Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

28th June 2020 7 nights Sails from Cologne to Cologne Brabant R2010
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Friends walking across bridge in Cochem with Reichsburg Castle in the background, Germany Friends walking across bridge in Cochem with Reichsburg Castle in the background, Germany
Prices from £1,699 per person

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, with a stop at Trier – Germany’s oldest city, your journey through Germany makes for memorable scenic cruising, sailing the picturesque Saar River towards Saarburg, where the enchanting waterfall through the centre of the town is particularly appealing. [ReadMoreDesk]

The following day, you can take time 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.