Valleys & Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle
Situated on the Rhine River in the centre of the Rhine-Rhur region, charming Cologne is the beating heart of the beautiful Rhineland. Originally founded over 2,000 years ago by the Ubii tribe, Cologne was once the largest city in the Holy Roman Empire and served as a major trade route throughout the...
Known as ‘The Colourful Town on the Rhine’, Linz am Rhein is chock-full of vibrant half-timbered houses and is located on the right bank of the River Rhine close to Remagen, another delightful port of call for Brabant’s river cruises. The town has two medieval castles which are we...
Cruising Lower Moselle Valley, Germany
With its beautiful, ever-changing landscape, which is marked by world-famous vineyards, imposing cliffs and steep hills, towering centuries-old castles and a string of postcard-perfect historic towns, the Lower Moselle Valley is widely considered the most picturesque section of the Moselle River. H...
Known as the 'heart of the Middle Moselle', beautiful Bernkastel-Kues is an enchanting twin-town spread along both the east and west banks of the River Mosel at the centre of the picturesque Moselle Valley. Set amongst a backdrop of stunning lush-green scenery and world-famous vineyards, including t...
Cruising Middle Rhine Valley, Germany
Cruising Middle Rhine Valley, Germany
The enchanting Middle Rhine Valley – also affectionately known as the ‘Romantic Rhine Valley – is Germany at its finest. World renowned for its breathtaking, postcard-perfect scenery, the Middle Rhine features imposing cliffs and picturesque rolling hills, steep vineyards, historic...
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
If you’ve a penchant for fine wines you’re sure to adore the charming city of Rudesheim. Situated at the foot of gorgeous, lush-green Taunus Mountains in the southern region of Germany’s UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley, Rudesheim is surrounded by huge vineyards and considered the centre...
Located on one of the most picturesque stretches of the Rhine River, Nierstein is an important winegrowing town within the Reinhessen region. Along its cobbled streets, wineries stand door-to-door, with hidden courtyards turned into wine taverns at the weekends. Stroll along the banks of the Rhine,...
Part beautifully preserved medieval gem, part unofficial capital of Europe and one of the most important modern cities on the continent; Strasbourg – the glorious capital of France’s beautiful Alsace region – is as cosmopolitan and captivating as they come. The city’s cultura...
Situated in the south-eastern corner of Germany near the beautiful Black Forest, just the width of the River Rhine separates Breisach from the gorgeous Alsace region of neighbouring France. With this in mind, it may come as little surprise that this charming city shares a passion for delicious cuisi...
Often overlooked by those who fly straight to the larger, well-trodden cities of Zürich and Geneva, beautiful Basel is one of Switzerland’s – if not Europe’s – most underrated destinations. Situated in a scenic setting on the River Rhine between the borders of France and...
Tour Package – R2017PK1 - (200 per person)
|Port: Bernkastel-Kues||Tour code: BEK/1||Tour name: Scenic Moselle & Wine Tasting||Tour details|
|Port: Rüdesheim am Rhein||Tour code: RUD/1||Tour name: Rüdesheim Walking & Wine||Tour details|
|Port: Nierstein||Tour code: NIE/1||Tour name: A Nierstein Education||Tour details|
|Port: Strasbourg||Tour code: SXB/3||Tour name: The Alsace Wine Route||Tour details|
|Port: Breisach||Tour code: BSH/1||Tour name: The Fantastical Black Forest||Tour details|
Individual tours will be available to book via 'My Cruises' prior to your departure. You will be notified by email once they become available.
Entertainment & Enrichment
Martin WardGuest Speaker
The Rhine and Moselle rivers are synonymous with good wine – and you’ll have the chance to learn all about the different wines of this beautiful region through four insightful lectures from our resident wine expert Martin Ward.
Martin has a passion for food and drink and has travelled the world learning and educating others on the great tastes of different wine regions. And one of Martin’s first jobs was working as a UK wine presenter for the German Wine Information Service – so has an abundance of experience on the rivers and vineyards found on this cruise.
During your cruise you’ll have the opportunity to attend the following lectures:
- The art of why and how to ‘taste’ wines
- Tasting the outstanding wines of the region
- Blind tasting quiz – a fun and interactive session
- Etiquette of wine service
Martin will also be available to answer any wine-related questions you may have, and hopes to be escorting vineyard tours to impart further knowledge on the wines of this region.
On Our Ship
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.
Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.
Upgrade to Dining Drinks Package available as a chargeable optional extra.
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