Legendary Rhine & Moselle

8 Days
Frankfurt to Frankfurt
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$ 3,245
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2023 Frankfurt > Frankfurt

Savour the finest wines in Bernkastel amid the town's majestic scenery, before embarking on a guided tour of Trier, home to beautifully preserved Roman remains. In Cochem, explore the slopes of the Moselle Valley by bike, then witness the fairytale-like Marksburg Castle in Koblenz. Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region will enchant you with its medieval architecture and rolling vineyards, whilst the spa town of Wiesbaden offers a relaxing way to end your river cruise.
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8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Frankfurt Airport – Bernkastel

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your award-winning Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Bernkastel. 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 - 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.


    Wine experience in Bernkastel   


    Bike tour along the Moselle near Bernkastel

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Bernkastel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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


    Guided tour of Luxembourg (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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.
    In the evening, enjoy a visit to the Imperial castle which stands majestically over the Moselle River valley. A wonderful invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy one of the highest hill castles on the Moselle River. Soaring over Cochem, this medieval castle was heavily damaged while in the possession of the electoral princes of Trier. However, it was restored in the neo-Gothic style associated with the German castle Romanticism of the 19th century.


    Cochem Castle visit with entertainment


    Guided bike tour near Cochem

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Cochem

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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.


    Guided hike to Marksburg Castle

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Marksburg castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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 to 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


    Hike to Niederwalddenkmal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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


    Guided tour of Frankfurt with tasting (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Mainz – Frankfurt

    After breakfast, it is 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

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

  • City Walking Tour of Bernkastel
  • Guided tour of Trier
  • Guided tour of Cochem
  • Visit to Marksburg Castle Visit
  • Visit of Eberbach Abbey
  • Walking tour of Wiesbaden

  • Wine Experience in Bernkastel
  • Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

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

  • 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

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