Bernkastel-Kues

Guests on a wine tour in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Guests on a wine tour in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

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 the revered Berkasteler Doctor, Bernkastel-Kues is best known for producing some of Europe's finest and most expensive wines.

As you might expect, many consider Bernkastel-Kues' plethora of wineries and taverns – there are around 100 here serving various types of Mosel and Riesling wines – as the main attraction, however the town has much more to recommend it than just the delicious local tipples. [ReadMore]

The charming Old Town of Bernkastel-Kues is a gem, with its medieval market square, collection of well-preserved historic monuments and landmarks, and rows of gabled half-timbered houses which date back to the Middle Ages. The 15th century Spitzhauschen (Pointed House), the Renaissance-style Town Hall built in 1608 and Graach Gate – the only original town gate still standing today – are among the most popular attractions.

Take time to venture away from the historic heart of the town and you can uncover the pretty squares of Platz am Barenbrunnen and Karlsbader Platz too, as well as the ruins of Landshut Castle and the birthplace of Nicholas of Cusa – one of the earliest German humanists. Alternatively you could choose to simply indulge in a rewarding and relaxing walk along the river banks, taking in the scenic surroundings at your leisure.

Cruises to Bernkastel-Kues

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

Departs: Cologne • Sun 28 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2010

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany to Trier, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier, before cruising the Saar River.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 05 Jul 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201112

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,699pp
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Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 05 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2011

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 19 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2013

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 26 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2014

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,399pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 26 Jul 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201415

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 09 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2016

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 16 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2017

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Reisling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,399pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 16 Aug 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R201718

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 30 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2019

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Wines & Vineyards of Rural Germany

Departs: Cologne • Sun 06 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2020

  • Delight in a feast for your senses as handsome winemaking regions combine with scenic stretches of the Rhine and Moselle rivers to provide mouthwatering experiences for you to enjoy both on board and ashore.
  • You can sample some of the Moselle’s finest wines on tour from Bernkastel-Kues; visit the renowned red wine region of Ayr from Linz; and enjoy Riesling wine in your pick or Rudesheim’s welcoming wineries.
  • A stop at Nierstein affords an opportunity to learn of wine production in the Rhine Rhessen region; while in France, you can introduce Alsace wine to your palate. Visiting Breisach also offers a chance to explore the captivating Black Forest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle

Departs: Cologne • Sun 06 Sep 2020
14 nights • Brabant • R202021

  • Sailing the Rhine and Moselle rivers, you’ll experience an unforgettable fortnight of sensory delights – authentic wines, vineyards, landmarks and monuments – on this very special river cruising adventure.
  • During an invigorating first week, highlights include chances to tour to the rolling vineyards of the Moselle Valley from Bernkastel Kues; sample Riesling wine in Rudesheim; and introduce French wine to your palate in Strasbourg.
  • Iconic sites await you the following week, including the exquisite cathedrals of Strasbourg and Speyer; Koblenz’s mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, reached via cable car; and the spectacular, UNESCO-listed cathedral of Cologne.

Fly-cruise from £2,799pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 20 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2022

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?