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Moselle river cruises

The Moselle is a winding river that branches off from the Rhine, making a fantastic alternative or addition to a cruise along Germany’s most famous waterway. Our Moselle river cruises tend to focus on the German portion of the river, which runs between Koblenz and Trier.

The river twists and turns its way past steep-sided vineyards (both of our Moselle river cruises include guided tastings of delicious local rieslings), hillside castles and medieval towns crammed full of wonky, half-timbered houses.

Moselle highlights

  • Taking a tour of Cochem Castle
  • Tasting superb local wines
  • Exploring medieval Bernkastel
  • Discovering 9th-century Landshut Castle
  • Strolling through Trier, the ‘Rome of the north’
  • Learning the history of Eltz Castle
  • Picking up a souvenir or two in picturesque Zell

Scenic Sights of the Beautiful Moselle

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River Cruise

  • 7 nights cruise on MS Serenade 1
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
  • 3 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

from

£1,499

per person 2 8 days


Wine-making traditions

The Moselle is Germany’s oldest wine region, with a viticulture heritage that dates back 2,000-odd years. It’s mainly about white wines here – Moselle vineyards turn out some of the best rieslings in the world. There are plenty of opportunities to sample them, too, whether it’s a guided tasting at a winery or wine cellar, or a chilled glass (or two) at a pavement café.

Hilltop castles

You’ll find countless hilltop castles along the Moselle, from half-crumbling ruins to grand affairs with medieval towers and turrets. Cochem’s 12th-century castle is a highlight, as are Landshut Castle (which sits above Bernkastel) and Eltz Castle (nestled in woodland just north of Trier’s UNESCO-listed Roman ruins).

Storybook towns and villages

There are some beautiful little towns and villages lining the banks of the Moselle. We love Zell, with its backdrop of vine-striped hills; fairytale-like Bernkastel, home to cobblestone streets and café-lined squares; and Cochem, with its half-timbered houses painted in pastel hues.