Germany and Luxembourg
Guests are met at the designated meeting point in Frankfurt and transferred to La Nouvelle Etoile, which will be moored in the river town of Remich in Luxembourg. Enjoy a Champagne welcome and the first opportunity to meet the crew.
Tonight, enjoy the first gourmet dinner aboard.
After a hearty breakfast, we will visit the capital of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, which was the first city to be appointed a European Capital of Culture.
Following lunch on board, enjoy the views as our afternoon cruise down the Mosel will take us into Germany to Trier, for our overnight mooring.
This morning we explore the town of Trier, the oldest town in Germany, dating back to Roman times. We will see the Porta Nigra, part of the old town walls and the magnificent St Peter's cathedral, the oldest church in Germany and a UNESCO heritage site. The central nave was built in the early 4th century.
After lunch, our cruise continues along a very picturesque section of the Mosel River to Bernkastel, a village famous for wine production. What better way to discover the local Moselle wines than in the cellars of Dr Pauli Bergweller in our late-afternoon tasting?
We return to La Nouvelle Etoile to enjoy dinner aboard.
Our morning cruise continues along the Mosel, to the charming town of Zell. This is one of the most beautiful towns on the river and is famous for its wines. We will visit the wine cellars of Dr Josef Weiss, just outside the town.
In the afternoon, there is time to explore the town on foot before returning to La Nouvelle Etoile for dinner aboard.
After breakfast, we begin our leisurely cruise past numerous vineyards, arriving in the pleasant town of Cochem. After lunch on board, we drive to the castle Burg Eltz, one of the few castles not destroyed by the French King Louis XVI in 1689. The castle is known as the Queen of the German Castles. We enjoy an excellent guided tour through this fascinating 12th-century castle before returning to the barge.
Dinner on board.
Cochem to Koblenz
Enjoy breakfast before we begin the cruise through the lowest part of the Moselle River, continuing onwards to Koblenz. There will be plenty of time to stroll through the beautiful streets that are known for fabulous shopping!
We return to the barge to relax and then enjoy our Captain's Farewell Dinner aboard.
After breakfast, guests leave La Nouvelle Etoile and are transferred by private minibus to the drop-off point in Koblenz or Frankfurt
Germany and Luxembourg rates
|2024 USD, for American and Canadian residents||Regular|
|Whole boat charter for 8||72, 000 USD|
|Suite per person||9, 554 USD|
|Single supplement||4, 777 USD|
|Departure dates 2024||September 1 - October 6|