Savour the finest wines in Bernkastel amid the town’s majestic scenery, before embarking on a guided tour of Trier, home to beautifully preserved Roman remains. In Cochem, explore the slopes of the Moselle Valley by bike, then witness the fairytale-like Marksburg Castle in Koblenz. Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region will enchant you with its medieval architecture and rolling vineyards, whilst the spa town of Wiesbaden offers a relaxing way to end your river cruise.
- 7 nights all-inclusive river cruise aboard Emerald Luna
- 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- The services of an Emerald CruisesCruise Director
- Excursions and guided tours
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Complimentary Bicycles on board (when available)
- All tipping and gratuities
- Airport transfers to and from the ship
- Port taxes and charges
- Book by Jun 30: Second Guest Sails FREE (pays taxes only)
|August 21 or 28, 2023||Guest 1||Guest 2
(pay taxes only)
|Panorama Balcony Suite||$4639-$4999||FREE|
|Taxes & Fees||$380||$380|
|Solo Travelers – No Single Supplement Fee|
Deposit required at time of booking; full payment is required within 7 days of booking.
New Bookings Only. Promotion is subject to change without notice.
- 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
- Walking tour of Bernkastel
- Guided tour of Trier
- Guided tour of Cochem
- Visit to Marksburg Castle
- Visit to Eberbach Abbey
- Walking tour of Wiesbaden
- EmeraldPLUS: Cochem Castle visit with entertainment
- EmeraldPLUS: Wine tasting in Bernkastel
- EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour near Bernkastel
- EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour in Cochem
- EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Hike to Marksburg Castle
- EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Hike in Koblenz
- EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Niederwalddenkmal
Day 1 Frankfurt Airport – Mainz (D)
Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your award-winning Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Mainz. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.
Please book your flight to arrive into Frankfurt prior to 02:00 PM.
Day 2 Rüdesheim (B,L,D)
Start your day with a visit to Eberbach Abbey. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries 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. Today, the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It is even the setting for the season five trailer of the popular television series Game of Thrones.
Alternatively, enjoy an active hike to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse. It overlooks the Rhine Valley and was built in the late 1800s to commemorate the Unification of Germany.
Visit to Eberbach Abbey
Hike to Niederwalddenkmal
Day 3 Bernkastel (B,L,D)
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 on a active hike to the Landshut Castle Ruins.
Wine experience in Bernkastel
Active hike to Landshut Castle Ruins
Walking tour of Bernkastel
Day 4 Trier (B,L,D)
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, a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps.
Guided tour of Trier
Day 5 Cochem (B,L,D)
Today, you will enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem during a guided tour of its well-preserved sites. You’ll see the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, as well as the town hall and its many other gems.
In the evening, enjoy a visit to the Imperial castle which stands majestically over the Moselle River valley. A wonderful invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy one of the highest hill castles on the Moselle 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 the German castle Romanticism of the 19th century.
Cochem Castle visit with entertainment
Guided bike tour near Cochem
Guided tour of Cochem
Day 6 Koblenz (B,L,D)
Wonderfully maintained inside and out, Marksburg Castle boasts a selection of typical interiors including the castle kitchen, the knight’s hall, the armoury and an inviting wine cellar. The attractive light-stoned walls of the castle are protected by an outer fortress and, with a single tower peering over the turrets and castle walls, it looks not unlike something you would find in a Brothers Grimm tale.
Guided hike to Marksburg Castle
Visit to Marksburg castle
Day 7 Wiesbaden (B,L,D)
Famous for its mineral springs dating back to Roman times, your morning guided tour of Wiesbaden will pass by the Russian Chapel. Visit the old town, the castle and the Kurhaus, and enjoy the magnificent view over the city and the Rhine Valley. Witness some fine examples of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wilhelmine architecture on the way to the Kochbrunnen hot spring, where you can take a sip of hot water.
Walking tour of Wiesbaden
Wine tasting at Schloss Johannisberg (extra expense)
Day 8 Mainz – Frankfurt Airport
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.
Please book your flight to depart out of Frankfurt after 12:00 PM.
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.
Flexible Booking Plan
|River Cruising||Yacht Cruising|
- Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on an alternate tour/cruise.
- If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
- Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
- Excludes Russia cruising.
- Not available to guests using COVID Future Travel Credits
Platinum Protection Plan
The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). By adding this plan, you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise, $495 per person per cruise on Emerald Cruises yacht cruising and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).
Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders may require an ETIAS visa waiver from late 2023 when traveling to the E.U.
United Kingdom passport holders do not require visas (excluding tours that feature Russia and Turkey, where guests are required to obtain a Visa).
Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic recommends that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information regarding visa requirements.
Clients must make their own enquiries regarding safety warnings and government warnings in relation to the destinations they are travelling to. These change quite regularly and can be found through your local government travel advisory. Scenic can accept no responsibility for the actions of terrorism etc in certain locations. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further advice.