Join us in visiting key locations and attractions including; Koblenz, Valkenburg, River Cruise on The Moselle, Wine Tasting, Bernkastel-Keus and Traben-Trarbach.
Local departure points.
Hotel Karl Muller
Our three-star superior hotel is a family-run concern boasting well-equipped rooms, a traditional restaurant, terrace, ice cream parlour and lounge bar. Situated on the Moselle promenade and in the historic old town, our hotel is an ideal base to explore the picturesque town on foot and the surrounding area by coach.
We leave from our local departure points and travel to Hull where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Our route is south east towards the German border and Koblenz where we enjoy a visit to this bustling town, set on the banks of the Rivers Rhine and Moselle. We follow the course of the sleepy Moselle River to Cochem and our base for five nights. Hotel Karl Muller.
Cochem is a showpiece gem and is rated one of the prettiest villages along the Moselle. Little seems to have changed for centuries and the town boasts many fine buildings, quaint alleys, winding streets, a town square lined with half timbered houses and an imposing castle dramatically rising above the town. It is surrounded by steep vineyards and is the centre of the Moselle wine trade.
We visit Trier, Germany’s oldest city and an important site for classical monuments and art treasures. This can be seen at the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved city gate from Roman times and today the most famous landmark of this city on the banks of the Moselle. We tour the gentle Moselle Valley, visiting Bernkastel-Keus, with its impressive timberwork, charming little boutiques, inviting restaurants and rustic taverns and a visit will be made to Traben-Trarbach, where Art Nouveau or Jugendstil is the architectural style that characterises the town and several grand old villas contribute to its provincial sophistication. A leisurely boat trip is included in our programme and we enjoy a typical Moselle wine tasting at a local tavern.
We leave Cochem and drive north to the Dutch border and ever-popular Valkenburg. We pause for a stroll around this pretty town before continuing to Rotterdam where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a relaxing short holiday.