Rhine and Moselle Highlights

8 days Cologne-Cochem-Strasbourg-Cologne

Fares From £1,535 pp


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

Cologne: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Fly or rail from London to Cologne and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Day 2: Cochem / Bernkastel

Cochem: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 2:00 p.m.

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

Bernkastel: Mooring 0:30 a.m.


Day 3: Bernkastel

Bernkastel: Casting off 2:00 p.m.

Wine adventure trip on the Moselle including wine tasting session.


Day 4: Middle Rhine / Valley Mainz middle rhine valley river cruise nicko cruises uk

Middle Rhine:
Early morning passage of the famous Loreley.

Valley Mainz: Mooring 2:30 p.m. – Casting off 11:30 p.m.
Mainz city tour with the magnificent St.Augustine’s Church and visit to the Grand Mainz Saint Martin Cathedral.


Day 5: Mannheim / Ludwigshafen

Mannheim: Mooring 6:30 a.m. – Casting off 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy a “Bertha Benz” themed excursion through Mannheim, on the trail of the first ever successful car journey in automobile history.


Day 6: Strasbourg / Kehl

Strasbourg/Kehl: Mooring 4:00 a.m. – Casting off 7:00 p.m.

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: Middle Rhine / Valley Koblenz

Middle Rhine:
Passage of the famous Loreley.

Valley Koblen: Mooring 1:30 p.m. – Casting off 8:00 p.m.

Guided tour through Koblenz, on the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner) where the Rhine and Mosel meet, including a cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, for fantastic panoramic views of the city.


Day 8: Cologne river cruises nicko cruises uk

Cologne: Mooring 1:00 a.m.
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
  • Passage of the famous Loreley Rock

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01223 568907

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2022 dates

MS Rhein Symphonie/Melodie Cabin Categories
07, 26 May, 27 Jul £1,715 £1,850 £2,030 £2,120 £2,250 £2,305 £2,360
11, 25 Aug £1,760 £1,875 £2,075 £2,180 £2,370 £2,430 £2,505
11 Oct £1,625 £1,760 £1,940 £2,030 £2,160 £2,160 £2,270
26 Oct £1,535 £1,670 £1,850 £1,940 £2,075 £2,125 £2,180



2 Bed Main Deck Rear 2 Bed Middle Deck 2 Bed Upper Deck
2 Bed Main Deck 2 Bed Upper Deck Rear
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear 2 Bed Upper Deck Front


Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Prices may be subject to change due to flight availability/pricing. Please call our Reservations Team on 01223 568907 for up to date pricing and availability. Single supplements vary depending on cabin category and date of travel, please call for details.

Cruises For Other Durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

MS Rhein Symphonie 360° Tour


  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.
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