Cruise Itinerary The Magical Rhine & Moselle

Day 1: Embark in Cologne, cruise to Koblenz

Join the MV Virginia in Cologne, with time to relax before dinner. We sail to Koblenz overnight.

Day 2: Koblenz

A morning at leisure or why not join our optional tour of Koblenz and the Romanticum? This afternoon we enjoy an included excursion along the scenic Rhine Valley.

Day 3: Koblenz to Cochem

This morning, we cruise to Cochem, known as the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’. We spend the rest of the day here and moor overnight.

Day 4: Cochem to Traben-Trarbach

From Cochem, we sail to Traben-Trarbach, arriving by early afternoon. Enjoy an included excursion to medieval Bernakstel-Kues.

Day 5: Traben-Trarbach to Zell

We depart Traben-Trarbach and sail onwards to Zell - be sure to visit one of the many wine taverns here to sample the town’s famous wine. We have an optional excursion to Beilstein, known as the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle,

Day 6: Zell to Alken

This morning, we sail to Alken, one of the oldest Moselle towns, boasting cobbled streets and captivating architecture. Join our optional excursion to medieval Eltz Castle.

Day 7: Alken to Cologne

Wake to mesmerising scenery as we cruise back to Cologne. Discover this vibrant city’s splendid sights, including its famous cathedral, which we can visit with our optional excursion. We’ll enjoy a gala dinner on board this evening.

Day 8:Disembark in Cologne

This morning we disembark the MV Virginia and continue home.

Departure dates & prices 2020 The Magical Rhine & Moselle - 5% discount on all dates

Shearings brochure price in Black from £949

Travel 55 discount price in Red from  £902

Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 ref: S9990 + tour code

The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

2020 coach departure dates & prices - 10 days

April 28

£949 - £902

June 30

£949 - £902

August 4

£949 - £902

10 Days by Coach Hol. Code: RRDECGH | Dep. Code: X

Prices are based on Grade D cabin, upgrades are available call for details.

2020 air departure dates & prices - 8 days

May 27

£1139 - £1083

July 8

£1139 - £1083

August 26

£1139 - £1083

8 Days by Air
Hol. Code: RADECGH

2020 rail departure dates & prices - 8 days

May 27

£1099 - £1045

July 8

£1099 - £1045

August 26

£1099 - £1045

8 Days by Rail
Hol. Code: RLDECGH

Prices are based on Grade D cabin, upgrades are available call for details. Air holidays are based on flights with British Midland from London Heathrow, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply). Tour available from departure point Y. Please note not all optional excursions are available on all cruises.LAST

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Shearings Holidays
The Magical Rhine & Moselle

Holidays by Coach, Rail or Air 8 or 10 Days - 5% discount

2020 prices from only £902

Step aboard the friendly MV Virginia for a relaxing cruise, uncovering the best of the Rhine and Moselle Valleys. Take in quaint villages, scenic rolling hills and picturesque sloping vineyards, as we sail through Germany’s famous wine country.

To book this scenic The Magical Rhine & Moselle river cruise holiday with Shearings call them direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 to receive the 5% discount. 

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings river cruise will be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

Holiday Highlights

  • Take a scenic tour of the Rhine Valley
  • Admire Bernkastel-Kues’ medieval market square
  • Spend time in Alken and discover its valleys and vineyards
  • Sample wonderful Moselle wines

Cochem Rhine Valley

What's Included

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in France
  • Or return travel from the UK by Air to Cologne/Dusseldorf
  • Or return travel from the UK by Rail from London St Pancras via Brussels
  • 7 nights full board cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Scenic Rhine Valley and Medieval Bernkastel-Kues
  • FREE wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner (two drinks per person)

Your Ship: MV Virginia

A firm favourite with our customers, the MV Virginia offers relaxing cruises from spring, through summer and into autumn followed by the festive season. Renowned for its friendly staff, superb service and welcoming atmosphere, it is no wonder that so many return to the MV Virginia year after year.

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Optional excursions

  • Historic Koblenz
  • Cochem and Imperial Reichsburg
  • Evening Cochem Wine Tasting
  • Bernkastel-Kues and the Wine Doctor
  • Medieval Eltz Castle
  • Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle - Beilstein
  • Cologne - Step Back in Time

Book optional excursions on board from only £15
Pre-Book now and save up to 10%

Great deals for group bookings

Take your group on one of Shearings holidays for an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of FREE places on many tours for groups of more than 20, with up to four free places for groups of over 40.

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