Legendary Rhine & Moselle

8 Days
Frankfurt to Frankfurt
From (CAD)
$ 3,631
Dates & Pricing

2023 Frankfurt > Frankfurt

Beginning in Mainz, you’ll sail to Wiesbaden, a spa town known for its mineral springs. Sail onwards to Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region and visit picturesque settings fit for TV and film sets. Marksburg Castle brings fairytale-like Koblenz to life, while the slopes of the Moselle Valley are yours to explore by bike in Cochem. Uncover Trier’s beautifully preserved Roman remains on a guided walk and, in Bernkastel, you’ll taste the town’s finest wines within a truly majestic surrounding.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWGM
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Frankfurt
Return City:
Frankfurt

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Frankfurt Airport – Mainz

    Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your award-winning Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Mainz. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Frankfurt prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Wiesbaden

    Famous for its mineral springs dating back to Roman times, your morning guided tour of Wiesbaden will pass by the Russian Chapel. Visit the old town, the castle and the Kurhaus, and enjoy the magnificent view over the city and the Rhine Valley. Witness some fine examples of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wilhelmine architecture on the way to the Kochbrunnen hot spring, where you can take a sip of hot water.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Wiesbaden

    DiscoverMORE

    Guided tour of Frankfurt with tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Rüdesheim

    Start your day with a visit to Eberbach Abbey. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in the Rheingau Region. Founded in 1136 by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Burgundy), the monastery was one of the most active in Germany, and also boasted the largest vineyards in medieval Germany. Today, the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It is even the setting for the season five trailer of the popular television series Game of Thrones. 
    Alternatively, enjoy an active hike up the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse. It overlooks the Rhine Valley and was built in the late 1800s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Eberbach Abbey

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hike to Niederwalddenkmal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Koblenz

    Wonderfully maintained inside and out, Marksburg Castle boasts a selection of typical interiors including the castle kitchen, the knight’s hall, the armoury and an inviting wine cellar. The attractive light-stoned walls of the castle are protected by an outer fortress and, with a single tower peering over the turrets and castle walls, it looks not unlike something you would find in a Brothers Grimm tale. 
    Enjoy a visit to the Imperial castle in Cochem which stands majestically over the Moselle River Valley. A wonderful invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in one the highest castles on the Moselle River.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided hike to Marksburg Castle

    EmeraldPLUS

    Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Marksburg castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Cochem

    Today, you will enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem during a guided tour of its well-preserved sites. You’ll see the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, as well as the town hall and its many other gems.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Cochem

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour near Cochem

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Trier

    In southwest Germany, near the Luxemburg border, the city of Trier is a hidden treasure often called the “Rome of the North”. During your guided tour, explore the ruins of the old city baths, a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Trier

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bernkastel

    Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Bernkastel

    EmeraldPLUS

    Wine experience in Bernkastel    

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Bike tour near Bernkastel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Bernkastel – Frankfurt

    After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. 

    Please book your flight to depart out of Frankfurt after 12:00 PM.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Walking tour of Wiesbaden
  • Visit to Eberbach Abbey
  • Visit to Marksburg Castle
  • Guided tour of Cochem
  • Guided tour of Trier
  • Walking tour of Bernkastel

EmeraldPLUS
  • Cochem Castle visit with entertainment
  • Wine Experience in Bernkastel

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hike to Niederwalddenkmal
  • Guided Hike to Marksburg Castle
  • Guided bike tour near Cochem
  • Guided bike tour near Bernkastel

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability