Meet in Frankfurt and transfer to gracious 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in historic Remich. After a welcome reception, enjoy a gourmet dinner on board.
Visit Luxembourg's 1,000-year-old capital city with its cobbled streets and imposing fortress walls. After lunch, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises along the Moselle to Roman Trier, the overnight mooring.
Explore ancient Trier, one of the oldest towns in Germany, including the old town's 98-foot-high Porta Nigra and the magnificent cathedral. After lunch on board the barge, cruise a picturesque section of the river to Bernkastel, known as the "Pearl of the Moselle." Visit the renowned estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler for a tasting of the region's wonderful wines.
Cruise to beautiful Zell where you have time to wander the town's marketplace with its notorious statue of a black cat, the town's mascot appearing on everything from shop shingles to the labels of local wine bottles. Then visit the family cellars of Franz-Josef Weis to sample more of the local vintages.
In Cochem today, see the Baroque town hall and St. Martin's Church. In the early afternoon, drive to romantic Castle Burg Eltz. Nestled in a forest above the Moselle, this 12th-century fortress has been home to the same family for more than 800 years.
Cruise to Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old city at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers, where you stroll the beautiful streets with their cozy lanes and romantic squares. Join your captain this evening for a festive farewell dinner to celebrate the cruise week.
After breakfast, transfer back to Frankfurt.
Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. Contact A&K for details.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.