Wines of the Moselle Cruise

8 Days
Bernkastel to Frankfurt
From (CAD)
$ 3,195
Dates & Pricing

2022 Bernkastel > Frankfurt

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWMW
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Bernkastel
Return City:
Frankfurt

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Frankfurt – Bernkastel

    You will be met at the airport by your Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your award-winning Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Bernkastel. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.

    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.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Bernkastel

    EmeraldPLUS

    A wine tasting in Bernkastel  

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Bike tour near 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, once a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Trier

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Cochem

    Today, you will enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem during a guided walk through the numerous well-preserved sites of this quaint town, including the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, the Town Hall and its many other gems. Later today, enjoy a regional wine lecture and tasting on board of your star-ship.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Cochem

    EmeraldPLUS

    Regional wine lecture on board of your star-ship

    EmeraldPLUS

    Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour in Cochem

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    The ancient city of Koblenz is the gateway to the Rhine Gorge. Once a Roman stronghold, the area is now full of postcard-worthy parks and flowers. These are yours to discover today during a guided tour of the city, including the German Corner, where the Moselle meets the Rhine.

    Later today, enjoy a visit to a family owned winery for an adventure hike and wine tasting on the property grounds.

    Included Excursion

    Walking Tour of Koblenz

    EmeraldPLUS

    Visit to a family owned winery with wine tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Rüdesheim

    Start your day with a visit to the Eberbach Abbey, offering you the opportunity to experience a journey with all of your senses. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries which lie 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. As a major filming location of 1986 film 'In the Name of the Rose', adapted from Umberto Eco's thrilling novel with same name, Eberbach deserves a visit. Today the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It also serves as a set for film and TV: the Season 5 trailers of Game of Thrones were filmed here.

    Alternatively, enjoy a hike up the Niederwalddenkmal - a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It overlooks the valley of the Rhine and was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.

    Included Excursion

    A visit to Eberbach Abbey with wine tasting

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided hike to Niederwalddenkmal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Wiesbaden

    Schloss Vollrads, castle and a wine estate in the Rheingau wine-growing region, that has been making wine for over 800 years and believes that their outstanding Riesling makes you happy. The hand-picked grapes are precisely collected at the right degree and ripeness to make unique and authentic wines typical of the region. Art, culture and the estate’s wine cellar complement each other to allow for a truly unforgettable experience.  Today you will have a wonderful opportunity to visit this stunning 80 hectares of vineyards estate and taste their famous Riesling produced wine.

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Schloss Vollrads wine estate with tasting

    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.

    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

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 Bernkastel
  • Guided tour of Trier
  • Guided tour of Cochem
  • Walking Tour of Koblenz
  • Visit of Eberbach Abbey with wine tasting
  • Visit to Schloss Vollrads wine estate with tasting

EmeraldPLUS
  • Wine tasting in Bernkastel
  • Regional wine presentation on board of your star-ship
  • Visit to a family owned winery with wine tasting
  • Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour near Bernkastel
  • Guided bike tour in Cochem
  • Guided Hike to Niederwalddenkmal

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