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Rhine & Moselle Cruise 2017

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A memorable summer river cruise

Cruise the meandering Moselle and the mighty Rhine on a scenic voyage through a land of villages, vineyards and fairytale castles. Discover a trio of exquisite wine towns, visit the fascinating cities of Trier and Koblenz and perhaps take a scenic drive along the breathtaking Mosel Weinstrasse.

Life on board Olympia

Life on board OlympiaThere's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • Return coach travel from Dover or Ashford
  • Six nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea, coffee and cake, and late-night snacks
  • Embark in Andernach and disembark in Cologne
  • Calls at Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem and Koblenz
  • A visit to Trier
  • Walking tours of Bernkastel and Koblenz
  • On-board English commentary
  • On-board entertainment including a welcome cocktail party and a Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • Luggage porterage
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager

All prices are per person and based on two sharing

Single cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.

Deck Plans

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Day One

Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) and join our coach before it boards the ferry to cross the Channel and head to join Olympia in the ancient Rhineland town of Andernach. Enjoy a first meal on board, and settle into your cabin before Olympia sets sail.

Day Two

Enjoy a wonderful, scenic cruise past Koblenz and into the Moselle, today. By early afternoon, Olympia will have moored in delightful Cochem, nestled beneath the Reichsburg's fairytale turrets. Explore the town, or join this afternoon's optional shore excursion to discover the castle and its secrets.

This evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment on board, and step ashore into beautiful Cochem as Olympia moors here overnight.

Day Three

Today, Olympia heads through a landscape of vineyards and fields to pretty Traben-Trarbach where she moors for the night. Join our optional afternoon coach excursion and discover more of the Moselle Valley and its winemaking villages as you travel the breathtaking route of the Mosel Weinstrasse.

Day Four

After a scenic morning cruise, Olympia will arrive in the twin town of Bernkastel-Kues. Discover this famous wine town on our walking tour, with its ancient, half-timbered houses surrounding the central square, and perhaps visit the ruins of the Burg Landshut to enjoy the spectacular view of the river.

Day Five

Boasting the finest collection of Roman remains north of the Alps, Trier is Germany's oldest settlement. Today's optional excursion will take you to the city by coach. Enjoy our optional walking tour, and don't miss the birthplace of Karl Marx and the imposing Dom cathedral.

This afternoon Olympia sails from Bernkastel-Kues, beginning her return journey downriver as you enjoy dinner and entertainment on board.

Day Six

This morning, Olympia arrives in historic Koblenz. Enjoy a guided tour of the town as you wander through the pretty altstadt (old town) or along the riverfront promenade, before re-boarding the ship and continuing to Andernach, where you'll have the opportunity to go ashore.

This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner while Olympia cruises gently to Cologne.

Day Seven

Bid farewell to Olympia, and begin your coach journey back to Dover (or Ashford), from where you'll be free to make your own way home.

Further Information

Flexible joining options

Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.

Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.

Pre-paid drinks package

Spend just £17.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.


Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.


Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.

*This offer is valid for new bookings made between 23rd June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Magical Moselle Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Magical Moselle CruiseScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Kirkby-in-Ashfield Friends
Although the 2nd lock was being repaired it meant that we got a better deal, as we cruised part of the middle Rhine to Boppard A morning & afternoon at Koblenz before heading off down the Moselle, straight to Taben- Trarbach, through the night. ( but we saw all the scenery we'd missed on our return voyage. An overnight stay at the picture box town of Bernkastel-Kues. Even the rainy morning didn't dampen the beauty of this place. Afternoon at Trier - so historic ! Then after our evening meal we wandered around Bernkastel centre + a morning to take more photos; this time in the sunshine. An afternoon cruise downstream to Cochem. The fairytale Reichsburg Castle was well worth the price. However we were a little disappointed with the Mosel Weinstrasse as we'd anticipated being taken to a place to taste the local wine, instead of being taken to Zell & left to our own devices. Especially as the Evening wine tasting that we'd signed up for in Cochem had to be cancelled because of the rearranged schedule.
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Excellent service from staff and cruise director.
Confirmed traveller: 04 August 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Frome , Somerset Couple
Great Holiday . Great Staff on board . Well looked after , cannot fault the trip .
All good , no complaints .
Confirmed traveller: 29 July 2017
Published on: 13 August 2017
(7 out of 10)


Hythe, Kent Couple
Enjoyable but we had a very noisy cabin due to the position over the ship's engine at the back. The evening entertainment was poor and could be improved by maybe having a more local flavour.
Confirmed traveller: 28 July 2015
Published on: 11 August 2015
(9 out of 10)


Nottingham Couple
Enjoyed very much we are going on another one as you visit a lot of places and is relaxing.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2015
Published on: 01 August 2015
(9 out of 10)


Watchet Somerset Couple
An excellent holiday well organised by Newmarket travel, fabulous driver, Bob, a well run ship, a helpful cruise manager, Mary always on hand for advice, Vladimir our waiter was courteous and friendly.
The Moselle cruise was pleasure from start to finish despite the French dock strike.

We look forward to travelling on the Olympia again possibly down the Danube.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2015
Published on: 06 July 2015
(10 out of 10)


Burton upon Trent Couple
Pleasant staff, tidy ship, very good food & plenty of it, help always there if needed.
Confirmed traveller: 01 July 2015
Published on: 06 July 2015