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The Moselle Valley

(Tour code: 17COS)Visit scenic riverside towns in historic Germany

Sample the wines of the romantic Moselle region from a base in the lovely riverside town of Cochem, whose half-timbered Old Town has been watched over for centuries by its very own enchanting castle.


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Tour Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Cochem
  • Moselle cruise and wine tasting
  • Excursion by rail to Trier
  • Moselle Wine train
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Grevenburg Castle
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Moselle Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Cochem Castle
Day 1

London to Cochem

Meet your group and Tour Manager at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras, before taking the Eurostar to Brussels. Then head through the Ardennes to Luxembourg, where you change to a local train bound for the Moselle Valley, and the riverside town of Cochem. You check in to the 4* Brixiade-Triton Hotel.

  • Dinner
Day 2

Exploring Cochem and a cruise

Today starts with a guided tour of delightful Cochem, a perfect introduction to this charming town. Later, embark on a cruise along the Moselle, with views of Reichsburg Castle and Ebernach Abbey, surrounded by vineyards.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
  • Day 2 - Moselle Cruise
Trier Cathedral
Day 3


Travel by train to Trier on today's excursion. Trier is considered to be Germany's oldest city as it was founded over 2,000 years ago. Explore the city's main sights and attractions, including the cathedral, and enjoy a guided tour of Trier, which gives an excellent introduction to the city.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Wine tasting
Days 4-5

Moselle Wine Train

Take a train along the Moselle Valley to Bullay, then change onto a scenic branch line known as the Moselle Wine Train. The route travels from the hillside down to riverside Traben-Trarbach, whose twin villages span the Moselle beneath thick woods, vineyards and the ruins of Grevenburg Castle. Here, you enjoy a tasting of Moselle wine before returning by train to Cochem. Your are at leisure on Day 5.

  • Heritage Rail Journey
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Free Day
Day 6

Cochem to London

Today you say goodbye to the beautiful Moselle Valley, and begin your journey home. After breakfast, you leave Cochem by local train for Luxembourg, then join a rail service to Brussels. Here you change for the Eurostar to St Pancras International in London.

  • Breakfast

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