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Cochem town on the Mosel River, Germany

Classic Cruise – Germany & Luxembourg

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile
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Join an exciting and breathtaking 7-day cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile sailing through Germany & Luxembourg where you will find some of the historical places that will take you back in time. Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th Century Queen of German Castles. Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and see the Porta Nigra. Visit the private cellars of Pauli Bergweiler and enjoy his superb wines. Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Koblenz | Embark
Day 2 : Cochem
Day 3 : Zell
Day 4 : Berkastel
Day 5 : Trier
Day 6 : Remich
Day 7 : Remich | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th Century 'Queen of German Castles'
  • Tour Trier, Germany’s oldest town and see the Porta Nigra
  • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital
  • Visit the private cellars of Pauli Bergweiler and taste his superb wines

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La Nouvelle Etoile

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Luxembourg Porta Nigra, Trier, Germany Cochem town on the Mosel River, Germany Cochem Castle, Germany Luxembourg architecture

Day 1 Koblenz | Embark

Guests are met in either Frankfurt or Koblenz and transferred to the hotel barge moored in the heart of Koblenz for a champagne welcome. You will take a late afternoon cruise to Winningen, one of the oldest and largest wine-growing villages in the area, where you will moor for the night and you’ll experience your first gourmet meal on board.

Day 2 Cochem

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A morning cruise guides you through the lowest part of the Mosel River up to the charming town of Cochem. After lunch you will drive to the castle of Burg Eltz, also called the “Queen of the German Castles” as it is one of the few that were not destroyed by the French King Louis XIV in 1689. A guided tour takes you through this fascinating 12th-century castle. You will then return to the barge with time to stroll through this delightful little village. 

Day 3 Zell

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, you will take a leisurely cruise past numerous vineyards in beautiful scenery to Zell. This is one of the most beautiful towns on the Mosel and is famous for its wines. Visit the cellars of Dr. Josef Weiss, just outside of town for your first wine tasting.  

Day 4 Berkastel

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You will cruise up this very picturesque part of the Mosel to Bernkastel, another famous wine village. Here you’ll find the “crème de la crème” of Mosel wines. In the afternoon visit the private cellars of Pauli Bergweiler for a sampling of his superb wines. Finish your day with a stroll around the village of Bernkastel before dinner on board.
 

Day 5 Trier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning you will cruise to the oldest town in Germany, Trier. Trier will take you back to the old Roman times from hundreds of years before Christ. Visit the Porta Nigra, part of the old town wall and the magnificent St. Peters Cathedral, or stroll the old town to browse the shops.  

Day 6 Remich

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast as you cruise through the final port on the Mosel into Luxembourg to the small village of Remich. In the afternoon, there will be time to visit the nearby capital of Luxembourg. Tonight enjoy the Captains Farewell dinner on board.

Day 7 Remich | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off location in Frankfurt.

La Nouvelle Etoile

Per person starting at
$8,200
La Nouvelle Etoile, stateroom
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Suites
200 sq. ft. including en-suite facilities. Twin/double beds, private bathroom with shower, wardrobe, small tables and a chair.

Notes

Rates Include:
  • Accommodations
  • Private shower
  • All gourmet meals
  • Selected regional wines and alcoholic beverages
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees
  • Use of the vessel's bicycles
  • Roundtrip transfers from specified meeting point
Rates Exclude:
  • Air transportation
  • Airport taxes
  • Visas
  • Health or accident insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Superior Châteaux vintage wines
  • Crew gratuities
  • Optional activities such as hot air balloon flights or items of a personal nature such as laundry, communication charges or purchases
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