Watch life unfold along the Moselle River from refined 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' unwinding in its on-deck spa tub. Visit a romantic medieval castle set in a forest. Stroll delightful Cochem with its half-timbered houses. Explore charming Zell, the Roman city of Trier, and Luxembourg's capital with its cobbled streets and fascinating fortress. Along the way, partake of wine tastings at renowned local vineyards.
Day 1 - SUNDAY
Meet in Frankfurt and transfer to gracious 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in historic Remich. After a welcome reception, enjoy a gourmet dinner on board.
Day 2 - MONDAY
Visit Luxembourg's 1,000-year-old capital city with its cobbled streets and imposing fortress walls. After lunch, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises along the Moselle to Roman Trier, the overnight mooring.
Day 3 - TUESDAY
Explore ancient Trier, one of the oldest towns in Germany, including the old town's 98-foot-high Porta Nigra and the magnificent cathedral. After lunch on board the barge, cruise a picturesque section of the river to Bernkastel, known as the "Pearl of the Moselle." Visit the renowned estate of Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler for a tasting of the region's wonderful wines.
Day 4 - WEDNESDAY
Cruise to beautiful Zell where you have time to wander the town's marketplace with its notorious statue of a black cat, the town's mascot appearing on everything from shop shingles to the labels of local wine bottles. Then visit the family cellars of Franz-Josef Weis to sample more of the local vintages.
Day 5 - THURSDAY
In Cochem today, see the Baroque town hall and St. Martin's Church. In the early afternoon, drive to romantic Castle Burg Eltz. Nestled in a forest above the Moselle, this 12th-century fortress has been home to the same family for more than 800 years.
Day 6 - FRIDAY
Cruise to Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old city at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers, where you stroll the beautiful streets with their cozy lanes and romantic squares. Join your captain this evening for a festive farewell dinner to celebrate the cruise week.
Day 7 - SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer back to Frankfurt.