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Christmas in the Moselle Valley

(Tour code: 17CMX)Discover the Rhine on our festive Moselle Valley tour

Relax in the scenic Moselle Valley, experiencing a lovely Christmas Market, a wine tasting, a scenic boat trip on the Rhine and a heritage rail journey.

Tour Highlights
  • Löf
  • Trier and its Christmas Market
  • Cochem including a guided walking tour
  • Moselle wine tasting
  • Christmas Eve Rhine cruise
  • Christmas Day guided walk and glühwein
  • Journey on the Vulkan Express
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    ‘Holy-Night’ Christmas Eve 4-course dinner
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Rhine Gorge Cruise Excursion

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Day 1

London to Löf

Depart St Pancras by Eurostar to Brussels. Then continue to Luxembourg by train. Here, change to a local train to Löf, a village nestled at the bank of the Moselle River, where you will stay for six nights at the 4-Star Parkhotel Krähennest. Dinner is served every night in the hotel and includes a glass of wine.

  • Dinner
Trier Christmas Market
Day 2

Trier Christmas Market

On today's excursion, travel by train to Trier, on the banks of the Moselle. There is a wealth of impressive Roman and medieval buildings located around the city, including the famous Porta Nigra. Admire the half-timbered buildings of the main square and one of Germany's most popular Christmas Markets on an included guided tour.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3


Today, make the short journey by train to Cochem. After a guided walking tour, you are free to explore some of its many highlights including its most famous landmark, the magnificent 11th century Reichsburg Castle. Return to the hotel for a tasting of the local Moselle wines.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Rhine Gorge
Day 4

Christmas Eve Rhine cruise

Today (Christmas Eve) travel to Boppard by regional train, along the left bank of the Rhine to this riverside village. Here you board one of the riverboats for a scenic Lorelei Valley cruise to St Goar, passing some of the Rhine Gorge's most beautiful scenery. After returning to Löf, enjoy a festive menu, followed by Christmas music in the bar.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Christmas Day
Day 5

Christmas Day

After a leisurely start to Christmas Day, enjoy a guided walk through the countryside followed by a warming glühwein. Later, you will sample home-made stollen and coffee at the hotel before enjoying a special Christmas menu this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
The Vulkan Express
Day 6

Vulkan Express

Your Boxing Day excursion is a trip on the Vulkan Express. One of the region's most picturesque railways, head to Brohl by local train, hugging the Moselle and Rhine Valleys. Here you join the Vulkan Express heritage train. This privately owned narrow-gauge diesel train winds its way from the riverside across bridges and viaducts to Engeln.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7

Löf to London

Today we travel via Luxembourg to Brussels, where we connect with the Eurostar service to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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