. In fact, eight of Germany’s 39 protected UNESCO sites are found in Trier, including an amphitheatre, Emperor Constantine’s throne room, and Germany’s oldest bridge. These sites are bought to life by an optional tour, or perhaps you’ll choose to explore the city under your own steam. Return to your boat for an early evening departure.
Day 5Spend the morning relaxing, taking in the majestic scenery from the deck as you softly glide around the Moselle’s sweeping bends, or perhaps make the most of the on-board facilities. After lunch, you’ll tie up in Koblenz, which sits spectacularly at the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle. A strategic stronghold for over 2,000 years, Koblenz is dominated by the imposing mass of the mighty Ehrenbreitstein fortress on the far bank. Step ashore an enjoy an included walking tour. Afterwards, why not take a seat in a café or weinstube, a small traditional German bar, along the riverside promenade to Deutsches Eck, where the rivers converge. Later, enjoy a last evening on board before your ship slips back out into the river and cruises downstream to Cologne overnight.
Day 6Today you’ll wake up in the city of Cologne. Bid a fond farewell to A-ROSA SILVA and her crew at the end of a marvellous cruise, as you begin your journey home. Back to top
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Optional shore excursionsOptional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.
TippingTipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.
Disabled guests and guests in need of assistanceAll ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility. Wheelchairs cannot be used on board.
Dress codeThe dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.
Wi-FiWi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.
LuggageWhere possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.
PoolA heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.
WhirlpoolA heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.
Cabin facilitiesIn your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.
Air-conditioningAll A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.
Drinking waterThe water on board is potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.
Itinerary changesOn rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
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