Scenic Sights of the Beautiful Moselle
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Glide along the Moselle on MS Serenade 1 and discover this rivers best-kept secrets. Scurry between timber-framed houses and cobbled streets in the shadows of Cochems grand castle. We travel back even further in time to explore the ruins of a one-time Roman metropolis in Trier. Between each stop, sit back and enjoy the ride with leisurely afternoons sailing past the Moselles most beautiful scenery. And classical music lovers will enjoy Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven.
3 excursions and visits
Day 1 UK – Cologne
Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover, where we take a break before boarding our coaches, for the Channel crossing to Calais and onward journey to Cologne. Upon arrival, embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.
Day 2 Koblenz
Our first port of call on the trip, Koblenz has a charming old town with beautiful castles, a neoclassical Electoral Palace and markets that sprawl its string of small squares. The dock is just a short stroll from the centre and as you walk, youll notice the vast ruins of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite bank of the Rhine. The cable car to the fortress makes for a wonderful view over the city and river (available in the summer and winter weekends). Well start the morning off the right way today with an included wine tasting at Deinhard Cellar Museum.
Day 3 Cochem
Huddled among the lush slopes of the Moselle Valley, decorated with a mass of timber-framed houses set on a scurry of streets and a towering medieval castle above – there may not be a more beautiful scene in Germany than the town of Cochem (and theres some stiff competition). Well spend some time today exploring the 12th-century castle together, before enjoying the local wine with another tasting.
Day 4 Bernkastel
Resting in the heart of the beautiful Middle Moselle, Bernkastel is a quintessential medieval German town. Life is unhurried and simple pleasures prevail. Its one of those places where its better to simply be than do. Spend your morning here slowly wandering the beautiful cobbled streets, feasting your eyes on the old-time architecture and maybe stopping for a coffee (or beer) in one of the squares to really soak up the small-town ambience. If you really want something to do, join us on an optional city walk.
Day 5 Trier
One of Germanys oldest cities with an impressive number of UNESCO-listed sites (eight!), you can explore the Rome of the north on an optional guided tour. Or see the pastel-hued city centre in Hauptmarkt square for yourself. Well-preserved townhouses create a mix of Renaissance, baroque and classic architecture. Further afield, the remnants of a Roman metropolis can be found with a number of ancient sights, including the majestic Porta Nigra gate.
Day 6 Zell
Our next stop on the enchanting vineyard-wrapped slopes of the Moselle is Zell, a charming wine-producing town of old. Wander through the selection of pretty-fronted shops and pick up a bottle or two as a souvenir.
Day 7 Bonn
Well arrive in Bonn this morning for a walking tour taking in the Beethoven monument, the Romanesque Minster Cathedral, the University of Bonn, and the baroque City Hall. Naturally, well also stop outside Beethovens birthplace. The afternoon is free to explore.