Rhine and Moselle Highlights

8-days Cologne-Cochem-Strasbourg-Cologne

Fares From £1,695 pp

Single Supplement From 15%

No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise

Rhine & Moselle Highlights – Cruise Summary


Feel history come alive on the banks of the Rhine and Moselle as you cruise by Loreley Rock, where legend has it a mermaid seduced sailors with her songs. Follow the meandering Moselle to the steep, vine-covered slopes surrounding the village of Traben-Trarbach. The historic town of Cochem and the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are also available to tour – and in Mainz you’ll be able to see the mighty Cathedral. Strasbourg is your gateway to Alsace, a land steeped in history.

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1: Cologne river cruises nicko cruises uk

Fly or rail from London to Cologne and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 15:00 to 16:00


Day 2: Cochem

Arrival 08:00 – Departure 14:00

Entertaining journey on the Moselle Wine Express through the historic old town of Cochem.

Afternoon scenic cruising along the Moselle.


Day 3: Bernkastel

Arrival 00:30 – Departure 12:30

Wine adventure trip on the Moselle including wine tasting session.


Day 4: Koblenzmiddle rhine valley river cruise nicko cruises uk

Arrival 01:00 – Departure 13:00

Tour of Koblenz the city at the juncture of the Rhine and Moselle with cable car ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, where the views are amazing.

Cruise past the famous Loreley Rock.


Day 5: Mannheim/Ludwigshafen

Arrival 04:00 – Departure 15:00

An excursion to the wonderful cathedral city of Speyer


Day 6: Strasbourg/Kehl

Arrival 04:00 – Departure 19:00 

City tour/walk through Strasbourg, including a visit to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Enjoy the picture perfect landscapes, half-timbered houses, welcoming wine taverns and quaint atmosphere of Alsace.


Day 7: Mainz

Arrival 08:30 – Departure 14:30 

City tour of Mainz, Mainz looks back on a long history and has impressive buildings, monuments and museums.


Day 8: Cologne river cruises nicko cruises uk

Disembarkation until 09:00am and transfer to airport/train station for return journey home. Alternatively extend your stay in Cologne with a city stay (prices available on request).

The excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.


  • Cruise through the World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine Valley to the most beautiful corner of Germany
  • The wine-making countryside of the Rhine and Moselle
  • Sample the regional wine in Bernkastel on the Moselle
  • Half-timbered houses, fairy-tale villages and the German and French history in Alsace

Sailing Dates

Fares from £1,695pp

Single Supplement From 15%

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  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • Sennheiser audio headsets on all excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from the UK are available on this river cruise.

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