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European Canal Barge Cruises

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Moselle River 2017


7 Days from $7,475

Limited to 8 guests

During autumn's harvest, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises a river route in the Moselle region of Germany. Taste Riesling and Eiswein at the family vineyard of Franz-Josef Weis, see Luxembourg's ancient fortifications and stroll through Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and possibly Germany's oldest town.

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 18 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating, plus optional fresh-air intake in cabins

Capacity for eight with 4 double/twin suites of approximately 200 square feet, each with large en suite bathroom, flat screen satellite with selection of DVDs, and telephone

Salon with piano, stereo, CD player; small library; exercise room; laundry room

Sundeck with spa pool, herb garden and retractable canopy for shade and comfortable al fresco dining

Eight all-terrain bicycles and helmets available

Internet accessible throughout the vessel

All meals and alcoholic beverages included

Deck Plan
DAY 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Frankfurt and transfer to 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in Remich. After a welcome reception and time to settle into your comfortable cabin, enjoy a gourmet dinner on board.

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Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
MONDAY

Visit Luxembourg's 1,000-year-old capital city with its cobbled streets and imposing fortress walls. Set between the deep gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers, it is one of Europe's most scenic capitals and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
TUESDAY

Cruise to Trier, quite possibly Germany's oldest town. The remarkable collection of Roman ruins here is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the magnificent Cathedral of St. Peter, 13th-century Church of Our Lady and the old city gate of Port Nigra – or browse in the town's many shops.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
WEDNESDAY

Continue cruising along the Moselle to Zell, a famous wine town that is one of the most beautiful on the river. After a visit to the family-run cellars of Franz Josef Weis for a tasting, there is time to explore the town.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
THURSDAY

Moor in Cochem, situated along one of the most romantic parts of the Moselle Valley. Enjoy an excursion to Castle Burg Eltz, known as the "queen of German castles," having survived virtually intact since the Middle Ages.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
FRIDAY

A final cruise to Koblenz at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. An ancient city, Koblenz has a history dating back 2,000 years. Stroll its charming lanes and squares, perhaps stopping at one of its popular wine taverns. Return to the barge for a festive dinner this evening to celebrate the cruise week.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, the program concludes with transfer to a central Frankfurt location.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises in Holland from Apr 02 to May 06 and in France from May 28 to Sep 16.

Alternate Route:
May 14: Bruges to Paris (11 nights). Contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability.

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Sept 17 - Oct 14, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,975
    Single Supplement
    $3,987
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $61,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 15 - 21, 2017
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $7,475
    Single Supplement
    $3,737
    Cabin Class
    Private Charter
    Price
    $57,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Minimum age: 18 (independent bookings only); No minimum age for charters.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises in Holland from Apr 02 to May 06 and in France from May 28 to Sep 16.

May 14: Bruges to Paris (11 nights). Contact A&K for details.


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