The Experience

Lovely ‘La Nouvelle Etoile’ boasts a refined dacor with over-sized cabins and exceptional gourmet cuisine. In autumn, when the harvest is bountiful and celebrations numerous, she cruises the scenic valley of the Moselle – with its Roman legacy, romantic riverside villages and win emaking traditions. Day 1: SUNDAY
Meet in Frankfurt and transfer to ‘La Nouvelle Etoile,’ moored in Koblenz. After a welcome apéritif, cruise to the lovely wine-growing village of Winningen for a gourmet dinner on board.

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After breakfast, cruise to Cochem for an excursion to fairy-tale Castel Burg Eltz. Known as “queen of the German castles,” it has survived almost intact since the Middle Ages. Return to Cochem for a stroll in the delightful village.

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The scenic morning cruise follows the Moselle as it winds past cultivated terrain with vineyards as far as the eye can see, punctuated by the occasional village. ‘La Nouvelle Etoile’ moors overnight at Zell, a famous wine town that is one of the most beautiful on the river. After a visit to the family-run cellars of Franz-Josef Weis for a tasting, there is time to wander in town.

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Continue cruising along the picturesque river to Bernkastel, known as the “pearl of the Moselle” and home to the best of the region’s wine. After lunch, visit the private cellars of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler for a tasting, followed by time to explore the town’s charming streets.

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‘La Nouvelle Etoile’ cruises to Trier, quite possibly Germany’s oldest town. The remarkable collection of Roman ruins here is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit magnificent Cathedral of St. Peter, 13th-century Church of Our Lady and the old city gate of Porta Nigra ,“ or browse in the town’s many shops.

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A final cruise on the lovely Moselle takes you to the riverside village of Remich in Luxembourg. Drive to the 1,000-year-old capital city with its cobbled streets and imposing fortress walls. Return to the barge for a celebration gourmet dinner this evening.

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After breakfast, the program concludes with transfer to Frankfurt.

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Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.

Canal Barge Cruising in Europe is a relaxed way of travel that is inherently flexible and subject to change. The above itinerary is an example of the places you may see and visit during your cruise; your actual itinerary may vary.

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