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Private Charter - Classic Cruise - Germany & Luxembourg Aboard La Nouvelle Etoile

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard La Nouvelle Etoile
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The Mosel River traverses a deep valley through woodlands and vineyards in eastern Germany. This 7-day cruise on La Nouvelle Etoile allows barge enthusiasts to see two of the region's most famous attractions: castles and wines. Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th-century Queen of German Castles in Cochem. Tour the private cellars of Dr. Josef Weiss and Pauli Bergweiler and sample their superb rieslings. Following that, explore Trier, Germany’s oldest town, and see the Porta Nigra. Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital.
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  • Tour Trier, Germany‚Äôs oldest town and see the Porta Nigra with your private group of up to 8 guests
  • Visit the private cellars of Pauli Bergweiler and taste his superb wines
  • Visit Burg Eltz, the 12th-century 'Queen of German Castles'
  • Finish the cruise in Luxembourg with a visit to its capital
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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. Take a late afternoon cruise to Winningen, one of the oldest and largest wine-growing villages in the area, where you moor for the night and experience your first gourmet meal on board.

Day 2: Cochem

A morning cruise guides you through the lowest part of the Mosel River up to the charming town of Cochem. After lunch, 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 then return to the barge with time to stroll through this delightful little village. 

Day 3: Zell

After breakfast, 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

Cruise this very picturesque part of the Mosel to Bernkastel, another famous wine village. 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 town of Bernkastel before dinner on board.

Day 5: Trier

This morning, cruise to the oldest town in Germany, Trier. Trier takes you back to ancient Roman times, 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

Enjoy breakfast as you cruise through the final port on the Mosel into Luxembourg to the small village of Remich. In the afternoon, visit the nearby capital of Luxembourg. Tonight enjoy the Captain's Farewell dinner on board.

Day 7: Remich | Disembark

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


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200 sq. ft. including en-suite facilities. Twin/double beds, private bathroom with shower, wardrobe, small tables and a chair.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
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  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Selected regional wines and alcoholic beverages
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • All sightseeing tours and admittance fees
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  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Superior Châteaux vintage wines
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