Berlin & Wines of the Moselle Cruise

10 Days
Berlin to Bernkastel
From (AUD)
$ 6,170
Dates & Pricing

2022 Berlin > Bernkastel

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWWB
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
Berlin
Return City:
Bernkastel

Selected Itinerary

10 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Berlin

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel in Berlin, your home for the next two nights.

  2. Day 2 - Berlin

    Today, you will be invited on a guided tour of Berlin, where you can discover how its tangible history can be seen on every street. Enjoy learning about Berlin Cathedral and the iconic Berlin Wall, a feature point that holds the memory of how the city was both divided and reunited. After your tour, you are free to explore at leisure, perhaps discovering the creating lifestyles of the people who call Berlin their home.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Berlin

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Berlin - Frankfurt - Mainz

    After breakfast, fly to Frankfurt and be transferred to the luxurious surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Wiesbaden

    Today you will visit Schloss Vollrads where aith a glass in your hand you will walk through the former private rooms of the count's family and you will learn a lot of interesting facts about our Rieslings and our 800-year-old history. At different stations the wine is exchanged and all important details are explained. It is a very communicative way of wine tasting and you have the opportunity to take a look behind historical wall. Art, culture and the estate’s wine cellar complement each other to allow for a truly unforgettable experience. 

    Included Excursion

    Visit to Schloss Vollrads wine estate with tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rüdesheim

    Start your day with a visit to the Eberbach Abbey, offering you the opportunity to experience a journey with all of your senses. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries which lie in the Rheingau Region. Founded in 1136 by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Burgundy) the monastery was one of the most active in Germany, and also boasted the largest vineyards in medieval Germany. As a major filming location of 1986 film 'In the Name of the Rose', adapted from Umberto Eco's thrilling novel with same name, Eberbach deserves a visit. Today the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It also serves as a set for film and TV: the Season 5 trailers of Game of Thrones were filmed here.

    Alternatively, enjoy a hike up the Niederwalddenkmal - a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse, Germany. It overlooks the valley of the Rhine and was built in the 1870/80s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.

    Included Excursion

    A visit to Eberbach Abbey with wine tasting

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided hike to Niederwalddenkmal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Koblenz

    The ancient city of Koblenz is the gateway to the Rhine Gorge. Once a Roman stronghold, the area is now full of postcard-worthy parks and flowers. These are yours to discover today during a guided tour of the city, including the German Corner, where the Moselle meets the Rhine.

    Later today, enjoy a visit to a family owned winery for an adventure hike and wine tasting on the property grounds.

    In the evening, enjoy a visit to the Imperial Castle in Cochem which stands majestically over the Mosel River valley, are an invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in one the highest hill castles on the Mosel River. Soaring over Cochem, this medieval castle was heavily damaged while in the possession of the electoral princes of Trier. However, it was restored in the neo-gothic style associated with German castle romanticism in the 19th century.

    Included Excursion

    Walking Tour of Koblenz

    EmeraldPLUS

    Visit to a family owned winery with wine tasting

    EmeraldPLUS

    Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cochem

    Today, you will enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem during a guided walk through the numerous well-preserved sites of this quaint town, including the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, the Town Hall and its many other gems. Later today, enjoy a regional wine presentation and tasting on board of your star-ship.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Cochem

    EmeraldPLUS

    Regional wine presentation on board of your star-ship

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour in Cochem

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Trier

    In southwest Germany, near the Luxemburg border, the city of Trier is a hidden treasure often called the “Rome of the North”. During your guided tour, explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Trier

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bernkastel

    Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area.

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Bernkastel

    EmeraldPLUS

    A wine tasting in Bernkastel  

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Bike tour  near Bernkastel

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bernkastel – Frankfurt

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald CruisesCruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Visit to Schloss Vollrads wine estate with tasting
  • Visit to Eberbach Abbey with wine tasting
  • Walking Tour of Koblenz
  • Guided tour of Cochem
  • Guided tour of Trier
  • Walking tour of Bernkastel

EmeraldPLUS
  • Visit to a family owned winery with wine tasting
  • Regional wine presentation on board of your star-ship
  • Wine tasting in Bernkastel
  • Cochem Castle visit with entertainment

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided hike to Niederwalddenkmal
  • Guided bike tour in Cochem
  • Guided bike tour near Bernkastel

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Berlin
  • A guided tour of Berlin
  • Transfer from the airport and to the ship
  • Flight from Berlin to Frankfurt
  • 2 Breakfasts (B)

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