Exploring the Scenic Moselle Valley

1st August 2019 7 nights Sails from Düsseldorf to Basel Brabant R1918
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
Brabant in Cologne, Germany Brabant in Cologne, Germany
Prices from £1,099 per person
Summer Sale Saver Fares

Applicable on selected June to September 2019 sailings, as indicated. Applicable for new bookings made from 03/04/19 to 03/07/19, inclusive. Summer Sale offer is subject to availability and is capacity controlled. Saver Fare Terms and Conditions apply, please see below. Bookings made via Tour Operators are excluded from all Summer Sale offers. Summer Sale Saver Fares are not combinable with Launch Offers and 3for2 offers.

Plus FREE Tips & Dining Drinks
3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

Join Brabant and embark on an effortlessly rewarding German jaunt combining stops at a string of enchanting towns and cities with unforgettable daytime scenic river cruising. From spectacular cathedrals and castles to world-famous vineyards, magnificent mountains, rolling hills and more, you’ll experience the best of this beautiful country from aboard your smaller-sized river ship and during time ashore. A taste of historic France is thrown in for good measure too.

Calling first at Cologne, there’s a chance to marvel at the remarkable exterior and interior of the city’s iconic twin-spired cathedral and explore the charming Old Town [ReadMoreMob]before continuing onward along the Rhine. You’ll pass by Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven and the former capital of West Germany, see the historic Dreesen and Petersburg hotels, and marvel at the gorgeous Siebengebirge Mountains en route to Remagen. [ReadMoreDesk]This fascinating town is like a living-museum of wartime history. Be sure to visit the famous Ludendorff Bridge during your time here; one of the surviving towers is now an interesting museum exhibiting the role of Remagen and the Ludendorff in World War Two.

Brabant will then divert down the breathtaking Moselle, a simply unforgettable scenic river cruise experience. Revel in the glorious Middle Moselle Valley as you glide by the region’s steep vineyards and postcard-perfect riverbank towns towards Bernkastel-Kues, where a medley of half-timbered houses, welcoming wine taverns and stunning lush-green scenery beckons you ashore. The journey through the Moselle Valley will be extra special, as only smaller river ships can transit this narrow stretch. The delights of Cochem, including romantic squares and the imposing Reichsburg Castle, await the following morning before you sail through the sensational scenery of the Lower Moselle Valley to Koblenz. Here you can take in a plethora of historic landmarks, such as the ancient Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the Prussian Electoral Palace and the 13th century Alte Berg.

Your time in Germany concludes in Speyer after yet more scenic cruising by the forests and fairytale fortresses of the Middle Rhine Valley. Speyer’s UNESCO-listed Romanesque Cathedral is a must-visit, while the city’s stellar museums are worth a look too. Finally, a foray into France ensures a memorable end to your cruise. Be mesmerised by the exquisite Cathédrale Notre-Dame and peaceful canals of Strasbourg, then sit back and relax as Brabant navigates the tranquil Upper Rhine Valley and the locks of the Grand Canal d’Alsace.

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love.

Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.