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.
Tour Trier, Germany’s 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to your drop-off location in Frankfurt.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
TrustScore 4.6 | 107 reviews
TrustScore 4.6 of 5
Based on 107 reviews on
20 hours ago
Clara and Rhenee were gracious and available. Phone contact is so important to answer questions and discuss all aspects of trip. If not immediately available they scheduled a time to speak.
They were knowledgeable, honest, realistic and very friendly. They are both very professional and take their role seriously.
20 hours ago
Jason has been wonderful. He is full of information and was very willing to listen to what was of interest to us.
2 days ago
The ability (of Kassandra) to tailor a guided trip to my exact preferences is very valuable to me, as well as the ability (of Kassandra) to provide expert guidance on destinations and travel dates. I also appreciate the ability of the backup staff (Maria Ignacio, Exito Travel) to coordinate all the details to make the travel logistics easy for the customer.
2 days ago
Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! Kassandra planned everything and the excursions, hotels, overall organization were outstanding. Everything worked out smoothly, the excursions guides were knowledgeable allowing us to see so much of the fauna and flora of the country. The hotels were great as well, all in fantastic locations and with beautiful views.
2 days ago
This is our 7th trip Kassandra has planned and she is wonderful to work with. She is responsive, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work together with her. We love Adventure Life!