Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

20th September 2020 7 nights Sails from Cologne to Cologne Brabant R2022
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Prices from £1,699 per person
We'll Cover Your Tips

Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paiddirectly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £8 per person per night on River cruises(where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 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cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking.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 for this journey along three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, and you’ll experience a holiday filled with scenic, architectural and cultural delights, uncovered during memorable river cruising and time ashore exploring charming towns and stunning cities.

You’ll begin this inspirational cruise revelling in sensational views of the Lower Moselle Valley’s gorgeous vineyards and enchanting riverbank towns, before calling at Cochem for a chance to wander the town’s romantic squares and visit the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle. [ReadMoreMob]Several miles further along the Moselle, after a stop at Trier – Germany’s oldest city, your time in Luxembourg kicks-off with a call at Remich. Take a walking tour of the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’ and you’ll find centuries-old monuments and buildings amongst the historic streets and alleys, alongside some of the region’s most famous wineries. There are wine taverns serving delicious, locally produced tipples in Grevenmacher too, though you could opt to visit the exotic Päiperleksgaart Gardens here and encounter thousands of graceful butterflies, as well as chameleons, turtles and various bird species. After a short, yet rewarding time ashore in Gravenmacher, a sail back to Germany makes for a memorable afternoon of scenic cruising, sailing the picturesque Upper Moselle and through the Middle Moselle Valley’s breathtaking scenes of forested countryside and storybook settlements en route. [ReadMoreDesk]

The following day, you can take the morning to explore beautiful Bernkastel-Kues with its plethora of welcoming wine taverns and medley of historical gems, such as the 15th century Spitzhauschen and Renaissance-style Town Hall; then spend a couple of late afternoon hours in Traben Trarbach, the ‘Jewel of the Central Moselle’. Then there’s Koblenz, situated at the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’, where’s you’ll have a day to take in this charming city’s multitude of centuries-old monuments and landmarks – including the Prussian Electoral Palace and the 13th century Alte Berg – at leisure, and ride a cable car to the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Finally, your unforgettable week of scenic river exploration concludes on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne. Before heading home, perhaps make the most of your time to visit the city’s iconic, UNESCO-listed Cathedral and marvel at its spectacular towering exterior and glorious interiors; take in the various galleries and museums; and stop-by the Altstadt District, where bustling pubs offer up a friendly atmosphere and Cologne’s famous sweet ale, Kölsch.

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.