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
Cruise Sale - FREE Tours

FREE Tour Package: applicable on selected 2020 Brabant River Cruises, as detailed, for new bookings made from 26/12/19 to 04/02/20, inclusive. Offer cannot be applied retrospectively, is not combinable with any other offer, unless specified, and is subject to availability. Package includes five preselected Shore Tours provided by F.OCL. Tours are subject to change. No refund will be given if tours included in the tour package offer are not taken. Tours are subject to availability and service operation. Tours are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Offer excludes bookings made via Tour Operators. Guests Booking on the Free Tour Package offer will be automatically booked on the tour package; alternative tours booked will be fully payable by the guest. If booking on more than one Brabant 2020 River cruise on a back-to-back basis, the tour package will not include a tour on the port day(s) designated for embarkation/disembarkation for individual Cruise codes, and there may be a repeated tours between the package. Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Cruise Sale Free Dining Drinks & Tips, Cruise Sale Solo Offer and Saver Fares – with the exception of Enjoyment Promise.

OR FREE Tips & Dining Drinks

FREE Dining Drinks & Tips on River Cruises is applicable on selected Brabant 2020 River cruises. The Dining Drinks upgrade comprises selected drinks with lunch and dinner; for terms & conditions click here; Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount  for  Tips is £8 per person, per night (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Cruise Sale Solo offer and Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise.

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. [ReadMoreDesk]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.

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.

FREE Tour Package available on this sailing, see below for tour details.

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.