Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle
From enchanting destinations steeped in centuries of fascinating history to the spectacular scenery of the Rhine, Main and Moselle Valleys, you’ll experience Germany’s breathtaking beauty to the full on this wonderful week away. World-famous vineyards, impressive castles and palaces and pretty towns present postcard-perfect views to enjoy as you sail picturesque rivers aboard Brabant, while stops at delightful destinations will be just as rewarding and memorable.
After boarding your boat in Düsseldorf you’ll call first at Cologne for the chance to marvel at the spectacular towering exterior and intriguing interior of the city’s iconic UNESCO-listed Cathedral. You could explore the charming Old Town and enjoy a pint of Kölsch – the local sweet ale – at one of the bustling pubs too; or take your pick of the many interesting museums. Along the beautiful Moselle, Cochem is your next stop. [ReadMore]With its pretty pastel-coloured waterfront buildings, lush-green vineyards and imposing Reichsburg Castle, this fairytale-esque town presents a unique scenic landscape. You’ll take in spectacular scenery on an unforgettable journey through the Lower Moselle Valley too, passing by yet more picturesque vineyards, fortifications and towns.
The following morning you’ll wake up in historic Koblenz, situated at the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’. Perhaps visit the ancient Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the Prussian Electoral Palace, the 13th century Alte Berg and more for an insight into the city’s over 2,000-year history before spending the afternoon sailing the magical Middle Rhine Valley – a picturebook of medieval towns, castles, spires and forested hills. The next day you’ll capture Bavaria’s scenic beauty as you sail the Main Valley to Miltenberg, where a treasure trove of medieval half-timbered architecture awaits your discovery. Back on the Main you’ll enjoy a cruise by the red sandstone rocks of the Middle Main Quadrangle en route to Würzburg. Discovering landmarks such as the Würzburg Residenz and the Marienberg Fortress is a great way to spend a couple of hours here, while it’s worth stopping by one of the taverns to sample fine Franconian wines too. Finally, after marvelling at the rolling hills and mountains of Haßberge aboard Brabant, you’ll visit Bamberg. Bamberg’s UNESCO-listed Old Town is renowned for its collection of historic attractions. The impressive Cathedral, the Old Town Hall and the Neue Residenz are particular highlights.