LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
Hotel Barge LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
Cruising France, Holland, Germany & Luxembourg
~ GERMANY-LUXEMBOURG CRUISE: Koblenz to Remich ~
MONDAY, Day 2
A morning cruise guides us through the lowest part of the Mosel River up to the charming town of Cochem. In the early afternoon we will drive you to the castle of Burg Eltz, also called the “Queen of the German Castles” as it is one of the few that were not destroyed by the French King Louis XIV in 1689. A guided tour takes us through this fascinating 12th century castle. We return to La Nouvelle in Cochem in time to stroll through this delightful little village.
TUESDAY, Day 3
After breakfast we will take a leisurely cruise past numerous vineyards in beautiful scenery. This is one of the most beautiful towns on the Mosel and is famous for its wines. Visit the cellars of Dr Josef Weiss, just outside of town for our first wine tasting.
WEDNESDAY, Day 4
Cruising up this very picturesque part of the Mosel we reach Bernkastel, another famous wine village. Here you will find the “crème de la crème” of Mosel wines. In the afternoon visit the private cellars of Pauli Bergweiler for a sampling of his superb wines. Finish our day with a stroll around the village of Bernkastel.
THURSDAY, Day 5
This morning we will cruise to the oldest town in Germany, Trier. Trier will take you back to the old Roman times from hundreds of years before Christ. Visit the Porta Nigra, part of the old town wall and the magnificent St. Peters Cathedral, or stroll the old town to shop or browse.
FRIDAY, Day 6
This morning we will cruise our last part on the Mosel into Luxembourg to the small village of Remich. In the afternoon, there will be time to visit the nearby capital of Luxembourg. Tonight, Captain Jan Meijer and his wife Diana will join you for a farewell dinner on board.
SATURDAY, Day 7
After your last elegant breakfast on board you will be taken to either your hotel or the airport for your onward travel.
Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change. On alternative weeks the cruise is in reverse direction.
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