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Highlights of the Rhine & Moselle

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Enjoy the highlights of Germany’s romantic Rhine & Moselle Rivers, dipping into Switzerland and France along the way. We’ll sail through the Rhine Gorge with its dramatic deep canyons and past sloping vineyards and colourful villages.
  • Product Code 89940
  • Holiday Type Sightseeing And Walking Holidays, New Holidays, New! European River Cruising
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 1
  • Holiday Duration 7 Nights

Enjoy the highlights of Germany’s romantic Rhine & Moselle Rivers, dipping into Switzerland and France along the way. We’ll sail through the Rhine Gorge with its dramatic deep canyons and past sloping vineyards and colourful villages.


Basel - With an authentic Old Town and fascinating museums Basel is Switzerland's oldest University City. Its historic landmarks include the large market square with its richly decorated red sandstone town hall and the late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. 

Strasbourg - We explore the city, including the many heritage sites making the entire centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later we visit one, possibly two, vineyards where we will enjoy a guided tour and tasting. 

Speyer - We spend the morning with a local guide exploring the town once home to one of the most significant Jewish communities in the Holy Roman Empire. 

Manneheim - Over lunchtime Brabant moves on to Mannheim. Our late evening departure allows us to visit Heidelberg with its magnificent castle and tour of the city. 

Rüdesheim - We take the cable car for spectacular views over the Rhine valley, descending gently back to the port. 

Koblenz - This is where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. A short journey across the river by cable car brings us to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe. 

Cochem - We spend the morning visiting the restored 11th century castle and strolling along the waterfront, with its pretty pastel coloured buildings. 

Cologne - With a local guide we explore this delightful town; including a visit to the ornate, twin-spired UNESCO listed Cathedral.


Holiday Highlights

  • Scenic cruising with contrasting river views
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Strasbourg
  • Cochem and its 11th century castle
  • Cologne and its twin-spired cathedral
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights plus transfers.
      Spacious cabins and suites all with en-suite bathrooms and flat screen TV.
      Tempting full board cuisine every day – with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks. Packed lunches are included for days ashore.
      Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes.
      Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s gala dinner.
      Fascinating daily walking tours and excursions with our experienced leaders.
      Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi on board.
      Use of leisure facilities including fitness room and wellness tub.
      Crew on call 24/7 to make your stay more comfortable.
      We include an exclusive graded and guided shore walking and sightseeing programme
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
Please select Departure Date to view:

Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

  1. Date: 27/06/2019
    Embark ship at Basel, Switzerland
  2. Date: 28/06/2019
    Cruising the Upper Rhine
  3. Date: 28/06/2019
    Basel (AM), Switzerland Shore Walking Excursion
  4. Date: 28/06/2019
    Breisach (PM), Germany Shore Excursion
  5. Date: 29/06/2019
    Strasbourg Shore Excursion
  6. Date: 30/06/2019
    Mannheim (PM), Germany Shore Excursion
  7. Date: 30/06/2019
    Speyer (AM), Germany Shore Excursion
  8. Date: 01/07/2019
    Cruising the Middle Rhine Valley
  9. Date: 01/07/2019
    Rudeshaim (AM), Germany Shore Walking Excursion
  10. Date: 01/07/2019
    Braubach (PM), Germany Shore Excursion
  11. Date: 02/07/2019
    Cochem (PM), Germany Shore Excursion
  12. Date: 02/07/2019
    Cruising the Lower Moselle Valley
  13. Date: 03/07/2019
    Cologne (AM), Germany Shore Walking Excursion
  14. Date: 03/07/2019
    Dusseldorf (PM), Germany Shore Excursion
  15. Date: 04/07/2019
    Disembark ship at Dusseldorf, Germany

Travel Details

Flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Basel and returning from Dusseldorf. Flight upgrades and/or domestic add on flights available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.


Introducing Brabant, Fred. Olsen’s dedicated river cruising boat. The perfect place to enjoy our charming new collection of journeys along Europe’s finest rivers. Bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide an intimate, home-from-home feel.

Each bedroom features cherry wood interiors, stylish décor and generous storage space. Juliette balconies and panoramic windows feature in many of the rooms – perfect for admiring the river scenery. A wide range of in-room facilities include a large flat-screen TV, complementary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, an in-room safe and a well-equipped en suite bathroom.

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