9 days - from only £1,049pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Rhine and Moselle Cruise

Discover both the Rhine and Moselle on this seven–night cruise. The MV Virginia will take you along both the mighty Rhine and tranquil Moselle complete with differing landscapes, steep vineyards, hill-topped castles and chocolate box villages. Travelling at a gentle pace, you'll get a taste of river life as the barges ply their trade along the river, passing pretty wine villages.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights cruising with full board
  • 1 night hotel with continental breakfast
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Cologne to join our cruise ship, the MV Virginia, for a seven-night cruise.

    Included meals: Light Supper

  • Day 2: Cologne to Koblenz

    We begin our cruise upstream to the mighty fortress town of Koblenz, situated imperiously at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

    Enjoy a stroll around the Deutsches Eck. The town has an abundance of cultural monuments, historic buildings and twisting alleyways, which are a delight to explore.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Koblenz

    Koblenz

    Included Highlights

    • Koblenz
  • Day 3: Koblenz to Rudesheim

    Today we continue our cruise, passing the famous Loreley Rock, where legend says a beautiful siren bewitched passing sailors, making them crash into the rocks.

    Enjoy the riverside scenery and hills passing us by until we arrive in Rudesheim. This popular town is famous for its wine production, so why not enjoy a stroll along the vibrant Drosselgasse street to sample the produce at one of the quaint wine taverns?

    Or, why not join our optional sightseeing tour by little road train, plus a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum?

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Rudesheim

    Rudesheim

    Included Highlights

    • Rudesheim

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2021
    • Rudesheim Sightseeing Tour
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Rudesheim to Boppard

    We cruise downstream past the pretty riverside town of Bacharach, overlooked by Stahleck Castle.

    We continue past Pfalz Castle and St. Goarshausen to reach Boppard, ‘The Pearl of the Rhine’. Boppard was founded by the Romans and has a fascinating history. The town also enjoys an enviable position, as it is located at the top of the largest loop of the Rhine.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Boppard

    Boppard

    Included Highlights

    • Boppard
  • Day 5: Boppard to Cochem

    Today, we cruise towards Koblenz, where we join the Moselle River – a more tranquil river valley in contrast to the vibrant Rhine.

    Later, we arrive in Cochem, the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’, which is a picturesque town with narrow streets, twisting alleys and restored half-timbered houses with slate roofs, overlooked by the magnificent Reichsburg Castle.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Cochem

    Cochem

    Included Highlights

    • Cochem
  • Day 6: Cochem to Andernach

    We re-join The Rhine and cruise downstream to Andernach.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7: Andernach to Cologne

    We continue our cruise past Konigswinter and Bonn.

    We reach Cologne around lunchtime, where you will have free time to explore this beautiful city. The stunning Gothic cathedral here is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there is lots more to discover, including the historic old town and bustling shopping streets.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Cologne Cathedral

    Cologne Cathedral

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 8: Cologne

    We disembark and spend the morning in Cologne for last-minute shopping and sightseeing, before we continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Cologne

    Cologne

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne
  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £90.00 (9 days).

Hotels

You will spend seven nights onboard the 3-star MV Virginia. 

Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

  • MV Virginia

    The MV Virginia provides a modern, relaxed atmosphere, with impressive décor and a fantastic environment in which you will be able to relax at ease. With its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, you’re sure to make a number of firm friends with your fellow passengers. While we’re travelling, be sure to admire the changing scenery from the sundeck, where you can soak up the rays or sit under the covered area. Why not enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your new friends at the bar, before tucking into the sumptuous meals served on-board. You will get to enjoy buffet breakfasts, as well as three-course lunches and four-course evening meals with waiter service.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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