Best of the Rhine & Moselle Itinerary -
30 Jul 2018 on the mps Lady Anne

Day 1 UK – Koblenz

We travel to the city of Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and settle aboard our ship.

Day 2 Koblenz – Rüdesheim – Mainz

This morning we leave Koblenz and begin cruising along the Rhine to visit the town of Rüdesheim. You are free to explore at leisure, or you can join our optional excursion for the chance to see the fascinating Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum and enjoy a cable car ride above the vineyards for panoramic views of the Rhine. Later today we continue along the Rhine and stop at Mainz.

Day 3 Mainz – Boppard

Our optional guided tour is the perfect introduction to Mainz, a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Join us as we explore the old quarter and the modern city centre, plus we visit the Gutenburg Museum opposite the cathedral. In the afternoon we cruise to Boppard, where you are free to explore at leisure.

Day 4 Boppard – Koblenz – Cochem

During breakfast we cruise to Koblenz and enjoy some free time. Alternatively, you can join our optional trip on the Koblenz cable car which leads to the magnificent Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The afternoon can then be spent relaxing onboard as we cruise along the Moselle, following the twists and turns of the river to Cochem, where we spend the evening.

Day 5 Cochem – Traben-Trarbach

We cruise further along the Moselle and stop at Traben-Trarbach, a quaint town filled with half-timbered buildings and handsome aristocratic homes. You can explore at leisure – the Middle Moselle Museum (not included) and the small bicycle museum (free entry) are highly recommended – or join our optional guided tour, which give us a fascinating and authentic impression of ancient Trier.

Day 6 Traben-Trarbach – Andernach

Relax onboard as we enjoy a full day cruising along the Moselle. Our route takes us back to the Rhine and the little town of Andernach which we reach in the early evening.

Day 7 Andernach – Bonn – Cologne

This morning we cruise the short distance to Bonn, where you can explore at leisure or join our optional excursions Königswinter on the opposite side of the river for a trip on the Dragon Rock Railway. During lunch we sail to Cologne, where you are free to enjoy the remainder of the day in this beautiful city which is dominated by its huge gothic cathedral or join our optional excursion to explore Cologne.

Day 8 Cologne – Andernach

We return to Andernach where you can join our optional excursion visiting Sayn Palace and its beautiful Butterfly Garden.

Day 9 Andernach – UK

We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.