Best Of The Rhine & Moselle
- Duration: -1 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TRIVMORHI18/LA9D
- Travel Type: Coach
Sit back and relax as we drift along the Rhine and the Moselle, stopping to explore our captain’s favourite ports of call. They may flow into one another at the city of Koblenz, but these two rivers are very different – the mighty Rhine which offers legendary landscapes and vibrant cities, and the meandering Moselle whose valley is an ocean of vineyards dotted with quaint medieval towns. Few people know them as well as our devoted captain, not only in terms of navigating a ship, but also the finer details of where to go and what to do. So we have drawn from his knowledge and experience to offer the best of the Rhine and the Moselle in one seamless journey.
- Executive return coach travel from your chosen departure point
- Return ferry crossing
- Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
- En suite cabin accommodation aboard the MPS Lady Anne
- Eight nights’ cruise on a full board basis
- Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
- Entertainment on every night of your cruise
- Visits to Koblenz, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Boppard, Cochem, Traben-Trarbach, Andernach, Bonn & Cologne
- Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager
Day 1: UK – Koblenz
We travel to the city of Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, and settle aboard our ship.
Day 2: Koblenz – Rüdesheim – Mainz
This morning we leave Koblenz and begin cruising along the Rhine to visit the town of Rüdesheim. You are free to explore at leisure, or you can join our optional excursion for the chance to see the fascinating Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum and enjoy a cable car ride above the vineyards for panoramic views of the Rhine. Later today we continue along the Rhine and stop at Mainz.
Day 3: Mainz – Boppard
Our optional guided tour is the perfect introduction to Mainz, a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Join us as we explore the old quarter and the modern city centre, plus we visit the Gutenburg Museum opposite the cathedral. In the afternoon we cruise to Boppard, where you are free to explore at leisure.
Day 4: Boppard – Koblenz – Cochem
During breakfast we cruise to Koblenz and enjoy some free time. Alternatively, you can join our optional trip on the Koblenz cable car which leads to the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The afternoon can then be spent relaxing onboard as we cruise along the Moselle, following the twists and turns of the river to Cochem, where we spend the evening.
Day 5: Cochem – Traben-Trarbach
We cruise further along the Moselle and stop at Traben-Trarbach, a quaint town filled with half-timbered buildings and handsome aristocratic homes. You can explore at leisure – the Middle Moselle Museum (not included) and the small bicycle museum (free entry) are highly recommended – or join our optional guided tour, which give us a fascinating and authentic impression of ancient Trier.
Day 6: Traben-Trarbach – Andernach
Relax onboard as we enjoy a full day cruising along the Moselle. Our route takes us back to the Rhine and the little town of Andernach which we reach in the early evening.
Day 7: Andernach – Bonn – Cologne
This morning we cruise the short distance to Bonn, where you can explore at leisure or join our optional excursions Königswinter on the opposite side of the river for a trip on the Dragon Rock Railway. During lunch we sail to Cologne, where you are free to enjoy the remainder of the day in this beautiful city which is dominated by its huge gothic cathedral or join our optional excursion to explore Cologne.
Day 8: Cologne – Andernach
We return to Andernach where you can join our optional excursion visiting Sayn Palace and its beautiful Butterfly Garden.
Day 9: Andernach – UK
We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.
mps Lady Anne
Cruising from season to season, the MPS Lady Anne is exclusively for our customers and has been the essence of our river cruise collection since we first set sail together over 15 years ago.
From the spotless brass furnishings and smart uniform, to the well presented meals and sparkling glassware – Captain Wido runs a tight ship aboard the MPS Lady Anne and the crew’s attention to detail is second to none. Yet the atmosphere is one of relaxation and informality, with smiling faces wherever you look, and that’s what a cruise aboard our flagship is all about.
This is the heart of the ship, a wonderful space with panoramic windows and plenty of seats for everyone. Sit back on the sofas and admire the scenery as the waiting staff bring your drinks to you, mingle with friends around the tables to talk about the day’s events, take to the dance floor after dinner with music that’ll get everyone’s foot tapping, and enjoy a nightcap at the bar before retiring to your cabin.
If there’s one thing we hear about time and again – it’s the exceptional meals served in the restaurant. This well presented room seats everyone for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day with a fantastic buffet, whether it’s cereal, fruit, yoghurt, cold meats, cheeses, or a traditional cooked breakfast. Lunch is also a wonderful variety of hot and cold dishes and for the evening you can enjoy a four course meal with the waiting staff tending to your every need.