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Picturesque Vineyards and Villages

Spend six wonderful days on the meandering Moselle, following its path past a patchwork of sweeping, vine-clad banks, dotted with pretty timbered villages, medieval castles and Roman ruins.

Board your ship in Cologne and sail south on the Rhine, joining the sleepy Moselle at Koblenz. Your first call is the picture-perfect Cochem, its fantastic medieval castle looming over the pastel-coloured waterfront buildings. Enjoy an included walking tour of the town and castle, before continuing to the quintessential medieval twin towns of Bernkastel–Kues, located on opposite sides of the Moselle, amid picturesque vineyards.

Your next port of call is Mehring, for the UNESCO-declared city of Trier, established by Emperor Augustus and home to a collection of stunning Roman sites. Spend the day exploring this fascinating city, before cruising overnight to Koblenz, where you'll enjoy an included walking tour. Sitting at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle, Koblenz has been a strategic stronghold for over 2,000 years and is dominated by the imposing mass of the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on its far bank. Return to Cologne to complete a wonderful cruise.

What does this price include?

  • Five nights' Premium Inclusive cruise accommodation
  • Return travel from the UK to Germany (unless you select our Tour Only option)
  • Included walking tour of Cochem
  • Included walking tour of Koblenz
  • Included coach transfers to the ship (unless you select our Tour Only option)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • On-board activities and entertainment
  • Gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations
  • A FREE unlimited Premium Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
  • Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day
  • Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
  • 15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
  • The services of an International Host and an experienced English-speaking crew
  • All port taxes and surcharges

Your Itinerary

  • Travel to Cologne, and board your sleek A-ROSA vessel at the quayside. Perhaps take a stroll through the city’s famous Altstadt beneath the great, twin-spired cathedral, before the ship sails in the early evening. Board your ship, dine when you wish at the gourmet buffet, and perhaps enjoy a nightcap before turning in.

    Overnight, you’ll sail south on the Rhine, joining the Moselle at Koblenz.

  • This morning you’ll arrive in Cochen, a picture-perfect town with an imposing medieval castle. A-ROSA SILVA will moor at the town for the morning, giving you time to explore its charming narrow streets, lined with timber-framed buildings, and the pastel-coloured waterfront restaurants and cafés. Enjoy an included walking of the town and its impressive castle, or if you’re feeling extra-energetic, you may choose to join the optional bicycle tour through the Moselle Valley.

    Depart in the early afternoon, and sail to Bernkastel–Kues, arriving in the early hours.

  • Wake up to the wonderful sight of the idyllic twin towns of Bernkastel–Kues, perched on opposing banks of the Moselle. Both towns are characterised by medieval half-timbered buildings and winding, narrow alleyways lined with cafés and restaurants, and are surrounded by picturesque vineyards. Your boat will moor here for the whole day, giving you the chance to find out more about your surroundings on an optional walking tour. Alternatively, you may choose to explore a little further afield on an optional bicycle tour along the banks of the Moselle River and past the surrounding vineyards.

    Re-board your ship, dine when you wish at the gourmet buffet, perhaps enjoying a nightcap before the ship sails later in the evening.

  • In the morning you’ll arrive at Mehring, near the border with Luxembourg, for optional visits to Trier. Board the coach for the short journey from the boat’s berth in Mehring to the UNESCO-protected city of Trier, founded by Emperor Augustus and birthplace of Karl Max. The city is famous for its collection of well-preserved Roman sites. In fact, eight of Germany’s 39 protected UNESCO sites are found in Trier, including an amphitheatre, Emperor Constantine’s throne room, and Germany’s oldest bridge. These sites are bought to life by an optional tour, or perhaps you’ll choose to explore the city under your own steam.

    Return to your boat for an early evening departure.

  • Spend the morning relaxing, taking in the majestic scenery from the deck as you softly glide around the Moselle’s sweeping bends, or perhaps make the most of the on-board facilities.

    After lunch, you’ll tie up in Koblenz, which sits spectacularly at the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle. A strategic stronghold for over 2,000 years, Koblenz is dominated by the imposing mass of the mighty Ehrenbreitstein fortress on the far bank. Step ashore an enjoy an included walking tour. Afterwards, why not take a seat in a café or weinstube, a small traditional German bar, along the riverside promenade to Deutsches Eck, where the rivers converge.

    Later, enjoy a last evening on board before your ship slips back out into the river and cruises downstream to Cologne overnight.

  • Today you’ll wake up in the city of Cologne. Bid a fond farewell to A-ROSA SILVA and her crew at the end of a marvellous cruise, as you begin your journey home.

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A-ROSA SILVA

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

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Further Information

  • If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

  • Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.

  • Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.

  • All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility. Wheelchairs cannot be used on board.

  • The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.

  • Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.

  • Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.

  • A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.

  • A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.

  • In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.

  • All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

  • The water on board is potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.

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

  • Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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